Amorphis Guitarist Esa Holopainen Recruits Soilwork, Katatonia, Leprous, Etc. Members For Debut Silver Lake Album

Amorphis guitarist Esa Holopainen has revealed the details for the debut album from his solo project Silver Lake. The self-titled effort will be released on May 28 and it will feature members of Soilwork, Katatonia, Leprous, and more.

“Silver Lake” Track Listing:

01. “Silver Lake” (instrumental)
02. “Sentiment” (feat. Jonas Renkse of Katatonia)
03. “Storm” (feat. Håkan Hemlin of Nordman)
04. “Ray Of Light” (feat. Einar Solberg of Leprous)
05. “Alkusointu” (feat. Vesa-Matti Loiri)
06. “In Her Solitude” (feat. Tomi Joutsen of Amorphis)
07. “Promising Sun” (feat. Björn ‘Speed’ Strid of Soilwork / The Night Flight Orchestra)
08. “Fading Moon” (feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen)
09. “Apprentice” (feat. Jonas Renkse of Katatonia)

Holopainen commented:

“At first, I really didn’t know if the album would turn out to be purely instrumental or would there be vocalists as well. However, one thing was certain, I wouldn’t be the singer of Silver Lake. Many times, when people think about a guitarist’s solo album, they get the impression of technical stuff with a huge amounts of notes played extremely fast. Well, I‘m not a big fan of that kind of music. Whenever I write, I always want to pile up interesting songs, and not just shred for the sake of it.”

Soilwork Release “A Whisp Of The Atlantic” Film

Soilwork have officially released their new “A Whisp Of The Atlantic” film. The band previously described the clip as “an epic feature film that presents ‘A Whisp Of The Atlantic’ in its unity by linking the entire story line with new and small bits of music and brand new footage.”

Soilwork To Release “A Whisp Of The Atlantic” Film

Soilwork will be releasing a new film based on their “A Whisp Of The Atlantic” EP on February 3. The band said the following about that:

“On February 3rd at 7pm CET we will premiere an epic feature film that presents ‘A Whisp Of The Atlantic’ in its unity by linking the entire story line with new and small bits of music and brand new footage.”

At the Movies (Soilwork, Hammerfall, Etc.) Cover Boy Meets Girl’s “Waiting For A Star To Fall”

At The Movies have shared a quarantine cover of Boy Meets Girl’s “Waiting For A Star To Fall” from “Three Men And A Little Lady.” You can check that out below. For those unaware, the band features the following musicians: Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra), Chris Laney (Randy Piper’s Animal, Zan Clan), Allan Sørensen (Royal Hunt, Pretty Maids), Morten Sandager (Mercenary, Pretty Maids), Pontus Egberg (King Diamond), Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall), and Linnéa Vikström Egg (QFT, Therion).

Soilwork Premiere “A Whisp Of The Atlantic” Video

Soilwork have premiered a new video for the title track of their new EP “A Whisp Of The Atlantic.“ That effort was officially released today (December 4).

David Andersson commented:

“From the desire of Feverish, the urge of Desperado, the determinism of Death Diviner, the insights and questions of The Nothingness and the Devil and the acceptance and spiritual searching of A Whisp of the Atlantic. The whole song and video sequence is like a slightly different take on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

It’s all about realizing that we’re all stuck on this rock and that we need to find something more inclusive than religion to get through this together. Because in the end, we’re all outsiders, genetically hunter-gatherers trying to fit in in a world that we created but at the same time wasn’t really made for us.

The overarching theme is liberation from the extremely low level of the social and cultural debate these days, and it starts with the fundamentals and ends with the phenomenological. From liberation into ascension.”

Gizmachi Recruit Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid For New Album “Omega Kaleid”

Gizmachi have officially announced their new album “Omega Kaleid.” The effort will be released on March 12 and it will feature vocals from Björn “Speed” Strid. The Soilwork frontman said the following about teaming up with the band:

“Being a part of the new Gizmachi record was one of the most challenging adventures I’ve experienced. I can honestly say that I’ve grown as a metal singer since recording these vocals.”

