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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.

Themed Thursday- Best Album Art of 2011

It’s that time of the year where all list loving bloggers start naming the best of 2011.  To kick of my list-mania here are my picks for the best album art of 2011.  Enjoy and let us know what some of your favorite album art was for this year!  Peace Love and Metal!!!

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