OPETH's "The Roundhouse Tapes" double CD has sold 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set contains "a captivating OPETH performance from the Camden Roundhouse, London, UK, on November 9, 2006, and sees the band in scintillating form churning out a selection of classics from their illustrious career," according to a press release. "You know what to expect from OPETH: unrivalled composition; seamless progressive dynamics and boundless atmosphere from the mellow to the incredibly heavy, all sealed with the unmistakable vocal presence of mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt."
"The Roundhouse Tapes" will be released as a high-definition-filmed DVD in early 2008. This will also feature lots of fan interviews, band interviews, soundcheck footage and live photos, along with exclusive menu music written by mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt and keyboardist Per Wiberg.
OPETH is currently recording the follow-up to 2005's "Ghost Reveries" for an early 2008 release via Roadrunner Records.
The band will take part in DREAM THEATER's "Progressive Nation" next spring, a package tour that will also feature the talents of 3 and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.
"Ghost Reveries" has sold 89,000 copies in the United States since its 2005 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.