“Omega Kaleid” Track Listing:

01. “Winter”
02. “Paradox”
03. “Broken Ends”
04. “Turned To Dust”
05. “Sky”
06. “Inner Visions”
07. “Shattered Dream”
08. “Look What I’ve Become”
09. “Trick My Soul”
10. “New Day (Everything to Lose)”
11. “Omega Kaleid”

The album’s first single, “Broken Ends,” can be streamed below:

Soilwork To Release New EP “A Whisp Of The Atlantic” In December, Premiere “The Nothingness And The Devil” Video

Soilwork will be releasing a new EP, titled “A Whisp Of The Atlantic,“ on December 4. A video for the effort’s first single, “The Nothingness And The Devil,” can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing:

“A Whisp Of The Atlantic” Track Listing:

01. “A Whisp Of The Atlantic”
02. “Feverish”
03. “Desperado”
04. “Death Diviner”
05. “The Nothingness And The Devil”

Guitarist David Andersson commented:

“From the desire of ‘Feverish‘, the urge of ‘Desperado‘, the determinism of ‘Death Diviner‘, the insights and questions of ‘The Nothingness and the Devil‘ and the acceptance and spiritual searching of ‘A Whisp of the Atlantic‘. The whole song and video sequence is like a slightly different take on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It’s all about realizing that we’re all stuck on this rock and that we need to find something more inclusive than religion to get through this together.

Because in the end, we’re all outsiders, genetically hunter-gatherers trying to fit in in a world that we created but at the same time wasn’t really made for us. The overarching theme is liberation from the extremely low level of the social and cultural debate these days, and it starts with the fundamentals and ends with the phenomenological. From liberation into ascension.”

He also added the following about the new song:

“‘The Nothingness And The Devil‘ is a song about how the old concept of a patriarchal God doesn’t work anymore, and how everyone with any logic reasoning must accept that we have to create our own deities, if we need them. Or if we don’t, we’ll have to accept the fact that our lives are essentially meaningless unless we are able to find our meaning and make ourselves feel fulfilled.

The video also hints at the emasculation of a male god, and how gender shouldn’t be a factor in any form of religious discourse anymore. Perhaps this is the time to question your beliefs and accept that no God will correct the mess that we all have put ourselves into.”

Soilwork Announce Swedish Tour

Soilwork have announced some 2021 Swedish shows with Eleine. Here’s the dates:

02/26 Karlstad, SWE – Nojesfabriken
02/27 Huskvarna, SWE – Folkets Park
03/19 Orebro, SWE – Frimis Salonger
03/20 Helsingborg, SWE – The Tivoli
07/15 Gävle, SWE – Gefle Metal Festival (no Eleine)
09/04 Umeå, SWE – Northern Rockfest (no Eleine)

Act Of Denial (Soilwork, Testament, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Puzzle Heart”

Bjorn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork, etc.), Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim), Luger (Benighted, Koziak), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament), Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (Septicflesh), and John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra) have joined forces in a new project called Act Of Denial. The band are currently working on a new album, titled “Negative,” and their first single, “Puzzle Heart,” can be found below:

Voi and Luger commented:

“This is now just a continuation of what we have been doing all our lives and only now in our ‘older age’ we have done something serious. Of course when it comes to music, at least for us, we wanted to record an album with some of the best musicians in metal music and the ones that we listened to when we were kids.

We are not saying that this is something special what we are doing, but this means a lot to us and basically we are doing this for ourselves and our closest friends first but also for all the metal fans around the world who we hope are going to like our new music. Anybody can do it nowadays and we will support everyone no matter what.

If there wasn’t this COVID pandemic this would have never happened since all of these guys would have been on tour or busy with their own bands. We were playing our whole lives together and we don’t wanna say that the bands we played in before were not good or were good let music fans decide and let our music speak for itself but now this is a completely different story.

When you are getting older you get a better understanding about everything including music and here we are today playing with people who we listen to basically our whole lives.”