December 2019 will see Opeth touring Australia and performing a stunning set of classic tracks from throughout their 30-year career as well as introducing Australian audiences to astounding material from their new studio album In Cauda Venenum. It can now be confirmed that the Sydney show is now officially sold out alongside the Brisbane show which sold out several weeks ago. Some tickets remain for the shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth but these aren’t expected to last very long.
After the announcement of 3 of the opening acts Voyager (Perth), Circles (Melbourne) and Caligula’s Horse (Brisbane) we can now announce the remaining 2 support slots have been filled.
Joining Opeth’s latest Australian odyssey in Sydney are Hemina! Hemina are a 4 piece Progressive Metal band from Sydney. The band’s sound has been described as a unique combination of hard hitting syncopated grooves, lush synth backwashes, multi-part vocal harmonies, blistering memorable leads with a focus on songwriting and emotion. The band have recently released their fourth album Night Echoes offering the eclectic flavours of what fans have come to expect in the past as well as a new palette and range of emotional expression never before heard from the group. Whilst Opeth will be joined in Adelaide by local act Southern Empire! Southern Empire captures the listener with catchy, hook-laden songs, astounding musicianship and a hard, edgy sound perfectly suited to today’s progressive rock/metal aficionado. Signed to UK label GEP Records in 2016, they released their self-titled debut album that year to critical acclaim. Their second album, Civilisation topped progressive rock charts world-wide and was the 2018 album of the year in many international polls.
There are few bands that can or will match OPETH. Since forming in the tiny Stockholm suburb of Bandhagen in 1990, the Swedes have eclipsed convention, defiantly crushed the odds, and, most importantly, crafted 12 stunningly beautiful, intrinsically intense albums, to become one of the best bands on the planet; whether that be live or on record. Ask any OPETH fan. Enquire with any band that’s shared the proverbial pine with the Swedes. Or, get a label representative to talk OPETH. They’ll all tell you the same thing: OPETH are peerless. And they’re only getting better.
There is little need to delve further into just how good this band is. If you’ve been fortunate enough to have been present at one of their concerts previously then you know full well that these will be shows not to be missed. If you are yet to witness the awesome power of Opeth live, then it’s time to join the legions of music fans who know already that there will never be a band like Opeth again.