Soilwork is a Swedish heavy metal band from Helsingborg. Emerging in the late ’90s, originally under the name Inferior Breed, from a scene populated by pioneering metal acts like In Flames, Arch Enemy and Dark Tranquility, Soilwork were instrumental in infusing punishing Gothenburg-style death metal with European power metal majesty. Debuting in 1998 with the uncompromising “Steel Bath Suicide”, the group hit their stride in 2005 with the release of their metalcore-leaning sixth full-length effort, “Stabbing the Drama”, which saw them crystallize their sound and helped break them overseas.
Subsequent efforts like “Sworn to a Great Divide” (2007) and “The Living Infinite” (2013) continued to beat the drum of both melody and might, solidifying Soilwork’s reputation as one of Swedish melodic death metal’s most versatile and venerable exports. The band, signed to Nuclear Blast Records, successfully released their tenth album “The Ride Majestic” in 2015, while their newest album “Verkligheten” was released at the beginning of this year.