Swedish melodic death metal veterans Soilwork are back with some big news. Following the release of their EP in December 2021, it’s time for the first studio album in three years. Proudly, Soilwork announces their twelfth and final masterpiece, Övergivenheten, which will be released on August 19 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Musically and lyrically evolved, Soilwork releases their most complex and elaborate album to date which marks a new phase in their career. Not only because of the tremendous effort and time they put in, but also the results of the album reflect years of development and experience as a band, which is ultimately provided on Övergivenheten for fans to enjoy. enjoy.
Björn Strid of Soilwork comments on their new longplayer: “The title track of this album might just be the pinnacle of this band’s musical journey – it encapsulates everything we’ve always talked about and the sometimes risky musical adventure this band has embarked on. was launched. 20 years ago. For me, this song is as close to the heart as possible.”
The Övergivenheten announcement comes with the band’s first single, which is the title track, “Övergivenheten”, and provides a great introduction to Soilwork’s first studio album in three years. Stream the new single hereand watch a video for the track below.
Övergivenheten will be published in the following formats:
– CD case
– CD Digipack + 24 Pages Booklet
– 2LP vinyl Gatefold + clear 20-page booklet (detail)
– 2LP Vinyl Gatefold + 20 Page Booklet Split Silver/Blue (Mailorder + Wholesale)
– 2LP Vinyl Gatefold + 20-page Booklet Splatter Curaçao w/ White & Blue & Splatter Curaçao w/ Black & Yellow (Mailorder)
– 2LP Vinyl Gatefold + 20 Page Booklet Ink Spot Yellow/Blue (Band)
Pre-order the album here.
“We Are War”
“Valleys of Glory”
“Is It in Your Darkness”
“Death, I hear you calling”
“This Godless Universe”
“Dreams of Nowhere”
“The Eternal Flame”
“On the Wings of a Goddess Through Flaming Rain Leaves”
Soilwork’s constant consistency in creativity, which they have offered for years and which also inspires their fans, is probably the most apt virtue that describes the band. Founded in late 1995, Soilwork released their debut album Steelbath Suicide in 1998, which has already received a good response. Between their debut album and album number five was only five years, meaning that by 2005 the band already had a lot of material and since switching to Nuclear Blast in 2001 at the latest they had makes the breakthrough. After a three-year hiatus, also caused by the pandemic and difficult working conditions, Soilwork is now in the starting blocks with their twelfth album Övergivenheten due out in August 2022.
Additionally, the band announced that Rasmus Ehrborn officially joined the band as their new bassist at the start of this year, making the Soilwork lineup complete and ready to once again capture stages around the world.
Soil work is:
Björn “Speed” Strid – vocals
David Andersson – guitars
Sven Karlsson – keyboards
Sylvain Coudret – guitars
Bastian Thusgaard – drums
Rasmus Ehrnborn – bass
(Photo – Stephansdotter Photography)