Band Photo: Soilwork (?)
From: Helsingborg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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Soilwork just released one of the two brand new songs off an upcoming special collection of rarities titled "Death Resonance," which is due out August 19th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
Watch the lyric video for "Helsinki," created by videographer Tommy Antonini, in the player below. Commented guitar player David Andersson:
"Death. It's a word that might be used too often, but it can still be interpreted in a myriad different ways. It's not just the soma being deprived of its lifeforce; it's also the end of infinity, the birth of new possibilities and the acceptance of inevitable change. This song was written soon after the recording of our live album in Finland, making new friends and making sure that the old ones stay with us forever, despite the fact that everything is finite."
Metallic hardcore four piece Akani - featuring current and former members of Merauder, Soilwork and Dark Tranquillity - premieres a new song entitled "Temple Of Lies", taken from the upcoming debut full-length "Through My Darkest Infernal", which will be out in stores through Demons Run Amok Entertainment on July 15th, 2016.
Check out now "Temple Of Lies" below.
Rogue Records America has revealed the band lineup for an upcoming Fallout 4 hard rock/heavy metal radio station mod called "Rogue Radio." Complete with 44 songs by 38 bands and 2 DJs, "Rogue Radio" will be available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next month.
Commented Rogue Records America owner Dean Martinetti: "We saw that the opportunity was not only there for our artists, but we had room to add other artists - bands we admire and bands who wanted a chance to increase their reach to hopefully obtain new fans.
"We are aiming for the 4th of July, but we have to take a few things into consideration, like compatibility on all platforms. Testing is what will take the longest on here, but we need to get it right so everyone can enjoy what we have done"
The lineup, consisting of Rogue Records America bands as well as nationally touring and emerging artists, is as follows: More...
Soilwork has a special collection of rarities by the name "Death Resonance" coming out on August 19th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
Today the band reveals the cover art, created by Mnemic guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (Volbeat, Carcass, Scar Symmetry, Strapping Young Lad), as well as the track listing for "Death Resonance."
Commented singer Björn 'Speed' Strid: "The cover for 'Death Resonance' is made by Mircea Eftemie and in many ways he has managed to capture what we went through while recording 'The Ride Majestic:' the sorrow, the close encounter with death, the aftermath and also the existential cogitation that came with it.
"It links those albums together, even though 'Death Resonance' contains unreleased material from 2005 onwards. The cover almost seems like a link between life and death and not only captures where the band is right now, but also where we've been and what lies ahead."
01. Helsinki (new song)
02. Death Resonance (new song)
03. The End Begins Below The Surface (»The Ride Majestic« Japan bonus track)
04. My Nerves, Your Everyday Tool (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
05. These Absent Eyes (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
06. Resisting The Current (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
07. When Sound Collides (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
08. Forever Lost In Vain (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
09. Sweet Demise (»The Panic Broadcast« Japan bonus track)
10. Sadistic Lullabye (re-recorded, »The Panic Broadcast« Japan bonus track)
11. Overclocked (2016 mix, »Sworn A Great Divide« Japan bonus track)
12. Martyr (2016 mix, »Sworn A Great Divide« Japan bonus track)
13. Sovereign (2016 mix, »Sworn A Great Divide« Japan bonus track)
14. Wherever Thorns May Grow (2016 mix, »Stabbing The Drama« Japan bonus track)
15. Killed By Ignition (2016 mix, »Stabbing The Drama« Japan bonus track) More...
Soilwork today announces a special collection of rarities under the monicker "Death Resonance" and due out on August 19th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Commented the band: "Attention Soilwork fans! Although The Tour Majestic is far from over, we've put together a very special release for you all. 'Death Resonance' compiles fifteen rare and unreleased tracks ranging all the way back to 'Stabbing The Drama.'
"Many of these tracks were previously only available in Asia. Two songs are brand new and five others have been remixed for your listening pleasure. More details to follow soon. Stay tuned!" More...
Pro-shot filmed video footage of Megadeth's performance at this year's edition of the Carolina Rebellion festival, which was held May 6-8 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, can be seen below.
The band played its first show with Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren on May 20 at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, OH. Megadeth recruited Verbeuren to play drums for the band while Chris Adler is busy touring with Lamb Of God.
The setlist of this video recap: More...
In early 2017, German thrash giants Kreator will tour Europe in support of an upcoming, yet-untitled new record. Guitarist/singer Mille Petrozza and his crew will be accompanied by a varied as well as iconic billing.
