More information has been released about the upcoming special-edition deluxe version of OPETH's latest album, "Ghost Reveries", due on July 25 via Roadrunner Records. Bonus material on the set will include a 40-minute documentary about the making of the record complete with the band's own private tour footage, a cover of DEEP PURPLE's "Soldier of Fortune" (recorded for U.K.'s BBC radio), the video for "The Grand Conjuration", liner notes, photos, an enhanced 24-page booklet, deluxe sleeve, and 5.1 surround exclusive mix of the record made by original mixed/engineer Jens Bogren.In other news, the rumored collaboration between OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt, Steven Wilson (PORCUPINE TREE) and Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) will probably become reality in a near future. The project will maintain a low key and interviews will be sparse. This will be a sheer musical communion that its members wish to keep clear of the "supergroup" hype. OPETH's "Ghost Reveries" has been nominated in the "Album of the year 2005" category for U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine annual awards. The award is handed out on June 12 at London Camden's Koko. OPETH recently announced the departure of longtime drummer Martin Lopez. After being plagued by illness and anxiety attacks, Lopez decided he wanted to concentrate fully on his own project, currently unnamed. His replacement will be Martin "Axe" Axenrot, who's been filling in for the last five tours and who also recorded with the band during the recent BBC sessions.
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