KOCH Records is pleased to announce the February 24th release of OPETH’s first-ever DVD, entitled Lamentations Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire 2003. This special release not only exhibits the band’s palpable technical prowess but also OPETH’s inimitable charm as performers, drawing the viewer into the mesmerizing web of atmospheric musicianship.
Sweden’s OPETH is a unique entity. The band balances an intense focus on musicianship with a singular sonic intrigue imbued by their mix of driving aggression and prog-influenced exploration.
OPETH’s notoriety has been built over a succession of ground-breaking releases over the past few years on KOCH Records/Music For Nations: From 2001’s eclectic Blackwater Park to the 2003’s double shot of the menacing Deliverance (which Rolling Stone Magazine deemed … shockingly beautiful thunder ) and its polar opposite, the sedate, thought-provoking Damnation (described by Guitar World Magazine as … a stunning demonstration of the group’s versatility ). Damnation also yielded the band’s first video, for the track Windowpane , which received considerable airplay on MTV’s Headbangers Ball.
An intense touring schedule over the intervening years proved to the world that OPETH was not merely a studio band, but a sight to behold. Each song is a suite… , proclaimed the New York Times. The Village Voice concurred, Opeth schooled even the most metal among us.
In recognition of the band’s achievements and its rapidly increasing fan base, KOCH Records is pleased to announce the February 24th release of OPETH’s first-ever DVD, entitled Lamentations Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire 2003. This special release not only exhibits the band’s palpable technical prowess but also OPETH’s inimitable charm as performers, drawing the viewer into the mesmerizing web of atmospheric musicianship.
The DVD, presented in High Definition widescreen format, offers audio options in Stereo, 5.1 Surround, and DTS, and the 2-hour set list offers a brilliant mix of OPETH’s finest offerings, including a performance of the Damnation album in its entirety!
The track listing includes:
Opeth will be featured at Sweden Rock, a festival to be held June 10-12, 2004 in S lvesborg, Sweden.
The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order):
CHILDREN OF BODOM
LAKE OF TEARS
MAGIC SLIM & THE TEARDROPS
PAT TRAVERS BAND
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The Sweedwn Rock festival sounds like one heck of a great festival, with a lot of classic metal acts that havent sustained the same popularity to be show cased in the U.S.. It would be worth the trip to Sweeden to see the legendary Pat Travers, and UFO, and Helloween. I would be in Head Bangers Heaven!!! ZZZrich – said zzzrich on Feb 02, 2004