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On March 14, Project Alpha TV conducted an interview with vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK at this year’s Hammerfest, which was held at Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire, Wales. You can now watch the chat below.

As previously reported, Dutch singer Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) joined SOILWORK on stage last night (Friday, March 21) at Circus in Helsinki, Finland. The concert was filmed for SOILWORK‘s first-ever live DVD, to be released later in the year.

The choice of location for the shoot of the first-ever SOILWORK audiovisual live document was an easy one since Helsinki has always been a second home to the band. The venue itself, Circus, was just the right one to offer a full-on SOILWORK show.

The show marked SOILWORK‘s only Scandinavian show of the spring.

The DVD is being produced by Jouni Markkanen and directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who also helmed the most recent NIGHTWISH DVD, “Showtime, Storytime”.

SOILWORK‘s ninth studio and first dual-disc album, “The Living Infinite”, sold around 7,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 60. The effort also landed at No. 11 on the Independent Albums chart, and No. 2 on the Hard Music chart. “The Living Infinite” entered the iTunes Metal Top Albums chart at No. 1 and was the No. 1 most added album on the CMJ radio chart.

“The Living Infinite” was produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH) and boasts artwork by MNEMIC‘s Mircea Gabriel Eftemie. The CD features Justin Sullivan — lead singer of the English band NEW MODEL ARMY — as a guest vocalist on the track “The Windswept Mercy” and also marks the recording debut of longtime SOILWORK touring guitarist David Andersson (also of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA).

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Dutch singer Floor Jansen (pictured; NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) will join Swedish metallers SOILWORK on stage on March 21 at Circus in Helsinki, Finland. The concert will be filmed for SOILWORK‘s first-ever live DVD, to be released later in the year. SOILWORK says: “The song that Floor will lend her beautiful and powerful voice to will remain a secret for now, as I’m sure you understand… Just make sure you don’t miss out on this!!!”

Adds Floor: “I have been a fan of [SOILWORK‘s] music for years! They will record a live DVD this special evening; definitely a show you don’t want to miss! The show takes place in Circus in Helsinki, Finland. See you there?!”

The choice of location for the shoot of the first-ever SOILWORK audiovisual live document was an easy one since Helsinki has always been a second home to the band. The venue itself, Circus, was just the right one to offer a full-on SOILWORK show.

The show will mark SOILWORK‘s only Scandinavian show of the spring.

The DVD will be produced by Jouni Markkanen and directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who also helmed the most recent NIGHTWISH DVD, “Showtime, Storytime”.

SOILWORK‘s ninth studio and first dual-disc album, “The Living Infinite”, sold around 7,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 60. The effort also landed at No. 11 on the Independent Albums chart, and No. 2 on the Hard Music chart. “The Living Infinite” entered the iTunes Metal Top Albums chart at No. 1 and was the No. 1 most added album on the CMJ radio chart.

“The Living Infinite” was produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH) and boasts artwork by MNEMIC‘s Mircea Gabriel Eftemie. The CD features Justin Sullivan — lead singer of the English band NEW MODEL ARMY — as a guest vocalist on the track “The Windswept Mercy” and also marks the recording debut of longtime SOILWORK touring guitarist David Andersson (also of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA).

SOILWORK released a lavish deluxe version of its 2001 classic breakthrough album “A Predator’s Portrait” on October 18, 2013 in Europe and October 15, 2013 in the U.S. The effort was reissued as a digipack with an all new artwork and will contain two previously unreleased live bonus tracks.

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British metallers SYLOSIS were forced to drop off their North American tour with TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER and AFTER THE BURIAL after being involved in a serious RV accident Tuesday night on their way to a show in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

A photo of the band’s damaged vehicle can be seen below.

In a posting on the band’s Facebook page, SYLOSIS guitarist/vocalist Josh Middleton writes: “Wanting to thank everyone for their support these past few days. It’s been overwhelming.

“We’re really feeling it pretty hard today and are looking like a bunch of slow, old men when we walk.

“Aside from the physical issues that prevent us from continuing on with the tour, it has also put us in thousands of pounds worth of debt due to losing the deposit (and now paying extra) on the RV, damaged trailer, booking new flights home, equipment damage and we’re now incurring all kinds of transport/accommodation costs as we make our journey home.

