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Soilwork's The Ride Majestic Created Amid Tragedy

07/31/2015
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(TeamRock Radio) Soilwork mainman Bjorn 'Speed' Strid says The Ride Majestic was created amid tragedy within the band. The album is set for release on August 28 via Nuclear Blast and follows 2013's The Living Infinite.

And in the first in a documentary series about the recording process, the singer reveals how difficult it was to create their 10th album. He says: "By the time we entered the studio in Stockholm in January, a member of the band had two deaths in his family, and another had a parent hospitalised with serious conditions."

A couple of weeks into recording Strid says he received a call from home telling him his grandmother didn't have long to live. He adds: "She was one of my best friends and always fell asleep to Soilwork. I decided to leave the studio and travel six hours south to say goodbye. It was one of my hardest journeys."

He continues: "Naturally, all of those tragic events had a huge impact on this record and the way we approached it. Death was more real than ever and we all channeled it into this record." Watch the video here.

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