Music For Nations will be re-releasing the live album Lamentations from Opeth on July 22, 2016 on triple heavyweight 180 gram vinyl. This was originally released as a DVD. New album art will be done by longtime visual collaborator Travis Smith.
Lamentations features a live performance of Opeth’s Damnation album in full, interspersed with songs from the band’s masterpieces Blackwater Park and Deliverance. Conceived and recorded alongside Deliverence, Damnation marked a radical shift in style and tone. The band took the opportunity to move away from their earlier death metal sound and towards a style reminiscent of 1970s progressive rock, taking inspiration from their Blackwater Park collaborator and producer Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)
Lamentations was recorded live at the prestigious Shepherd’s Bush Empire venue, shortly after both albums were released.
Having celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band last year, alonside re-issuing Deliverance and Damnation, Opeth are returning to the live circuit in 2016. The band will be making appearances at an extensive series of European festivals, as well as returning for a headline performance at Wembley Arena on November 19.