Soilwork might be without guitarist Peter Wichers once again, but they are not slowing down by any means. Frontman Bjorn “Speed” Strid posted a statement saying the band is heading back into the studio with producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth) this coming Thursday, August 23rd to work on their next album, which will be titled The Living Infinite. Here is Bjorn's statement:
“It’s been a pretty long time coming, but as we speak I’m sitting here smiling my ass off listening to the demos that will forge into The Living Infinite. I’ve been feeling pretty damn restless from this break to be honest with you, therefore it is with great excitement that I’ve approached this new album.
As soon as we started working on songs in March, all my focus and energy went into building this new beast. We’re finished writing songs and I’m currently laying down demo vocals and I’m having a blast. I feel very inspired.
Around the time that we released The Panic Broadcast, I moved into a house by the ocean in a tiny fisherman’s village. The ocean has given me so much inspiration and raised a lot of existential questions, which will inspire a lot of the lyrics on The Living Infinite, the words Jacques Cousteau used to describe the ocean.
Pretentious?Hell yes, but in the most typical SOILWORK manner, with the right intensity, dynamics and melodies to back it up and make it real. I can’t wait to team up with the rest of the guys and start putting this album on tape, together with the amazing producer Jens Bogren!”
This certainly sounds like an interesting concept, but does the world care about Soilwork anymore? That is the question! Do you care?