In news which will have Opeth fans everywhere salivating, Music For Nations are preparing to release a reissue of Deliverance & Damnation, a double album which has been almost 15 years in the making! Originally the two records were released separately, but Music For Nations have stepped up to release it how it was meant to be heard.

Commenting on the release Mikael Akerfeldt has stated: "Myself and Martin Mendez are very excited to see the re-release(s) of ”Deliverance” and ”Damnation” coming out. The 5.1 surround mix for ”Damnation” was done a while ago by my buddy and co-producer for both albums, Steven Wilson, and I’ve been itching to have it released as it’s simply stunning! My new-ish friend, Bruce Soord, has done a fantastic remix for ”Deliverance”, literally giving new life to the record and making me start loving it. Finally! It was with pure excitement I went through the tracks, discovering them again. I’m especially impressed with the sound of Martin Lopez drums but also baffled by how wicked and strange this album is. I’m scratching my head wondering how the hell we came up with these songs. On top of everything, our old-time head of ART, Travis Smith, has touched up on the artwork having it looking great (bleak) too! Enjoy!"

So there you have it, from the man himself, this is something to be very excited about. So what do you get as part of the package?

Disc 1: Deliverance - new stereo mix by Bruce Soord
Disc 2: Deliverance - 5.1 mix by Bruce Soord
Disc 3: Damnation - new stereo mix by Steve Wilson
Disc 4: Damnation - 5.1 mix by Steve Wilson

32 page booklet with liner notes by Mikael Akerfeldt and Jerry Ewing
New photos and redesigned artwork by original artist Travis Smith
Triple LP

The whole set goes on sale this Friday (30th Nov) and available for pre-order now from