Band Photo: Soilwork (?)
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.
Swedish visionary metallers Soilwork will kick off their "European Infinity Tour" on Friday, November 1st, 2013 at Folkets Hus in Umeå, Sweden.
The entire show will be broadcast online at 23:00 CET via this location. A trailer for the event can be viewed below.
The European trek also features Keep of Kalessin and Sybreed, with full details available after the jump.
The tour runs in support of the band's most recent melodic death metal double-album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here).
The band also recently re-issued the classic 2001 break-through album, "A Predator's Portrait," in a lavish deluxe digipak, featuring all new artwork as well as two previously unreleased live bonus tracks.
Furthermore, Soilwork's very own drum monster, Dirk Verbeuren, will be available for one-on-one drum lessons throughout the entire tour. More...
Sweden's Soilwork has released a lyric video for the song "Tongue," which is taken from the band's most recent double album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here). Check out the video below.
Kicking off a European tour, the band will soon bring "The Living Infinite" to stages near you alongside Keep of Kalessin and Sybreed. Dates are available after the jump.
Internationally respected, domestically loved, and locally interesting (“Look at all these black-shirted people walking into this Einstein Bagel Co!”), the ProgPower USA festival returned to its frequent home at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend for its fourteenth year of bringing quality metal to the stateside masses.
Through the hallowed gates (err… glass and metal doors) of the venue, almost anything was possible on the days of September 5-7. To some, it was an ocean of opportunity or a place to be reborn in metal. To others, a place to spend endless nights with the masters of the world themselves. To most of the 1,000+ attendees, it was where they went to reach within, feel alive, and leave with a sense of pride -- nobody was wondering “Why am I here?,” even if it was only the 1st chapter of their ProgPower story. (For this writer, the festival was also a chance to write 9 song/album titles from the bands that would be performing at the show into this second paragraph about the show. Because it sounded really cool.)
As previously detailed, the festival brought 5 bands to the states for the first time and 16 in total throughout the three days, with an extra 2 added to that in a separate Wednesday show. When I had arrived on Friday, the ProgPower elite who had come both days prior to it were feeling quite at ease and even had a sort of comfortable glow about them. I later learned that this was due in part to warm hangovers, but mostly due the awesomeness of the concerts on the days leading up to Friday, which were written about in part by Metal Underground admin CROMCarl. This, however, is the record of my time at this year's crazy heavy wonderland. More...
After releasing "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here), Soilwork has announced a lavish deluxe version of the 2001 break-through album "A Predator's Portrait," due out on October 18th (EU) / October 15th (US).
The album will be re-issued as a digipack with all new artwork and will contain 2 previously unreleased live bonus tracks. Commented drummer Dirk Verbeuren:
"I view 'A Predator’s Portrait' as a milestone in several ways. It’s our first recording for Nuclear Blast, still our home to this day, six albums later. It marks the first time Björn 'Speed' Strid pushes his vocal talents into the melodic realm. And it concludes the early Soilwork years, with follow-up »Natural Born Chaos« starting something new and different altogether. Now that we’ve come full circle with our ninth album 'The Living Infinite 'the time is right to revisit 'A Predator’s Portrait.'
"This ultimate re-release comes with re-imagined artwork by original cover artist and Soilwork keyboardist Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg as well as two live renditions of classic 'APP' tracks performed by the band’s current line-up during the 2013 North American Infinity tour. Enjoy this piece of Pure Swedish Melodic Mayhem!“ More...
In its 14th year for 2013, the ProgPower USA Festival is one of the longest-running US festivals, and the longest-running US multi-day festival to feature bands from outside the US.
This year, it has the special distinction of being the US debut show for five bands. Totaling more than a hundred and twenty band performances in its time, it has developed a reputation as a tastemakers’ festival, heightening awareness within the US of foreign bands.
It can be a daunting festival, price- and endurance-wise, but it’s one that should be considered if the genres it derives its name from at all turn your head. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s celebration of the fast and the nerdy down at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, starting on September 4th. More...
Swedish metal act ReinXeed has cancelled its first U.S. performance, which was scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, GA. Festival promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Chicago progressive metal act Divinity Compromised will fill the 2-3pm opening spot for that day.
