Lydia wrote to us over the weekend that “there is an ongoing joke” — born out of early rumors — “that their next album is titled Gun Shy Assassin. A couple of us have made cover art, as well as an edited photo of Mikael.”
How did this happen? “It all arose from misinterpretation of a thread entitled ‘Opeth Will Start Tracking New LP Next Month – Gun Shy Assassin,’” reports Lydia; you can read the story that caused the confusion here. “Thought you might enjoy that. Thanks for the articles, man…they’re always a good read.”
Well, thank you Lydia. And to the people who created fake album art for Gun Shy Assassin…thanks. Some of them were awful, yet some were truly eye-catching. But, I would like to say, once and for all, that there is absolutely no truth to this rumor. Unless, of course, the Opeth dudes want to name their album Gun Shy Assassin — that would be sick, guys.
Like that will ever happen. A boy can dream, can’t he?
Well, we are flattered that this was even a rumor…for however brief. It means people are reading and that’s all we could ever ask for.