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From: Helsingborg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"Maybe some of you guys have seen on Blabbermouth that we've cancelled the show on 'Aggressive Music Festival' in Glen Falls, NY. It came to our knowledge yesterday that our drummer Dirk Verbeuren can't make it to the show since he's playing a festival in Finland (Tuska Open Air) with his other band SCARVE and somehow his flight got cancelled and there was no other flights available that day … This really sucks and we really want to appologize for this, especially for such short notice..
"Mr. David Witte (ex-BURNT BY THE SUN etc.) will fill in for Dirk on the first show on Ozzfest. We're rehearsing right now and he's really doing an awesome job…
"We'll see you in Boston on Friday!!"
As previously reported, New Jersey's GOD FORBID will be taking the place of SOILWORK at the second annual Aggressive Music Festival, set to take place on Saturday, July 16 at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glen Falls, NY.
SOILWORK are currently promoting their latest CD, "Stabbing the Drama", available now on Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Figure Number Five" was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro and Dug-Out Productions in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO).
The set times for the first two Ozzfest dates have been officially released. They are as follows:
July 15 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts:
WICKED WISDOM - 9:10-9:30am
GIZMACHI - 9:35-9:55am
SOILWORK - 10:00-10:20am
IT DIES TODAY - 10:25-10:45am
ARCH ENEMY - 10:50-11:10am
TRIVIUM - 11:15-11:35am
THE BLACK DALIA MURDER - 11:40am-12:00pm
A DOZEN FURIES - 12:05-12:35pm
MASTODON - 12:40-1:10pm
THE HAUNTED - 1:15-1:35pm
BURY YOUR DEAD - 1:40-2:00pm
AS I LAY DYING - 2:05-2:35pm
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - 2:40-3:20pm
ROB ZOMBIE - 3:35-4:35pm
IN FLAMES - 4:35-4:55pm
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - 5:05-5:45pm
SHADOWS FALL - 5:55-6:35pm
MUDVAYNE - 6:45-7:35pm
IRON MAIDEN - 8:00-9:10pm
BLACK SABBATH - 9:30-11:00pm
July 17 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center:
BURY YOUR DEAD - 9:20am
WICKED WISDOM - 9:45am
GIZMACHI - 10:10am
SOILWORK - 10:35am
IT DIES TODAY - 11:00am
ARCH ENEMY - 11:25am
TRIVIUM - 11:50am
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER - 12:15pm
THE HAUNTED - 12:40pm
A DOZEN FURIES - 1:05pm
MASTODON - 1:40pm
AS I LAY DYING - 2:15pm
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - 2:50pm
ROB ZOMBIE - 3:45pm
IN FLAMES - 4:35pm
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - 5:05pm
SHADOWS FALL - 5:55pm
MUDVAYNE - 6:45pm
IRON MAIDEN - 8:05pm
BLACK SABBATH - 9:30pm
Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the official Soilwork website:
Maybe some of you guys have seen on Blabbermouth that we've cancelled the show on "Aggressive music festival" in Glen Falls NY. It came to our knowledge yesterday that our drummer Dirk Verbeuren can't make it to the show since he's playing a festival in Finland (Tuska open air) with his other band Scarve and somehow his flight got cancelled and there was no other flights available that day .. This really sucks and we really want to appologize for this, especially for such short notice..
Mr. David Witte (ex.Burnt by the sun etc.) will fill in for Dirk on the first show on Ozzfest. We're rehearsing right now and he's really doing an awesome job..
We'll see you in Boston on friday!!
God Forbid will be replacing Soilwork on the Aggressive Music Festival in Glens Falls, NY on July 16.
The following message was posted on the official Soilwork website:
Just want to post some more small updates before we leave for Ozzfest on monday...
Just came home from a party with our dear bassplayer Mr. Flink, had a blast watching Iron Maiden live on swedish national tv (prime time) from the biggest stadium in Sweden, that was fucking great!!
