Koch Records is pleased to announce the February 24th release of OPETH’s first-ever DVD, entitled Lamentations ??" Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire 2003. The DVD, presented in High Definition widescreen format, offers audio options in Stereo, 5.1 Surround, and DTS, and the 2-hour set list offers a brilliant mix of the band’s finest offerings, including a performance of the Damnation album in its entirety.
Lamentations ??" Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire 2003 also includes a 65-minute documentary on the making of the Deliverance and Damnation albums, where fans can actually witness the actual composition and production of the two releases. Composed of in-depth behind-the-scenes footage, studio outtakes, and interviews with the entire band (guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt, guitarist Peter Lindgren, bassist Martin Mendez, drummer Martin Lopez) as well as producer/collaborator Steven Wilson (vocalist/guitarist for the progressive outfit PORCUPINE TREE), the “making of” feature offers an intuitive glimpse of true masterminds at work.
Åkerfeldt offers, “What we tried to do with this release was to put out something that had the same quality and honesty of our studio albums. I truly feel that the DVD represents what we sound like in a live situation, and the documentary also offers insight on how it is recording an album, or albums in our case. I’m really proud over this DVD!”
The track listing includes:
“Windowpane” “Weakness” “In My Time of Need” “Harvest” “Death Whispered a Lullaby” “The Leper Affinity” “Closure” “Master’s Apprentices” “Hope Leaves” “Deliverance” “To Rid The Disease” “The Drapery Falls” “A Fair Judgment”
OPETH is promoting the DVD release throughout winter on an extensive North American tour with DEVILDRIVER and MOONSPELL on a rotating bill. Click here for tour dates.