Hot on the heels of their captivating UK tour – which included a night at the famed London Palladium – Swedish prog-metal/rock legends OPETH have released a dark and eerie new animated video short for the Swedish language track ‘Ingen Sanning Är Allas’ from their latest album, “In Cauda Venenum”, available now via Nuclear Blast. The video for the English version of the track, ‘Universal Truth’, will be revealed next Monday.
The offbeat and beautifully crafted video short was created by renowned South African born animator/artist Jess Cope (“Frankenweenie,” “Metallica: Here Comes Revenge”, Steven Wilson) and follows a melancholic and bitter man on the brink of self-destruction and insanity as he delves into a sinister alternate world as reality crumbles around him. Cope previously collaborated with OPETH’s Mikael Åkerfeldt on the music video for “Drag Ropes” for his side project STORM CORROSION, with Steven Wilson. Working mainly with traditional animation methods, her shorts have an enticingly tactile look and feel to them and are brought to life with an unprecedented level of skill and attention to detail. Her emotive storytelling draws in audiences in a way that has seen her win multiple awards for her films in recent years.
The video short precedes OPETH dates next month in China, Japan, and Hong Kong, before the band wrap up pre-Christmas in Australia. Their upcoming 2020 North American tour, with special guests Graveyard, kicks off in February, following a handful of European shows in January. OPETH return to the UK in August 2020 to headline the ArcTanGent festival in Bristol. For all dates and to pick up tickets, head to: http://www.opeth.com/tour-dates.
OPETH’s 13th album, “In Cauda Venenum,” has been lauded by critics and fans around the world since its release in late September. Released in both Swedish and English languages, the record features a number of standout tracks like “Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör” / “Heart In Hand” and “Svekets Prins” / “Dignity” among others.
Purchase “In Cauda Venenum” in various formats, here: www.opeth.com/stores
Download or stream the two versions:
More from “In Cauda Venenum”:
Watch Video Trailer #1 – About “Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör” / “Heart In Hand” – https://youtu.be/lBiLa5OersA
Watch Video Trailer #2 – “In Cauda Venenum”: The Writing Process – https://youtu.be/D0Sxlhr2xuM
Watch Video Trailer #3 – “In Cauda Venenum”: The Recording Process – https://youtu.be/Rm9DU0KIKd8
Watch Video Trailer #4 – About “Svekets Prins” / “Dignity” – https://youtu.be/jBm00g7JFcw
Watch Video Trailer #5 – The Lyrics – https://youtu.be/kS3Dqy80tFs
Watch Video Trailer #6 – “In Cauda Venenum”: The Album Title – https://youtu.be/qs2-fkPJfTw
Watch Video Trailer #7 – In Cauda Venenum”: The Album Artwork – https://youtu.be/J5BS661mwrs
Watch Visualizer for “Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör” / “Heart In Hand” – https://youtu.be/5Ko4_eO2tiU
Watch Visualizer for “Svekets Prins” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcMdA7Xs8jE
Watch Visualizer for “Dignity”- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF5FXYmBrc4
OPETH Tour Dates:
Dec 2 – Shanghai, CH – Mao Livehouse
Dec 3 – Beijing, CH – Mao Livehouse
Dec 5 – Osaka, JP – Club Quattro
Dec 6 – Tokyo, JP – Zepp Tokyo
Dec 8 – Hong Kong, HK – Music Zone
Dec 10 – Adelaide, AUS – Thebarton Theatre
Dec 11 – Perth, AUS – Astor Theatre
Dec 13 – Melbourne, AUS – Palais Theatre
Dec 14 – Sydney, AUS – State Theatre
Dec 15 – Brisbane, AUS – The Tivoli
Jan 12 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene
Jan 13 – Stockholm, SE – Circus
Jan 15 – Helsinki, FI – Ice Hall
Main Support: GRAVEYARD
Feb 13 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
Feb 14 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Feb 15 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Feb 17 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Feb 18 – Montreal, QC – Mtelus
Feb 19 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Feb 21 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
Feb 22 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
Feb 23 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Feb 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Feb 26 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Feb 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Feb 29 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Mar 1 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Mar 2 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
Mar 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

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