The masterful Opeth announced last month that they would be releasing “The Book Of Opeth” to the world, and now they have announced another must have piece to your Opeth collection! On October 30th, the Swedish metal giants will be releasing a “Damnation” and “Deliverance” remastered box set! The four CD set, or three LP set, features new stereo and 5.1 mixes for “Deliverance” done by The Pineapple Thief‘s Bruce Soord and for “Damnation” by Steven Wilson. Plus, the artwork has been redone by Travis Smith and Mikael Åkerfeldt himself, and Jerry Ewing of Prog have both contributed new liner notes! YES TO ALL OF THIS!
Here’s what Mikael Åkerfeldt had to say on the upcoming release: “Myself and Martin Mendez are very excited to see the re-release(s) of ”Deliverance” and ”Damnation” coming out. The 5.1 surround mix for ”Damnation” was done a while ago by my buddy and co-producer for both albums, Steven Wilson, and I’ve been itching to have it released as it’s simply stunning! My new-ish friend, Bruce Soord, has done a fantastic remix for ”Deliverance”, literally giving new life to the record and making me start loving it.Finally! It was with pure excitement I went through the tracks, discovering them again. I’m especially impressed with the sound ofMartin Lopez drums but also baffled by how wicked and strange this album is. I’m scratching my head wondering how the hell we came up with these songs. On top of everything, our old-time head of ART, Travis Smith, has touched up on the artwork having it looking great (bleak) too! Enjoy!”
Damnation” and “Deliverance” are extremely different, yet equally powerful records in the Opeth discography. I love every track on each record, and to get to hear them remastered is going to be incredible! Do your ears a favor and pre-order the 4 Disc Book Set or the 3LP 180g Black Vinyl set immediately! This is ANOTHER must have for Opeth fans!