Soilwork React To Dirk Verbeuren Joining Megadeth

07/20/2016
.
Soilwork

Soilwork have reacted to the news that their now former member Dirk Verbeuren has been recruited to take over drumming duties in Megadeth on a full-time basis.

Frontman Bjorn Strid had the following to say about his former Soilwork bandmate joining Megadeth, "I just want to take the time to wish Dirk good luck on this new venture and thank him for 12 great years together. Together we have created a beast of a band and have pushed the limits musically further than we ever could have imagined."

Strid also addressed the future of his band: "In the recent years Soilwork have found new ways of expressing ourselves and as much as of a cliche it is, I strongly believe that this is very much of a new era for us and that we still have so much left to say, whether it being with or without Dirk.

"This band has grown to be quite a metal collective and an institution that paves the way creatively and we hope that you, the fans, can feel the presence and the heart in our music still to this day. Believe me, it's there. I can assure that you will forever get 100% Soilwork, as long as we release albums.

"We aim to surprise ourselves and the listeners by constantly developing our sound and songwriting, something I believe we have succeeded in doing and yet remained true to our roots. That is something to be proud of and we are. We appreciate all our loyal fans and are excited that so many of you share our musical vision."

Soilwork recruited Bastian Thusgaard to fill-in on drums while Dirk was previously on loan to Megadeth. Strid had this to say about Bastian's contribution, "Meanwhile, I'm sure many of you have seen us at a festival in Europe this summer with our friend, Bastian Thusgaard filling in on drums and I'm sure we can all agree on what a monster he is. Thank you Bastian, you are absolutely killing it. Check out the remaining festival dates and come see us. We'll be there. Thank you."

Finally, Verbeuren released this parting statement, "They say the biggest decisions in life are the hardest to make. This decision falls under that category. As a drummer I've always enjoyed the evolution of my path. The past twelve years with Soilwork have been incredible, a portion of my life I honor with pride.

"When I was approached to join Megadeth- a childhood dream come true and something I never anticipated- I was beyond excited to even consider the realm of possibility. But truth be told, I couldn't have rightfully made this step without the support and blessing of my Soilwork family. For that I owe a huge thank you to Bjorn, Sven, David, Sylvain and Markus. You have allowed me to see what lies ahead, and you're my brothers in metal.

"Chris Adler, thank you for introducing me to Megadeth and for your encouragement and support. Dave, David and Kiko, I'm thankful for your warm welcome and thrilled to perform and create badass music with you guys. To the fans, this is a new chapter for us; I hope we can enjoy this ride together!"

advertisement

Soilwork Music, DVDs, Books and more

Soilwork T-shirts and Posters

Soilwork Tickets/Tour Dates

More Soilwork News

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


Related Stories


Soilwork Announce New Member Lineup

Soilwork To Help NY Islanders Celebrate Military Appreciation Day

Soilwork, Unearth, Wovenwar, Battlecross and Darkness Divided Tour

Soilwork Preview 'Death Resonance' Release

Soilwork React To Dirk Verbeuren Joining Megadeth

Soilwork Streaming New Song 'Helsinki'

Soilwork Announce 'Death Resonance' Rarities Albums

Kreator, Sepultura, Soilwork and Aborted Euro Tour

Arch Enemy And Soilwork Announce UK Summer Tour

Soilwork Release Death In General Video


More Stories for Soilwork

Soilwork Music


advertisement



Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2017 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.