According to an interview done with the guitarist Fredrik  Åkesson, Swedish progressive metallers Opeth are currently writing a new album.

In the interview, Fredrik stated that “the next record will go “in a somewhat different direction to Heritage. It won’t be a step back, but it will be different. Maybe more intense in a way. You’ll have to wait and see! I was in the studio today and put down my solos and I was very happy about it. The song I heard that Mikael [Åkerfeldt] wrote today sounds very cool. I think that’s all I can say at this point!” He says the band is planning to re-enter the studio this fall, perhaps at the end of September. Stay tuned!