Soilwork - Singer Suffers Back Injury, Cancel Rockharz Festival Show

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.

Soilwork have been touring intensely since they released the double album The Living Infinite last year. Hopefully, Björn "Speed" Strid can rest and recover fully.

Strid stated about his injury: "It is with great regret that I have to inform you that I'm not gonna be able to perform at the Rock Harz festival on Friday. It almost feels like a curse, I'm sure most of you know that we had to cancel last years Rock Harz festival as well. We were so excited to make it up to you this year but I guess we have to wait yet another year. I basically screwed up my back 10 days ago, while working out. I felt a shooting pain and stopped immediately. That same night my back started swelling. Next day, I felt better and in the coming days it healed up pretty fast. Then last Friday, I made a small movement to reach for the remote, while watching World Cup Football and I felt an intense shooting pain once again. I thought to myself: 'This is gonna be bad'. I was right. I'm currently not able to sit and can barely walk. I went to a chiropractor two days ago and he was unable to do anything since my back was too swollen and my torso was too twisted. He sent me home with anti-inflammatory pills and painkillers and told me to take those 3 times a day for 3 days and come back on Thursday, which is tomorrow. I also asked him if there was any chance for me to perform on Friday and he said: 'It's gonna take a miracle and I definitely don't recommend it. I also informed him that we were gonna drive down in a van to Germany and then his reaction was: 'Don't do it'. So here I am, strapped to a couch feeling sorry for all the fans who had plans to finally see us at Rock Harz. I'm so sorry, I wish there was a way... hope you understand. Make sure you enjoy the rest of the awesome bands that are playing the festival, it looks like a real good line up! Our guitarist Sylvain will be there regardless so hopefully you'll run into him and he'll buy you a bunch of drinks. Cheers, we'll see you soon!"

Photo by Hannah Verbeuren Photography

Band profile: Soilwork
Posted: 10.07.2014 by BloodTears

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14.07.2014 - 22:40
High Fist Prog
Written by silenius on 12.07.2014 at 03:06

If you live in a country were a chiropractor doenst need to be licensed, well then maybe you should live in a fucking civililsed society.....

A license doesn't imply legitimacy
31.08.2014 - 12:49
[the cyrhus]
Written by Derelict Earth on 10.07.2014 at 15:33

Maybe it's an after-effect of his fall through the scene at Hellfest ...

That doesn't happened to him, but to the bassist.
Keep supporting melodic death metal !
14.09.2014 - 13:33
Derelict Earth
Yes true but he also tripped and fell, although not through the scene.

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