Opeth announce 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of seminal progressive death metal effort Blackwater Park

Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth performs at Tons Of Rock music festival at Fredriksten Festning on June 21, 2018 in Halden, Norway
(Image credit: Rune Hellestad-Corbis/ Corbis via Getty Images)

Opeth’s most recent album, In Cauda Venenum, was issued in 2019, but now the Swedish prog-metal masters have announced a new release, and it’s a special one – a 20th anniversary reissue of Blackwater Park

The seminal 2001 effort was the band’s fifth full-length overall, and the one that saw them begin the shift from a predominantly death-metal-focused style to a more adventurous and progressive approach.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.