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Formed: 1996
From: Helsingborg, Sweden
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Latest Soilwork News

Below is our complete Soilwork news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Soilwork To Appear At New York Islanders Game

Swedish melodic metal band Soilwork is thrilled to announce the band will join the NHL's New York Islanders on Monday, November 14th (Military Appreciation Day) for a home game at Barclays Center vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning.

While at Barclays Center, Soilwork vocalist and hockey enthusiast Bjorn "Speed" Strid and the band will take part in arena interviews, t-shirt toss, and a fan hype video to be aired during the game. Soilwork music videos will also be aired in the arena between periods. Not able to attend? You can view the game on TVA Sports, MSG+, SUN Sports television channels.

Vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid comments: "I started playing hockey when I was six and stopped when I was sixteen. I played in a local team called Landskrona, which also featured current NHL athletes. I was chosen among three other players from my club to be a part of Skåne Team in 1994, which featured the best players from the southern region of Sweden. Slowly after that I picked up the guitar and was blown away by the kick playing music gave me.

"I left my hockey career behind me and focused 100% on music but always looked back. Hockey has always been a big part of my life and while living in Toronto for five years, I played a lot of "shinny" - beer league hockey. I also got the chance to get to know Nikolay Kulemin." More...

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Texas Revolution Fest Hosts Modern Metal Bill

October 22, 2016-Texas Revolution Festival held in Austin is a festival run by promoters Come And Take It Productions.

I’ve covered a lot of Come And Take It shows for Metalunderground.com, including the spring version of the festival, Texas Independence Fest in 2015. That festival featured such bands as Between The Buried And Me, Vital Remains, White Chapel, COC, Death Angel and Cavalera Conspiracy. Tonight billed such artists as Hatebreed, Devildriver, Soilwork and Crowbar.

The Independence Festival was a three-day outing, while Texas Revolution was only one day. Both festivals were held at the same venue—Empire Control Room & Garage. The Control Room stage was an smaller, inside stage that held many of the lesser-known and local acts. Ringworm headlined that stage. The Garage is an outside stage that housed the headliners. More...

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Soilwork Kicking Off U.S. Tour

The "Fury Tour" kicks off this Friday, October 14th. Headlined by Swedish melodic metal band Soilwork, the trek will also feature support from Unearth, Wovenwar, Battlecross, and Darkness Divided.

Tickets are available now here and VIP packages are available through Show Stubs.

Starting today, fans can enter to win a pair of tickets to the "Fury Tour" date of their choice. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm EST on Sunday, October 16th.

A winner for each date of the tour will be selected at random and notified via e-mail. Take part in the contest through MetalSucks.net here. More...

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Soilwork Releases New Teaser Video

Soilwork just released the fourth "Inside Death Resonance" video trailer in which singer Björn "Speed" Strid talks about the band's upcoming special collection of rarities, "Death Resonance."

The collection is due out August 19th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Check out this latest video clip below.

Soilwork is also thrilled to headline the upcoming "Fury Tour" featuring support from Unearth, Wovenwar, Battlecross, and Darkness Divided.

The tour will kick off on October 14th in Providence, RI and hit 26 cities, coming to a close in Toronto, ON on November 16th. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Soilwork Announces North American Tour

Swedish group Soilwork is thrilled to headline the upcoming "Fury Tour" featuring support from Unearth, Wovenwar, Battlecross, and Darkness Divided. The tour will kick-off on October 14th in Providence, RI and hit 26 cities, coming to a close in Toronto, ON on November 16th.

Soilwork vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid states: "We are very excited to announce our first North American headline run in a while, together with old friends in Unearth and Wovenwar. We are also bringing Battlecross and Darkness Divided, two awesome bands that we are looking forward to get to know a bit better!

"We have already done two direct support tours in North America, for our latest album with Soulfly and Fear Factory, where we gained a lot of new fans. Now it's time to bring 'The Ride Majestic World Tour' to North America via the 'Fury Tour' in full force with a headline set, featuring songs from our 20 year long career. It's gonna be magical ladies n' gents, don't miss out!"

Unearth vocalist Trevor Phipps states: "The power of the riff is hitting North America by way of the 'Fury Tour' this fall and we couldn't be happier to be part of it. From the mighty Soilwork, to the thrashers in Battlecross, our brothers in Wovenwar and the young guns in Darkness Divided this tour is stacked top to bottom. See you out there, North America." More...

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Soilwork Posts "Death Resonance" Clip

Soilwork just released a third "Inside Death Resonance" video trailer in which singer Björn "Speed" Strid talks about the band's upcoming special collection of rarities, "Death Resonance," which is due out August 19th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

You can pre-order "Death Resonance" as CD digipak or clear vinyl at this location. The gloomy cover art was created by Mnemic guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (Volbeat, Carcass, Scar Symmtery, Strapping Young Lad).

