Band Photo: Soilwork (?)
From: Helsingborg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
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...
Swedish melodic metal group Soilwork is pleased to announce an upcoming European headline tour in November, dubbed the "The Tour Majestic," with support from Hatesphere.
These dates will be in support of just-announced album "The Ride Majestic," due out August 28th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Record. Further details and album artwork can be seen right here.
Drummer Dirk Verbeuren states, "It's been ten years since an unforgettably epic European tour with our brothers in Hatesphere. Now that our tenth album is almost ready to be unleashed, we can't wait to once again share the stage with Hatesphere and bring you another monumental dose of top class melodic death metal!"
Also beforehand, Soilwork is slated to perform at the 7th annual Metal Hammer Awards in Berlin on September 18th, 2015. More...
The Sweden-based melodic death metal experts from Soilwork have announced details regarding their forthcoming 10th studio album, "The Ride Majestic." The new album will hit stores worldwide on August 28th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. "The Ride Majestic" was recorded by David Castillo at Studio Gröndal, and was produced and mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street.
The cover art (available below) was illustrated by Róbert Borbás of Grinddesign. "The Ride Majestic" will be available in various formats (CD, Vinyl, TS/CD Bundle), pre-order your copy here. Soilwork vocalist Björn Speed Strid comments:
“We just put the final touches on our new album, 'The Ride Majestic,' and all we can say is that it's going to be massive. It definitely picks up where we left off with 'The Living Infinite,' but slightly darker, atmospheric and almost anthemic, with some really interesting twists and turns. Can't wait to play this epic beast live! Await the ride majestic ladies n’ gents!” More...
Metal icons Soulfly will embark on a monumental North American headlining tour starting September 30th in Los Angeles, CA. The band will be supporting upcoming vicious new release "Archangel," which was produced by Matt Hyde and will be released on August 14th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
Joining on this epic campaign are Swedish melodic-death metal visionaries Soilwork, Polish technical death metallers Decapitated, and newcomer Shattered Sun.
“This is a great package and brutal lineup,” commented Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera. “I personally am a fan of all these bands and it’s an honor to have them touring with us! See you in the pit!” More...
Calling all drummers: Here is your chance to ask a professional member of your musical tribe those million dollar questions that keep you up at night.
Soilwork's Dirk Verbeuren will sit down for an exclusive Q&A on Monday, March 30th at 3:30pm (PT) / 6:30 pm (ET).
Drummers & die-hard Soilwork fans are invited to participate in Dirk Verbeuren’s live Q&A stream at this location.
Soilwork's upcoming dual-disc CD + DVD/Blu-ray "Live In The Heart Of Helsinki" is due out in North America on April 7th.
"Live In The Heart Of Helsinki" is Soilwork's first live release that features 23 career-encompassing tracks plus guest appearances by vocalists Floor Jansen and Nathan J. Biggs. The DVD was filmed last March at a very special sold-out show at the Circus Club in Finland's capital.
Soilwork's drummer Dirk Verbeuren has uploaded a clip of himself tracking drums for Soilwork's upcoming 10th studio album at Ghost Ward Studio, Stockholm, Sweden with engineer David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia, Bloodbath). And it seems to me the new album is going to be a quite speedy one....
Check it out now below.
Sweden's Soilwork released a live video clip for the track "Bastard Chain" (which originally appeared on the 2001 studio release "A Predator's Portrait"). The clip is taken from the upcoming new live DVD/2CD release "Live in the Heart of Helsinki," which is set to drop via Nuclear Blast on March 13th.
The track list is as follows:
1. This Momentary Bliss (see video clip here)
2. Like The Average Stalker
4. Weapon Of Vanity
5. Spectrum Of Eternity
6. Follow The Hollow
7. Parasite Blues
8. Distortion Sleep
9. Bastard Chain
10. Let This River Flow feat. Floor Jansen
11. Long Live The Misanthrope
12. Tongue More...