Opeth: Releases Bleak Animated Short Film For “ingen Sanning Är Allas / Universal Truth”



Swedish prog-metal/rock legends OPETH are readying their awaited return to North America in 2020 for a winter tour with labelmates GRAVEYARD. In the meantime, the band has released dark and eerie new animated video shortS for the English and Swedish versions of “Ingen Sanning Är Allas / Universal Truth,” from their recently released album, “In Cauda Venenum,” that’s available now via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast. Both versions are now viewable below.
The offbeat and beautifully crafted video short was created by renowned South African born animator/artist Jess Cope (“Frankenweenie,” “Metallica: Here Comes Revenge”) and follows a melancholic and bitter man on the brink of self-destruction and insanity as he delves into a sinister alternate world as reality crumbles around him. Cope previously collaborated with OPETH’s Mikael Åkerfeldt on the music video for “Drag Ropes” for his side project STORM CORROSION, with Steven Wilson. Working mainly with traditional animation methods, her shorts have an enticingly tactile look and feel to them and are brought to life with an unprecedented level of skill and attention to detail. Her emotive storytelling draws in audiences in a way that has seen her win multiple awards for her films in recent years.

“INGEN SANNING ÄR ALLAS”: https://youtu.be/iOLTyUBXuY4
“UNIVERSAL TRUTH”: https://youtu.be/ypdlAMXIvCM

The video short precedes OPETH’s upcoming 2020 North American tour that includes two nights at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York and performances at the renowned Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and at the famed Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Tickets are selling fast at http://www.opeth.com/tour-dates.
OPETH’s 13th album, “In Cauda Venenum, has been lauded by critics and fans around the world since its release in late September, and has gone on to be named one of one of Decibel Magazine’s Top 40 Albums of 2019 and Loudwire’s “66 Best Metal Albums of the Decade: 2010-2019.” Released in both Swedish and English languages, the record features a number of standout tracks like “Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör” / “Heart In Hand” and Svekets Prins” / “Dignity” among others.

English: http://geni.us/OpethInCaudaVenenumENG
Swedish: http://geni.us/OpethInCaudaVenenumSWE

In Cauda Venenum has received its first North American release on vinyl LP, with various limited-edition pressings, today. Fans can purchase their copy in stores now, or visit http://opeth.com/stores today to order and see a full list of available versions.
More from “In Cauda Venenum”:
Video Trailer #1 – About Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör” / “Heart In Hand” – https://youtu.be/lBiLa5OersA
Video Trailer #2 – “In Cauda Venenum”: The Writing Process – https://youtu.be/D0Sxlhr2xuM
Video Trailer #3 – “In Cauda Venenum”: The Recording Process – https://youtu.be/Rm9DU0KIKd8
Video Trailer #4 – About “Svekets Prins” / “Dignity” – https://youtu.be/jBm00g7JFcw
Video Trailer #5 – The Lyrics – https://youtu.be/kS3Dqy80tFs
Video Trailer #6 – “In Cauda Venenum”: The Album Title – https://youtu.be/qs2-fkPJfTw
Video Trailer #7 – In Cauda Venenum”: The Album Artwork – https://youtu.be/J5BS661mwrs
Visualizer for “Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör” / “Heart In Hand” – https://youtu.be/5Ko4_eO2tiU
Visualizer for “Svekets Prins” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcMdA7Xs8jE
Visualizer for “Dignity”– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF5FXYmBrc4

OPETH Tour Dates:
Nov 30 – Pune, INDIA – NH7 Bacardi Weekender Festival
Dec 2 – Shanghai, CH – Mao Livehouse
Dec 3 – Beijing, CH – Mao Livehouse
Dec 5 – Osaka, JP – Club Quattro
Dec 6 – Tokyo, JP – Zepp Tokyo
Dec 8 – Singapore, SG – Live at The Crossroads (SOLD OUT)
Dec 10 – Adelaide, AUS – Thebarton Theatre
Dec 11 – Perth, AUS – Astor Theatre
Dec 13 – Melbourne, AUS – Palais Theatre
Dec 14 – Sydney, AUS – State Theatre
Dec 15 – Brisbane, AUS – The Tivoli (SOLD OUT)
Jan 12 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene (SOLD OUT)
Jan 13 – Stockholm, SE – Circus (SOLD OUT)
Jan 15 – Helsinki, FI – Ice Hall
Main Support: GRAVEYARD
Feb 13 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
Feb 14 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Feb 15 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Feb 17 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Feb 18 – Montreal, QC – Mtelus
Feb 19 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Feb 21 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
Feb 22 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
Feb 23 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Feb 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Feb 26 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Feb 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Feb 29 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Mar 1 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Mar 2 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
Mar 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
(Download Hi-Res Photo Here; Credit: Jonas Åkerlund)
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