Singer Björn "Speed" Strid of the Swedish metallers SOILWORK recently finished laying down vocal tracks for the group's new album in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with the help of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mastermind Devin Townsend. He has since issued the following update:"I'm back in Sweden now after finishing the vocals. I had a blast recording the vocals with Devin, even though I pulled three muscles on the side of my torso from all the singing… crazy! Well, I tell you, I'm very pleased with the result! Thanks a bunch, Dev, for a good time in Vancouver! "In order to get some rest, I went to Phoenix before heading back home. I also had the chance to go to Tucson and watch NASCAR. My dear friend and SOILWORK fan Stormin' Ron Norman was racing and won that night; what a blast! He has one big SOILWORK sticker on both sides of his car, so I can proudly announce the official SOILWORK mobile!" Check out pictures at Soilwork.org. Songtitles set to appear on the new SOILWORK album include "Your Beloved Scapegoat", "Light Discovering Darkness", "The Snare Broken" and "The Pittsburgh Syndrome". SOILWORK recently announced the addition of guitarist Daniel Antonsson (DIMENSION ZERO, PATHOS) to the group's ranks. SOILWORK's last 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). Guitarist Peter Wichers left SOILWORK in December 2005 to pursue a career in producing.
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