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Opeth – Book of Opeth (book)

Written by Rich Dodgin

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Swedish death-metallers Opeth are releasing The Book of Opeth – a sumptuously illustrated history of the band, from their earliest days until the present day.

And what a book!  The 208 page hardback book is told in the first-person by Mikael Akerfeldt, the band, their friends, former members and collaborators.  It’s illustrated throughout with hundreds of previously unseen pics, rare artworks and memorabilia – and includes early, personal, candid, studio and live photographs, and an extensive illustrated discography.  It also comes with a 7″ if previously unreleased acoustic versions of ‘Atonement‘ and ‘Demon of the Fall‘.

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As a fan of Opeth, I’ve found this a truly fascinating read – learning about the band and their music at each step of their 25 year journey.

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It’s available in 2 editions – a Classic Edition (£40) and a Signature Edition (£250).  The Signature Edition is limited to 500 copies, each of which is signed by Mikael Akerfeldt.  Not only that, but it comes in a clamshell case and includes several limited edition art prints by Travis Smith.

Here’s Mikael talking about the book –

This is a beautiful work of art and an absolute must have for fans of Opeth – it’s available for pre-order right now – see the link below!

Score: 10 out of 10

AATR Approved

BOOK INFOBook of Opeth

Publisher
Rocket 88

Release Date
15 April 2016

Links
Official Facebook page
Pre-order the book

About the author

Rich Dodgin

I'm an Edinburgh based fiction writer, cat lover, and metal fan. My favourite genre is thrash metal – in particular those bands from the late 80's early 90's Venice Beach thrash / crossover scene, such as Suicidal Tendencies, Excel, Beowulf, No Mercy, and Uncle Slam.

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