Soilwork ride to majesty and beyond

Posted by on July 8, 2015

A week ago, we got a teaser on Soilwork’s new album titled The Ride Majestic which comes out August 28th on Nuclear Blast, but just like any teaser, it didn’t take long for them to reveal the actual title track which you can watch in the video below. This is what frontman Bjorn “Speed” Strid had to say about the track:

“The Ride Majestic” was one of the first songs the band wrote for the album. The intro sets a certain melancholic mood, and after that it’s all pure melodic mayhem. There’s a very epic and anthemic feel to it, which suits the album title perfectly. To me, it’s a very Soilwork-sounding song. We walk a fine line between melody and aggression, and I think ‘The Ride Majestic’ really nails it. I can see this song becoming a future live staple for sure.

He continues regarding the album:

The album is largely inspired by tragic events which occurred in our personal lives this past year. The lyrics reflect on the meaning of existence and the art of coming to terms with the cold, hard fact that everything must come to an end. They deal with solitude, longing, the ability to visualize disaster … In short, the outer and inner darkness that we all experience.

Just about every member of the band had a death in the family while recording the album, on top of that, a good friend of ours in a very promising and young band called Chronus from Helsingborg [Sweden] also passed away out of nowhere. Nineteen years old. Absolutely terrible.

The band will run across North America with Soulfly and Decapitated this coming fall and for sure will play more tracks from the new album. Catch them on the road at the following dates:

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




[via Billboard]

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