In a recent, exclusive track-by-track feature with Metal Hammer, vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt gave some insight behind the creation of the song. “It’s a song inspired by “Dun Ringil”l by Jethro Tull (from the album Stormwatch, 1979). I wanted to do a song with my capo really high, so it’s up on the fifth fret. It makes the guitar sound really glittery. I just wanted to go for a simple, catchy vocal melody. It has a slightly positive vibe to it, but the lyrics are really, really dark. It’s a beautiful song, I think. I’m really happy with that one.”

Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon Music will receive an instant download of “Will O the Wisp” and the band’s previously released title track, “Sorceress.”

OPETH will make their awaited return to the U.S. later this month with a performance at Ozzfest/Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA, which will be followed by a headlining North American tour. The run will include a monumental show at the prestigious Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 1st. Tickets are available for the tour now at http://opeth.com/.

OPETH Tour Dates:
Sep 24 - San Bernardino, CA - Ozzfest/Knotfest @ San Manuel Amphitheater
Sep 29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Sep 30 - Silver Spring, MD - Fillmore
Oct 1 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
Oct 2 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Oct 4 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Oct 5 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
Oct 7 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
Oct 8 - Akron, OH - Good Year Theater at East End
Oct 9 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
Oct 10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
Oct 12 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
Oct 13 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Oct 14 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
Oct 15 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
Oct 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 19 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
Oct 21 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Oct 22 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
Oct 24 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Oct 25 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theater
Oct 26 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum