Sweden’s melodic death metal veterans Soilwork are back with big news! After their EP release back in December of 2021, it is time for the first studio album in three years. Proudly Soilwork announce their twelfth and latest masterpiece “Övergivenheten”, which will be released on August 19th, 2022, via Nuclear Blast Records.
Musically and lyrically evolved, Soilwork release their most complex and elaborate album to date which marks a new phase of their career. Not only due to the tremendous effort and time they put in but also the results on the album reflect years of development and experience as a band, which is ultimately provided on “Övergivenheten” for the fans to enjoy.
Soilwork’s Björn Strid comments on their new longplayer:
“The title track of this album just might be the pinnacle of this band’s musical journey – it sums up everything that we’ve ever been about and the sometimes risky musical venture that this band embarked on some 20 years ago. To me this song is as close to the heart as it gets”.
The announcement of “Övergivenheten” comes with the band’s first single, which is the title track, “Övergivenheten”, and delivers a great introduction to Soilwork’s first studio album in three years!
Stream the new single “Övergivenheten” here and watch the new video below.
“Övergivenheten”will be released in the following formats:
• CD Jewelcase
• CD Digipack + 24 Page Booklet
• 2LP Vinyl Gatefold + 20 Page Booklet CLEAR (Retail)
• 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 “Övergivenheten” here.
2. Nous Sommes la Guerre
3. Electric Again
4. Valleys of Gloam
5. Is It in Your Darkness
8. Death, I Hear You Calling
9. This Godless Universe
10. Dreams of Nowhere
11. The Everlasting Flame
13. Harvest Spine
14. On the Wings of a Goddess Through Flaming Sheets of Rain
Soilwork’s steady consistency in creativity, which they have been delivering for years and also inspiring their fans with, is probably the most appropriate virtue that describes the band. Founded at the end of 1995, Soilwork released their debut album “Steelbath Suicide” in 1998, which already received a good response. Between their debut album and album number five there were only five years, which means that by 2005 the band already had a lot of material out and since the switch to Nuclear Blast in 2001 at the latest, they had made the breakthrough. After a three-year album break, also caused by pandemic and difficult working conditions, Soilwork are standing now in the starting blocks with their twelfth album “Övergivenheten”, which is set to release in August 2022.
Additionally, the band announced that Rasmus Ehrborn has officially joined as new bass player in the beginning of this year, which makes the Soilwork line-up complete and ready again to capture the stages around the world!
Björn “Speed” Strid – Vocals
David Andersson – Guitars
Sven Karlsson – Keyboards
Sylvain Coudret – Guitars
Bastian Thusgaard – Drums
Rasmus Ehrnborn – Bass