SOILWORK Guitarist To Sit Out Summer Festivals; Temporary Replacement Announced

Guitarist Peter Wichers of Swedish metallers SOILWORK has issued the following update:

"Thanks for all the great feedback and kind words of encouragement regarding my back injury! I'm feeling much better after several months of resting, but I'm not 100% yet, so I've decided to sit out some of the summer festivals in order to make a full recovery sooner. Filling in for me will be an old friend of the band and an amazing player: David Andersson. David has helped SOILWORK out in the past, and we're grateful that he's offered to step in once again and make these shows possible!"

Andersson will fill in for Wichers during June and July. See the complete list of upcoming SOILWORK shows at this location.

SOILWORK's latest album, "The Panic Broadcast", sold around 5,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 88 on The Billboard 200 chart.

SOILWORK's previous CD, "Sworn to a Great Divide", opened with 5,000 units back in October 2007 to land at No. 148.

"The Panic Broadcast" was released in Europe on July 2, 2010 and in North America on July 13, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed at Fascination Street studio in rebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH).

SOILWORK's new album is the first to feature Wichers since his return to the band in 2008, as well as the studio debut with axeman Sylvain Coudret, who also joined in 2008.

SOILWORK filmed a music video for the song "Deliverance Is Mine" with directorIvan Colic (EX DEO, TYPE O NEGATIVE, UNLEASHED) and producer Stanimir "Staca" Lukic (MOONSPELL, KAMELOT, DEATHSTARS, TYPE O NEGATIVE).

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