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SOILWORK Welcomes New Bassist Markus Wibom, Formerly of HEARTS ALIVE

New Album “The Ride Majestic” Out August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records

Touring in the US and EU this Year – Performing at Bangalore Open Air 2016

SOILWORK

Photo © Hannah Verbeuren – www.hannahvphotography.com

 

Sweden-based melodic death metal experts SOILWORK will release their forthcoming 10th studio album, The Ride Majestic, worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. The Ride Majestic will be available in various formats (CD, Vinyl, TS/CD Bundle) – pre-order your copy here:http://nblast.de/SOILWORKMajesticNB

As of this new album cycle, SOILWORK is joined by new bassist Markus Wibom, formerly of Helsingborg hardcore group Hearts Alive. Wibom replaces longtime band member Ola Flink, who has amicably left the group to focus on other endeavors. Wibom has been a personal friend of the band for many years and has previously toured with SOILWORK as a guitar tech and lighting designer. Wibom made his live debut withSOILWORK in Stockholm on April 30th.

SOILWORK vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid states, “We all sooner or later come to a crossroad in our lives, when our focus of being fueled by the past, is just as strong as our visions of the future and we have to make that incredibly hard decision. Where do I go now? Flink will forever be a symbol for SOILWORKand of all we were and still are about. That being said, we all could sense that he eventually would come to the above mentioned crossroad. He understandably and respectfully chose to step down.

So, where do WE go now? Let me introduce you to one of the finest and most stand up people I know: Markus Wibom. He’s been a long-time friend and is an overall multi-instrumental amazing musician. He’s been with us before, on past world tours. He’s also an amazing character and I couldn’t think of a better person to fill Flink’s shoes, which indeed are very big… literally (Markus’ shoe size is actually even bigger, if anybody wants to know). Anyway, as much as I will miss Flink, I’m just as excited to tour the world with one of my absolute best friends. Thank you Flink, you will forever rule. Thank you, Markus, for taking this on. I know you will blow people’s minds, once the world tour of The Ride Majesticcommences. Please give Markus a very warm welcome everyone!”

Wibom adds, “It’s a great honor and a true pleasure to play with such skilled musicians and amazing people! It’s going to be awesome to share the stage with those guys after all these years on the road together, and with the new record coming up – it absolutely kills!”

Catch Wibom out on tour with SOILWORK on their upcoming European headline tour, dubbed the “The Tour Majestic”, with support from Hatesphere. The European dates will follow SOILWORK’s upcoming U.S. tour with Soulfly, Decapitated, and Shattered Sun, in addition to several European summer festival dates coming up soon.

SOILWORK is also pleased to announce that they have already been confirmed for next year’s Bangalore Open Air Festival in Bangalore, India. The band will perform on July 9, 2016. Visit http://bangaloreopenair.com/ for more info.

EUROPE – Upcoming Summer Festival dates

7/25/2015 Essen, Germany @ Nord Open Air

7/30/2015 Szekesfehervar, Hungary @ Fezen Festival

8/1/2015 Bollnäs, Sweden @ Karlslundsfestivalen

8/7/2015 Mikkeli, Finland @ Jurassic Rock Festival

8/21/2015 Geneva, Switzerland @ Octopode Festival

EUROPE – Upcoming Headline Tour w/ HATESPHERE

11/27/2015 Malmö, Sweden @ KB

11/28/2015 Herford, Germany @ X-Herford

11/29/2015 Lyss, Switzerland @ Kufa

11/30/2015 Sion, Switzerland @ Le Port Franc

12/1/2015 Brescia, Italy @ Colony Club

12/2/2015 Munich, Germany @ Backstage Halle

12/3/2015 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof

12/4/2015 Leipzig, Germany @ Hellraiser

12/5/2015 Czech Rep. @ Winter Basinfire Fest

12/6/2015 Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu

12/7/2015 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo

12/8/2015 Koln, Germany @ Luxor

12/10/2015 Tillburg, Netherlands @ 013

12/11/2015 Vooselaar, Belgium @ Biebob

12/12/2015 Metz, France @ Les Trinitaires

12/13/2015 Dunkerque, France @ Les 4 ecluses

12/14/2015 Paris, France @ Trabendo

12/15/2015 Rennes, France @ Antipode

12/16/2015 Bordeaux, France @ Rocher de Palmer

12/17/2015 Blois, France @ Le Chato’do

12/18/2015 Limoges, France @ CC John Lennon

12/19/2015 Lyon, France @ CCO

 

UNITED STATES – “We Sold Our Souls to Metal” 2015 Tour
For more info and tickets visit www.soulfly.com

SOULFLY, SOILWORK, DECAPITATED, SHATTERED SUN

09/30/2015 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater

10/01/2015 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom

10/02/2015 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

10/03/2015 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

10/04/2015 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

10/06/2015 Kelowna, BC – Level Nightclub

10/07/2015 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room

10/08/2015 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre

10/09/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre

10/10/2015 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam

10/11/2015 Joliet, IL – Mojoes

10/12/2015 Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom

10/13/2015 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater

10/14/2015 Toronto, ON – Opera House

10/15/2015 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater

10/18/2015 Columbus, OH – Northland Performing Arts Center

10/19/2015 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom

10/20/2015 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater

10/21/2015 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

10/22/2015 Knoxville, TN – The International

10/23/2015 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

10/24/2015 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

10/25/2015 St Petersburg, FL – State Theater

10/27/2015 Houston, TX – Scout Bar

10/28/2015 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room

10/29/2015 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey

10/30/2015 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

ABOUT SOILWORK:

Swedish metal eminence SOILWORK were spawned in Helsingborg, in 1995. Following two highly acclaimed albums Steel Bath Suicide (1998) and The Chainheart Machine (1999) on Listenable Records,SOILWORK joined the Nuclear Blast roster in 2001. The band’s unique blend of melodic metal developed at a staggering rate as they released a new bombshell each year; touring aggressively throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Some of the highlights included Ozzfest alongside headliners BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN and an arena tour with LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Their latest release, The Living Infinite, is the first double album in melodic death metal history! Adventurous yet true to the band’s identity, this Jens Bogren-produced (OPETH, AMON AMARTH), twenty-song powerhouse is the ultimate proof that SOILWORK are true masters of their art and as relevant as ever!

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