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Formed: 1996
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.

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Second Annual Aggressive Metal Fest Details

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:

Mudvayne
Hatebreed
Killswitch Engage
Shadow's Fall
In Flames
As I Lay Dying
Soilwork
Trivium
A Dozen Furies

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Soilwork Tour And Video Shoot Photos Posted Online

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.

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Killswitch Engage Announce Few More Off-Fest Dates

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

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Soilwork Checks In With Report From Sweden

Soilwork frontman Speed has checked in with the report on their North American tour with Dark Tranquillity, Mnemic and Hypocrisy:

Hi there!

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...

Speed

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First "Off-Fest" Tour Dates Announced

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

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Soilwork Update From Canada

Soilwork frontman, Speed, has posted the following message on the band's official website:

HI THERE!

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...

CHEERS, SPEED

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Killswitch Engage, AILD, Soilwork To Tour Together

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

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NEHMF 2005 Live Report

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...

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Gizmachi Confirmed For Ozzfest 2005 Second Stage

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...

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Soilwork Tour Update, Apology To Former Drummer

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":

Hi there!

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!!!

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Schedule For NEMHF 2005 Announced

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...

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Soilwork Comments On Upcoming Tour

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!

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Soilwork To Release 10 Year Anniversary DVD

Sweden's Soilwork have announced plans to release a DVD to celebrate the group's 10-year anniversary. "We'll film some of the upcoming shows and add a lot of backstage/tour bus footage that we have collected through the years," vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid announced. "I think our dear bass player will get his own section..."

Before embarking on an US tour with Hypocrisy, Mnemic and Dark Tranquillity, singer Strid also recorded music for a project with Blind Guardian drummer Thomen Stauch, which he described as a cross between Alice in Chains and Rammstein.

Soilwork will be joining this year's Ozzfest. Tour dates are listed here.

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Danzig Confirmed To Headline NEMHF

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.

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Dark Tranquillity Itinerary Update, Endorsements

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...

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Soilwork List Fave Albums, Seek Side Project Name

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:
1.Metallica-Kill em´all
2.Terrorizer-World Downfall
3. The Who-Who´s next
4.Judas Priest-Klling Machine
5.Strapping young lad-City
6.Dissection-Storm of the light´s bane
7. Seal-S/t
8.Whitesnake-1987
9.Rainbow-Rising
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...

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Breaking News

Official Ozzfest 2005 Dates And Lineup Revealed

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...

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Soilwork Vocalist To Record w/ Blind Guard Drummer

Soilwork vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid has posted the following update on the band's official website:

Hi there!

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...

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New Soilwork Video Posted Online

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. .

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New Dark Tranquillity Video Posted Online

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...

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