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Opeth pays artwork tribute to the Concerto

Opeth — In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall cover art; image courtesy of Roadrunner RecordsSwedish prog-metal band Opeth is releasing live footage and audio from the band’s recent performance at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall. The front cover artwork concept pays tribute to the original Concerto for Group and Orchestra album, underlining the band’s longstanding love for their roots. As recently as this May Opeth’s rhythm section of Martin Axenrot on drums and Martin Mendez on bass performed with Jon Lord at the Nidaros cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. You can see video of the rehearsals on JonLord.org.

Opeth In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall is due out on September 21 on Roadrunner Records.

Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson for the info.

6 Comments to “Opeth pays artwork tribute to the Concerto”:

  1. 1
    purpletemple says:

    Another reason to love that band! Can’t wait to hear that new live album!

  2. 2
    AndreA says:

    I have seen Opeth on stage 3 times,lovely.
    I was great follower of them until the release “The grand Conjuration” 2005.

    The best studiowork for me is “Blackwater Park” 2001.

    ciao purplefriends!

  3. 3
    Trond says:

    Very cool! 🙂
    Nicee pics of the Trondheim gig at:

  4. 4
    Tony edwards says:

    It was both emotional and exciting to see that small transparency over which I had so anguished some 40 plus years ago now adapted by Opeth in this way.
    I remember that I felt that it brought out the very intimidating nature of the evening then yet to come

  5. 5
    T says:

    To those who felt Blackmore “ripped off” his riffs from other people, is it okay for Opeth to use this cover? Or is it an example of taking something and making something new with it?

  6. 6
    Jeff Summers says:

    @ 4

    Tony thank so much for your input here…what a day it must have been:)

    @5 this is a tribite surely…not a ripp off?

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