Soilwork, King Diamond, Ex-KISS, Etc. Members Cover Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero”

Supergroup At The Movies have shared a quarantine cover of Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero” from “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.” The following musicians contributed to the track: Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Chris Laney (Randy Piper’s Animal, Zan Clan), Allan Sørensen (Royal Hunt, Pretty Maids), Morten Sandager (Mercenary, Pretty Maids), Pontus Egberg (King Diamond), and Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall).

Allegaeon, Soilwork, Venom Inc., & Warbringer Members Team Up On New Song “Drag Them To The Guillotine”

Guitarist Taylor Nordberg (Soilwork) and drummer Jeramie Kling (Venom Inc.) have released a new song titled “Drag Them To The Guillotine” as part of their “Smoke & Mirrors” project. This track also features vocalist Riley McShane (Allegaeon) and bassist Chase Bryant (Warbringer).

[via The PRP]

Soilwork Premiere “Desperado” Video

Soilwork have premiered a new video for their new song “Desperado.” This track is the second in a trilogy of songs that “celebrate the Babylonian Death Goddesses that once made the world a more Feverish and exciting place.” The band commented:

“‘Desperado‘, just like ‘Feverish‘, is a song about how a single emotion can overtake your entire being, and consume you like an almost sentient force. ‘Desperado‘ is about what lies behind and beyond, the places you normally avoid. But they will always be there. ‘Desperado‘ is shock rock and metal mayhem for those of us who long for a way out.”

Soilwork Planning To Release Two New Singles This Year

During an interview with United Rock Nations, Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid revealed that the band are planning to release two new singles this year. He said the following:

“We’ll do a few shows, but this year is pretty much gonna be all about The Night Flight Orchestra, and then next year is gonna be about Soilwork. [I] try to divide, or separate, the album cycles a little bit, or touring cycles, if you will. But there will be some stuff — some shows and some singles that we’re gonna release as well, so people can look forward to that… We released a single in [October] last year. There’s gonna be two more this year.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Devin Townsend Recruits Megadeth, Bad Wolves, Etc. Members For 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise Performance

Devin Townsend has confirmed that guitarist Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless/Black Crown Initiate), bassist Kyle Konkiel (Bad Wolves), and drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth/ex-Soilwork) will be joining him for his performance aboard the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. That cruise will set sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7-11 and it will find Townsend playing a heavier set.

Soilwork Premiere Music Video For New Song “Feverish”, Stream New Version Of “Stålfågel” Feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz

Soilwork have premiered a new video for their new song “Feverish.” This track is the first in a trilogy of songs that will be released across the next five months to “celebrate the Babylonian Death Goddesses that once made the world a more Feverish and exciting place.”

Soilwork commented:

“We have all been feverish. We have all sometimes given in to the temperature rising inside of us, being ridden by a ghost that made us do things we didn’t want to do, but it somehow felt good afterwards, like a purging of the mortal organism that confines us.

Some people say that our bodies were originally designed to have a higher temperature. That when humanity first evolved our bodies were constantly feverish, the warmth subduing our control mechanisms and the neuroutic, nervous behavior we seem to be so prone to these days.

And that might be one of the reasons we were able to proliferate and conquer the world. and subdue its natural inhabitants. Perhaps it’s time to let go again, to unleash the fire still burning within us, biding its time and still hoping to one day be able to take over?”

In other news, the group have also released a new version of “Stålfågel” featuring Arch Enemy‘s Alissa White-Gluz:

Soilwork Cancel Controversial Singapore Show Due To Surgery

Soilwork have cancelled their October 29 show in Singapore due to Björn “Speed” Strid needing time to recover from surgery for varicose veins. The concert was previously scheduled to take place in March, but it was postponed after thousands of people signed a petition to get Soilwork and Watain banned from the country due to religious reasons.

Soilwork commented:

“It is with great sadness that we need to inform you, that our scheduled show on Oct 29th will be cancelled. A combination of events has led to this unfortunate decision. Björn recently underwent major surgery for varicose veins in his left leg.

He is still in rehabilitation process and need to do a follow-up appointment at the clinic and is not recommended to travel before Oct 29th. Singaporean laws also make it near impossible for Björn to bring the needed medicines. Since immigration goes through Singapore, as the first show on the tour, we would run the risk of canceling the remaining dates, if Björn can’t bring his medicines. It’s very unfortunate and nothing we take lightly. We are deeply sorry about this.

Please know that Singaporean promoter Street Noise Productions have done everything they can to make this show happen, ever since our March show postponement. We are obviously devastated over their massive financial losses and really hope to make it up to them and also you, our fans. We beg for your understanding and to respect our situation.

We hope to find another opportunity, when circumstances will be different for the band to play in your country. Thanks for your understanding.

The remaining 2019 tour dates in Australia, Japan and Finland will go ahead as planned.

Best regards, Soilwork“