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Helsingborg, Sweden (1995 – present)

Soilwork is a band formed in late 1995, originally under the name Inferior Breed in Helsingborg, Sweden. In 1996, they changed their name to Soilwork to better fit their new sound. Their unique sound is a fusion of the classic sound with power-groove riffs of late 1970s, early 1980s British, and European metal, but in their most recent albums they have also introduced elements from American and adopted a more melodic attitude. Their most recent work has more singing and lighter melodies than their earlier work, as well as a more polished production that brings out the strength of the drums.

In 2005, the band began to gain minor commercial success in the United States. Stabbing the drama reached #12 and #21 on the Billboard Heatseeker and Independent album charts, respectively. They played the 2005 Ozzfest alongside band In Flames.

In late 2005, guitarist Peter Wichers left the band due to tour exhaustion and other personal issues. Wichers now does music production for other bands. Of all the line-up changes with Soilwork, this one comes as the biggest and most disappointing to Soilwork fans, as Wichers was a very important member of the band and has a style of guitar-playing that many believe cannot be duplicated.

As of February 4th, 2007, Soilwork were in search for a new guitarist living in Sweden.

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  • Batlorn

    Soilwork's new EP is much better than Scar Symmetry's new releaase in everyway!

    1 hour ago Reply
  • i4mt3hwin

    I think there are good songs on Living Infinite, but they are just all exactly the same. The formula never changes throughout the record, either one and all the song lengths are nearly the same. As a collection of songs I think it's great but as an album I think it's definitely boring. They need like a 10-11 song record with varying track lengths and ups and downs. Panic Broadcast was pretty good but I felt like it didn't end as strong as it started. They need to move outside of their safe zone and experiment a bit.

    3 hours ago Reply
  • adamagedone

    The opener and the last track on the EP are better than anything on The Living Infinite, which was a hell of a boring album.

    7 hours ago Reply
  • i4mt3hwin

    I love how bjorn takes his love for classic rock and meshes it in with the vocals. I can't wait to hear what comes out of this band next. Living Infinite + Beyond are both incredible. I just hope the new album will be a little less formula, little less bloat.

    9 hours ago Reply
  • Tha_Souljah

    the new EP is beyond unseen levels of awesomeness!

    Yesterday 9:07am Reply
  • SolarisNight25

    Get it here guys. Please seed if you do. http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/11137111/Soilwork_-_Beyond_The_Infinite_%282014%29_

    Yesterday 10:01pm Reply
  • SolarisNight25

    Beyond The Infinite is Absolutely fucking incredible. As usual. Easily a top 3 release for me. Elite stuff. Time and again these guys never fail to bring the chaos. This only takes the incredibly sick and badass album that The Living Infinite was and makes it immortal in my book! These songs are right at home at the end of disk 2 with the record \\m/

    Yesterday 8:20pm Reply
  • Meat_Wolf

    I'm glad these tracks were left out on TLI, they have nothing to do with refined greatness of that album.

    Yesterday 8:12pm Reply
  • Toutatis_

    This band never disappoints... new EP is most excellent.

    Yesterday 6:53pm Reply
  • h4t3_

    New EP: http://metaldownloads.com/soilwork-beyond-the-infinite-ep-2014/

    Yesterday 5:58pm Reply
  • SynthetikBreed

    Beyond is incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Forever Lost in Vain is amazing.

    Yesterday 2:38pm Reply
  • UmhSpaghetti

    nobody on Last.fm

    26 Sep 9:00pm Reply
  • vonGrav

    Can't believe (nobody) has "Beyond the Infinite" yet... [2]

    26 Sep 3:06am Reply
  • Zach216

    Can't believe (nobody) has "Beyond the Infinite" yet...

    25 Sep 1:15pm Reply
  • bassius

    yea Grand Failure Anthem will never be topped!

    19 Sep 11:31pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Beyond the Infinite shall be awesome!

    17 Sep 3:52am Reply
  • Coulouny

    So when is the DVD supposed to be released?

    28 Aug 10:25pm Reply
  • MosherSam13

    29k plays is unreal!

    22 Aug 11:24am Reply
  • paynexkiller

    Go listen to A Predaators Portrait. All of you. This is someone with 29k Plays telling you. Go!

    1 Aug 3:12am Reply
  • honey88foru

    This is one of the few albums that I can listen to, from start to finish without skipping any tracks.

    29 Jul 3:21am Reply
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