Swedish metallers SOILWORK will release their first live DVD/Blu-ray, "Live In The Heart Of Helsinki", on March 13 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded during the band's special show on March 21, 2014 at Circus Club in the Finnish capital and features guest appearances by Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) and Nathan J. Biggs (SONIC SYNDICATE).
Check out a "Live In The Heart Of Helsinki" trailer below.
Commented SOILWORK frontman Björn "Speed" Strid: "We're very proud to present the artwork for our upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray! Once again we collaborated with Mircea Gabriel Eftemie to create visuals that would perfectly capture the unique vibe of this very special evening.
"'In The Heart Of Helsinki' is somewhat of a testimony of our career and the live action shots are mixed with a blast from the past, including a collage of SOILWORK memorabilia.
"I've always loved collages, especially on the inner sleeve of a vinyl.
"As for the cover, we wanted to capture that melancholic wintery feel that the Swedes and Finns have in common — not just emotionally but also culturally.
"It was appropriately cold during the big night and Mircea did a fantastic job recreating that eerie, magical feeling.
"Last but not least, don't forget to read the liner notes! They tell the story of where we came from and where we are today. It will help you understand why it's taken so long for us to finally get a live recording out. But hey, it's only a matter of weeks now! We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do!"
The DVD was produced by Jouni Markkanen and directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who also worked on the most recent NIGHTWISH DVD, "Showtime, Storytime".
"Live In The Heart Of Helsinki" will be made available as DVD/2CD and Blu-ray/2CD and will contain the following tracks:
01. This Momentary Bliss
02. Like The Average Stalker
04. Weapon Of Vanity
05. Spectrum Of Eternity
06. Follow The Hollow
07. Parasite Blues
08. Distortion Sleep
09. Bastard Chain
10. Let This River Flow (feat. Floor Jansen)
11. Long Live The Misanthrope
14. The Chainheart Machine
15. The Living Infinite I
16. Rise Above The Sentiment
17. Late For The Kill, Early For The Slaughter
18. Rejection Role
19. Black Star Deceiver (feat. Nathan J. Biggs)
20. As The Sleeper Awakes
21. Sadistic Lullabye
22. As We Speak
23. Stabbing The Drama
DVD/Blu-ray bonus material:
01. Spectrum Of Eternity: A Brief History Of Soilwork
02. Behind The Scenes Of The Living Infinite
01. Long Live The Misanthrope
02. Rise Above The Sentiment
03. Spectrum Of Eternity
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).