"The Living Infinite"
, the ninth studio album and first dual-disc release by Swedish melodic metal maestros SOILWORK
, will be unleashed on February 27 in Asia (via license to Marquee Records
), in Europe on March 1, and in North America on March 5 through Nuclear Blast Records
. Produced by Jens Bogren
, AMON AMARTH
), the CD features artwork by MNEMIC
's Mircea Eftemie Gabrie
: "After commissioning some pretty elaborate covers for the last couple of records, we decided to try something more sober and design-oriented for 'The Living Infinite'
. Who better to call than the man who created the iconic 'Stabbing The Drama'
cover? Mircea Gabriel Eftemie
is not only a close friend but also an incredible graphic designer. We're all stoked about his work which is different from anything SOILWORK
has ever done and perfectly suits the elegant oceanic concept of 'The Living Infinite'
. Enjoy, folks!"
: "Seven years ago, I created the artwork for the 'Stabbing The Drama'
album and I can't believe how time flies! Here we are, with sexy gray hairs, working with my friends in SOILWORK
again. This time, we built the cover around a maritime concept, aiming for something direct and symbolic. I believe we achieved that quite well. From my creative deck, I salute you and say: 'Long Live The Living Infinite.'" "The Living Infinite"
is as follows:
01. Spectrum Of Eternity
02. Memories Confined
03. This Momentary Bliss
05. The Living Infinite I
06. Let The First Wave Rise
08. Realm Of The Wasted
09. The Windswept Mercy
10. Whispers And Lights
01. Entering Aeons
02. Long Live The Misanthrope
03. Drowning With Silence
04. Antidotes In Passing
06. The Living Infinite II
07. Loyal Shadow
08. Rise Above The Sentiment
09. Parasite Blues
10. Owls Predict, Oracles Stand Guard "The Living Infinite"
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
's world tour launches with a 55-show headlining trek through the U.S. and Canada this March. Support will come from JEFF LOOMIS
, THE BROWNING
Photo credit: Hannah Verbeuren