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and it grew from there. Him living by the ocean in Sweden inspired it. His father and grandfather were sailors and skippers, working at the dock and out at sea. So it resonated for him. I have been watching what's been going on with the ocean in recent years, and there is a lot going on that most people aren't aware of. And it is pretty bad, so it resonated in that way for me. Even though Bjorn wrote the lyrics, we all talked about the concept. There's not one character or plotline with this.
and it grew from there. Him living by the ocean in Sweden inspired it. His father and grandfather were sailors and skippers, working at the dock and out at sea. So it resonated for him. I have been watching what's been going on with the ocean in recent years, and there is a lot going on that most people aren't aware of. And it is pretty bad, so it resonated in that way for me. Even though Bjorn wrote the lyrics, we all talked about the concept. There's not one character or plotline with this.
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Soilwork’s Dirk Verbeuren Reveals Why They Went the Double Concept Album Route on ‘The Living Infinite’ + More

Did the concept influence the way the music was written or was it the other way around?

I think it did. It was a band-oriented effort. For example, for Bjorn, he sat in his apartment in Sweden, overlooking the ocean, and he would write music and be inspired. Some of us don't live by th

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Soilwork Announce New Guitarist

Swedish melodic metal act, Soilwork, has officially announced the arrival among its ranks of guitarist and long-time friend, David Andersson.

"We're super stoked to have David with us," said vocalist, Björn "Speed" Strid. "He's a blast to be around and a kick ass guitarist. Plus, we've

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Nevermore Abruptly Drop Off Symphony X Tour

Uh oh. Trouble is brewing in the Nevermore camp. The Seattle band has abruptly dropped off the upcoming Symphony X / Powerglove / Blackguard tour, which is set to explode all across North America at the end of the month.

The tour, one of the must-see metal bills of the year, has already been fraught with troubles. Earlier this month, Soilwor

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Soilwork and Arch Enemy Members Form The Night Flight Orchestra

The Night Flight Orchestra, the classic rock-style band featuring members of Sweden's Soilwork and Arch Enemy, have posted two new songs, '1998' and 'California Morning,' on their official Facebook and Myspace pages.

The band features vocalist Bjorn 'Speed' Strid (Soilwork) and guitarist David Andersson (Mean Str

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Soilwork Back Out of Tour With Symphony X, Nevermore

Bum out alert! Sweden's Soilwork have been forced to bow out of their upcoming tour with Symphony X, which was slated to go down this April and May. Why are Soilwork sitting this one out? Apparently guitarist Peter Wichers' has a chronic

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New Hard Rock and Metal Releases for July 2010

The only thing hotter than the July sun is the scorching hot metal that's filling retail shelves and digital platforms. July 13 is front loaded with some of the biggest metal releases of the summer season -- namely Korn's 'Korn III – Remember Who You Are,' which was produced by Ross Robinson, who helmed the controls for their first two, genre-defining efforts.

Hellyeah's second e

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Soilwork Guitarist: Returning to Band ‘Felt Like Yesterday’

When Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers left the band, metal fans were legitimately bummed, even though he went on to produce and even filled in for Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz when he was sidelined with a back injury. While he remained friends with his ex-bandmates, Wichers divorced himself from the music

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Soilwork, ‘The Panic Broadcast’ — New Album

Soilwork's eighth album 'The Panic Broadcast' marks the return of guitarist Peter Wichers. Since Wichers exited the band due to feeling he couldn't top what the band had done prior, it was crucial that this new album didn't repeat any patterns.

"We wanted to do a record that felt spontaneous yet genuine, not just

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Nevermore Frontman Describes New Album as a ‘Mysterious Beast’

Half adecade has passed since Seattle progressive metal masters Nevermore released 'This Godless Endeavor.' The years have been agonizing for the band's ardent fans, but now the wait is almost over. On June 8, Nevermore will release their seventh full-length studio album

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Mutiny Within Tour Dates With Sonata Arctica and Soilwork

With a self-titled debut hitting 41 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart and two national tours already behind them, Mutiny Within are not slowing down at all. But would you expect the band that booked a label showcase after having a

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