Soilwork Digitally Release Their “Underworld” EP

Soilwork’s “Underworld” EP has officially received a digital release. The effort was previously only available with the digipak and vinyl editions of their latest album “Verkligheten.”

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Howard Jones (Light The Torch, Ex-Killswitch Engage) Guests On New Tone Assassins Song “All Or Nothing”

Tone Assassins, the project featuring ex-Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers, have premiered a new song titled “All Or Nothing.” This track features Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) and it will appear on the band’s upcoming EP. It’s worth noting that Jones guested on two of the five songs included on the EP and that the project was designed to create music for things like movies, commercials, etc.

Howard Jones (Ex-Killswitch Engage, Etc.) Talks Upcoming Projects With Peter Wichers (Ex-Soilwork)

During a recent appearance on “The Jasta Show,” Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) revealed that he will be guesting on two of the five songs included on Tone Assassins’ new EP. That project, which features Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork), creates music for things like movies, commercials, etc. The EP is tentatively set to be released on May 1 and Jones said the tracks are “very different” and “not metal.” Furthermore, Jones also discussed his and Wicher’s King Fighter project, saying the group are planning to release their first single around May. Aside from that, Jones also revealed that he has guested on a new song from Violent New Breed, the band featuring Max Green (ex-Escape The Fate). That single is expected be released in May as well.

[via The PRP]

Soilwork Announce Summer European Tour

Soilwork have announced a summer European tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/14 Zamora, SPA – Z! Live Rock Fest
06/21 Nummijavi, FIN – Nummirock
07/05 Ballenstedt, GER – Rockharz
07/06 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-saal
07/07 Novi Sad, SER – Exit Festival
07/12 Leoben, AUT – Arena 53 Festival
07/25 Tolmin, SLO – Metal Days
07/26 Pinarella di Cervia, ITA – Rock Planet
07/27 Milano, ITA – Legend Club
07/28 Louro, POR – Laurus Nobilis Music
08/03 Saint Maurice de Groudains, FRA – Sylak
08/04 Rasnov, ROM – Rockstad Extreme Fest
08/06 Brastislava, SLO – Majestic Club
08/07 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/08 Schlotheim, GER – Party San
08/10 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz
08/11 Walton On Trent, UK – Bloodstock
08/13 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
08/14 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze
08/16 Saint Nolff, FRA – Motocultor
08/23 Sulingen, GER – Reload

Soilwork Premiere “Stålfågel” Live Video

Soilwork have premiered a new live video for their song “Stålfågel.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Verkligheten.”

The group commented:

“‘Verkligheten‘ has been out almost two months now and we keep getting amazed by the recognition it gets. We just finished off a successful EU tour with our friends in Amorphis, Jinjer and Nailed To Obscurity. Once again we want to thank everyone for attending our shows and making it memorable.

To sum up our journey through Europe, we chose to make a live video out of ‘Stålfågel‘ as the crowd reaction, when playing it live, was just INSANE!!! ‘Verkligheten‘ is a new era of Soilwork and we are ready to take this journey with our fans. We cannot wait to get back on the road this summer and bring ‘Verkligheten‘ to life again!!! See you all soon!!!”

Watain’s Singapore Show Cancelled On Religious Grounds

Watain were supposed to perform at the EBX Live Space in Singapore tonight (March 7), but the show ended up getting cancelled on religious grounds. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) originally approved the concert, but they changed their minds after hearing from the Home Affairs Ministry (MHA). This news comes after over 17,000 people signed a petition to get Watain and Soilwork banned from the country.

IMDA issued the following statement:

“MHA has expressed serious concerns about the concert, given the band’s history of denigrating religions and promoting violence, which has potential to cause enmity and disrupt Singapore’s social harmony.”

The band have since commented as well:

“In the light of yesterdays events in Singapore we would like to send a proud hail to our fans and followers from Singapore, Indonesia, Sarawak, Burma, Laos, Philippines and Malaysia who had traveled to see yesterdays performance but were robbed of their experience in the last minute by Singapore’s tragic excuse for a government.

It was an honor to meet you all yesterday and to sense the fire in your eyes and in your spirits. We look forward to the day we can perform for you without the interference from lesser men.

To the honorless rats behind the ban, rest assured that you in your cowardly act have only stirred the cauldrons of your own misfortune. If these men and women didn’t already feel mistrust and contempt towards ‘authorities’, they sure do now. The flames of discontent have once again been kindled, may they scorch your heavens…”

It’s worth noting that Soilwork were supposed to perform at the same venue on March 12, but the show has now been rescheduled for October 29.