The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that Swedish melodic death metallers SOILWORK have been confirmed for BOA 2008.
Along with fellow countrymen At The Gates, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity and The Haunted, Soilwork have earned a formidable reputation for taking the aggressive sound of 1990â€™s Swedish metal around the world and bravely forward into the new millennium. Forget the latest half-baked metalcore trend-hoppers - Soilwork did it first and did it better.
Formed in 1995 as Inferior Breed, the band switched to the name Soilwork (not a gardening reference but rather to working their way up from the ground!) the following year and cut their first demo â€˜In Dreams We Fall Into The Eternal Lakeâ€™ in 1997. Their debut album â€˜Steelbath Suicideâ€™ was released in 1998 and caused a major stir within the underground. 2000â€™s follow up â€˜The Chainheart Machineâ€™ won them a deal with Nuclear Blast records for whom they recorded their breakthrough album â€˜A Predator's Portraitâ€™ which catapulted the band to the forefront of the melodic death metal scene.
The band worked with Strapping Young Lad mainman Devin Townsend on the recording of their next album, 2002â€™s â€˜Natural Born Chaosâ€™; another notable success which saw them mount their first American tour. â€˜Figure Number Fiveâ€™ soon followed and the band supported it with their biggest bout of touring to date, including dates with many newer bands drawing influence from the Swedish sound including Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Unearth, As I Lay Dying and Bleeding Through. 2005â€™s â€˜Stabbing The Dramaâ€™ continued their phenomenal run as the band cracked the US independent charts with their most successful record and secured a slot on Ozzfestâ€™s second stage. The bandâ€™s latest offering â€˜Sworn To A Great Divideâ€™ emerged in October and sees them striving as hard as ever to push modern metal to the next level.
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SOILWORK â€“ Swedish Necrotica â€“ BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.