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Soilwork Releases 10th Studio Album, Changes Bassists, Sets Tour

Soilwork: The Ride MajesticSwedish melodic death metal band Soilwork has released its last album with bassist Ola Flink, who left the band in June.

The Ride Majestic is a work informed by deaths affecting several band members, according to vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid.

In June, Strid addressed Flink’s departure: “We all sooner or later come to a crossroad in our lives, when our focus of being fueled by the past, is just as strong as our visions of the future and we have to make that incredibly hard decision. Where do I go now? Flink will forever be a symbol for SOILWORK and of all we were and still are about. That being said, we all could sense that he eventually would come to the above mentioned crossroad. He understandably and respectfully chose to step down.”

Flink’s replacement is Markus Wibom, formerly of Hearts Alive, who will tour with the band in support of The Ride Majestic. “As much as I will miss Flink, I’m just as excited to tour the world with one of my absolute best friends,” Strid said in June. “Thank you Flink, you will forever rule. Thank you, Markus, for taking this on.”

Check out what Soilwork has to offer on its 10th studio album on the track “Enemies in Fidelity”:

The Ride Majestic is available on CD, vinyl (Sept. 4) and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

The Ride Majestic Track List:

  1. The Ride Majestic
  2. Alight In The Aftermath
  3. Death In General
  4. Enemies In Fidelity
  5. Petrichor By Sulphur
  6. The Phantom
  7. The Ride Majestic (Aspire Angelic)
  8. Whirl Of Pain
  9. All Along Echoing Paths
  10. Shining Lights
  11. Father And Son, Watching The World Go Down
  12. Of Hollow Dreams (DIGI bonustrack)
  13. Ghosts And Thunder (DIGI bonustrack)

Upcoming Soilwork with Soulfly / Decapitated / Shattered Sun Tour Dates:

9/30Los Angeles, Calif.Fonda Theater
10/1San Francisco, Calif.Regency Ballroom
10/2Portland, Ore.Hawthorne Theater
10/3Seattle, Wash.Studio Seven
10/4Vancouver, British ColumbiaRickshaw Theatre
10/6Kelowna, British ColumbiaLevel Nightclub
10/7Edmonton, AlbertaStarlite Room
10/8Saskatoon, SaskatchewanO’Brian’s Event Centre
10/9Winnipeg, ManitobaPark Theatre
10/10Minneapolis, Minn.Amsterdam
10/11Joliet, Ill.Mojoes
10/12Des Moines, IowaVal Air Ballroom
10/13Cleveland, OhioAgora Theater
10/14Toronto, OntarioOpera House
10/15Montreal, QuebecCorona Theater
10/18Columbus, OhioNorthland Performing Arts Center
10/19Pontiac, Mich.Crofoot Ballroom
10/20New York, N.Y.Gramercy Theater
10/21Baltimore, Md.Ottobar
10/22Knoxville, Tenn.The International
10/23Atlanta, Ga.Masquerade
10/24Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.Culture Room
10/25St. Petersburg, Fla.State Theater
10/27Houston, TexasScout Bar
10/28Austin, TexasEmpire Control Room
10/29Dallas, TexasGas Monkey
10/30Albuquerque, N.M.Sunshine Theater
10/31Mesa, Ariz.Club Red (No Soulfly)
11/1San Diego, Calif.Brick By Brick (No Soulfly)