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Soilwork Add Longtime Session Guitarist on Permanent Basis


Soilwork just announced the permanent addition of session guitarist Simon Johansson to their ranks.

The band tragically lost their pervious guitarist, David Andersson, last year at age 47, something the band blamed on “alcohol and mental illness.”

About the new member, Soilwork say:

“We are excited to finally welcome Simon Johansson to the Soilwork family as a permanent member. Simon has been with us on a session basis since 2019 and not only has he proven himself to be a solid guitar player, but also a humble human being and a true gentleman in some of the most challenging years of the band’s history. We love you, and we are grateful that you are part of our band.”

Johansson says:

“I’m super stoked and very humbled to be the new guitarist in Soilwork. I have been a fan of the band since way back, and now to be a part of the Soilwork legacy is a huge honor.

“We first started to work together in 2019 when I joined as their session touring guitarist, and during this time, my admiration for the band has just grown. Now (I’m) happy and proud to be joining my brothers as a full-time member and I’m thrilled to be a part of the next chapter of Soilwork.”

The second leg of their tour dates with Kataklysm are below.

3/30 Roskilde, Denmark @ Gimle
3/31 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Brewhouse
4/01 Oslo, Norway @ Vulkan Arena
4/02 Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan
4/04 Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia
4/05 Jyväskylä, Finland @ Lutakko
4/06 Kuopio, Finland @ Sawohouse Underground
4/07 Joensuu, Finland @ Kerubi
4/08 Lahti, Finland @ Möysän Musaklubi
4/09 Tallinn, Estonia @ Helitehas
4/11 Riga, Latvia @ Melna Piektdiena
4/12 Vilnius, Lithiania @ Vakaris
4/13 Gdansk, Polamnd @ B90
4/14 Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
4/15 Krakow, Poland @ Kamienna12
4/16 Bratislava, Slovakia @ Majestic Music Club
4/18 Cluj-Napoca, Romania @ Form Space
4/19 Bucharest, Romania @ Arelene Romane
4/20 Sofia, Bulgaria @ Hristo Botev Hall
4/21 Belgrade, Serbia @ Dom Omladine
4/22 Zagreb, Hungary @ Boogaloo
4/23 Vienna, Austria @ Simm City
4/25 Wörgl, Austria @ VZ Komma
4/26 Hannover, Germany @ Musikzentrum
4/27 Drachten, Netherlands @ Poppodium Iduna
4/28 Stuttgart, Germany @ Im Wizemann
4/29 Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik
4/30 Amstelveen, Netherlands @ P60

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