Swedish melodic death metal band from Helsingborg, Soilwork new song “This Godless Universe” leaked online from Övergivenheten album.
Soilwork, a Swedish melodic death metal band, has been active for over 20 years, releasing numerous albums and touring the world nonstop. This is still true in 2022, when their 12th studio album, Overgivenheten, is set to be released (available August 19th through Nuclear Blast).
When a band has been together for a long time, they frequently produce less music. Soilwork, a Swedish melodic death metal band, has released two full-length albums and two EPs in the last three years. Overgivenheten, which translates to “Abandonment,” is their most recent album.
Bjorn “Speed” Strid, lead singer of Soilwork, and guitarist David Andersson have been members of the hard rock band The Night Flight Orchestra since 2007. They improved their ability to write catchy songs for that band’s six studio albums, which aided their main band as well. Rasmus Ehrnborn, Soilwork’s newest member, is a former member of The Night Flight Orchestra.
Bjorn Strid sat down with Metal Injection to discuss the new career-spanning album, how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the band’s songwriting and minds, balancing duties with The Night Flight Orchestra – and whether or not he’s a permanent member of Act of Denial – his habits and partying status on the road, and how Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast changed his life forever.
You’ve clearly had a busy summer. There was a lot of touring and new music released. We have passed the worst of the pandemic. You’re going as fast as you possibly can.
Without a doubt. We’ve attended a number of festivals. We usually do two or three shows every weekend during a festival-filled summer, but this summer, we’re mostly only doing one show a weekend. So it’s not from 0 to 100; I’d say it’s closer to 0 to 50. So, in comparison to other summers, this one is relatively easy and enjoyable. Of course, it’s a bit insane. This is especially true at airports… Stockholm’s overcrowding has been a nightmare. I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but it’s insane. Even if you arrive four hours before your flight, you might miss it. It’s illogical.