SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site:"It's been ages… Anyways, had a good tour with HYPOCRISY, SCAR SYMMETRY and ONE MAN ARMY in Europe. We also did our first festival for this summer last weekend (yes, the summer has actually arrived in Sweden...). We played among the fjords in Norway (unfortunately it was a indoor festival), still a cool place though. "Something unexpected happened that day: I got sick as a dog when we arrived and performed on stage with 40 degrees of fever (which is how much in Fahrenheit?... Hmm… no clue... it's hellish, though!!). Back home from the festival I had to go straight to the hospital from the airport and they made me stay the night. They found a virus value of 130 in my blood (the value is normally below 8, in a normal condition...) I really don't know what kind of virus that was, but I tell you it was pure hell. I'm glad it wasn´t a normal tour (for example the one we did with HYPOCRISY), then probably Peter Tägtgren would invite me on the bus for some straight-whiskey-northern-Swedish-fever-cure and I'm sure I wouldn't say no, since I enjoy drinking with that guy. The only thing is that I would probably be dead by now. "I'm on the heaviest possible medication right now and I'm starting to feel good enough to pick up the guitar and write some shit. "Let me also clarify some things about the [second] guitarist situation: I know that some of you people have seen on some website (take a guess where...) that we have confirmed Daniel Antonsson [DIMENSION ZERO, PATHOS] as the new guitarist of SOILWORK. It's true that he's been touring with us and we like him very much both as a human and as a player, but we have NOT confirmed his spot in SOILWORK. We have decided to go slow with this and really take our time before we make any decisions. We'll keep you updated on that story, nobody else." SOILWORK's latest CD, "Stabbing the Drama", is available now on Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Figure Number Five" was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro and Dug-Out Productions in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO).
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