Commented singer Björn "Speed" Strid: "The cover for 'Death Resonance' is made by Mircea Eftemie and in many ways he 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 and forward. 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." More...

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Soilwork Posts Rarities Trailer

Swedish group Soilwork just released the second "Inside Death Resonance" video trailer in which singer Björn "Speed" Strid talks about the band's upcoming special collection of rarities.

"Death Resonance" is due out August 19th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. If you missed the 1st part of the trailer series, check it out here. More...

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Soilwork Posts "Inside Death Resonance" Video

Soilwork just released the first "Inside Death Resonance" video trailer in which singer Björn "Speed" Strid talks about the band's upcoming special collection of rarities due out August 19th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

The band also recently lost drummer Dirk Verbeuren to Megadeth. The track listing for new rarities collection "Death Resonance" will be as follows:

1. Helsinki (see lyric video here)
2. Death Resonance
3. The End Begins Below the Surface
4. My Nerves, Your Everyday Tool
5. These Absent Eyes
6. Resisting the Current
7. When Sound Collides
8. Forever Lost in Vain
9. Sweet Demise
10. Sadistic Lullabye (2010)
11. Overclocked (2016 Mix)
12. Martyr (2016 Mix)
13. Sovereign (2016 Mix)
14. Wherever Thorns May Grow (2016 Mix)
15. Killed by Ignition (2016 Mix) More...

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Soilwork Comments On Drummer Departure

Yesterday it was announced that longtime Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren had departed the group to join Megadeth on a permanent basis after performing live with the band since May.

Soilwork vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid offers up his encouragement:

"In regards to the statement Megadeth released yesterday, confirming that Dirk will join them as their full time drummer, I just want to take the time to wish Dirk good luck on this new venture and thank him for 12 great years together. Together we have created a beast of a band and have pushed the limits musically further than we ever could have imagined."

Strid further states Soilwork is charging forward: "In the recent years Soilwork have found new ways of expressing ourselves and as much as of a cliché it is, I strongly believe that this is very much of a new era for us and that we still have so much left to say, whether it being with or without Dirk. This band has grown to be quite a metal collective and an institution that paves the way creatively and we hope that you, the fans, can feel the presence and the heart in our music still to this day. Believe me, it's there. More...

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Megadeth Announces New Permanent Drummer

Megadeth has now officially recruited Ex-Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren as a permanent new member of the band. Verbeuren has also exited Soilwork for this opportunity. States the band in the following press release:

"Megadeth are happy to announce the addition of Dirk Verbeuren as the band’s new drummer. Verbeuren, formerly of Swedish metal band Soilwork, has been performing with the band for months, his first show was Rock on the Range festival in May, to a crowd of 40,000 concertgoers.

"Most recently, Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler had performed all the drums on the band’s latest album, Dystopia, and had toured with Megadeth when not otherwise busy with his band."

Said bandleader Dave Mustaine: “Chris Adler‘s contributions are sure to be felt for years to come. Megadeth has been revitalized by Chris‘ playing, as well as his excellent suggestion of Dirk Verbeuren to drum with us. Tremendous thanks to Chris, and a big welcome to Dirk.”

New drummer Verbeuren had this to say: “Dave, David and Kiko, I’m thankful for your warm welcome and thrilled at the opportunity to perform and create badass music with you guys. Chris Adler, thank you for introducing me to Megadeth – and for your encouragement and support.” More...

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Soilwork Streams "These Absent Eyes"

Sweden's Soilwork is streaming the track "These Absent Eyes" from the upcoming rarities collection "Death Resonance." The release is set to drop on August 19th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list is as follows:

1. Helsinki (see lyric video here)
2. Death Resonance
3. The End Begins Below the Surface
4. My Nerves, Your Everyday Tool
5. These Absent Eyes
6. Resisting the Current
7. When Sound Collides
8. Forever Lost in Vain
9. Sweet Demise
10. Sadistic Lullabye (2010)
11. Overclocked (2016 Mix)
12. Martyr (2016 Mix)
13. Sovereign (2016 Mix)
14. Wherever Thorns May Grow (2016 Mix)
15. Killed by Ignition (2016 Mix)

Check out "These Absent Eyes" here: More...

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Soilwork Posts "Helsinki" Video

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."

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Akani Premieres New Song "Temple Of Lies"

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.

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Rogue Records Reveals Fallout 4 Mod Lineup

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...

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Soilwork Unveils "Death Resonance" Details

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...

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Soilwork Announces Rarities Collection

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...

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Video Recap Of Megadeth's Carolina Rebellion Show

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...

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Kreator Announces Tour With Sepultura, Soilwork

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...

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Soilwork To Support Arch Enemy

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!"

Dates are listed below. If you want to know what to expect from the show, check out our recent report of Soilwork's Chicago performance here. More...

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Fear Factory At the Concord Music Hall 4/19/2016

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...

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