How time flies when you're Opeth. The band is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and doing so in style by releasing a book showcasing the band's history. The band announced:
To celebrate their 25th anniversary Opeth have teamed up with book publisher Rocket 88 to work on the official Opeth book.
In this amazing book the band will tell you their full story for the first time – the good, the bad, the ugly – in their own words, with a little help from former members, label bosses, management, producers, and anyone else that's been there for the key moments in the band's illustrious career.
Opeth's long and winding story will be illustrated throughout with rare and unseen images of life on the road, working in the studio, and other unique glimpses into the world of Opeth.
Rocket 88 Books are inviting fans to get in touch if they have any items of visual interest: photos/posters/ticket stubs/fliers/anything!
Don’t send images yet, just let Rocket 88 know what you have and they will review all that's sent in with consideration for inclusion in what will be a truly exceptional book about one of Metal's most important bands. Your stuff could be in the book!
It will be curious to see if the book includes interviews with former members, of whom there are a lot.
Opeth is also gearing up for a new release this year. I have already heard some unmastered versions of the songs, and they are as proggy as ever. No death growls, but plenty of organs and string instruments. It's gonna be awesome.