Obscura Premiere Music Video For New Song “When Stars Collide” Featuring Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid

Obscura have premiered a new video for their new song “When Stars Collide.” This track features Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid and it will appear on the band’s new album “A Valediction,“ which will be released on November 19. Steffen Kummerer commented:

“One of the highlights and contested compositions of ‘A Valediction‘ features Björn Strid of our label mates Soilwork. ‘When Stars Collide‘ recombines an uplifting pace with a rather dark and bitter narrative that leads into to a story for reflection. A sense of delight and feeling of relief covers all mournful misery.”

Soilwork Plan To Release New Album In 2022

Soilwork are currently working on a new album and are planning to release the effort in 2022. The band revealed the news, while also sharing the fifth installment in their ongoing interview series:

“All we can say is that there’s gonna be a new album in 2022. In this week’s episode of the interview series we talk about recording during a pandemic, writing process and of course Hawaiian guitars.”

Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid Guests On New Thor Song “Niflhel (Realm Of The Dead)“

Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra) is featured on a new Thor song titled “Niflhel (Realm Of The Dead).“ That track is from Thor‘s new album “Alliance,“ which will be released on July 16.

At the Movies (Soilwork, Hammerfall, Etc.) Cover Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”

At The Movies have shared a quarantine cover of Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” from the 1997 movie “Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion.” 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).

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: