SOILWORK Welcomes New Bassist Markus Wibom, Formerly of HEARTS ALIVE.

Sweden-based melodic death metal experts SOILWORK will release their forthcoming 10th studio album, The Ride Majestic, worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. The Ride Majestic will be available in various formats (CD, Vinyl, TS/CD Bundle) - pre-order your copy here: http://nblast.de/SOILWORKMajesticNB



As of this new album cycle, SOILWORK is joined by new bassist Markus Wibom, formerly of Helsingborg hardcore group Hearts Alive. Wibom replaces longtime band member Ola Flink, who has amicably left the group to focus on other endeavors. Wibom has been a personal friend of the band for many years and has previously toured with SOILWORK as a guitar tech and lighting designer. Wibom made his live debut with SOILWORK in Stockholm on April 30th.

SOILWORK vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid states, “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.

So, where do WE go now? Let me introduce you to one of the finest and most stand up people I know: Markus Wibom. He's been a long-time friend and is an overall multi-instrumental amazing musician. He's been with us before, on past world tours. He's also an amazing character and I couldn't think of a better person to fill Flink's shoes, which indeed are very big… literally (Markus’ shoe size is actually even bigger, if anybody wants to know). Anyway, as much as I will miss Flink, I'm just as excited to tour the world with one of my absolute best friends. Thank you Flink, you will forever rule. Thank you, Markus, for taking this on. I know you will blow people's minds, once the world tour of The Ride Majestic commences. Please give Markus a very warm welcome everyone!”

Wibom adds, “It's a great honor and a true pleasure to play with such skilled musicians and amazing people! It's going to be awesome to share the stage with those guys after all these years on the road together, and with the new record coming up - it absolutely kills!”

Catch Wibom out on tour with SOILWORK on their upcoming European headline tour, dubbed the “The Tour Majestic”, with support fromHatesphere. The European dates will follow SOILWORK’s upcoming U.S. tour with Soulfly, Decapitated, and Shattered Sun, in addition to several European summer festival dates coming up soon.

SOILWORK is also pleased to announce that they have already been confirmed for next year’s Bangalore Open Air Festival in Bangalore, India. The band will perform on July 9, 2016. Visit http://bangaloreopenair.com/ for more info.

EUROPE – Upcoming Summer Festival dates
7/25/2015 Essen, Germany @ Nord Open Air
7/30/2015 Szekesfehervar, Hungary @ Fezen Festival
8/1/2015 Bollnäs, Sweden @ Karlslundsfestivalen
8/7/2015 Mikkeli, Finland @ Jurassic Rock Festival
8/21/2015 Geneva, Switzerland @ Octopode Festival

EUROPE – Upcoming Headline Tour w/ HATESPHERE
11/27/2015 Malmö, Sweden @ KB 
11/28/2015 Herford, Germany @ X-Herford
11/29/2015 Lyss, Switzerland @ Kufa 
11/30/2015 Sion, Switzerland @ Le Port Franc
12/1/2015 Brescia, Italy @ Colony Club 
12/2/2015 Munich, Germany @ Backstage Halle
12/3/2015 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
12/4/2015 Leipzig, Germany @ Hellraiser
12/5/2015 Czech Rep. @ Winter Basinfire Fest
12/6/2015 Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
12/7/2015 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
12/8/2015 Koln, Germany @ Luxor 
12/10/2015 Tillburg, Netherlands @ 013
12/11/2015 Vooselaar, Belgium @ Biebob
12/12/2015 Metz, France @ Les Trinitaires
12/13/2015 Dunkerque, France @ Les 4 ecluses
12/14/2015 Paris, France @ Trabendo
12/15/2015 Rennes, France @ Antipode
12/16/2015 Bordeaux, France @ Rocher de Palmer
12/17/2015 Blois, France @ Le Chato'do 
12/18/2015 Limoges, France @ CC John Lennon
12/19/2015 Lyon, France @ CCO 

UNITED STATES - “We Sold Our Souls to Metal” 2015 TourFor more info and tickets visit www.soulfly.com
SOULFLY, SOILWORK, DECAPITATED, SHATTERED SUN
09/30/2015 Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theater
10/01/2015 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
10/02/2015 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
10/03/2015 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
10/04/2015 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
10/06/2015 Kelowna, BC - Level Nightclub
10/07/2015 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
10/08/2015 Saskatoon, SK - O'Brian's Event Centre
10/09/2015 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
10/10/2015 Minneapolis, MN - Amsterdam
10/11/2015 Joliet, IL - Mojoes
10/12/2015 Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
10/13/2015 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
10/14/2015 Toronto, ON - Opera House
10/15/2015 Montreal, QC - Corona Theater
10/18/2015 Columbus, OH - Northland Performing Arts Center
10/19/2015 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
10/20/2015 New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
10/21/2015 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
10/22/2015 Knoxville, TN - The International
10/23/2015 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10/24/2015 Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
10/25/2015 St Petersburg, FL - State Theater
10/27/2015 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
10/28/2015 Austin, TX - Empire Control Room
10/29/2015 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
10/30/2015 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
10/31/2015 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red - NO SOULFLY
11/01/2015 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick - NO SOULFLY




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