Swedish metallers SOILWORK have issued the following update:
"To celebrate our final tour for 'Sworn To A Great Divide' and the very first North American tour featuring stellar guitar tandem Peter Wichers and Sylvain Coudret, we're giving you, our fans, the chance to pick the setlist! Yes, you read that right: you can choose which songs you want SOILWORK to play!!!
"The ten songs that receive the highest votes make the cut. We'll reveal the final setlist on our website prior to the tour.
"Voting will close one month from now, on December 12, 2008.
"Tracks from all official SOILWORK releases, including all studio bonus tracks, are included. Please select only seven songs that you'd like to see on the setlist. When you submit your vote, you'll be asked to enter your email address. Your email address will remain confidential; we will not give away or sell anyone's information.
"Thanks for taking the time to vote, and we will see you on the road next year!!!"
To vote, click here.
Listenable Records has announced plans to re-release the classic first albums from SOILWORK. "Steelbath Suicide" (1998) and "The Chainheart Machine" (1999) will be reissued in deluxe super jewelcases with revamped artwork and contain various bonus tracks. Out of print for a while, these re-releases are a "must-have for any SOILWORK fan who missed the originals while the various bonus materials make it worth for die-hard fans to get these gems again," the label says in a press release.
SOILWORK was recently rejoined by guitarist Peter Wichers.
The band will headline a massive North American tour beginning in late January 2009 with DARKANE, WARBRINGER, and SWALLOW THE SUN.