Sepultura has been announced to be direct support to the headliners, followed by Swedish melodic death metallers Soilwork and Belgium’s finest death/grind outfit, Aborted.
Commented Mille Petrozza: "Finally we are gonna be back on a headlining tour through europe again. It will be more than two years by then since our last run and we have some amazing ideas for a new stage show, supporting our new album. It will be nothing less than spectacular, I promise! Looking forward to see all of you metal maniacs in 2017. And this will just be the beginning..." More...
Swedish metal band Soilwork released 10th album "The Ride Majestic" last year (reviewed here) and now the wait is finally over for U.K. fans to experience it live.
Soilwork will support Arch Enemy across the U.K. before playing a headline London show this August. Vocalist Bjorn 'Speed' Strid states:
"We are very excited to announce this UK run together with our fellow Swedes in Arch Enemy. For the first time since Ozzfest 2005, we are once again sharing the stage! It will be one hell of a riff-and shred fest, ladies and gents! We're also announcing a special one off headline show at the Underworld in London on August 25th. It's been a long time coming... do not miss out! See you in August!"
Booking this show was an absolute nightmare and almost entirely my fault. I say almost because it it was only 0.01% other people's fault and 99.99% mine thanks to my bad habit of procrastination. I saw that Darren (Rex_84 to you readers) had already interviewed Dino a week ago and thought that I missed my shot at covering Fear Factory but already put in a request to Fear Factory's management instead of Soilwork's which led to discussion with Darren about what type of content was in his now published interview and led to me originally only getting a photo pass from Liz at Earplit PR. Of course by the time Darren, Doug, Ty and I all took the time to discuss whether or not to do a second Fear Factory interview and came to the conclusion that since Darren and Dino only discussed the history of the band through “Demanufacture,” it would be a good idea to get Burt's take on Fear Factory starting with “Obsolete.” Which we only discussed after I bought up the possibility days after I should have. Liz naturally took a vacation for from Friday through Monday and only confirmed the possibility of an interview on the day of the show and sent an e-mail to me stating that an interview was off the table after I'd already contacted the band's tour manager to confirm an interview... which was just a huge clusterfuck made worse by the tour manager being late to send the guest list to the box office when I was worried that I wouldn't even get in.
Of course after getting in, I stop at the merch table, buy a shirt and then look at the audience around me. One guy was still wearing those mallgoth JNCO raver pants that Hot Topic sold circa 2001 who I'm guessing spent the last 15 years in cryogenic suspension. Amazingly a lot of people in Star Wars shirts who frequently had chin straps that grew into full on neckbeards with one guy even wearing a full-on pleather trenchcoat. Part of me wanted to bring a college-aged Ani DeFranco fan with me just to see how fast she'd get triggered only to run into the arms of the security guy who happened to be a white dude with dreadlocks... Which might give her a full-on mental breakdown. More...
Swedish outfit Soilwork just premiered an official music video for "Death In General" online - check it out at this location.
This is the second video off the band's latest album, "The Ride Majestic" (reviewed here), out now on Nuclear Blast Records. Vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid comments:
"Recording the video for 'Death In General' was absolutely spectacular. After finishing up our North American Tour at The Whisky in Hollywood, we got up at 5am the next morning and drove into the desert. Joshua Tree is truly a magical place and was the perfect setting for this song and the mystical feeling it generates. Blind Melon guitarist Christopher Thorn was very kind to let us use his land for the shoot and he also welcomed us into his home. More...
Björn and David from the Swedish band Soilwork spoke to ArmyOfOneTV at The Gramercy Theatre in NYC on October 20, 2015.
This this video available below they discussed their latest album "The Ride Majestic" (reviewed here), current tour "We Sold Our Souls To Metal 2015," and the future of the band.
If you haven't heard latest album "The Ride Majestic" yet, be sure to check out the official music video for "Enemies In Fidelity" right here.
A lyric video for the album's title track is also online for your listening pleasure at this location.
Soilwork's latest album "The Ride Majestic" dropped at the end of August, and now the band has released a new music video off the eclectic release.
Check out the video for "Enemies In Fidelity" below. If you missed it, the title track is also available for streaming over here, while the full track listing is as follows:
1. The Ride Majestic
2. Alight in the Aftermath
3. Death in General
4. Enemies in Fidelity
5. Petrichor by Sulphur
6. The Phantom
7. The Ride Majestic (Aspire Angelic)
8. Whirl of Pain
9. All Along Echoing Paths
10. Shining Lights
11. Father and Son, Watching the World Go Down More...
Leading up to the August 28, 2015 release date of new album "The Ride Majestic," today Soilwork drops another song from the band's impending 10th album.
