Swedish melodic metallers Soilwork have released a music video for “Spectrum Of Eternity”, which comes from their latest album The Living Infinite (review). The completely CGI clip features strong influences from the smash video game Bioshock as well as the French surreal comedy adventure The City Of Lost Children (which just so happens to be one of my absolute favorite films of all time). Check it out below! READ MORE
When it was announced that Soilwork would be unleashing a double album as their new studio album, the metal world rejoiced. After all, one disc is already a cause for celebration, but two? The Swedish melodic metal master’s ninth studio album The Living Infinite has been one of the most anticipated releases of 2013 by many, even landing on my own list.
One of the things that gave me some trepidation was the loss of guitarist Peter Wichers, who was replaced by David Andersson, who toured with the band in 2006. Also, after the stellar The Panic Broadcast, this album has a great deal to live up to. So now we ask the hard question: does it or have Soilwork fallen short? Find out below! READ MORE
Swedish melodic metal masters Soilwork have released “Long Live The Misanthrope”, another single from their upcoming double album The Living Infinite. Widely hailed as the first melodic death metal double album, The Living Infinite comes out Mar. 5th in N. America via Nuclear Blast Records.
You can listen to the song below as well as see the full track list. READ MORE
Swedish melodic metal band Soilwork have released an official video for “Rise Above The Sentiment”, which comes off their upcoming album The Living Infinite. The Sune Eskelinen & Niclas Lindahl-directed video starts off almost like something out of V/H/S but turns into something much more lighthearted, featuring the band members engaging in various behind-the-scenes activities, including cooking, returning beer cans (a LOT of beer cans), playing chess and backgammon (I’ll totally take any one of them on in backgammon), and more.
The album, which comes out Mar. 5th in the USA via Nuclear Blast Records, is being hailed as the first double album in melodic death metal history and will feature 20 tracks. READ MORE
Swedish melodic metal band Soilwork will be releasing their new album The Living Infinite on Mar. 5th in the US. The album will feature a total 20 tracks across two CDs and will be released via Nuclear Blast Records.
In a video interview below, singer Bjorn “Speed” Strid discusses how the album was conceived, the recording process, and what it was like recording and writing with new guitarist David Andersson. Check it out below.
Swedish melodic metal band Soilwork has released a stream of “This Momentary Bliss”, a new song from their upcoming album The Living Infinite. The album, out via Nuclear Blast Records, will be released Mar. 5th in the US. You can listen to it below.
Bjorn “Speed” Strid (vocalist for Soilwork) and Dave Sheldon (guitarist for Exes For Eyes) have announced the opening of Elegy Guitarworks, a boutique guitar company that “…focuses on bringing Professional Quality instruments to the Cost-Conscious player.” The company will focus on 6/7/8 string guitars and 4/5/6/7 string basses. The company is based out of Toronto, Canada, where Strid spends half his time due to his girlfriend living there.
Pictures of guitar models will hopefully be up soon. READ MORE
Well, this is it folks, the last day of 2012. It’s been a year just like any others. We’ve had good stuff happen, we’ve had bad stuff happen. But now is the time to look forward and feel excitement. After all, it’s a new year! It’s a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, etc… And what makes things better than some new music, right? So, with that in mind, I’ve come up with 14 albums that I just cannot WAIT to get my grubby little mitts on. Check ‘em out below and make sure to leave your most anticipated albums in the comments! READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you an exclusive interview with Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren! In the interview we get to hear about the upcoming double album The Living Infinite, which will hit US streets on Mar. 5th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. Dirk also tells us his thoughts on social media and how bands utilize it to spread their music and how it affects the music industry. He also shares his favorite drum fills and chats a bit about his personal favorite horror movie Dead Alive. Check it all out below! READ MORE
Melodic death metal band Soilwork has released a high-quality version of their new song “Spectrum Of Eternity” via Nuclear Blast Europe’s YouTube page. The song comes from their upcoming double album The Living Infinite, which will be released Mar. 5th, 2013. You can check it out below.
