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From: Helsingborg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.
Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.
Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.
Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.
Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.
Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
Here is Dark Tranquillity's updated European and North American tour itinerary:
North American tour with Soilwork, Hypocrisy, Mnemic:
April 5 - Buffalo, NY @ The Buffalo Icon
April 6 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
April 7 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
April 8 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
April 9 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
April 10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo-Fi Cafe
April 12 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland
April 14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
April 15 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
April 16 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
April 17 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
April 19 - Austin, TX @ The Back Room
April 20 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room
April 22 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
April 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
April 24 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium (NEMHF)
April 26 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
April 27 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
April 29 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 30 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
May 1 - New York City, NY @ B.B. Kings Blues Club
May 3 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Capitole Theatre
May 4 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
May 5 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
May 6 - Cleveland, OH @ Odeon Concert Club (BWBK Six-Pack Weekend Festival)
May 7 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
European festival: More...
Soilwork singer, Speed, has posted the following message on the band's official website:
Hi there peple!
I´m back home in good old Sweden now, the recording down in Germany went great!
There seem to be some worries that this album will be the final bash for Soilwork. HELL NO MAN, you ain´t seen nothing yet... Of course this is just a misunderstanding...
I have a little suggestion for all the postings in this corner... It think we should keep this corner as a frequently updated information source where people can ask questions and get answers. Don´t get me wrong here, i´m very happy to get greetings and compliments, they all make me and the band inspired, but i do think we should keep those to the guestbook.. I promise you i check out the guestbook daily so don´t worry! It´s gonna be a lot easier for me to answer more questions as well..
So let´s keep Speed´s corner as a forum for questions and news..
I hope you understand my point...
A ot of people ask for my favorie bands and inspirations, i´ll here try to give you a list of records that have in any way been inspirational:
3. The Who-Who´s next
4.Judas Priest-Klling Machine
5.Strapping young lad-City
6.Dissection-Storm of the light´s bane
10.Soundtrack of our lives-Welcome to the instant freebase
Hey, stay tune for merchsection and Stabbing-video, we´re working on it...
I´ll talk to you soon... By the way, feel free to post suggestions for name on my sideproject with the B.Guardian drummer Thomen, we´re stucked...
It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that?
Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival — which has propelled many of today’s rock bands to superstardom while paying close attention to its discerning fans — will roll out July 15 in Boston and visit 26 cities by the time it reaches West Palm Beach on September 4. The Hot Topic Second Stage will be headlined by ZOMBIE and feature a preview of rock's rising stars, including AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, THE HAUNTED, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BURY YOUR DEAD, SOILWORK, TRIVIUM, IT DIES TODAY, A DOZEN FURIES and more.
"I'm most proud of the success of Ozzfest," says founder Sharon Osbourne. "Everyone said it would never happen and 10 years later we are still in business." In fact, 125 bands, 238 shows and over 4 million fans later, the all-day extravaganza of music and deranged merriment is roaring louder than ever. History in the making, 2005 marks the first time metal legends BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN have toured together and also represents IRON MAIDEN's first Ozzfest appearance.
IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson said, "This summer's MAIDEN touring is based on the recent 'Early Days' DVD and all the songs we do at Ozzfest will be from our first four albums — 'Iron Maiden', 'Killers', 'Number of the Beast' and 'Piece of Mind'. We will be bringing over our full European show, naturally including as special guest Eddie in various appropriate guises!! The stage sets, production and backdrops will recreate aspects of the shows on the tours around those albums — only bigger… much bigger!!! We don’t know if anyone has done anything like this before but we think it’s something the fans will really appreciate both in the choice of songs and in the production values."
Here are the Ozzfest tour dates: More...
Soilwork vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid has posted the following update on the band's official website:
I'm first of all very happy that the new site is up! We will try to make it as interesting as possible with frequently posted information about what's going on in the Soilwork-camp. Right now we?re preparing to kick some serious ass on the upcoming US- tour and make the setlist as varied as possible with some songs that we haven't played live before. We are so fucking excited to make our first headlinertour in the states ever and for the first time be able to give you guys a set on approx 1 h and 20 mins...
Right now i can also tell you guys that we have three chart entries here in Sweden with the new album, number 14 on the hit charts (all artists, all genres, all nationalities), number 1 on the hardrock charts and number 10 on the swedish artist charts, fantastic!!
I'll be down in Germany from tomorrow and record an album with he drummer from Blind Guardian. The project is called Coldseed and is sounding something like a mixture between Rammstein and Alice in Chains if you ask me.. i'm really looking forward to record this and i'll get back to you later with further information..
Stay tune for more news...
Soilwork''s video for the track "Stabbing The Drama" has been posted online at this location (Real Media).
"Stabbing The Drama" is the title track of the group's new album.
