Soilwork have announced a line-up change. The melodic death metallers, who are about to release a new album called The Ride Majestic, have a new bassist. As of this new album cycle, the band is joined by new bassist Markus Wibom, formerly of Helsingborg hardcore group Hearts Alive. Wibom replaces longtime bassist Ola Flink, who has amicably left the group to focus on other endeavors.
Another new album is coming courtesy of melodic death metallers Soilwork! The Sweden-based unit has announced details regarding their forthcoming 10th studio album, called The Ride Majestic. The new album will hit stores worldwide on August 28th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. Discover the cover art illustrated by Róbert Borbás (Grinddesign) below as well as other important details. How will the band fare after the ambitious double album The Living Infinite? We will soon find out.
Soulfly just announced that they will embark on a North American headlining tour starting on September 30th in Los Angeles. The band will be supporting their upcoming vicious new release Archangel, which was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom) and will be released on August 14th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Joining them on this epic campaign are Swedish melodic death metal visionaries Soilwork, Polish technical death metallers Decapitated, and newcomers Shattered Sun. No word yet on who will replace bassist Tony Campos.
Another accident on tour. Luckily this time, everyone is okay and there are no serious injuries. Ryan McCombs, frontman of SOiL, has announced that the group's tour bus crashed yesterday. SOiL's tour bus was involved in a road accident following the band's concert in Des Moines, Iowa.
Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork is in the news again as they have released a live video for "This Momentary Bliss" taken from their last release The Living Infinite. The song will appear on their highly anticipated first ever live DVD/Blu-ray, Live In The Heart Of Helsinki. You can check out the video down here.
As they prepare to unleash their first DVD, Soilwork are also hard at work on the follow-up to their 2013 album The Living Infinite. In fact, drummer Dirk Verbeuren is currently recording drums for Soilwork's upcoming 10th album. For now, you can listen to a snippet of one of the new songs in this video here. Are you excited to hear what the band will do next after the double album The Living Infinite?
Back in March 2014, Soilwork performed a special show at Circus Club in Helsinki, Finland. Now they have announced the release of their anticipated first ever live DVD/Blu-ray, Live In The Heart Of Helsinki on March 13th, 2015 through Nuclear Blast Records. It will feature guest appearances by singers Floor Jansen (Nightwish, ReVamp) and Nathan J. Biggs (Sonic Syndicate). Find out all about it here. Are you interested?
The American group SOiL just announced on their Facebook page that their frontman Ryan McCombs (ex-Drowning Pool) is currently in the hospital recovering from a stroke. They wish him a speedy recovery. Thankfully, it was caught early and didn't happen while they were on the road with limited access to things. Ryan has also posted an update and he is doing better.
Bad news from the Soilwork camp. The Swedes are forced to cancel their gig at this year's Rockharz Open Air (in Ballenstedt, Germany) due to a serious back injury of their singer, Björn "Speed" Strid. This decision was a hard one to make, especially since it is the second time in a row after last year's forced cancellation.
"Loaded Gun" is the new Joshua Allan Vargas-directed video from Chicago heavy rockers Soil. Soil are currently touring the U.K. these days with Skindred. The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album Whole, which was released in August 2013. The video features live footage.
The Portuguese festival Vagos Open Air 2014 will take place at Quinta do Ega in Vagos, from August 8th-9th, 2014. After announcing the first confirmations Kreator and Epica, the organizers now confirm Swedish bands Opeth and Soilwork for the festival. Joining these bands will also be Murk, a Portuguese band that just released the EP Tyrants Of Decay.
The Swedish metallers Soilwork have announced a special show to take place at Circus in Helsinki, Finland on March 21st, 2014. The show will be recorded for a future DVD release and will be a special night in the history of the band. The repertoire is set to be career spanning, with special guest appearances as well as some not to be unveiled surprises.
Currently on tour, Soilwork have confirmed the next leg of their European tour for early 2014, more specifically in March. The European Infinity Part 2 will also feature fellow Swedes Darkane and Americans System Divide as support on what promises to be a short but intense run. Check out the tour dates below. If you didn't catch Soilwork live this year, this might be a good opportunity to do so.
Chicago based rockers Soil are pleased to announce that they will hit the road through United Kingdom, as direct support to British reggae rockers Skindred, starting on January 22nd, 2014 at UAE in Norwich. This tour will be the first UK trek in support of Soil's sixth studio release, Whole, available now through Pavement Entertainment and AFM Records. A Russian and European tour will follow these UK dates.