Soilwork Recruit Bassist Taylor Nordberg For Upcoming European/UK Tour

Soilwork have recruited Taylor Nordberg (Infernaeon, etc.) to play bass on their upcoming European/UK tour with Kreator, Sepultura and Aborted. The band have yet to comment on why bassist Markus Wibom is missing the tour. Nordberg said the following:

“Well I’m beyond excited to announce I will be playing bass for Soilwork on their upcoming (and my first ever!) European tour!!! We will be shredding the stage along with Aborted, Sepultura, and Kreator. LET’S DO THIS!!!!
#soilwork #kreator #sepultura #aborted #ernieball #dimarzio #jacksonguitars #klotzcables”

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Soilwork Announce 2016 North American Tour With Unearth, Wovenwar, Battlecross, & Darkness Divided

Soilwork have announced a North American headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Unearth, Wovenwar, Battlecross, and Darkness Divided.

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Tour Dates:

10/14 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
10/15 Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
10/16 Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas
10/17 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10/18 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
10/20 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
10/21 San Leon, TX – 18th Street Pier Bar and Grill
10/22 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
10/24 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
10/26 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
10/27 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
10/29 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
10/30 Spokane, WA – The Pin
11/01 Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
11/02 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
11/03 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
11/05 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
11/06Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub & Billiards
11/7 Kent, OH – The Outpost
11/9 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center
11/10 Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar
11/11 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
11/13 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
11/15 Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
11/16 Toronto, ON – Rockpile West

Soilwork Comment On Dirk Verbeuren’s Departure From The Band

Soilwork have issued an official statement regarding Dirk Verbeuren‘s departure from the group. Verbeuren exited the band so he can join Megadeth as their permanent drummer.

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Bjorn “Speed” Strid said the following:

“In regards to the statement Megadeth released yesterday, confirming that Dirk will join them as their full time drummer, I just want to take the time to wish Dirk good luck on this new venture and thank him for 12 great years together. Together we have created a beast of a band and have pushed the limits musically further than we ever could have imagined.”

“In the recent years Soilwork have found new ways of expressing ourselves and as much as of a cliché it is, I strongly believe that this is very much of a new era for us and that we still have so much left to say, whether it being with or without Dirk. This band has grown to be quite a metal collective and an institution that paves the way creatively and we hope that you, the fans, can feel the presence and the heart in our music still to this day.

Believe me, it’s there. I can assure that you will forever get 100% Soilwork, as long as we release albums. We aim to surprise ourselves and the listeners by constantly developing our sound and songwriting, something I believe we have succeeded in doing and yet remained true to our roots. That is something to be proud of and we are. We appreciate all our loyal fans and are excited that so many of you share our musical vision.

Meanwhile, I’m sure many of you have seen us at a festival in Europe this summer with our friend, Bastian Thusgaard filling in on drums and I’m sure we can all agree on what a monster he is. Thank you Bastian, you are absolutely killing it. Check out the remaining festival dates and come see us. We’ll be there. Thank you.”

Verbeuren himself also commented:

“They say the biggest decisions in life are the hardest to make. This decision falls under that category. As a drummer I’ve always enjoyed the evolution of my path. The past twelve years with Soilwork have been incredible, a portion of my life I honor with pride. When I was approached to join Megadeth– a childhood dream come true and something I never anticipated- I was beyond excited to even consider the realm of possibility. But truth be told, I couldn’t have rightfully made this step without the support and blessing of my Soilwork family.

For that I owe a huge thank you to Bjorn, Sven, David, Sylvain and Markus. You have allowed me to see what lies ahead, and you’re my brothers in metal. Chris Adler, thank you for introducing me to Megadeth and for your encouragement and support. Dave, David and Kiko, I’m thankful for your warm welcome and thrilled to perform and create badass music with you guys. To the fans, this is a new chapter for us; I hope we can enjoy this ride together!”

