SOILWORK Explains ‘Verkligheten’ Album Title In Latest Trailer

SOILWORK Explains ‘Verkligheten’ Album Title In Latest Trailer

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Thursday, 15 November 2018
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The second trailer for SOILWORK's 11th studio album, "Verkligheten", can be seen below. The disc is SOILWORK's first to feature drummer Bastian Thusgaard, who replaced Dirk Verbeuren in 2016. In the trailer, Thusgaard and singer Björn "Speed" Strid talk about choosing a Swedish album title and the artwork of "Verkligheten". "Verkligheten" will be released on January 11, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The first-edition digipack, as well as the vinyl versions, will also contain the exclusive "Underworld" EP, containing four more songs. The digipack version will also feature special artwork with lavish foil print. The album as well as accompanying merchandise is now available for pre-order in various formats (digipack + t-shirt, digipack, black/orange/purple vinyl as well as digital download/stream). "Verkligheten" track listing: 01. Verkligheten 02. Arrival 03. Bleeder Despoiler 04. Full Moon Shoals 05. The Nurturing Glance 06. When The Universe Spoke 07. Stålfågel (feat. Alissa White-Gluz) 08. The Wolves Are Back In Town 09. Witan 10. The Ageless Whisper 11. Needles And Kin (feat. Tomi Joutsen) 12. You Aquiver (feat. Dave Sheldon) "Underworld" bonus EP track listing: 13. Summerburned And Winterblown 14. In This Master's Tale 15. The Undying Eye 16. Needles And Kin (original version) Strid told United Rock Nations about the disc. "I'm really, really pleased with it — it's really, really cool. [It's] possibly the most epic and darkest album we've done. And it's also very melancholic, but it's also very sort of uplifting. It's huge. I'm really happy with it." Asked if the musical direction of the new SOILWORK material is similar to that on the last album, Strid said: "I would say a mixture between 'The Ride Majestic' and [2013's] 'The Living Infinite'." SOILWORK will embark on an extensive European co-headlining run with labelmates AMORPHIS in January. Support on the trek will come from NAILED TO OBSCURITY and JINJER. SOILWORK is now a quintet, following the departure of bassist Markus Wibom in late 2016 due to "other commitments." He has since been replaced by touring bassist Taylor Nordberg (THE ABSENCE). In 2016, SOILWORK released a special collection of rarities titled "Death Resonance" via Nuclear Blast. SOILWORK is: Björn "Speed" Strid - Vocals Sven Karlsson - Keyboards David Andersson - Guitars Sylvain Coudret - Guitars Bastian Thusgaard - Drums Photo credit: Stephansdotter Photography
SOILWORK Explains 'Verkligheten' Album Title In Latest Trailer

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