The performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall (recorded on the 5th of April, 2010) includes two sets, the first consisting of the band performing 2000’s now-classic, breakthrough epic, Blackwater Park in its entirety, and the second, a chronologically arranged selection of material from the rest of Opeth’s extensive catalogue, totaling almost three hours of music. It is, like the rest of Opeth’s greatest work, “purposefully warped in all the right places” (Decibel). The front cover artwork concept pays tribute to Deep Purple´s Concerto for Group and Orchestra, underlining the band’s longstanding love for their prog-rock roots.
Hard rock / metal band Fury UK have been confirmed to play the Bloodstock Open Air Metal festival 2008 on Saturday 16th August, at Catton Hall, Derby, on the Lava Stage. This will be the band’s Bloodstock debut & is a thrill not least due to the international artists also playing the event e.g. Nightwish, Opeth, Iced Earth, Evile & many more. The festival, which is justifiably right at the top of the gig calendar, takes place over 3 days in-all on 15th, 16th & 17th August.
This is an excellent addition to Fury UK’s exciting times currently as the band has a full gig schedule & have recently announced a September tour of the UK, including two dates with Greek power metallers Firewind, & several dates with the Swedish metal band Core Of Nation. The tour takes in London (two dates), Manchester, Bury, Leeds, Shrewsbury, Liverpool, Doncaster & Oswestry.
This year has seen things really take off for Fury UK, following the release of their “Salvation” EP. Clive Leighton, Head of Marketing for Bloodstock Festival says “Bands like Fury UK are exactly what we want at Bloodstock, representing the real future of hard rock & metal for many years to come”. The band can be contacted via their record label Rocksector Records at http://www.rocksector.com, the band website at http://www.furyuk.com & also refer to the website at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com for full details about the festival.
You can download the new OPETH track ‘Lotus Eater’ for free from Roadrunner Records here.
The track comes off their upcoming new album, Watershed, which is due out on June 3rd in North America – a day earlier internationally via Roadrunner. The album will be released as a Regular Edition CD and Collector’s Edition two-disc CD/DVD and Limited Edition 180-gram Vinyl.
Watershed tracklisting: ‘Coil’, ‘Heir Apparent’, ‘The Lotus Eater’, ‘Burden’, ‘Porcelain Heart’, ‘Hessian Peel’, ‘Hex Omega’.
The Collector’s Edition two–disc CD/DVD set includes three bonus tracks – ‘Bridge Of Sighs’ from ROBIN TROWER’s 1974 album of the same title, ‘Den Ständiga Resan’ (sung in Swedish) by Marie Fredriksson as well as the classic ALICE IN CHAINS song, ‘Would?’ – 5.1 audio mix of the entire album, extensive video content, and expanded artwork.
Limited Edition 180-Gram Double LP Set includes bonus track, exclusive poster and expanded artwork and more.
Watch the new video, Porcelain Heart, below!
3 to tour with Dream Theater, Opeth, and Between the Buried and Me on the Progressive Nation tour!!!
Just off the heals of completing two very successful tours, one with the Scorpions and the other with Porcupine Tree, Woodstock NY’s 3 have now just confirmed a spot on Progressive Nation’s inaugural tour! 3 will be joining Dream Theater, Opeth, and Between the Buried and Me on the first ever run of the Progressive Nation tour and are sure to turn heads with their unique blend of pop, funk and hard rock.
The tour is the brainchild of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy who explains: “I’ve been wanting to assemble a package tour like this for many years now. With all of the festivals and package tours that go through America, I’ve been talking with our manager and agent for over 10 years now about doing something that focuses on the more progressive, musician-oriented side of hard rock and metal. I decided it was time to stop talking the talk, lace up and finally walk the walk”
Here’s what 3 had to say about being one of the bands on this prestigious tour: “3 is very pleased to announce its participation in the PROGRESSIVE NATION tour. For well over a decade DREAM THEATER has been the vanguard of progressive rock and we are completely psyched to flex with these heavyweights, playing much of our new record “The End is Begun”. This package will rock and awe fans everywhere as one of the most important tours of the year. It’s a progressive way of music, a progressive way of life….welcome to the PROGRESSIVE NATION tour.”
ON FEBRUARY 19, METAL BLADE RECORDING ARTISTS 3 ARE SET TO RELEASE THEIR SOPHOMORE MASTERPIECE “THE END IS BEGUN” WITH BONUS TRACK AND BONUS DVD
Woodstock, NY’s progressive rock geniuses 3, proudly announce their highly acclaimed sophomore release, The End is Begun, will be re-released as a digipak on February 19, 2008. The audio CD will feature the 13 previously released explosive, mind boggling tracks as well as a bonus track; 3’s spin on the classic Pink Floyd song, “See Emily Play”…which will be track #14 on the audio disc. The bonus DVD will feature live performances of the songs: ‘Monster’, ‘Bramfatura’ and ‘Amaze Disgrace’ (all songs from the band’s previous Metal Blade records release, Wake Pig) from the Metal Blade 25th Anniversary show from Worcester, Massachusetts. Production videos of the songs, ‘All that Remains’ and ‘Alien Angel’ will also be included on the bonus DVD.
3 will partake in the ‘Progressive Nation’ tour featuring progressive rock legends, Dream Theater; Sweden’s finest death metallers in Opeth; as well as acclaimed metal act Between the Buried and Me. Dates for the tour will be announced shortly and will be just in time after the February 19, 2008 release of The End is Begun digipak.