Just having finished the first leg of their European tour with their labelmates KATAKLYSM, Swedish melodic death metal veterans SOILWORK are about to embark on the second half of the tour with exciting news. The band welcomes Simon Johansson to their ranks, completing the line-up again. Simon Johansson will step in as SOILWORK‘s new guitar player.
SOILWORK states: “We are excited to finally welcome Simon Johansson to the Soilwork family as a permanent member. Simon has been with us on a session basis since 2019 and not only has he proven himself to be a solid guitar player, but also a humble human being and a true gentleman in some of the most challenging years of the band’s history. We love you and we are grateful that you are part of our band”.
Simon adds: ”I’m super stoked and very humbled to be the new guitarist in Soilwork. I have been a fan of the band since way back and now to be a part of the Soilwork legacy is a huge honor. We first started to work together in 2019 when I joined as their session touring guitarist and during this time my admiration for the band has just grown. Now happy and proud to be joining my brothers as a full-time member and I’m thrilled to be a part of the next chapter of Soilwork”.
For the second leg of the co-headline tour of KATAKLYM and SOILWORK, the bands wll be joined by their labelmates HORIZON IGNITED. The Finnish melodic death metal force released their second album Towards The Dying Lands last summer via NUCLEAR BLAST, globally lauded by critics and fans. The band will replace WILDERUN who unfortunately have to drop out of the tour due to family health matters taking precedence. Thetour will start out from Denmark, adding another 28 cities to their record and finish their extensiv tour in the Netherlands.
SOILWORK just finished the first half of their European co-headline with KATAKLYSM and WILDERUN.
Catch the package of SOILWORK, KATAKLYSM and HORIZON IGNITED here:
30.03. DK Roskilde – Gimle 31.03. SE Gothenburg – Brewhouse 01.04. NO Oslo – Vulkan Arena 02.04. SE Stockholm – Slaktkyrkan 04.04. FI Helsinki – Tavastia 05.04. FI Jyväskylä – Lutakko 06.04. FI Kuopio – Sawohouse Underground 07.04. FI Joensuu – Kerubi 08.04. FI Lahti – Möysän Musaklubi 09.04. EE Tallinn – Helitehas 11.04. LV Riga – Melna Piektdiena 12.04. LT Vilnius – Vakaris 13.04. PL Gdansk – B90 14.04. PL Warsaw – Progresja 15.04. PL Krakow – Kamienna12 16.04. SK Bratislava – Majestic Music Club 18.04. RO Cluj-Napoca – Form Space 19.04. RO Bucharest – Arelene Romane 20.04. BG Sofia – Hristo Botev Hall 21.04. RS Belgrade – Dom Omladine 22.04. HR Zagreb – Boogaloo 23.04. AT Vienna – Simm City 25.04. AT Wörgl – VZ Komma 26.04. DE Hannover – Muzikzentrum 27.04. NL Drachten – Poppodium Iduna 28.04. DE Stuttgart – Im Wizemann 29.04. DE Cologne – Essigfabrik 30.04. NL Amstelveen – P60
Swedish metal legends SOILWORK and Canadian death metal masters KATAKLYSM are teaming up for a co-headline run across Europe in winter/spring 2023.
This massive tour starts in Belgium, Vorselaar on February 3rd and will take them through 25 countries across Europe, to finish off in the Netherlands, Amstelveen, on April 30th.
WILDERUN from Massachusetts, USA, will be special guest on this run and a second one will be announced later on.
KATAKLYSM´s frontman Maurizio Iacono comments: “We are excited to announce that we are finally returning to Europe. We look forward to support our latest album Unconquered, which we didn’t have the chance to do, due to the pandemic. We will be visiting the four corners of Europe with our friends in Soilwork, We are energized, determined and ready to bring the Kataklysm impact to Europe once again. This promises to be an incredible night of metal anthems, see you there !”
SOILWORK states: “We look forward to take Övergivenheten out on the European roads in February and April 2023. We are currently touring the new album in Australia and the response is just out of this world. Övergivenheten means so much to us as a band, so we simply cannot wait to bring it to our European fans.”
