OPETH To Tour Europe With THE OCEAN, CYNIC

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will embark on a European headlining tour in November/December. Support on the trek will come from THE OCEAN and CYNIC.

The dates are as follows:

Nov. 17 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
Nov. 18 - Dublin, IRE – St. Vicars
Nov. 19 - Birmingham, UK - Academy
Nov. 20 - London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire
Nov. 21 - Bristol, UK - Academy
Nov. 22 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Nov. 23 - Manchester, UK - Academy
Nov. 25 - Amsterdam, NET - Melkweg
Nov. 26 - Brussels, BEL - AB
Nov. 27 - Paris, FRA - Elysee Montmartre
Nov. 28 - Toulouse, FRA - Havanna Cafe
Nov. 29 - Bilbao, SPA - Cafe Antzokia
Nov. 30 - Madrid, SPA - Heineken Club
Dec. 02 - Barcelona, SPA - Razzmattazz
Dec. 03 - Lyon, FRA - Transbourder
Dec. 04 - Milan, ITA - Alcatraz
Dec. 05 - Zurich, SWI - Rosthofflager
Dec. 06 - Munich, GER - Backstage Werk
Dec. 07 - Vienna, AUT - Arena
Dec. 09 - Stuttgart, GER - Longhorn
Dec. 10 - Cologne, GER - Live Music Hall
Dec. 11 - Berlin, GER - Postbahnhof
Dec. 12 - Hamburg, GER - Markthalle
Dec. 13 - Gothenburg, SWE - Brew House
Dec. 15 - Helsinki, FIN - Cable Factory
Dec. 17 - Stockholm, SWE - Debaser Medis
Dec. 18 - Stockholm, SWE - Debaser Medis

Italian news blog Musica Metal has posted video footage of OPETH performing the song "Heir Apparent" on July 12, 2008 at the Evolution Festival in Milan, Italy. Watch the clip below.

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OPETH will team up with HIGH ON FIRE for a North American tour this fall. NACHTMYTSIUM will open the first half of the trek, while BARONESS will open the second half.

OPETH was recently forced to cancel its appearances at the Peace & Love (Borlänge, Sweden on June 26), Hovefestivalen (Norway on June 27), Metaltown (Gothenborg, Sweden on June 28), and Graspop Metal Meeting (Dessel, Belgium on June 29) festivals after Mikael Åkerfeldt contracted varicella (chicken pox).

"Watershed", the new album from OPETH, sold more than 19,000 copies of in the United States in its first week of release.

"Watershed" is the follow-up to the band's acclaimed "Ghost Reveries" CD, which debuted at No. 64 on the Billboard chart back in September 2005 with first-week sales of just under 15,000. OPETH's 2003 album, "Damnation", opened with a little over 5,000 copies.

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