Anyways, if you didn't know aleady, the video of the song "Nerve" will soon reach your tv:s. We recorded the video in Hollyood at a filmsite rental during our headline tour in april. And the big question: Is the whole band in the video this time? Hell yess! Don't worry, my ugly face is not alone this time... Unfortunately some people got the Stabbing the drama video totally wrong and thought that i'd been converted to some pathetic Fred Durst guy and there's been a lot of talk on the forums if it was my decision and will to be alone in the video.. i tell you, you don't know me.. All we did was to make everything as flexible as possible since Peter moved to the states when we where recording the video, so it was the directors idea to build a story around one person, sure it didn't work out very good since the director didn't kept what he promised with my movements with my arms in the video that was supposed to be turned into "matrix effects".. bummer.. i still believe i did what i could in that video (i tell you, it's goddamn hard being totally alone in a video when you're used to be with a six piece band, you should try it sometime!) . I still like the colours in the video but just as you guys i wish the whole band was in that video but this was impossible at that time... So to you guys who believe i'm trying go solo with this band and adapting some kind of rapper attitude , fuck off and watch the next video of Nerve instead , it's great!! I'll see you very soon my friends!
Best regards, Speed
Soilwork frontman Speed has posted the following message on the band's official website:
I know that there´s been a lot of people asking when we´ll do the next european tour.. Well, all i can say that the tour is shaping up right now and will start sometime in the very beginning of October and last until the end of October. I can assure you that we´ll bring some other cool bands with us as well, the bill´s gonna be great!! As for australian/southamerican/japanese tours we´re still waiting for confirmations.. We usually do Japan and Australia as a "combo" and it looks like it will happen in the end of this year.. and Southamerica, don´t worry we´ll make sure we cover up your beautiful continent for this album as well!! Stay Tune!
Soilwork frontman Speed has checked in with the following update:
I´ve just come home from Germany. Been very busy lately, first the recording of Terror 2000 and then the recording with Thomen from Blind Guardian and as you probably know we have done festivals in between with Soilwork at Graspop and Furyfest. Both of the festivals were fucking amazing, a lot of people and great respone! A big thanx to all the people who made it a memorable experience! Had the chance to check out some good bands as well, i saw Slayer from stage (man, Mr.Lombardo is in amazing shape, fucking great!!), I saw a few songs with System of a down which was also very cool.. I also had the chance to talk to the guys from Mastodon, really nice guys! Later that evening i got pretty shitfaced and hooked up with the drummer from Mastodon and we sung some falsetto King Diamond hits from the Abigail album, i tell you the drummer has a pretty descent falsetto he he.. Anyways, Ozzfest is around the corner, just ten days until we´re heading off to the states... Can´t wait to start doing the rock n roll circus.. I can assure you that we´ll blow your minds away, we have selected the perfect 20 min set for you guys (it was really hard though..) To me it seems like a perfect mix...I´ll talk to ya soon..take care!!
All my best, Speed
The track listing has been finalized for the Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler. The CD will be available at the Ozzfest Summer Sampler tent for free, and as a consolation prize in the Village of the Damned at any of the game booths.
Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler track listing:
OZZY OSBOURNE – "21st Century Schizoid Man"
TONY IOMMI – "Dopamine"
GZR - "Pardon My Depression"
A DOZEN FURIES – "The Everlasting Grudge"
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – "A Vulger Picture"
THE HAUNTED – "No Compromise"
IT DIES TODAY – "Freak Gasoline Fight Accident"
SOILWORK – "Stabbing The Drama"
ARCH ENEMY – "Nemesis" (Rough Mix)
BRUCE DICKINSON – "Tyranny of Souls"
GIZMACHI – "The Answer"
BURY YOUR DEAD - 'The Color of Money'
IN FLAMES – "My Sweet Shadow"
TRIVIUM – "A Gunshot To The Head of Trepidation"
WICKED WISDOM – "Something Inside of Me"
Soilwork frontman Speed has checked in with the following update:
I'm so sorry i haven't posted anything in a while..
I've been recording the vocals for the new Terror 2000 album. We've had so much fuckin' fun in the studio here in Helsingborg.. we decided to take thrash metal to where it never has been before and have no boundaries of what a thrash metal album should or shouldn't contain.. So, it's all in there folks: This album is gonna be the most hilarious, intense, brainless, aggressive, silly, fast, immature and nervewrecking album you ever heard! An example: a thrash metal blues in 285 bpm called "Bloody blues blaster"... stay tune..
We're flying in to Amsterdam tomorrow and we'll play our first european gig for the new album at the Waldrock-festival, can't wait!
Right now we're also setting up a headlining tour in Europe for this fall.. hopefully we'll manage to cover the world before the year is over..
