Dirk Verbeuren, drummer for Swedish modern metal merchants SOILWORK, has commented on his performance on the band's upcoming album, "The Panic Broadcast". He also revealed that he will be recording drums for MESHUGGAH guitarist Fredrik Thordendal's second solo record, to be released sometime later this year:
Said Verbeuren: "Working on 'The Panic Broadcast' was a fantastic opportunity for me to be creative. The intricacy of the new material reminds me of [Dirk's other band] SCARVE, and my approach to the drums was similar in the sense that I tried to bring something a little unusual to every song.
"With this album, I feel like I truly found my musical path in SOILWORK. It's definitely my most technically challenging work with the band and possibly my most dynamic performance so far. I'm super-stoked about what we've accomplished!
"As for recording with Fredrik Thordendal: what a dream come true! Fredrik has been very supportive of my career for many years in many ways, and I respect him immensely both as a musician and songwriter.
"It was huge for SCARVE to be asked to open for MESHUGGAH and we've been in touch ever since.
"When Fredrik asked me to be a part of the second 'Special Defects' record, I just couldn't believe it! Now that I have the SOILWORK album under my belt, it's exciting to dive into a completely different challenge where my drum parts will be based on improvisation more than anything else."
"The Panic Broadcast" will be released in Europe on July 2 and in North America on July 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed at Fascination Street studio in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH).
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Late For The Kill, Early For The Slaughter
02. Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning
03. The Thrill
04. Deliverance Is Mine
05. Night Comes Clean
06. King Of The Threshold
07. Let This River Flow
09. The Akuma Afterglow
10. Enter Dog Of Pavlov
The song "Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning" is now available for streaming at this location.
SOILWORK's new album is the first to feature guitarist Peter Wichers since his return to the band in 2008, as well as the studio debut with axeman Sylvain Coudret, who also joined in 2008.