With little more than a week from the release of Sorceress, Opeth continue to share new tracks from the album, their twelfth long-player, with “The Wilde Flowers.”
Speaking with Metal Hammer, vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt says, “This was the first song I wrote for this album. It’s kind of an Opeth standard, in a way, like from the last two albums. It’s very dynamic. It has a chorus, I guess. Then there’s a big Queen-sounding bit in the middle just before this massive solo … oh, and harps! They’re hidden in the mix but they’re there. The title comes from the band Caravan – they were originally called Wilde Flowers. I always liked those weird spellings.”
Sorceress is out September 30 on Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Pre-order it here!