With regards to the "Stabbing The Drama" video, Soilwork vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid had the following to say:
The video director's idea was to have only me in the video, to make something different than just a band video and more like a one-person performance with a little story around it.
I can tell you it was fucking freezing out there (-10 °C), but luckily there was a lot of burning car wrecks in the video that I could get at least some heat from... It became pretty chaotic sometimes during the recording, since I was just in front of the burning wrecks while people where throwing diesel. It was pretty fucking close that I caught fire several times, but it surely was an interesting experience...
In other news, "Stabbing The Drama" entered the Swedish album charts at #14 – and #1 on the metal chart. .
The new Dark Tranquillity video for "Lost To Apathy" shot by acclaimed director Roger Johansson (In Flames, Soilwork) has been posted here.
The track comes off the group's critically acclaimed new album "Character," their groundbreaking and most challenging offering yet. "Character," is as brutal as it is thought provoking and introspective. It quickly captivates the listener, keeping them on the edge of their seat while pummeling them with a barrage of menacing riffs, atmospheric keyboards and memorable hooks.
Look for the band to embark on a major headlining U.S. tour early next month alongside Soilwork, Hypocrisy and Mnemic. Tour dates: More...
Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers Death Angel have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the 2005 installment of the Waldrock Festival, set to take place on June 4 in Burgum, Netherlands. No reason was given for the cancellation. Currently scheduled to perform at the festival are Dimmu Borgir, Black Label Society, Accept and the latest confirmations, Dio and Soilwork. Tickets go on sale March 1.
For more information, visit www.waldrock.nl.
A brand new Soilwork track, entitled "Nerve," has been posted online in Real Audio format at this location.
"Nerve" comes off the group's new album, "Stabbing the Drama", due in Europe on February 28.
The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:
Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...
The Swedish Thrash Metal band Terror 2000 will record their new album in March 2005. Bjorn Speed Strid (Soilwork), Klas Ideberg (Darkane), Nick Sword (El Mago), Erik Thyselius (Construcdead) and Dan Svensson (Hatelight) are still writing new songs announced as the most neck-breakin', fast and aggressive recorded by the band. No title for the new album is yet confirmed but the release date is planned for June 2005 through Scarlet Records.
Nuclear Blast has announced the tracklisting of "Alone in the Dark," the original motion picture soundtrack inspired and from the movie. "Alone in the Dark" is based on the best-selling Atari video game series of the same name. The soundtrack will feature some of today’s best Metal bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, Fear Factory, Machine Head amongst others, and it will be featured on a double disc format. This is the first time a Hollywood production receives an all Extreme Metal soundtrack. The release date for the soundtrack has been set for January 25, 2005.
Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of the ancient civilizations. Now, the greatest mystery of his past is about to become the most dangerous case he has ever faced. With the help of his ex-flame, archeologist Aline Cedrac (Tara Reid), and his bitter rival, government agent Richard Burke (Stephen Dorff), Edward Carnby is about to learn that just because you don’t believe in something, that doesn’t mean it can’t kill you. More info can be found here.
There will be two different version of the soundtrack, one for European territories and the American version. Here are both tracklists: More...
On November 15th 2004 Dark Tranquillity's new “Lost To Apathy EP” was released through Century Media Records and received praise all over the globe, even managing to enter the official Swedish single charts at a very good position 47. Now it’s about time to introduce the upcoming seventh studio album “Character”, to be released January 24th 2005. Expect the best - because you’ll get the best!
The new massive Dark Tranquillity album “Character” is likely to be the most awaited Melodic Death Metal record since a very long time. We can assure that this album kicks serious ass, but also contains tons of great hooklines and a well-balanced mixture of pure aggression and fantastic melodies made for eternity. With “Character”, the Swedish six-piece have raised the bar to an almost unreachable height for their style’s “competitors”. You will get to hear and approve it: Simply check out the new song “Through Smudged Lenses” in the download section.
Mikael Stanne (Vocals) and Niklas Sundin (Guitar) just recently visited the German Century Media office and recorded a video message for their worldwide fan base: http://www.centurymedia.de/specials/dt_greetings.rm. More...
Soilwork have set a release date for their new cd titled "Stabbing the Drama" for March 8th. Along with this new CD, Soilwork will be touring with Dark Tranquility, Mnemic, and Hypocrisy.
