Published Mar 21, 2012Long-running Swedish metal outfit Opeth will no doubt be performing songs from their 2011 effort Heritage on their upcoming North American tour with Mastodon, but the band may also dip into their back catalogue to rep a handful of reissues coming out this April.
The End Records has revealed it will deliver new CD editions of three Opeth studio albums and the live set Lamentations on April 10.
While Opeth have been blending black metal and progressive rock since the early '90s, the oldest album to get the redux treatment from the End is 2001's Blackwater Park, which was the group's first record to be released domestically in North America. The reissue, dubbed the Casebound Legacy Edition, will include a live version of "The Leper Affinity" as a bonus track, plus a DVD featuring the original eight-song album mixed in 5.0 surround and a documentary on the making of the album. Also included is a 28-page colour booklet.
The reissues for 2002's Deliverance and 2003's Damnation don't feature any extra goodies, but the newly pressed CD/DVD version of Lamentations will include a documentary on the making of Deliverance and Damnation. This will also be the first time the concert collection has gathered both the CD and DVD versions of the 2003 performance at London, England's Shepherd's Bush Empire.