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Soilwork Announce Lineup Change

06/18/2015
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Soilwork have announced a lineup change ahead of the release of their new studio album, "The Ride Majestic" which is set to hit stores and digital retailers on August 28th.



The band has announced that they have recruited former Hearts Alive bass player Markus Wibom to replace Ola Flink, who has left the group to focus on "other endeavors".



Frontman Bjorn "Speed" Strid had this to say about the change, "We all sooner or later come to a crossroad in our lives, when our focus of being fueled by the past, is just as strong as our visions of the future and we have to make that incredibly hard decision. Where do I go now? Flink will forever be a symbol for Soilwork and of all we were and still are about. That being said, we all could sense that he eventually would come to the above mentioned crossroad. He understandably and respectfully chose to step down.



"So, where do WE go now? Let me introduce you to one of the finest and most stand up people I know: Markus Wibom. He's been a long-time friend and is an overall multi-instrumental amazing musician. He's been with us before, on past world tours. He's also an amazing character and I couldn't think of a better person to fill Flink's shoes, which indeed are very big… literally (Markus' shoe size is actually even bigger, if anybody wants to know). Anyway, as much as I will miss Flink, I'm just as excited to tour the world with one of my absolute best friends. Thank you Flink, you will forever rule. Thank you, Markus, for taking this on. I know you will blow people's minds, once the world tour of The Ride Majestic commences. Please give Markus a very warm welcome everyone!"



New member Markus Wibom adds, "It's a great honor and a true pleasure to play with such skilled musicians and amazing people! It's going to be awesome to share the stage with those guys after all these years on the road together, and with the new record coming up - it absolutely kills!"



The new lineup will be hitting the several major European music festivals this summer followed by the North American We Sold Our Souls to Metal with Soulfly, Soilwork, Decapitated and Shattered Sun. Soilwork will then launch their European headline trek The Tour Majestic this fall with special guests Hatesphere.



Europe Summer Festival dates:
7/25 - Essen, Germany - Nord Open Air
7/30 - Szekesfehervar, Hungary - Fezen Festival
8/1 - Bollnäs, Sweden - Karlslundsfestivalen
8/7 - Mikkeli, Finland - Jurassic Rock Festival
8/21 - Geneva, Switzerland - Octopode Festival
"We Sold Our Souls to Metal" 2015 Tour
09/30 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theater
10/01 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
10/02 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
10/03 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
10/04 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
10/06 - Kelowna, BC - Level Nightclub
10/07 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
10/08 - Saskatoon, SK - O'Brian's Event Centre
10/09 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
10/10 - Minneapolis, MN - Amsterdam
10/11 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
10/12 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
10/13 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
10/14 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
10/15 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theater
10/18 - Columbus, OH - Northland Performing Arts Center
10/19 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
10/20 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
10/21 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
10/22 - Knoxville, TN - The International
10/23 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10/24 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
10/25 - St Petersburg, FL - State Theater
10/27 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
10/28 - Austin, TX - Empire Control Room
10/29 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
10/30 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
10/31 - - Mesa, AZ - Club Red - NO SOULFLY
11/01 - - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick - NO SOULFLY



The Tour Majestic Dates:
11/27 - Malmö, Sweden - KB
11/28 - Herford, Germany - X-Herford
11/29 - Lyss, Switzerland - Kufa
11/30 - Sion, Switzerland - Le Port Franc
12/1 - Brescia, Italy - Colony Club
12/2 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Halle
12/3 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
12/4 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
12/5 - Czech Rep. - Winter Basinfire Fest
12/6 - Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu
12/7 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo
12/8 - Koln, Germany - Luxor
12/10 - Tillburg, Netherlands - 013
12/11 - Vooselaar, Belgium - Biebob
12/12 - Metz, France - Les Trinitaires
12/13 - Dunkerque, France - Les 4 ecluses
12/14 - Paris, France - Trabendo
12/15 - Rennes, France - Antipode
12/16 - Bordeaux, France - Rocher de Palmer
12/17 - Blois, France - Le Chato'do
12/18 - Limoges, France - CC John Lennon
12/19 - Lyon, France - CCO

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