Tour dates are as follows:
04/05/05 BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo Icon
04/05/05 CHICAGO, IL - House Of Blues
04/07/05 MILWAUKEE, WI - The Eagles Club
04/08/05 LAWRENCE, KS - Granada Theatre
04/09/05 ENGLEWOOD, CO - Gothic Theatre
04/10/05 SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Lo-Fi Café
04/12/05 SEATTLE, WA - Graceland
04/14/05 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Pound
04/15/05 ANAHEIM, CA - House Of Blues
04/16/05 HOLLYWOOD, CA - The Key Club
04/17/05 SCOTTDALE, AZ - Venue Of Scottsdale
04/19/05 AUSTIN, TX - The Back Room
04/20/05 HOUSTON, TX - Engine Room
04/22/05 COLUMBUS, OH - Al Rosa Villa
04/23/05 PHILADELPHIA, PA - Trocadero
04/26/05 ATLANTA, GA - Masquerade
04/27/05 ORLANDO, FL - The Social
04/29/05 WEST SPRINGFIELD, VA - Jaxx
04/30/05 HARTFORD, CT - Webster Theater
05/01/05 NEW YORK, NY - B.B. Kings Blues Club
05/03/05 QUEBEC CITY, QC - Le Capitole Theatre
05/04/05 MONTREAL, QC - The Medley
05/05/05 TORONTO, ON - Opera House
05/07/05 DETROIT, MI - Harpo´s Concert Theatre
Soilwork's upcoming North American tour with Dark Tranquillity, Hypocrisy and Mnemic has had more dates confirmed for it. Here's the updated intinerary:
April 5 Buffalo, NY @ The Buffalo Icon
April 6 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
April 7 Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
April 8 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
April 9 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
April 10 Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo-Fi Cafe
April 12 Seattle, WA @ Graceland
April 14 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
April 15 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
April 16 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
April 17 Scottsdale, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale
April 19 Austin, TX @ The Back Room
April 20 Houston, TX @ Engine Room
April 22 Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
April 23 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
April 26 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
April 27 Orlando, FL @ The Social
April 29 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 30 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
May 1 New York City, NY @ B.B. Kings Blues Club
Sweden's Soilwork have confirmed via their official web site that the limited-edition European/U.S. version of their upcoming album, "Stabbing the Drama," will include a bonus track, entitled "Wherever Thorns May Grow." The Japanese edition will feature "Wherever Thorns May Grow" and an additional bonus cut by the name of "Killed by Ignition."
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). A February 28, 2005 release through Nuclear Blast Records is expected.
Soilwork will be heading out on a North American tour with Dark Tranquillity and Hypocrisy beginning in April 2005. So far, only one date has been confirmed: April 29 at the Jaxx in Springfield, VA.
the limited-edition European/U.S. version of Soilwork's upcoming album, "Stabbing the Drama," will include a bonus track, entitled "Wherever Thorns May Grow." The Japanese edition will feature "Wherever Thorns May Grow" and an additional bonus cut by the name of "Killed by Ignition".
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 (Messhugah, In Flames, Stuck Mojo). A February 28, 2005 release through Nuclear Blast Records is expected.
Nuclear Blast has confirmed the new Soilwork album, "Stabbing The Drama," will be released on February 28th, 2005. According to management, the band is looking into doing a headlining tour of North America starting in April.
Tracklist (in no particular order):
Stabbing The Drama
Wherever Thorns May Grow
One With The Flies
Weapon Of Vanity
Blind Eye Halo
Swedish melodic death thrashers Soilwork have entered Dug-Out Productions in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, Stuck Mojo) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. Next week, the recording sessions will be moving to the Fascination Street studios in Örebro.
With regards to the new material, Soilwork vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid recently said, "In my ears it sounds like a mixture between 'Natural Born Chaos' (2002) and our latest effort, 'Figure Number Five' (2003) with a slight and interesting development."
After a series of very succesful festival shows at Fury Fest, Graspop and Dour fest, Scarve have begun working on the bonus DVD to be added to the "Translucence" debut album re-release due in 2005.
Drummer extraordinaire Dirk Verbeuren has started working on the drum patterns for the upcoming Soilwork album to be recorded in Sept 2004. Scarve are also currently in negotiations for a European tour as well.
The trailer for the forthcoming Get Thrashed documentary has been put online here. The documentary will include interviews by the following artists:
METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, GODSMACK, DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, DEATH ANGEL, SHADOWS FALL, MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STONE SOUR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, LAMB OF GOD, VIO-LENCE, KREATOR, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, VOIVOD, CHIMAIRA, BIOHAZARD, FOZZY/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, THE HAUNTED, D.R.I., SOILWORK, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HEATHEN, Brian Slagel, Jon & Marsha Zazula, authors Ian Christe (Sound of the Beast) and Steven Blush (American Hardcore), NY metal radio DJ Eddie Trunk, Rampage Radio's Ron Quintana and featuring the music of unsigned bands: EXIT TO ETERNITY, OSMIUM, CONCRETE COFFIN, VISCID, NOCTURNAL FEAR, KAOS, RESPONSE NEGATIVE, ULYSSES SIREN