Storm Corrosion Reveals Album Art Work

If you’ve been reading this blog it should be well-known that I am highly anticipating getting my hands on Mikael Åkerfeldt and Steven Wilson’s collaboration project Storm Corrosion.  All parties have been very tight-lipped as to what to expect from the record other than stating that it will fit in with both Steven Wilson‘s Grace for Drowning and Opeth‘s Heritage as far as the feel of the album goes, sort of a sister record.  Mr. Wilson has also said that there will be minimal percussion on the album, but I’m not sure if he means in the way of drums and what not because both bands are quite apt to use piano in their music quite a bit, and is something I’m really hoping is on this record.  Anyways, whatever they do I’m sure it will be something special.

Above you can see the artwork for their forthcoming debut album to be self titled.  It will be released on May 7th, 2012 through RoadRunner Records.  Preorders are available here and the packages currently available are 1. Double LP Vinyl Set with a FLAC digital download and 2. Double LP Vinyl Set with a FLAC digital download, CD, and a Blu-Ray disk with a HQ 5.1 mix of the album plus bonus and instrumental tracks.  Both packages have an honest price behind them.  I do wish I had me a Blu-Ray player and killer sound system and a vinyl player.  Oh well.  Below are a couple of tracks from Steven Wilson and Opeth‘s latest releases to enjoy for the time being.  Peace Love and Metal!!!

and on a side note, if you haven’t checked out Steven Wilson’s Grace for Drowning I implore you do so, it is a work of genius and one of the most powerful albums I’ve heard in recent years.  Opeth‘s Heritage ain’t to shabby either and well worth your time and money.

About RiffRaff

Just takin' it easy for all you sinners.

Posted on March 16, 2012, in News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I am definitley looking forward to this. In the back of my mind I hope that two great musical minds didn’t go off the deep end and create something just…weird. Based on the album cover I am thinking the album will be more like Heritage, but toned down. Same 70’s gritty prog feel, but with less percussion like they said; it will probably be much calmer.

    Postcard is an awesome song; my favorite off that album. This one is on my radar. Thanks for the update.

  2. I’ve never heard Steven Wilson’s stuff outside of Porcupine Tree, but that alone has got me excited for this release. Definitely looking forward to it.

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