SOILWORK Welcomes SIMON JOHANSSON As New Permanent Member
March 13, 2023, a week ago
Just having finished the first leg of their European tour with their labelmates Kataklysm, Swedish melodic death metal veterans, Soilwork, are about to embark on the second half of the tour with exciting news. The band welcomes Simon Johansson to their ranks, completing the lineup again. Simon Johansson will step in as Soilwork's new guitar player.
Soilwork states: "We are excited to finally welcome Simon Johansson to the Soilwork family as a permanent member. Simon has been with us on a session basis since 2019 and not only has he proven himself to be a solid guitar player, but also a humble human being and a true gentleman in some of the most challenging years of the band’s history. We love you and we are grateful that you are part of our band."
Simon adds: ”I’m super stoked and very humbled to be the new guitarist in Soilwork. I have been a fan of the band since way back and now to be a part of the Soilwork legacy is a huge honor. We first started to work together in 2019 when I joined as their session touring guitarist and during this time my admiration for the band has just grown. Now happy and proud to be joining my brothers as a full-time member and I’m thrilled to be a part of the next chapter of Soilwork.”
For the second leg of the co-headline tour of Kataklysm and Soilwork, the bands wll be joined by their labelmates, Horizon Ignited. The Finnish melodic death metal force released their second album Towards The Dying Lands last summer via Nuclear Blast globally lauded by critics and fans. The band will replace Wilderun who unfortunately have to drop out of the tour due to family health matters taking precedence. The tour will start out from Denmark, adding another 28 cities to their record and finish their extensiv tour in the Netherlands.
Björn "Speed" Strid - vocals
Simon Johansson - guitars
Sven Karlsson - keyboards
Sylvain Coudret - guitars
Bastian Thusgaard - drums
Rasmus Ehrnborn - bass
(Photo - JN Lightning Photography)