Check out “Enemies in Fidelity” via the the YouTube player provided below. Vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid comments:
“'Enemies in Fidelity' is indeed a very melodic and atmospheric beast. This was one of the first songs that I wrote for the new album and it holds a lot of surprises. The chorus almost sounds as if Simon and Garfunkel started a black metal band. That's the way we like it - playful, dark, intense and melancholic. It definitely stands out, but also gives you an overall idea of what Soilwork currently is about.
"The lyrics deal with whether you should escape or succumb to the suffering that you might experience in your life, in order to find new strength. The ambivalence. The guilt and the respect towards your own existence. Being awakened and finding satisfaction through frustration and anger, to a point where it almost becomes addictive. Enjoy!”
Sweden-based melodic metal experts Soilwork will release forthcoming 10th studio album, "The Ride Majestic," worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.
"The Ride Majestic" is available for pre-order in various formats and configurations right here.
Not wanting to keep fans waiting, Soilwork has now revealed teaser snippets of each and every track on "The Ride Majestic." Give the album preview a listen below.
After performing select European festivals this coming month, Soilwork will arrive in the U.S. to kick off the upcoming “We Sold Our Souls to Metal” tour in support of headliners Soulfly, with additional special guests Decapitated and Shattered Sun.
The band will then head back to Europe for headlining “The Tour Majestic” run, with support from Hatesphere. More...
Soilwork will release 10th studio album, "The Ride Majestic," worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.
In preparation of the album’s release, Soilwork created a two-part mini-documentary inviting fans and newcomers alike to take an insider’s look.
Vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid gives a one-on-one, personal account of what has shaped Soilwork - check out part two below, thanks to MetalSucks.
The previous first video in the series is also available right here.
The Sweden-based melodic metal giants from Soilwork are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming 10th studio album, "The Ride Majestic," hitting stores worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.
In preparation of the album’s release, Soilwork has created a two-part mini-documentary inviting fans and newcomers alike to take an insider’s look at the band.
In this clip, vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid gives a one-on-one, personal account of what has shaped Soilwork. Check out part 1 below, courtesy of MetalSucks.
Strid comments: “After finishing up the album, the band was asked if we had a bunch of footage from the studio, potentially shaping up to become a making of-style documentary. Truth was, we didn't get much on tape at all in the studio. At least video. There was a lot of audio though, which you all get to hear on the 28th of August. Perhaps not all that weird, after going through some really rough times in our personal lives, while the album was recorded (once you see this mini doc, you'll understand why).
"Thinking about it made me realize, that as interesting as it might be for the fans, I believed it was time for something new. In my mind, the typical webisode format seemed watered down. I believed we had a different story to tell this time around, rather than showing off gear and making silly faces in the studio. Just a week ago, I did some brainstorming and put together somewhat of a script, where I told my part of the story and how this album came together for me personally.
"One of the main reasons, aside from that this awesome band I'm a part of, is spread out all over the world, and pretty hard to gather in matter of hours, is because that the vocal recording was extra special for me this time. I moved back to the city where it all began for me. the city where I started my first bands. I basically reconnected with the people and the scene, that all had a huge impact on me. I wanted to somehow share it with you, and tell the story of how it all lead up this new record of ours. Expect nothing close to 'The Seventh Seal' by Ingemar Bergman. However, it's a very honest story, how everything came to together for me personally, and how the hardship we all went through the latest year, shaped our new album 'The Ride Majestic.' Hope you enjoy it!” More...
Swedish masters of melodic metal from Soilwork will release their forthcoming 10th studio album, "The Ride Majestic," worldwide on August 28th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. Various pre-order bundles are available right here.
After a teaser that bafflingly came out via MySpace, Soilwork today reveals the first single from the album, “The Ride Majestic," which can be heard through the lyric video below.
Vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid discusses the meaning behind the song: “[The title track] was one of the first songs we wrote for this album. The intro sets a certain melancholic mood and after that it's all pure melodic mayhem. There’s a very epic and anthemic feel to it, which suits the album title perfectly.
"The lyrics deal with the fear of dying and the art of remaining sane while you're still alive. Not wanting to miss a thing, wanting to embrace every moment, and being able to bring it all back on your dying day, with a snap of your fingers. It's also a tribute to the ones we've lost and the comfort of hoping that they will catch us when we fall, on the other side.
