SOILWORK | NEW ALBUM ‘THE RIDE MAJESTIC’ OUT NOW!

SOILWORK | NEW ALBUM ‘THE RIDE MAJESTIC’ OUT NOW + GUITAR PLAY-THROUGH WITH DAVID ANDERSSON POSTED ONLINE

Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK released their 10th studio album, The Ride Majestic last week via Nuclear Blast Records. In celebration of the release, guitarist David Andersson has filmed an exclusive play-through of some of the tracks from the album, including a commentary on the writing and recording process. Watch the video over on YouTube:

The Ride Majestic was recorded by David Castillo (OPETH, KATATONIA) at Studio Gröndal. The album was produced and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, AMON AMARTH) at Fascination Street. The stunning Dürer style artwork was created by Róbert Borbás ( theartofgrinddesign.com).

The Ride Majestic track list:

The Ride Majestic
Alight In The Aftermath
Death In General
Enemies In Fidelity
Petrichor By Sulphur
The Phantom
The Ride Majestic (Aspire Angelic)
Whirl Of Pain
All Along Echoing Paths
Shining Lights
Father And Son Watching The World Go Down
BONUS TRACKS
Of Hollow Dreams
Ghosts And Thunder

Order the Limited Edition Digipack CD, which includes two bonus tracks: http://nblast.de/SOILWORKMajestic
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PRE-ORDER ‘THE RIDE MAJESTIC’:

Limited Edition Digipack CD – http://bit.ly/RideMajDigCD
Double Vinyl – http://bit.ly/RideMajVinyl
MORE ON ‘THE RIDE MAJESTIC’:

Listen to ‘The Ride Majestic’ over on YouTube:

Vocalist Bjorn ‘Speed’ Strid discusses the meaning behind the track: “’The Ride Majestic’ was one of the first songs we wrote for this album. The intro sets a certain melancholic mood and after that it’s all pure melodic mayhem. There’s a very epic and anthemic feel to it, which suits the album title perfectly. The lyrics deal with the fear of dying and the art of remaining sane while you’re still alive. Not wanting to miss a thing, wanting to embrace every moment, and being able to bring it all back on your dying day, with a snap of your fingers. It’s also a tribute to the ones we’ve lost and the comfort of hoping that they will catch us when we fall, on the other side. We believe that, if there is an afterlife, this song would be the soundtrack to that journey. It deals with the acceptance of life and death and possibly everything between and beyond.”

Vocalist Björn ‘Speed’ Strid gives a one-on-one, personal account of what has shaped SOILWORK as the one of the greatest European metal bands in modern music. Watch the first part of the documentary on YouTube:

Listen to teaser snippets of each track on The Ride Majestic:

Listen to ‘Enemies In Fidelity’ over on YouTube:

Vocalist Björn ‘Speed’ Strid states: “’Enemies in Fidelity’ is indeed a very melodic and atmospheric beast. This was one of the first songs that I wrote for the new album and it holds a lot of surprises. The chorus almost sounds as if Simon and Garfunkel started a black metal band. That’s the way we like it – playful, dark, intense and melancholic. It definitely stands out, but also gives you an overall idea of what SOILWORK currently is about.

The lyrics deal with whether you should escape or succumb to the suffering that you might experience in your life, in order to find new strength. The ambivalence. The guilt and the respect towards your own existence. Being awakened and finding satisfaction through frustration and anger, to a point where it almost becomes addictive. Enjoy!”

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