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Soilwork to embark on The Ride Majestic
Soilwork to embark on The Ride Majestic
Sweden-based melodic death metal experts Soilwork have announced details regarding their forthcoming 10th studio album, The Ride Majestic. The new album will hit stores worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. The Ride Majestic was recorded by David Castillo at Studio Gröndal, and was produced and mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The cover art was illustrated by Róbert Borbás (Grinddesign).
The Ride Majestic will be available in various formats (CD, Vinyl, TS/CD Bundle).
Soilwork vocalist Björn Speed Strid comments, "We just put the final touches on our new album, The Ride Majestic, and all we can say is that it's going to be massive. It definitely picks up where we left off with The Living Infinite, but slightly darker, atmospheric and almost anthemic, with some really interesting twists and turns. Can't wait to play this epic beast live! Await the ride majestic ladies n' gents!"
Strid states, "I was really excited to work with Floor Jansen, especially since we haven't had any female guest artists featured on anything Soilwork-related before. I first got to know Floor via email some years ago, when she asked me to do some guest vocals for her other amazing band Revamp. I was absolutely thrilled, since I really respect her as a singer - she can do it all: amazing clean vocals, powerful high and low screams and can shape her voice into just about anything. I thought I'd "return the favor" and ask her to do 'Let This River Flow' with me for our live DVD in Helsinki and boy did it turn out amazing! It was really cool to meet her in person as well, her presence is majestic and she has a great sense of humor. I think our voices match perfectly in this almost anthemic song, which showcases a lot of different types of vocals."
Soilwork also announced 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.
Also beforehand, Soilwork is slated to perform at the 7th annual Metal Hammer Awards in Berlin on September 18, 2015.
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
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
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!