Swedish metal band Soilwork have posted an update regarding the band’s upcoming new album recently. You can check out what vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid he posted on the band’s Facebook page regarding this announcement below.
“On this new album we have gone back to classic heavy metal basics but with a twist of our own legacy of sound, with soaring melancholic melodies at a sometimes furious tempo and great diversity. People will recognize the vibe that we’ve had on the latest 2 albums, but we feel that we’ve taken our sound even further, with more energy, darker elements but yet strangely uplifting”
The band, now functioning as a quintet with bassist Markus Wibom leaving in 2016, had the change up their way of writing and recording their material. Strid had the following to say about their recording process for this album:
“The recording sessions for this album have been different from anything we’ve done before. Everyone’s been very involved in the whole process, and we’ve allowed ourselves to experiment more and take more chances sonically. Our drummer Bastian Thusgaard, who hasn’t recorded with us previously, brought another dimension to our sound, and he made the rest of us step up our game as well. And working with producer Thomas Plec Johansson (The Panic Room) has been a real pleasure. Even though we’ve been through a lot over the past years, we feel more like a unit than we’ve done for a long time.
We, as a band, are far from done exploring our creative and musical abilities and We want to bring back SOILWORK to the masses. Our fans around the globe can expect that promise to get fulfilled when Our touring cycle starts in promotion of our coming album.”