“The last thing we want is for people to think we’re now cashing in on the accident and taking advantage of people’s sympathy, but we need some help right now so we’ve just released two exclusive t-shirts where all the profits will go towards clearing our debts. Both of the shirts are available as a pre-order at this location. One is the tour t-shirt (now with the majority of the dates cancelled) and the other is a brand new design we were waiting to release when we launch all our new designs in the a few months time.

“We like the idea of you guys helping us and actually getting something for your money, but we will also accept PayPal donations of any kind to: sylosis@hotmail.com.

“I can’t stress enough that we do not intend to exploit the situation.

“Thanks to all of you guys and the entire metal community right now for showing us so much support these past few days.”

SYLOSIS‘ latest album, “Monolith”, was recorded with Romesh Dodangoda in Wales at Monnow Valley Studio and was mastered by Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH) at Fascination Street Studios. The concept for the lyrics were loosely inspired by the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. The artwork was created this time around by Dan Goldsworthy (ACCEPT, HELL).

“Monolith” can be purchased on Amazon, iTunes and the Nuclear Blast webshop.

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Italy’s READY, SET, FALL! has inked a deal with Lifeforce Records. The band’s full-length debut, “Memento”, will be released in February 2014.

According to a press release, READY, SET, FALL! “combines Swedish melodic death with American metalcore and a strong preference for agile variability.

“Listening to ‘Memento’, you cannot avoid to think of SOILWORK, IN FLAMES, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE or ALL THAT REMAINS. This is exactly what READY, SET, FALL! want to achieve, without just copying those established acts. The quintet is driven by its internalization of modern-style metal, being played without any boundaries or restrictions.”

READY, SET, FALL! was formed in Genoa in 2010. Some of the members have roots within the pop-punk genre (WHERE EVERYTHING IS, THE LAST BANNED) while others paid their dues as part of metalcore and metal acts such as BLOOD, SWEAT AND NO TEARS, ASPASIA and LIVING CORPSE.

A video for the song “Labyrinth”, taken from “Memento”, can be seen below.

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British metallers SYLOSIS have been forced to drop off their North American tour with TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER and AFTER THE BURIAL after being involved in a serious RV accident Tuesday night on their way to a show in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

In a posting on the band’s Facebook page, SYLOSIS guitarist/vocalist Josh Middleton writes: “Myself, Rob [Callard, drums] and [Alex] Bailey [rhythm guitar] have just been released after over ten hours in hospital. Carl [Parnell, bass] is being kept in overnight as he’s in too much pain to walk but should hopefully be released tomorrow morning (Montreal time) once some of his muscle pain/swelling has subsided.

“All four of us and our driver were hospitalized, but seeing as Bailey was the only one who didn’t get taken in on a stretcher and a neck brace, he wasn’t treated as urgently. He’s just had his back sewn up and is off to the scrap yard where the RV was taken to get people’s clothes and some personal items — hero.

“We’re all very lucky. We’ve mostly just been stitched up (my eyebrow, a few on Carl‘s legs and Bailey‘s back), badly bruised and what feels like full-body whiplash.

“In car-accident terms, we’re alright, but in general terms we’re not physically capable of continuing on with the tour and aim to get back to our families and friends [as soon as possible] to recover.

“We want to thank the paramedics, the passersby who came to our help, the staff at the hospital and all of the fans and bands that have wished us well. It means the world to us.”

SYLOSIS‘ latest album, “Monolith”, was recorded with Romesh Dodangoda in Wales at Monnow Valley Studio and was mastered by Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH) at Fascination Street Studios. The concept for the lyrics were loosely inspired by the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. The artwork was created this time around by Dan Goldsworthy (ACCEPT, HELL).

“Monolith” can be purchased on Amazon, iTunes and the Nuclear Blast webshop.

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British metallers SYLOSIS have reportedly been forced to drop off their North American tour with TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER and AFTER THE BURIAL after being involved in a serious RV accident last night. DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara broke the news via Twitter, explaining that SYLOSIS “ran into the back of a tractor trailer full speed” and “totaled the RV,” landing three of the members of the band in a local hospital. He added: “My thoughts go out to those guys. This is so sad! Send positive thoughts, everyone.”