TOUR DATES: 03.02. BE Vorselaar – De Dreef 04.02. DE Bochum – Matrix 05.02. NL Hengelo – Metropool 06.02. FR Lille – Le Splendid 07.02. FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie 08.02. FR Paris – La Machine de Moulin Rouge 09.02. FR Bourg-en-Bresse – La Tannerie 10.02. FR Rennes – Antipode 11.02. FR Limoges – CC John Lennon 12.02. FR Bordeaux – Rock School Barbey 14.02. PT Porto – Hard Club 15.02. PT Lisbon – LAV 16.02. ES Sevilla – Custom 17.02. ES Madrid – Changó 18.02. ES Barcelona – Salamandra 19.02. FR Tarbes – La Gespe 21.02. CH Lausanne – Les Docks 22.02. CH Aarau – KIFF 23.02. IT Milan – Slaughter 24.02. SI Ljubljana – Kino Siska 25.02. HU Budapest – Barbra Negra 26.02. CZ Prague – Palak Akropolis 28.02. DE Wiesbaden – Schlachthof 01.03. DE Berlin – Columbia Theater 02.03. DE Hamburg – Gruenspan 03.03. DE Leipzig – Hellraiser 04.03. DE Munich – Backstage Werk 30.03. DK Roskilde – Gimle 31.03. SE Gothenburg – Brewhouse 01.04. NO Oslo – Vulkan Arena 02.04. SE Stockholm – Slaktkyrkan 04.04. FI Helsinki – Tavastia 05.04. FI Jyväskylä – Lutakko 06.04. FI Kuopio – Sawohouse Underground 07.04. FI Joensuu – Kerubi 08.04. FI Lahti – Möysän Musaklubi 09.04. EE Tallinn – Helitehas 11.04. LV Riga – Melna Piektdiena 12.04. LT Vilnius – Vakaris 13.04. PL Gdansk – B90 14.04. PL Warsaw – Progresja 15.04. PL Krakow – Kamienna12 16.04. SK Bratislava – Majestic Music Club 18.04. RO Cluj-Napoca – Form Space 19.04. RO Bucharest – Arelene Romane 20.04. BG Sofia – Hristo Botev Hall 21.04. RS Belgrade – Dom Omladine 22.04. HR Zagreb – Boogaloo 23.04. AT Vienna – Simm City 25.04. AT Wörgl – VZ Komma 26.04. DE Hannover – Musikzentrum 27.04. NL Drachten – Poppodium Iduna 28.04. DE Stuttgart – Im Wizemann 29.04. DE Cologne – Essigfabrik 30.04. NL Amstelveen – P60
Swedish metal legends SOILWORK have released their new album Övergivenheten today – both highly anticipated by fans and lauded by the press, the twelfth output by Helsingborg’s finest lands as one of the finest metal records of the year, and of SOILWORK’s career.
Together with the new album, the band have released a live video for their focus track ‘Valleys Of Gloam’ that you can watch here:
Singer Björn Strid comments: “Valleys of Gloam has a fierce metallic rock drive and sticks out quite a bit on this album. It might remind some people of the Figure Number Five days – yet it’s moving forward with the bands new found era, where the melodic language and intensity unites in a unique and beautiful way. This one is a very uplifting piece, that goes straight to the heart”
SOILWORK continue to please their fans by releasing the next single of the upcoming album Övergivenheten.Today the Swedens release the third track ‘Dreams Of Nowhere‘ from their new longplayer, which is out on August 19th.
Singer Björn Strid comments: “Dreams of Nowhere serves up an atmosphere that reminds you of our roots in the Swedish mid 90’s death metal scene, with soaring riffs that sends melancholic and beautiful chills down your spine, but still brings you to where the heart of the band lies in 2022. Lyrics deal with the constant battle between reality and escapism.”
SOILWORK continue to please their fans by releasing the second single of the upcoming album Övergivenheten.After delivering the title track of their new longplayer already some weeks ago, the Swedes release the next single called ‘Nous Sommes La Guerre‘. This track represents the next massive piece of their highly anticipated album which is due on August 19th.
SOILWORK about the new single: “‘Nous Sommes la Guerre’ evolved around a “fight or flight” theme. The song is about internal struggles and confronting your own worst sides. It’s a cry for help in defeating the darkness inside of you and move towards a brighter path.”
The extraordinary artwork for the new single is created by Argavilda who has a very own view on the band’s latest output. His thoughts about ‘Nous Sommes La Guerre’ and his interpretation of it: “The idea is to peel the skin of the narrator to reveal the individual layers and see what makes the individual. All the scarred and murky sides being laid bare the deeper you dig. Crying golden blood because there are no more tears. It is a person soul searching to find answers and exposing themselves to ask for help. My interpretation of the lyrics is intricately connected to being lost and realizing, that you must build yourself up anew and that you cannot do it alone”.
Sweden’s melodic death metal veterans SOILWORK are back with big news! After their EP release back in December of 2021, it is time for the first studio album in three years. Proudly SOILWORK announce their twelfth and latest masterpiece Övergivenheten which will be released on August 19th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Musically and lyrically evolved, SOILWORK release their most complex and elaborate album to date which marks a new phase of their career. Not only due to the tremendous effort and time they put in but also the results on the album reflect years of development and experience as a band, which is ultimately provided on Övergivenhetenfor the fans to enjoy.
SOILWORK‘s Björn Stridcomments on their new longplayer: “The title track of this album just might be the pinnacle of this band’s musical journey – it sums up everything that we’ve ever been about and the sometimes risky musical venture that this band embarked on some 20 years ago. To me this song is as close to the heart as it gets.”
The announcement of Övergivenhetencomes with the band’s first single, which is the title track ‘Övergivenheten’ and delivers a great introduction to SOILWORK‘s first studio album in three years!