Last September, Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson assured fans that their collaboration would see the light of day in April 2012, even revealing the project’s name as Storm Corrosion. Since then, the two have given small updates and have even posted pictures of the project’s Facebook page. Now, though, we know exactly when we’ll get to hear Storm Corrosion’s material.
It’s been confirmed today that Storm Corrosion has signed a recording deal with Roadrunner Records. Along with the label announcement, it was confirmed that Storm Corrosion’s debut album would be released on April 23. Neither announcement should come as too much of a surprise to fans. Not only did Wilson let it slip about it a while back, but both Opeth and Porcupine Tree already call Roadrunner their label home. Plus, it was already believed that the album would drop sometime in April. However, it’s still rather exciting to know the exact date we’ll finally get our hands on this long awaited album.
And in case you didn’t know already, both Wilson and Akerfeldt have made it clear that this isn’t a “metal” album. In fact, Wilson even revealed in a recent Q&A that the project includes “hardly any drums and no distorted guitars.” But as Wilson explained in an interview with Metal Injection late last year, the album shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to those who’ve heard Opeth’s Heritage and his recent solo album Grace For Drowning. Whatever the material resembles, we can’t wait to hear the results of these two musicians collaborating.