As a band that has had a prosperous and lengthy career, Soilwork is bound to have many tracks, samples and riffs hidden away that just didn’t make the final cut on any of their albums. Having previously included bonus tracks on some of their past albums or region specific releases, the band has opted to finally collate some of these items into one neat little package for their latest release "Death Resonance".
One of the undisputed Godfather's of Swedish Modern Metal are back in a big way! Soilwork's latest release, The Panic Broadcast, is a call to arms for Swedish Metal fans. "Speed" and Co., have gotten back on track with The Panic Broadcast, which is a bombastic fury of hyperactive drum thumping, melodic songwriting and a return to the fold of one of the greatest Metal riff merchants, guitarist Peter Wichers.
Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK have announced to release their highly anticipated first ever live DVD/BluRay, “Live In The Heart Of Helsinki” on April 7, 2015. Recorded during the band’s special Helsinki show on March 21, 2014 at Circus Club in the Finnish capital and will feature guest appearances by Floor Jansen and Nathan J. Biggs. "'In The Heart Of Helsinki' is somewhat of a testimony of our career and the live action shots are mixed with a blast from the past, including a collage of SOILWORK memorabilia.
Recorded on March 21st, 2014 at Circus Club in the Finnish capital, LIVE IN THE HEART OF HELSINKI features a setlist spanning our entire career, with guest appearances by Floor Jansen (Nightwish, ReVamp) and Nathan J. Biggs (Sonic Syndicate). Commented Björn “Speed” Strid: “There couldn’t have been a better time than now, with ten albums out and a very varied back catalog to choose from. Our line up is 50 % original members and 50 % fresh blood, which makes it all more interesting. Especially since the newest members have brought so much to our sound and have continued to inspire us to write new and exciting music and also brought a new found energy on stage. Now is definitely the time to see us. Trust me.” The Blu-ray was produced by Jouni Markkanen and directed by Ville Lipiäinen who also worked on the most recent Nightwish DVD “Showtime, Storytime”. It was recorded & mixed by Kimmo Ahola at AMS Oy Ltd. and features artwork by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie as well as extensive liner notes by Björn “Speed” Strid.
To celebrate the October 18th show at Tokyo’s Loud Park festival, Avalon/Marquee is releasing a special limited edition EP entitled Beyond The Infinite! It contains five unreleased tracks from The Living Infinite sessions and was recorded, mixed and mastered at Fascination Street by Jens Bogren and Johan Örnborg. Yes, this release is for Asia only.
Swedish metallers SOILWORK release a lavish deluxe version of their 2001 classic breakthrough album "A Predator's Portrait" on October 18 in Europe and October 15 in the U.S. The effort will be reissued as a digipack with an all new artwork and will contain two 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.
Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork are ready to release their ninth studio album ‘The Living Infinite’ on March 1st in Europe and March 5th in the US via Nuclear Blast, and this is an album that’s perhaps as important for the band’s career as anything they’ve previously put out, for a number of reasons. This is their first ever double album, with 20 brand new original tracks on two discs.When it comes to melodic extreme metal, particularly Soilwork with their unbeatable clean vocals, I almost think of it as pop music for metalheads, and I say that as a compliment. But lately, heavyweights like Children Of Bodom and In Flames have disappointed fans of this sub-genre with their newer releases even though they continue to thrive as great live bands. Thankfully, we still have Soilwork delivering the goods, and quite honestly, ‘The Living Infinite’ is one of the best melodic extreme metal albums I’ve heard in a very long time, and as a modern-day double album in any kind of heavy music, it’s simply unparalleled.