Superior rockers Opal are back after a few years off. The band formed in 2007, the musicians went separate ways after 2011, then made more noise together in 2015 and 2016. This year brings a debut album, The Eleventh Hour: Portrait of a Broken Man. “New album and a new attitude,” says lead guitar and vocalist Jacob Blunt. Original members Theron Hayden, vocals and guitar; Ryan Raprager, drums; and Matt Eastman, bass; join Blunt and Dan Axtell on rhythm guitar. The latest incarnation began hitting stages earlier this year.


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