When we come home from Waldrock i'll get my ass over to the Sweden Rock festival and watch some M'y..
Anyways, we'll see you on stage on the festivals! Metal up your ass!
Terror 2000 is the Swedish thrash metal band featuring Speed (Soilwork), Klas Ideberg (Darkane), Nick Sword (El Mago), Erik Thyselius (Construcdead) and Dan Svensson (Hatelight).
The 2nd Annual Aggressive Music Festival will take place July 16 in Glen Falls NY at the Glen Falls Civic Center (doors open at 3pm). This is just one day after the opening Ozzfest show in Mansfield, MA, and an off-date for Ozzfest, so there are a lot of good Ozzfest bands playing. Bands so far include:
As I Lay Dying
A Dozen Furies
While in LA, Soilwork shot the next video for the song "Nerve," off their latest album, "Stabbing the Drama." You can check out the shoot at this location. More pictures of Soilwork on the road has been posted at this location.
Killswitch Engage will be playing a number of "Ozzfest" off-dates with As I Lay Dying and Soilwork in tow, dates announced so far include:
Jul. 20 State College, PA - Crowbar
Jul. 22 Johnson City, NY - Magic City Music Hall
Aug. 05 Louisville, KY - Jillian's
Aug. 08 South Fargo, ND - Playmaker's Pavillion
Aug. 10 Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre
Soilwork frontman Speed has checked in with the report on their North American tour with Dark Tranquillity, Mnemic and Hypocrisy:
We came home yesterday, have been sleeping since then. It´s gonna take a long time melting all the impressions from the tour, all i know is that 99 % of them are very good...
The last shows on the tour went really good, i never expected such a flawless tour, you guys have been amazing on all the 26 shows!! Thank you so much for the support and thank you for giving us an amazing first headliner tour in North America, we will never forget this moment!!!
As you probably know we´ll be back soon for Ozzfest but first of all we´re very happy to present the new songs live to the european crowd on Furyfest, Graspop and Waldrock!! Can´t wait...
Talk to ya soon...
An off-fest show with Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, It Dies Today, The Haunted, and A Dozen Furies has been confirmed for July 17th in Burlington, VT at the Higher Ground Ballroom. More off-fest dates are as follows:
Shadows Fall - Opening bands for these dates are still to be announced:
July 22 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
September 1 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Killswitch Engage with Soilwork and As I Lay Dying :
July 20 - State College, PA @ Crowbar
July 22 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
In Flames with Arch Enemy: TBA
Rob Zombie with Mastodon:
August 21 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Iron Maiden with Mastodon:
July 16 - Quebec City, QUE @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
August 3 - Toronto, ONT @ Molson Amphitheatre
Soilwork frontman, Speed, has posted the following message on the band's official website:
WE CROSSED THE BORDER TO CANADA THIS MORNING AND WE'RE NOW IN QUEBEC..
I'M SORRY THAT I HAVEN?T POSTED MUCH LATELY ABOUT (ABOOT) THE SHOWS LATELY BUT ALL I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE'RE HAVING SUCH A BLAST AND THAT THIS TOUR SEEM TO BE A NEVERENDING PARTY..
ALL THE RECENT SHOWS HAVE BEEN AMAZING!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING US ONE OF THE BEST TOURS WE?VE EVER DONE!
I REALLY WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO GIVE OUR GREAT TATTOO ARTIST AND FRIEND CHRIS MCMILLEN SOME CREDIT HERE, HE'S BEEN WORKING HIS ASS OFF PROVIDING US WITH GREAT TATTOOS EVERYDAY.. HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE ABLE TO POST SOME PICS OF OUR NEW TATTOOS, MEANWHILE CHECK OUT HIS SITE: WWW.ATOMICCOFFIN.COM
CAN'T WAIT TO TEAR IT UP TONIGHT IN QUEBEC... STAY TUNE PEOPLE...
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will be hooking up with SOILWORK and AS I LAY DYING for their own string of dates this summer during days off from the Ozzfest tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:
July 20 - State College, PA @ Crowbar
July 22 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
As previously reported, other confirmed 'Off-fest' pairings are as follows:
IN FLAMES with ARCH ENEMY
ROB ZOMBIE with MASTODON
IRON MAIDEN with MASTODON (Canadian dates)
SHADOWS FALL with a band to be announced
It’s that time of year again- birds are chirping, trees are blossoming, the city’s Crowne Plaza Hotel is bombarded with numerous metal parties. And, of course, the local businesses in Worcester, MA hand out flyers that read “Dear metalheads (!!!), if you’re wondering where to get drunk tonight, come to our pub”.