Soilwork Stream Rarity Track “These Absent Eyes”

Soilwork are streaming a rarity track titled “These Absent Eyes.” This song was originally only available in Japan, and it will appear on the band’s new rarities collection, “Death Resonance,” which will be released on August 19.

Bjorn “Speed” Strid said the following:

“The song was originally released on the Japan-only EP Beyond The Infinite which featured more songs from the recordings sessions for the band’s globally praised double album The Living Infinite.

“‘Beyond The Infinite consists of some special, quite experimental songs. They might have been cut out from the original album but have a unique charm to them. It wasn’t easy to pick the final track list for ‘The Living Infinite‘. It was never obvious which songs wouldn’t make it.

The writing and recording was highly experimental and playful in general, and it was through this album that we rediscovered ourselves as songwriters, with a new and improved line-up which brought – and will bring – so many interesting things to the table. Originally only released in Japan, it is with great pleasure that we finally share those special songs with you all. Enjoy!”

Soilwork Premiere New Song “Helsinki”

Soilwork have premiered a new song titled “Helsinki.” This song is from the band’s new rarities collection, “Death Resonance,” which will be released on August 19.

David Andersson said the following:

“Death. It’s a word that might be used too often, but it can still be interpreted in a myriad different ways. It’s not just the soma being deprived of its life-force; it’s also the end of infinity, the birth of new possibilities and the acceptance of inevitable change.

This song was written soon after the recording of our live album in Finland, making new friends and making sure that the old ones stay with us forever, despite the fact that everything is finite.”

Soilwork Reveal Details For “Death Resonance” Rarities Collection

Soilwork have revealed the details for their new rarities collection “Death Resonance.” The effort will be released on August 19.

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Track Listing:

01. “Helsinki” (new song)
02. “Death Resonance” (new song)
03. “The End Begins Below The Surface” (“The Ride Majestic” Japan bonus track)
04. “My Nerves, Your Everyday Tool” (“Beyond The Infinite” Japan-only EP)
05. “These Absent Eyes” (“Beyond The Infinite” Japan-only EP)
06. “Resisting The Current” (“Beyond The Infinite” Japan-only EP)
07. “When Sound Collides” (“Beyond The Infinite” Japan-only EP)
08. “Forever Lost In Vain” (“Beyond The Infinite” Japan-only EP)
09. “Sweet Demise” (“The Panic Broadcast” Japan bonus track)
10. “Sadistic Lullabye” (re-recorded, “The Panic Broadcast” Japan bonus track)
11. “Overclocked” (2016 mix, “Sworn A Great Divide” Japan bonus track)
12. “Martyr” (2016 mix, “Sworn A Great Divide” Japan bonus track)
13. “Sovereign” (2016 mix, “Sworn A Great Divide” Japan bonus track)
14. “Wherever Thorns May Grow” (2016 mix, “Stabbing The Drama” Japan bonus track)
15. “Killed By Ignition” (2016 mix, “Stabbing The Drama” Japan bonus track)

Kreator, Sepultura, Soilwork, & Aborted Announce 2017 European Tour

Kreator, Sepultura, Soilwork, and Aborted have announced a 2017 European tour together. Check out the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

02/02 Tilburg, NET – 013
02/03 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
02/04 Hamburg, GER – Mehr Theater
02/06 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
02/07 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
02/12 Tallinn, EST – Rock Cafe
02/13 Vilnius, LIT – Siemens Arena
02/15 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
02/17 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/18 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
02/19 Parreln, SWI – Z7
02/21 Trezzo, ITA – Live Club
02/22 Grenoble, FRA – Summum
02/23 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
02/24 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
02/25 Toulouse, FRA – Bikini
02/26 Paris, FRA – Bataclan
02/28 Manchester, UK – Academy
03/01 Dublin, IRE – Vicar Street
03/02 London, UK – O2 Forum
03/03 Torhout, BEL – De Mast
03/04 Essen, GER – Grugahalle