Yesterday, we reported that a reliable source told us that the reason we haven't heard the promised Opeth single yet is because the album is being pushed back to August. Today, their label, Roadrunner Records, confirmed the news via press release:
Roadrunner Records group Opeth has announced that the release of their highly anticipated eleventh studio album, Pale Communion has been reslated for August 26th.
“Many of you have heard the rumours already and we can now confirm that the release of ‘Pale Communion’ has indeed been pushed back to late August,” commented Opeth frontman, Mikael Åkerfeldt. “Several circumstances prevented the band from delivering essential tools to Roadrunner in time which are needed to set up the album release properly and release schedule conflicts made us mutually decide on August instead of June.”
The lead single, Cusp of Eternity and pre-orders are now being promised for June 3rd. Of course, you can always read our track-by-track rundown of the album, since we got a very privileged first listen a few weeks ago.