The band provided the following explanation: "We are very sorry to announce our cancellation of ProgPower USA and all other shows and festivals in 2013. Due to personal private reasons Tommy ReinXeed will not do any more live shows after the "Rock out Wild" festival and for the rest of the year.
"We are all very sorry about this but respect his decision and are looking forward to the upcoming release of the album 'A New World' and new strength and motivation to tour in the future."
The revised lineup for ProgPower USA is as follows:
Thursday, September 5, 2013 (Kickoff Show):
In The Silence - 6:00 to 6:45
Circle II Circle - 7:15 to 8:45
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - 9:30 to 11:45 More...
The weekend festivities of the second and third day of Tuska started a bit later for me, but still managed to start with a bang that resounded for the whole weekend! With a lineup a bit less intense then the first day, there was a lot of room to really observe performances and finally get that summer festival feeling. Both days featured very different genres, but as always with Tuska, there is truly something for everyone, even if that something is as simple as ice cold cider and a cool breeze on a hot day. More...
Sweden's Soilwork has posted a video message in which singer Björn "Speed" Strid greets the band's European fans with regard to the European tour in support of most recent album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here). Check it out below.
Additional tour and festival dates will also be announced in the near future. The band's currently announced dates with Sybreed and Keep of Kalessin can be found after the jump.
The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have checked in with the following announcement about confirming Carcass for the lineup:
"Only Your Dead And Lifeless Carcass Will Return! Please welcome Carcass with their new line-up with Jeff Walker on vocals and bass, Bill Steer on lead guitar, Daniel Wilding on drums and Ben Ash on guitar on board 70,000 Tons of Metal, the World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
"Just imagine: In January 2014, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship Majesty of the Seas for 5 days and 4 nights.
"Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal!"
The first 14 out of 40 bands have been announced: More...
Swedish metallers Soilwork have announced the first dates for the upcoming "European Infinity Tour" in support of the band's most recent album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here). Additional tour and festival dates will be announced later.
Commented the band: "It is with excitement we announce our first European headline tour in a while! We also consider this tour line up one of the best we've ever had. Keep of Kalessin is a kick ass band, hailing from our neighboring nation of Norway and Sybreed is another band that we've liked for years and has always brought something unique. We feel that this bill is a perfect match and cannot wait to bring this on the road! Don't miss out on the European leg of the 'World Infinity Tour!' See you in November!" More...
Sweden's Soilwork has released an official video clip for "Spectrum Of Eternity." The clip premieres today at Metal Hammer, or you can check it out below.
The song comes off the band's most recent double album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here). Catch the band live:
31.05 PL-Warsaw Ursynalia 2013
07.07 RO-Bucharest B’ESTFEST 2013
11-13.07 D Ballenstedt Rockharz
13.07 PL-Wegorzewo Seven Festival
22-24.07 SI-Tolmin Metaldays 2013
01-03.08 D Wacken Wacken Open Air
15-17.08 D Dinkelsbühl Summer Breeze Open Air
06.09 USA Atlanta – ProgPower
07.09 MEX Mexico City – Lunario More...
Germany's Dong Open Air 2013 will take place during this upcoming July 11th - 13th, with full details available at the festival's website.
Fans wanting to see Soilwork perform in support of latest album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here) will be disappointed to know the band has now pulled out of the festival.
However, the organizers of the fest have announced Dark Tranquility will be stepping in to replace Soilwork. Dark Tranquility's new album "Construct" is due out on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media Records.
The currently announced lineup for the Dong Open Air fest features: More...
Public sales for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal 2014 will start Monday April 8th at 5PM EST. Are you ready for Round 4 of The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise?
As this will be the last time the cruise will be sailing on the “Majesty of the Seas,” the organizers have a very special treat for all you sailors: everyone that becomes a ticketed and paid passenger before July 27th, 2013 will be able to vote where they are going to steer that old lady.
The first 7 out of 40 bands on board have already been announced:
The festival will sail Monday, January 27, 2014 on the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL and will not return to the real world until Friday, January 31, 2014.
Ticket prices start at US $666 plus US $319 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24h room service! More info is available at this location.
Swedish melodic death metal act, Soilwork, will kick off the headlining "North American Infinity Tour 2013" tonight in West Springfield, Va., marking the beginning of an extensive 54-show trek with support from Jeff Loomis and Blackguard.
