Swedish progressive metal band Opeth have announced the reissue of their influential Deliverance and Damnation albums. The two records will be bundled as a double album and then released on October 30th via the Music For Nations label.
Opeth main guy Mikael Åkerfeldt said about the release – “Myself and Martin Mendez are very excited to see the re-release(s) of Deliverance and Damnation coming out. The 5.1 surround mix for Damnation was done a while ago by my buddy and co-producer for both albums, Steven Wilson, and I’ve been itching to have it released as it’s simply stunning! My new-ish friend, Bruce Soord, has done a fantastic remix for Deliverance, literally giving new life to the record and making me start loving it. Finally! It was with pure excitement I went through the tracks, discovering them again. I’m especially impressed with the sound of Martin Lopez‘s drums but also baffled by how wicked and strange this album is. I’m scratching my head wondering how the hell we came up with these songs. On top of everything, our old-time head of art, Travis Smith, has touched up on the artwork having it looking great (bleak) too! Enjoy!”