Visionary Swedish musicians SOILWORK are very
pleased to officially announce the inclusion of their now permanent drummer,
has been blazing the kit for the band for the past 10 months, but will make his
official debut as a permanent member of the band at their upcoming summer
festival performances. See below for a full listing of show dates.
Bastian Thusgaard originally joined the SOILWORK machine as their touring drummer
after former full-time drummer
Dirk Verbeuren’s departure. Thusgaard began his journey as Verbeuren’s
understudy, eventually taking over touring duties for the band full-time in the
summer of 2016.
Watch a video of Thusgaard
deftly performing ‘The
Chainheart Machine’ with SOILWORK via Sick Drummer Magazine
In a band statement, SOILWORK stated:
“We are super stoked to
as our permanent drummer. He’s been touring with us for quite a while and has
been nothing short of amazing to work with, both on a musical level and on a
personal level. Taking over after Dirk must have been pretty hard, but
he has proven, time and time again, through our tours through North America,
South America and Europe, that he is the perfect man for the job. Bastian is only 25 years old and already
possesses such great groove and fantastic technique. We can’t wait to see, how
his ability will take us to the next level while we write our next album. It
will be a beast, there’s no doubt about it. We have so much left to say
musically and Bastian will be the perfect drummer, to help the band
evolve on our constant musical journey. Give Bastian a warm welcome everyone!”
“First and foremost, I would
like to thank Björn, Sven, David, Sylvain, Markus and everyone else involved in the SOILWORK team for their very warm welcome. I
want to thank Dirk for his guidance, support and ability
to inspire young drummers like myself, to put in the hours needed in order to
make it to this level. He is the reason that I’ve had my life’s best musical
experiences during these past ten months. To the fans that I’ve already met
around the world and all the wonderful people surrounding me, thank you for
your great support and positive feedback. It has truly been overwhelming.
I am truly honoured to
be given the opportunity to continuously work with SOILWORK, a band that I grew up
listening to and one of the key elements of my musical education. I am 100%
committed to SOILWORK and am looking forward to create music with my childhood heroes
and to see what the future will bring. See you all on the road.”
SOILWORK continue to strive toward excellence no matter the
elements that are thrown at them. With several summer festivals quickly
approaching and autumn just around the corner, fans will surely witness the
great new chapter of the band’s legacy.
May 21-22 - Radio Rock Risteily Cruise from Helsinki to Tallinn
June 10th - Brétigny-Sur-Orge, France @ Download FR
June 17th - Clisson, France @ Hellfest
June 23rd - Gräfenhainichen, Germany @ With Full Force
July 1st - Helsinki, Finland @ Tuska Open Air Metal Festival
August 5th - Wacken, Germany @ Wacken Open Air
August 11th - Catton Hall, United Kingdom @ Bloodstock Open Air
August 25th - Woerrstadt, Germany @ Neuborn Open Air Festival
November 10th - Malmö, Sweden @ KB
November 11th - Gårda, Sweden @ Brewhouse
November 12th - Oslo, Norway @ John
November 13th - Linkoping, Sweden @ Pitchers/The
November 14th - Uppsala, Sweden @ Katalin
Originally formed in 1995, SOILWORK have spent
the last five years of their careers cementing their vast metal legacy. Most
bands would be satisfied releasing one or two albums along with some touring,
but not SOILWORK.
Their passion for the craft has led them to release a single and double album,
a rarities collection, an exclusive EP for Asia, a live DVD and taking on
extensive world tours. Their relentless commitment to their fans is what
separates them from the rest of the metal community and is the reason they
still continue to flourish even after 20 years.
2015 saw the release of SOILWORK’s tenth and most recent
full-length studio album, ‘The Ride Majestic’. The album saw the
addition of Markus Wibom (ex-Hearts
Alive) as bass player and picked up where the band left off
with their critically acclaimed double album ‘The Living Infinite’.
Ride Majestic’ charted internationally upon its release,
hitting the Billboard Top 200 in the US, and is available now in CD, vinyl, or digital formats.
Since I just can’t wait, and it Is a new day
Metalocalypse fun fact of the day: in the show, all drums are recorded via drum machine, not an actual drummer.
Which, at least to me, makes the episode where pickles is forced to go to rehab and is temporarily replaced by a drum machime just a bit ironic lmao
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