SYLOSIS‘ latest album, “Monolith”, was recorded with Romesh Dodangoda in Wales at Monnow Valley Studio and was mastered by Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH) at Fascination Street Studios. The concept for the lyrics were loosely inspired by the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. The artwork was created this time around by Dan Goldsworthy (ACCEPT, HELL).

“Monolith” can be purchased on Amazon, iTunes and the Nuclear Blast webshop.

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A trailer for “Paint The World”, the forthcoming debut album from Italian symphonic metallers SINHERESY, can be seen below. The CD, which will be released on September 30 via Bakerteam Records, was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios in Varberg, Sweden by Johan Örnborg and Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH, OPETH, PARADISE LOST).

“Paint The World” track listing:

01. Last Fall
02. The Gambler
03. Paint The World
04. Roses & Thorns
05. Made For Sin
06. Breakpoint
07. Lost In The Shadows
08. Our Angel
09. Elua’s Gift
10. Lying Dreams (bonus track)

Formed in 2009 and inspired by power metal bands such as NIGHTWISH, KAMELOT and EDENBRIDGE, SINHERESY soon developed its unique blend of metal by adding a wider range of influences going from the dark sound of SIRENIA and WITHIN TEMPTATION to the power/progressive approach of SYMPHONY X and CHILDREN OF BODOM. Their first EP, “The Spiders And The Butterfly”, attracted very positive reactions from fans and critics alike and it was followed by the video clip for the song “Temptation Flame” and an increasing number of live shows.

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SOILWORK vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid has joined forces with guitarist Frederic Riverin (I, LEGION) in a new project called BEAR RIVER. THREAT SIGNAL‘s Jon Howard producing and providing additional vocals on BEAR RIVER‘s initial recordings.

The new group is currently tracking demos and has added an as-yet-undisclosed guest keyboardist to the lineup.

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Swedish metallers SOILWORK will release a lavish deluxe version of their 2001 classic breakthrough album “A Predator’s Portrait” on October 18 in Europe and October 15 in the U.S. The effort will be reissued as a digipack with an all new artwork and will contain two previously unreleased live bonus tracks.

Commented drummer Dirk Verbeuren: “I view ‘A Predator’s Portrait’ as a milestone in several ways. It’s our first recording for Nuclear Blast, still our home to this day, six albums later. It marks the first time Björn ‘Speed’ Strid pushes his vocal talents into the melodic realm. And it concludes the early SOILWORK years, with follow-up ‘Natural Born Chaos’ starting something new and different altogether.

“Now that we’ve come full circle with our ninth album, ‘The Living Infinite’, the time is right to revisit ‘A Predator’s Portrait’. This ultimate re-release comes with re-imagined artwork by original cover artist and SOILWORK keyboardist Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg as well as two live renditions of classic ‘A Predator’s Portrait’ tracks performed by the band’s current lineup during the 2013 North American Infinity tour.

“Enjoy this piece of pure Swedish melodic mayhem!”

A picture of the digipack can be seen below.

01. Bastard Chain
02. Like The Average Stalker
03. Needlefeast
04. Neurotica Rampage
05. The Analyst
06. Grand Failure Anthem
07. Structure Divine
08. Shadowchild
09. Final Fatal Force
10. A Predator’s Portrait
11. Asylum Dance

Bonus:

12. Like The Average Stalker (live)
13. Final Fatal Force (live)

Soilwork - A Predator's Portrait - Special Edition (Digipak mit Labelprints prov)

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Radiosuicide Photography‘s RSPTV conducted an interview with guitarist Herman Li of British epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE on August 10 at the Getaway Rock festival in Gävle, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below.

DRAGONFORCE is recording the follow-up to last year’s “The Power Within” album, which was the band’s first with vocalist Marc Hudson. Since his live debut with the group in July 2011, Marc has gone on to front over 100 shows with DRAGONFORCE in 32 countries across the globe, including arenas with IRON MAIDEN as well as a mammoth headlining world tour to support the CD.

With a newfound wealth of experience for the new singer and two years of playing together, the DRAGONFORCE machine was at its most powerful when it entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden in May with Jens Bogren to start laying down tracks. Known for his work with the likes of OPETH, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK and SYMPHONY X, to name a few, Jens will undoubtedly help DRAGONFORCE make a killer-sounding album.

“The Power Within” sold 5,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 74 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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