Storm Corrosion: More Than A One-Off?
Storm Corrosion – the liaison between Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson and Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt – could be an ongoing project. With the Storm Corrosion album set for release in May, the duo are already looking at the possibility of a follow-up.
“We should do another,” Åkerfeldt reveals in the forthcoming new issue of Classic Rock, while adding the caveat: “But I don’t want it to become too much of a serious thing. We’re both dying under the pressure of our respective bands.”
“There were rumours for almost 10 years that we were going to make this record,” says Wilson, “so you could read the same thing into there being a second one. But we will get together and try.”
Åkerfeldt reckons the cinematic-sounding Storm Corrosion is “a beautiful record… Steve was guiding it in a more twisted direction. I was trying to keep it nice, which is strange as I’m the one with the death metal past.”
“The more ridiculous and outlandish the idea, the more we egged each other on,” says Wilson. “Nothing was out of bounds.”
The rest of Opeth have given Storm Corrosion their seal of approval – although Åkerfeldt doesn’t quite believe them.
“I played the album to them at a party when they were all drunk. They said they loved it, but I’ll believe them when they hear it sober!”
Storm Corrosion is out via Roadrunner on May 1.
You can read the full interview with Steven Wilson and Mikael Åkerfeldt in the new issue of Classic Rock, on sale this Wednesday (March 28).