It’s the New England Metal Fest weekend, which was held on April 22-24 and welcomed fans from all corners of the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and even UK. Probably the biggest and best festival on this side of the Atlantic. At least this year’s. I was giddy with excitement about this event since January and I lived to share my observations and opinions. More...
upstate New York's GIZMACHI have now officially filled one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest.
GIZMACHI will release their debut CD, "The Imbuing", on May 3 on Big Orange Clown Records, an imprint of Sanctuary Records. "The Imbuing" was produced by SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan (who also founded Big Orange Clown Records), engineered by Josh Wilbur and recorded at Spin Studios in New York City. GIZMACHI is comprised of Sean Kane on vocals, Jay Hannon and Mike Laurino on guitars, Kris Gilmore on bass and Jimmie Hatcher on drums.
The band filmed the video for their first single, "The Answer", in February in New York. The video was directed by Crahan and produced by Doug Spangenberg (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE).
Ozzfest 2005 billing is now shaping up as follows: More...
Soilwork vocalist Speed has posted two messages on the band's official website, the first one being a tour update and the second as an apology to the band's former drummer for forgetting to include him in their new album, "Stabbing the Drama":
Man, we had a great time in San Francisco, Anaheim and Hollywood! Thank you so much for coming out to the shows and giving us such great response!
Unfortuntely as i announced on stage in Anaheim, i got food poisoned in Frisco and had a hard time moving around on stage since i had fever and was puking all day (and while on stage). Now, that?s probably more than you need to know and i?m not gonna excuse myself since i think that me and the band tore it up pretty damn well every night, but thank you for your patience and endless support!
We all went to Rainbow bar and grill last night and all of the boys in the band got pretty wasted except me. I had to take care of my health for just one night.. I had a good time though chatting with Roy Z and drinking Pepsi..
We?re in Phoenix now and it?s so damn hot here as usual... We?re very much looking forward to the show tonight, see you on stage!!!
I would like to take the time and make a statement about our former drummer Richard Evensand (who i still have frequent contact with). For some reason we forgot to put him on the thanxlist of the new album and i really feel bad about it.. I really don?t have an explanation to this more than that we were really late with the thanxlist for the album and it all became very stressed. I just wanna appologize to him and also tell you guys that there?s no hard feelings between the band and him. All i can say is that he?s a very good friend of mine and he definately NOT deserve the bullshit that you guys might have read in magazines and seen on some DVD:s... Richard is now living in Melbourne, Australia and will probably tear it up when you least expect it in another band.. So thank you Ricky and good luck bro!!!
The 7th Annual New England Metal And Hardcore Festival is set to take place April 22-24 in Worcester, MA. As previously announced, this year's festival features stellar headlining acts such as KING DIAMOND, HATEBREED, DANZIG, OBITUARY, NILE, HYPOCRISY, DARK TRANQUILLITY and BEHEMOTH among others.
The following set times have been posted ( subject to change):
Main Stage Friday, April 22:
3:00 - 3:20- Winter Solstice
3:30 - 3:50- Kylesa
4:00 - 4:20- The Esoteric
4:30 - 4:50- Nora
5:00 - 5:20- Since the flood
5:30 - 5:50- Haste The Day
6:00 - 6:20- Premonitions Of War
6:30 - 7:00- All That Remains
7:15 - 7:45- Throwdown
8:00 - 8:30- As I lay dying
9:00 - 10:00- Obituary
10:30 - 11:30- Unearth
12:00 - 1:00- Hatebreed
Second Stage, Friday:
3:10 - 3:30- Ion Disonanance
3:40 - 4:00- Catastrophic
4:10 - 4:30- Scurvy
4:40 - 5:00- T.B.A.
5:10 - 5:30- The Minor Times
5:40 - 6:10- With Honor More...
Sweden's Soilwork has posted the following message on the band's official website:
We will be flying to Rochester for rehersal now on friday and we will be seeing you guys starting on the 5th in Buffalo.
The set is one of the most intense sets we have ever pulled together, so we hope that you can handle it.
Lots of old songs, mixed with some newer ones.
come out and rock out with your C**K out!