OPETH - new single from the upcoming album "In Cauda Venenum

OPETH's new album "In Cauda Venenum" will be released on September 27th. The band has released a bilingual single to the first new song of the album "Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör"/"Heart In Hand". Fans can now also pre-order the album at www.opeth.com/stores

Singer, guitarist and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt comments on the new track as follows "'Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör' or 'Heart In Hand' as the English version is called, was one of the first songs I wrote for "In Cauda Venenum". I soon realized that it would be a strong contender for the first single and the assumption turned out to be true. I like to leave it up to the label or management to choose the singles, as I don't really care - I put equal amounts of work into each of the songs, so I don't have any favourites. But this track here is probably very straight forward and gets to the point quickly. A pretty rocking little thing. It also has a 'lucky flaw' in it, which is that Mendez Bass got his hooves up during the recordings. Back then he played an old Hofner Beatles-like bass that suddenly started to hum really nasty. But that sounded so cool that we just decided to leave it in the song. I love it when strange coincidences happen, but they fit perfectly into the concept at the end. So here is the first taste of the new OPETH album and I hope you like the song. But all tracks on the disc are very different and represent a different side of us. Have fun!"

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