Tickets for all dates are on sale now, and VIP Meet & Greet packages (which include early entry plus a shirt of choice from the band's merchandise) are available through this location.
Said drummer Dirk Verbeuren, "We can't wait to take some of our new songs to the stage... We look forward to once again bringing you metal the Soilwork way!"
Soilwork is touring in support of ninth studio album, a double-CD release, "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here), which hit stores last week via Nuclear Blast. Check out the music video for "Rise Above the Sentiment" below, or catch the band live: More...
Swedish metallers Soilwork will hit Australia in October to present their most recent effort, "The Living Infinite," in a live setting. "The Living Infinite" is both a double album and the group's 9th full-length studio effort.
Commented singer Björn "Speed" Strid: "We are nothing short of super excited to announce our return to Australia in Oct this year. Last tour was a big success and we were having the time of our lives, like we always do when hitting Aussie shores. We can't wait to once again give back to our ever so loyal fan base in Australia and tear it up real big with our new double album "The Living Infinite"!!! See you soon!!!"
02.10. AU Brisbane - Hi Fi
03.10. AU Sydney - Manning Bar
04.10. AU Melbourne - Billboard
05.10. AU Adelaide - The Gov
06.10. AU Perth - Rosemont
Swedish melodic death metal act Soilwork released its ninth studio album, a double-CD titled "The Living Infinite," yesterday in North America via Nuclear Blast.
On Saturday, February 16th, Nuclear Blast hosted an exclusive listening party in Los Angeles to launch "The Living Infinite," in which ten lucky Soilwork fans from the L.A. area were selected at random from Facebook to be among the first people in the U.S. to listen to the new double-album.
They were also invited to ask the evening's host, Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren, some questions. Watch the video of the up-and-coming music journalists in action below.
Soilwork will welcome "The Living Infinite" with a 54-show headlining trek through the U.S. and Canada to start on March 12th in West Springfield, Va. Support will come from Jeff Loomis and Blackguard. Dates are available below.
Soilwork is streaming another new track "Long Live the Misanthrope" (heard below). The song appears on the band's forthcoming double CD release "The Living Infinite" which will drop on March 1st (EU), March 4th (UK) and March 5th, 2013 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records. The band embarks on a North American Tour with Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, and Wretched on March 12, 2013 at Empire in West Springfield, Virginia.
The track listing for "The Living Infinite" is:
1. Spectrum of Eternity (streaming here)
2. Memories Confined
3. This Momentary Bliss (streaming here)
5. The Living Infinite I
6. Let the First Wave Rise
8. Realm of the Wasted
9. The Windswept Mercy
10. Whispers and Lights More...
On March 12, 2013 Swedish melodic metal act Soilwork will kick off its world tour in North America, marking the band's first time headlining in this territory in almost three years.
The extensive trek through the U.S. and Canada, "North American Infinity Tour 2013," will feature support from Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, and Wretched. An updated list of tour dates can be seen below.
Contrary to the tour poster featured below, The Browning will not be on the trek. Check out the band's statement on dropping off the run right here.
"All of us in Soilwork are excited to announce the first of many killer tours to come," said drummer Dirk Verbeuren. "We can't wait to take some of our new songs to the stage, and with two CDs worth of material, picking a set list is gonna be interesting to say the least... We look forward to once again bringing you metal the Soilwork way!" More...
Texas electronic metal act The Browning has posted the following announcement online about canceling upcoming tour dates:
"We regret to announce that due to scheduling conflicts with recording our new album and shooting a new music video we're having to pull off of the upcoming Soilwork tour.
"We apologize to any fans that were expecting to see us at these shows. We're really excited for everyone to hear our new album and that's why its important for us to get back into the studio as soon as possible. Get ready for new music!"
Sweden's Soilwork has posted the third album trailer for upcoming album "The Living Infinite." In the three minute video available below, singer Björn "Speed" Strid talks about the lyrics, guest features, the band's musical approach, and his personal favorites on the double album. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Spectrum of Eternity
2. Memories Confined
3. This Momentary Bliss
5. The Living Infinite I
6. Let the First Wave Rise
8. Realm of the Wasted
9. The Windswept Mercy
10. Whispers and Lights More...