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Mikael Åkerfeldt Details The "Book Of Opeth" Coming In April!

Mikael Åkerfeldt Details The "Book Of Opeth" Coming In April!

Mikael Åkerfeldt Details The "Book Of Opeth" Coming In April!

“The Book Of Opeth” will finally be released on April 15th through Rocket 88, and if you’re a die hard fan like myself, it’s an absolute must have. Here’s the official description: “The Book of Opeth is the first official book to tell the true story of the band, by the band themselves. Mikael, Peter, both Martins, Fredrik, Joakim and former members have searched their memories and photo archives to contribute to this unique piece of work. Illustrated with photographs taken from their earliest days through to the recording of Pale Communion and beyond, this is Opeth as they have never been seen before. Band members cite their influences, recall their first days with the band and offer anecdotes and stories about each other that reveal the dynamics that have made up the band.”

“Every copy of the first 4,000 books come with a vinyl pressing with acoustic versions of “Atonement” & “Demon of the Fall,” which will only be available in the Book of Opeth. The strictly limited edition, all numbered and signed by Mikael also includes three fine art prints by Opeth sleeve designer Travis Smith.”

In case that wasn’t enough to get you excited, check out the video below of Mikael Åkerfeldt talking about the massive book! This looks absolutely incredible!

Two editions of “The Book Of Opeth” are being offered, and you can read their detailed descriptions below:

The Signature Edition: (Pre-order link)

– The Classic edition with a black-on-black cover 7” record exclusive to the book
– Limited edition of 500 hand-numbered sets
– Each set signed and numbered by Mikael Åkerfeldt
– Also includes three limited edition fine art prints by Travis Smith,
hand-numbered to match the book
– Presented in a clamshell box covered in black cloth with foil detailing


The Classic Edition: (Pre-order link)

– A large format, 208-page full-colour hardback, printed on heavy-weight art paper, bound in silk cloth with foil detailing
– Over 300 images, many of which are rare and previously unseen
– 7” record exclusive to the book