Opeth discography

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Opeth discography

Opeth live at Ruisrock 2008 in Turku, Finland
Releases
Studio albums 11
Live albums 3
Singles 15
Video albums 3
Music videos 6
Box sets 3

The discography of Opeth, a Stockholm, Sweden-based progressive metal band, consists of eleven studio albums, three live albums, three box sets, three video albums and fifteen singles.

Opeth was formed in 1990 by vocalist David Isberg. He later recruited bassist Mikael Åkerfeldt without the consent of the other band members he previously hired, which resulted in the departure of all members except Isberg and Åkerfeldt. Isberg soon left, but Åkerfeldt decided to remain in the band and keep it in activity. For this he contacted guitarist Peter Lindgren, bassist Johan DeFarfalla, and drummer Anders Nordin.[1] With this lineup, they recorded a demo, which led to the band’s first record label contract. Candlelight Records signed the band.[2] In 1995, Opeth released their first studio album, Orchid, and after more changes to the lineup, the band released Morningrise and My Arms, Your Hearse in 1996 and 1997 respectively.[3]

Åkerfeldt and Lindgren, the two remaining members of the band, asked drummer Martin Lopez and bassist Martin Mendez to join the band, both of whom accepted. In 1999, they released the concept album Still Life.[4] Steven Wilson joined Opeth in the studio for their fifth album, 2001's Blackwater Park, producing and providing extra backing vocals and instruments. The band supported the album with their first worldwide tour.[5] After promoting the album, Opeth entered the studio again, recording two albums. The first album, Deliverance that was released in 2002, debuted at number 19 on the Top Heatseekers in the United States.[6] The second album, Damnation was released a year later, and peaked at number 192 on the Billboard 200.[4][6] Per Wiberg joined the band as a keyboardist and recorded Ghost Reveries, which peaked at number 64 on the Billboard 200.[6] Lopez and Lindgren both left Opeth and were replaced by Martin Axenrot and Fredrik Åkesson. In 2008, the band released their ninth studio album Watershed, which debuted at number 23 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at the top of the Finnish charts.[7] Their tenth studio album Heritage which released in 2011, debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200, at number 2 on the US Hard Rock Albums and at No. 6 on the Rock Albums charts, making it highest charting record to date.[6] Also, the album peaked on the UK Rock Albums chart.[8]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
SWE
[9]
AUS
[10]
FIN
[11]
FRA
[12]
GER
[13]
JPN
[14]
NLD
[15]
NOR
[16]
SWI
[17]
UK
[18]
US
[6]
Orchid
Morningrise
  • Released: June 24, 1996
  • Label: Candlelight/Century Black
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
My Arms, Your Hearse
  • Released: August 18, 1998
  • Label: Candlelight/Century Black
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
Still Life
  • Released: October 19, 1999
  • Label: Peaceville
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, CS, LP, DL
Blackwater Park
Deliverance
  • Released: November 12, 2002
  • Label: Music for Nations/Koch
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
Damnation
  • Released: April 22, 2003
  • Label: Music for Nations/Koch
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
54 37 112 97 181 192
Ghost Reveries
  • Released: August 30, 2005
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Formats: CD, HDCD, CD+DVD, CS, LP, DL
9 35 10 72 39 263 38 21 62 64
Watershed
  • Released: June 3, 2008
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, LP, DL
7 7 1 47 23 52 14 7 24 34 23
Heritage
  • Released: September 20, 2011
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, LP, LP+DVD, DL
4 12 2 24 9 55 10 8 13 22 19
Pale Communion
  • Released: August 26, 2014
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Formats: CD, CD+Blu-ray, LP, DL
3 17 1 45 3 48 23 5 24 14 19
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
SWE
[9]
FIN
[11]
FRA
[12]
JPN
[14]
Lamentations
  • Released: November 23, 2003
  • Label: Koch
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, DL
The Roundhouse Tapes
  • Released: November 5, 2007
  • Label: Peaceville
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, LP, DL
176
In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Released: September 20, 2010
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Formats: CD+DVD, LP+DVD, DL
60 36 161
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Video albums[edit]

Title Video details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
SWE
[23]
FIN
[24]
NLD
[25]
JPN
[26]
FRA
[27]
Lamentations
  • Released: 23 November 2003
  • Label: Koch
  • Formats: DVD
14
The Roundhouse Tapes
  • Released: 27 October 2008
  • Label: Peaceville
  • Formats: DVD
4 1 159
In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Released: 20 September 2010
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Formats: DVD
6 4
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Box sets[edit]

Title Box set details Content
Collecter's Edition Slipcase
  • Released: October 17, 2006
  • Label: Koch
  • Formats: CD
  • Blackwater Park
  • Deliverance
  • Damnation
  • Lamentations
The Candlelight Years
  • Released: June 26, 2008
  • Label: Candlelight
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
  • Orchid
  • Morningrise
  • My Arms, Your Hearse
The Wooden Box
  • Released: February 26, 2009
  • Label: Viva Hate
  • Formats: LP
  • Orchid
  • Morningrise
  • My Arms, Your Hearse

Singles[edit]

Year Song Album
2001 "The Drapery Falls" Blackwater Park
2002 "Deliverance"[31] Deliverance
"Still Day Beneath the Sun" Non-album single
2003 "Windowpane" Damnation
"In My Time of Need"
2004 "Master's Apprentices" Lamentations
2005 "The Grand Conjuration" Ghost Reveries
2006 "Ghost of Perdition"[32]
"Soldier of Fortune"
2008 "Porcelain Heart" Watershed
"Mellotron Heart"
"Burden"
2011 "The Throat of Winter"[33] Non-album single
"The Devil's Orchard" Heritage
"Slither"[34]
2014 "Cusp of Eternity" Pale Communion

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
2001 "Harvest" Fredrik Odefjärd
2003 "Windowpane"
2005 "The Grand Conjuration" Bill Yukich[35]
2008
"Porcelain Heart" Lasse Hoile[36][37]
"Burden"
2011 "The Devil's Orchard" Phil Mucci

References[edit]

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    "Veckolista DVD Album - Vecka 30, 27 juli 2006". www.sverigetopplistan.se. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
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  28. ^ "Music Canada Certification". musiccanada.com. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
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  32. ^ "Opeth - Ghost of Perdition". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  33. ^ "Opeth - The Throat of Winter". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  34. ^ "Opeth - Slither". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
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