"We believe that, if there is an afterlife, this song would be the soundtrack to that journey. It deals with the acceptance of life and death and possibly everything between and beyond.” More...
Whoa what the hell - apparently MySpace wants back into the music game? In a sentence I probably haven't typed in 6+ years, somehow Myspace has premiered a snippet of new music from Soilwork (which of course can also be heard below if you don't care to return to that barren social media wasteland).
Soilwork will release forthcoming 10th studio album, "The Ride Majestic," worldwide on August 28th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records, with pre-orders online here.
A brand new track snippet of the title song “The Ride Majestic” can be heard below.
The band also has extensive European and U.S touring on the horizon, with full details available after the YouTube clip. More...
The Sweden-based melodic death metal experts from Soilwork will release forthcoming 10th studio album, "The Ride Majestic," worldwide on August 28th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.
As of this new album cycle, Soilwork is joined by new bassist Markus Wibom, formerly of Helsingborg hardcore group Hearts Alive. Wibom replaces longtime band member Ola Flink, who has amicably left the group to focus on other endeavors. Wibom has been a personal friend of the band for many years and has previously toured with Soilwork as a guitar tech and lighting designer. Wibom made his live debut in Stockholm on April 30th.
Soilwork vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid states, “We all sooner or later come to a crossroad in our lives, when our focus of being fueled by the past, is just as strong as our visions of the future and we have to make that incredibly hard decision. Where do I go now? Flink will forever be a symbol for Soilwork and of all we were and still are about. That being said, we all could sense that he eventually would come to the above mentioned crossroad. He understandably and respectfully chose to step down.
"So, where do WE go now? Let me introduce you to one of the finest and most stand up people I know: Markus Wibom. He's been a long-time friend and is an overall multi-instrumental amazing musician. He's been with us before, on past world tours. He's also an amazing character and I couldn't think of a better person to fill Flink's shoes, which indeed are very big… literally (Markus’ shoe size is actually even bigger, if anybody wants to know). Anyway, as much as I will miss Flink, I'm just as excited to tour the world with one of my absolute best friends. Thank you Flink, you will forever rule. Thank you, Markus, for taking this on. I know you will blow people's minds, once the world tour of The Ride Majestic commences. Please give Markus a very warm welcome everyone!”
Wibom adds, “It's a great honor and a true pleasure to play with such skilled musicians and amazing people! It's going to be awesome to share the stage with those guys after all these years on the road together, and with the new record coming up - it absolutely kills!” More...
A website has recently launched titled Metal For Hire, which boasts a colossal lineup of musicians and producers available to hire for session work, lessons, and even lyric video creation.
More info can be found over here, and the site's current lineup includes:
Glen Drover - (session Guitars, Etc...) Megadeth, King Diamond, Testament
Doc Coyle - (session Guitars, Etc…) God Forbid, Lamb Of God, Trivium
Jason Bittner - (session Drums, Etc…) Shadows Fall, Flotsam And Jetsam, Anthrax
Bjorn “speed” Strid - (session Vocals, Etc…) Soilwork, Demon Hunter, Sonic Syndicate
John Gallagher - (session Bass, Etc…) Raven
Dirk Verbeuren - (session Drums, Etc...) Soilwork, Devin Townsend, Jeff Loomis
Jon Howard - (session Vocals, Etc…) Threat Signal, Arkaea, I Legion
Chris “zeuss” Harris - (producing, Etc…) Rob Zombie, Queensryche, All That Remains
Francesco Artusato - (session Guitars, Etc…) Devil You Know, All Shall Perish
Dj Heavygrinder - (remixes, Etc…)
Ben Schigel - (producing, Etc…) Chimaira, Drowning Pool, Misery Signals
Chris Clancy - (session Vocals, Etc...), Wearing Scars, Mutiny Within, I Legion
Hannah Verbeuren - (photographer) Soilwork, Rolling Stone, Decibel, Revolver
Sebastian Reichl - (session Guitars, Etc...) Deadlock, I Legion
Ralph Santolla - (session Guitars, Etc…) Deicide, Death, Obituary
Samus Paulicelli - (session Drums, Etc…) Decrepit Birth, Abigail Williams, Arsis, Goatwhore
Tommy Jones - (videographer) Slayer, Lamb Of God, Testament, Kataklysm More...