NewsJune 28, 2012 4:57 PM ET3,763 views

Soilwork announces new guitarist

Official press release: Swedish melodic metallers Soilwork have officially announced the arrival among their ranks of guitarist and long-time friend David Andersson (Night Flight Orchestra). "We're super stoked to have David with us", said vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid. "He's a blast to be around and a kick ass guitarist. Plus, we've known him for so many years, from all the touring together, we just know he's a perfect fit for us." Andersson has toured on and off with Soilwork since 2006, and most recently during the 2011 festival season in support of the band's acclaimed eighth album "The Panic Broadcast." Regarding the recently announced split with founding guitarist Peter Wichers, who first left the band in 2005 only to return four years later, Speed commented: "We just had to do this. It's in the best interest of both him and us. Soilwork was born to be out there, tearing up the stage. Peter's been unable to commit to the kind of touring we need to do and it's time for us to move on. David's played with us for so long, he's really grown into the band. It feels natural, like a seamless transition. We're thankful for everything Peter has contributed to Soilwork over the years and we sincerely wish him the best." Soilwork are currently in the process of writing new music for their ninth album, "The Living Infinite." "We're working our asses off to put this record together," said Strid. "It's gonna be fantastic, the songs and ideas are flowing like crazy! As far as the musical direction goes, there's tons of crushing, high energy, in-your-face metal. Trust me, we're not about to go mellow anytime soon!"

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ineedsalt 6/28/2012 2:25:14 PM

saw it coming. wonder how Buddha feels about it

LoydChristmas 6/28/2012 2:56:50 PM

Soilwork is super stoked.

anonymous 6/28/2012 3:11:03 PM

sages are stoked

anonymous 6/28/2012 3:18:48 PM

op is a sage

anonymous 6/28/2012 3:25:46 PM

breakup

anonymous 6/29/2012 2:56:16 AM

OOOOOO fck WATCH OUT ETID. ANOTHER OLD AGE BAND> YOUR NOT THE ONLY ONE THATS OLD IN MUSIC. GET OUT OF warped tour YOU OLD fckS AND PLAY REAL SHOWS. AND LETS NOT PLAY IN FRONT OF 12 year old .P.S. GROW UP ETID.

anonymous 6/29/2012 8:53:24 AM

^^^are 12 years olds safe from Buddha?

anonymous 6/29/2012 1:11:32 PM

At least they didn't hire some high school aged dink like so many other band's pathetic attempts to catch the attention of youth.

Stupid_News_Poster 7/6/2012 8:47:39 AM

Westboro Baptist Church says they don't give one fck about this band. Neither do I.




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