SOILWORK’S THE LIVING INFINITE WILL BE A DOUBLE ALBUM
photo by Hannah Verbeuren
Soilwork are currently in the studio recording The Living Infinite, which is their first album since guitarist/songwriter Peter Wichers re-quit the band back in June. (Read Vince’s interview with drummer Dirk Verbeuren on the subject here.) I guess they’re not the least bit worried about Wichers’ absence, though, because they’ve just announced that The Living Infinite will be a double-album, which means there is going to be a LOT of new, Wichers-less Soilwork pretty much all at once.
Vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid explains:
“So here’s the scoop. Me and the boys have been waiting to share this for quite some time now: The Living Infinite will be a double album! A REAL double album, in the true sense of the word, which means no fillers and no left-overs.
“I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and I proposed the idea to the rest of the guys in the band, during our festival tour last summer. Everybody liked the title The Living Infinite and also the idea of working towards the goal of releasing a double album. David Andersson [also of The Night Flight Orchestra] was already playing with us last summer, so he has also been a part of this goal from the start. I feel very excited and proud that we’ve managed to find the inspiration and dedication it takes to create somewhat of a conceptual double album, especially since it’s dealing with a lot of existential questions.
We would also like to reveal a brand new band shot by Hannah Verbeuren Photography. We are currently hard at work in the studio, putting this beast on tape. Things are sounding incredibly good so far. So excited about this and can’t wait to share the awesomeness with you all!”
Personally, I feel like double albums are ALWAYS a massive gamble — more often than not, they turn out to be bloated affairs. But I’m really rooting for Soilwork on this one. A killer double metal album would be pretty frickin’ sweet right about now.
The Living Infinite should be out in 2013 on Nuclear Blast.