The self-titled debut album from STORM CORROSION, the collaboration between OPETH mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt and PORCUPINE TREE‘s Steven Wilson, will likely be re-released later this 12 months as a Tenth-anniversary version that includes a Dolby Atmos mixture of the LP, a stay model of “Drag Ropes” recorded on the Royal Albert Corridor in London, England in 2015, and different bonus materials.
Wilson revealed plans for the reissue in a tweet earlier at present (Saturday, Might 7). He wrote: “It is precisely 10 years at present since STORM CORROSION – my collaboration with Mikael Åkerfeldt – was initially launched, nonetheless one in every of my favourites, a strange-beautiful religious expertise of an album.
“Look out later this 12 months for an anniversary version that includes a model new
@Dolby Atmos combine, a stay model of ‘Drag Ropes’ recorded on the @RoyalAlbertHall in 2015, and different bonus materials. Extra particulars quickly…”
Issued in 2012, “Storm Corrosion” bought 9,400 copies in america in its first week of launch to debut at place No. 47 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD additionally landed at No. 45 on the official U.Ok. chart.
In a 2019 question-and-answer session posted on the YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Information, Åkerfeldt was requested about the opportunity of a second album from STORM CORROSION.
He mentioned on the time: “I had dinner with Steve yesterday, and we talked somewhat bit about it. We at all times speak somewhat bit about it, if we’re gonna do one other one. However yeah, I feel we’ll attempt; in some unspecified time in the future, we’ll attempt. I can virtually say 100% that we’ll attempt, with out actually figuring out — however simply judging from how we speak about this undertaking. That was a enjoyable factor for each of us and a brand new factor for each of us. However the issue, when you may have one file, is that there is a reference level. So it is possible that if we do one other file, possibly there will be one other identify for that undertaking. And it is possible it should sound fully completely different.
“We wanna make one other file, [and] if we do this, it must be on the identical premise as how we did the primary one,” he continued. “No person is aware of. There is not any file label that is aware of. We do not even know if it is gonna work out and we do not know what we’re doing, principally. I imply, that was virtually written in actual time and recorded in actual time. We simply had a riff. ‘Okay, let’s file that riff, that half, after which piece it collectively.’ After which, in the long run, it was, like, ‘My God, that is unusual. However we adore it. What’s it?’
“We had some frequent inspirations and customary artists and bands that we mentioned, ‘Perhaps round there, that is the place we meet up and do one thing,'” Mikael added. “And it ended up sounding like nothing I can examine it to, to be trustworthy. For good and worse, for followers. It is a bizarre file. And it bought lots within the first couple of weeks, as a result of Roadrunner picked that up. And I assume it bought lots to followers of PORCUPINE TREE and Steven Wilson followers, who will need to have gone, ‘What the hell is that this?’
“I really like that album — adore it. However, yeah, we’re gonna do one thing, I am positive. But it surely’s most likely gonna be completely different.”
Åkerfeldt and Wilson have been mates for the reason that late ’90s, when Wilson co-produced OPETH‘s revered “Blackwater Park” album. Through the years, they’d typically spoken of engaged on a undertaking collectively, but it surely wasn’t till a few decade in the past that they managed to make one thing occur, when Mikael flew over to go to Steven within the U.Ok. they usually ended up in Wilson‘s residence studio throwing concepts round. That go to was the nascence of an entire self-titled album, written and produced by the pair, and blended by Wilson.