"The Book Of Opeth" Is Coming In April! Pre-order Your Copy Today!

Last year we told you about “The Book Of Opeth”, and now we know when it’s finally going to be released to the world. The forthcoming 25th Anniversary book has been scheduled for an April 15th release through Rocket 88. There is so much in this book, that to try and describe it would take years, but the press release does a damn good job of doing just that. After you read it below, you’ll definitely want to pre-order your copy immediately!

“This sumptuously illustrated oral history presents the story of Opeth, from their earliest days until the present, in glorious dark colour. The book is told in the first-person by Mikael, the band, their friends, former members and collaborators and is illustrated throughout with hundreds of previously unseen, rare artworks and memorabilia. It includes early personal, candid, studio and live photographs, and an extensive illustrated discography.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The book is sumptuously and lovingly packaged, and comes with otherwise unavailable recordings and images, is a true precious and rare item. Frank, funny, revealing and totally original, the Book of Opeth tells the story of one of rock’s most important, influential and original bands.”

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

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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

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