After a highly successful run of European festivals and select club shows, Swedish melodic metal maestros SOILWORK have started writing music for the follow-up to 2010's "The Panic Broadcast".
Commented vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid: "It's been an intense summer and at this point, me and the boys are hibernating in pretty much every corner of the world and putting our next album together. Many songs are yet to be written but the inspiration is flowing! People can expect a continuation of the intensity and presence of 'The Panic Broadcast', only taken to a higher level. That's the mindset. We will do some touring next year as well, before we hopefully enter the studio sometime in the early fall. The album title is already set: 'The Living Infinite'. Chew on that for a bit and don't spit it out until the music is invading your ears, folks!"
Video footage of SOILWORK's performance at this past summer's Roskilde festal in Roskilde, Denmark can be seen below.
"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.
The band'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 Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH).
SOILWORK's new album was 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.
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).