Also, keep a close on here as we’ll have an exclusive interview with drummer Dirk Verbeuren coming soon! READ MORE
We’ve still got until March for the new Soilwork album The Living Infinite, which will be a double album. However, fans can now get a taste of the album by hearing a new song entitled “Spectrum Of Eternity”, which was streamed on Sweden’s Bandit Rock radio station. Note: the song below is not an official stream and it includes radio commentary at the beginning and end. Still, it gives a fantastic taste of what we’re going to get and, holy shit, does it slay. It’s fast, it’s melodic, it’s unrelenting. It’s pure fucking Soilwork and it’s got me more excited for them then I thought possible. Check it out below. READ MORE
Singer Bjorn ‘Speed’ Strid has issued an update via Facebook on the upcoming Soilwork album The Living Infinite, which is coming out March 5th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. He spoke about touring plans, including festival dates and as well the band scheduling their first appearance in Mexico. You can watch the video (which seems like it has some new Soilwork music in the background) below. READ MORE
Nuclear Blast Records artist Soilwork have unveiled the album artwork and track list for their upcoming double-album The Living Infinite, which will be released March 5th, 2013. The album was produced by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Bloodbath) and the artwork was designed by Mnemic‘s Mircea Eftemie Gabriel.
Gabriel shares, “Seven years ago, I created the artwork for the Stabbing The Drama album and I can’t believe how time flies! Here we are, with sexy gray hairs, working with my friends in Soilwork again. This time, we built the cover around a maritime concept, aiming for something direct and symbolic. I believe we achieved that quite well. From my creative deck, I salute you and say: ‘Long Live The Living Infinite.’”
The bands states, “After commissioning some pretty elaborate covers for the last couple of records, we decided to try something more sober and design-oriented for The Living Infinite. Who better to call than the man who created the iconic Stabbing The Drama cover? Mircea Gabriel Eftemie is not only a close friend but also an incredible graphic designer. We’re all stoked about his work which is different from anything Soilwork has ever done and perfectly suits the elegant oceanic concept of The Living Infinite. Enjoy folks!”
Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork have set dates for a massive N. American headline tour. Beginning in West Springfield, VA on March 12th and finishing May 7th in Worcester, MA, the band will be hitting almost all major markets in support of their upcoming double album The Living Infinite, which will be released in early 2013. Support on the tour will be coming from Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, The Browning, and Wretched.
General admission tickets are available at EnterTheVault.com as of October 30th and will go on sale through all normal ticketing systems on November 17th.
Drummer Dirk Verbeuren states, “With The Living Infinite nearing completion, all of us in SOILWORK are excited to announce the first of many killer tours to come! 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!”
Check below for all tour dates and keep your eyes out for an exclusive interview with drummer Dirk Verbeuren coming soon! READ MORE
Soilwork singer Bjorn “Speed” Strid has posted a video of new guitarist David Andersson laying down a guitar track for an as-of-yet untitled song on the upcoming album The Living Infinite. The riffing going on is pretty awesome and encompasses exactly what I’m expecting and hoping for from the release. There’s lots of low-string chugging as well as high-string melodic passages. The video can be seen below.
The Living Infinite, the band’s ninth studio release, will be a double album. Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Bloodbath) has been tapped as producer and the album will also mark the recording debut of long-time touring guitarist David Andersson (Night Flight Orchestra). More information from Strid can be found here.
The album has an undetermined 2013 release date. READ MORE
Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork have announced that their next studio album The Living Infinite will feature TWO CDs, not one. Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Bloodbath) has been tapped as producer. The album will also mark the recording debut of long-time touring guitarist David Andersson (Night Flight Orchestra).
Singer Bjorn “Speed” Strid explains, “So here’s the scoop. Me and the boys have been waiting to share this for quite some time now: The Living Infinite will be a double album! A REAL double album, in the true sense of the word, which means no fillers and no left-overs.
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and I proposed the idea to the rest of the guys in the band, during our festival tour last summer. Everybody liked the title The Living Infinite and also the idea of working towards the goal of releasing a double album. David Andersson was already playing with us last summer, so he has also been a part of this goal from the start. I feel very excited and proud that we’ve managed to find the inspiration and dedication it takes to create somewhat of a conceptual double album, especially since it’s dealing with a lot of existential questions.
We would also like to reveal a brand new band shot by Hannah Verbeuren Photography [below]. We are currently hard at work in the studio, putting this beast on tape. Things are sounding incredibly good so far. So excited about this and can’t wait to share the awesomeness with you all!”
I was a huge fan of 2010′s The Panic Broadcast so I’m very eager to hear this next album. READ MORE