Amidst The Prognation tour that is going on with 3, BTBAM, Opeth, and Dream Theater, Opeth will be headlining their own show here in Toronto on May 24th at the Sound Academy. Never seen these guys Live before, so this should be an amazing experience. I've only seen bootleg live videos on Youtube, and they should even better live than their studio albums. The 2 bands that will be opening for Opeth are 3 and Deathmarch.
3 seems to be getting a lot of praise throughout the forums I mainly check out. I've heard 1 song from them and it didn't really peak my interest so I just diverted my attention to something else. After hearing how good they are from the prognation tour, I'm intrigued how they will perform when opening for Opeth. As for Deathmarch, I have never heard of these guys before, I guess I'll see what they're made of come this Saturday.
Opeth's latest album "Watershed" which is scheduled to come out June 3rd has already been leaked last month. I obviously couldn't resist and I checked it out. I think its a brilliant album, but not their best. Their new drummer and guitarist have slightly influenced the band, and you can tell if you're an Opeth fan. That doesn't mean its a bad thing though, its different yet it still has that unique Opeth feel to it. Hopefully they will perform some of their new songs during their headlining shows.
For anyone that is actually reading this (which I doubt), if you like metal and don't mind the cookie monster vocals now and then, check out Opeth!