SOILWORK Frontman Comments On PETER WICHERS' Return

Vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of the Swedish metallers SOILWORK has issued the following update:

"Let me just say that I'm super excited to have Peter [Wichers, guitar] back in the band. We've done good but he has surely been missed. We have been on the phone together just about every day for a month and to actually scratch the surface of him returning to the band made me a very happy dude and now it's for real. Very excited to have Mr. Sylvain Coudret (SCARVE) in the band as well. Can't wait to get our pumped minds on tour!

"It's really awesome to see all the amazing response about [Peter's] return and it feels like everything is coming together.

"I understand that people speculate about Ola [Frenning, guitar] returning to the band in times like these. Let me just clarify one thing: we made the decision for Ola to leave the band. There's a reason why we released him from his duties as a guitar player in this band and he will not return. I guess that people might have got the wrong picture about his departure but there's a clear difference between leaving a band and being asked to leave. There's nothing negative to be said about his time spent as a member of SOILWORK, I'm only trying to put things into perspective.

"My heart is more ready than ever to get back on that stage this fall with my brothers and I'm very excited about what Sylvain is going to bring to the table working together with Peter. This is going to be a dynamic guitar duo for sure!"

SOILWORK will be on tour with ZIMMERS HOLE and ONE-WAY MIRROR in Europe this November and December. Shortly after, the band will headline a massive North American tour to begin in late January 2009 with DARKANE, WARBRINGER, and SWALLOW THE SUN.

Capital Chaos posted video footage of SOILWORK performing on March 31, 2008 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Watch the clip below.

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