In a recent interview he gave to FaceCulture Fredrin Akesson, Opeth’s guitarist, revealed that the band has already started working on its new album. “We’re very much into the demoing, I’ve recorded a lot of solos so far. And Mikael [Åkerfeldt, guitar/vocals] has almost already written 12 songs for the new album, so we have more material than enough for an album. But I think we will at least try to finish 15 songs. So hopefully we’ll work on song ideas very soon. “Compared to the last three albums, I would say, if I can reveal anything, this album is more complex, more energetic, and I think it’s gonna be something.” As for its release Akesson hopes for early 2019, but that’s not sure yet: “I’m not sure if it’s gonna happen, but we’re working towards that, and the songwriting goes very well,” he said. “Mikael has been very productive these last… since January, basically. We did the last touring for ‘Sorceress’ in November.”
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