Soilwork’s Mini-Doc Starts With Bjorn Strid’s Story [VIDEO]

A couple of years ago, we interviewed Bjorn “Speed” Strid of Soilwork. In the course of that interview he suggested that there might be a Soilwork DVD in the works, or at least somewhere in the back of their minds. While that concert DVD might still be in the works (it’s supposed to have been completed by now), we’re at least being treated to a small two-part mini-documentary about the band, which is being released to help promote Soilwork’s upcoming 10th studio album, The Ride Majestic. The mini-doc gives an eye into the history of Soilwork, starting with Strid in part one, which you can watch in the player above.

As for the catalyst for doing this mini-doc, Strid explains:

After finishing up the album, the band was asked if we had a bunch of footage from the studio, potentially shaping up to become a making of-style documentary. Truth was, we didn’t get much on tape at all in the studio. At least video. There was a lot of audio though, which you all get to hear on the 28th of August. Perhaps not all that weird, after going through some really rough times in our personal lives, while the album was recorded (once you see this mini doc, you’ll understand why).

Thinking about it made me realize, that as interesting as it might be for the fans, I believed it was time for something new. In my mind, the typical “webisode”- format seemed watered down. I believed we had a different story to tell this time around, rather than showing off gear and making silly faces in the studio. Just a week ago, I did some brainstorming and put together somewhat of a script, where I told my part of the story and how this album came together for me personally. One of the main reasons, aside from that this awesome band I’m a part of, is spread out all over the world, and pretty hard to gather in matter of hours, is because that the vocal recording was extra special for me this time. I moved back to the city where it all began for me. the city where I started my first bands. I basically reconnected with the people and the scene, that all had a huge impact on me. I wanted to somehow share it with you, and tell the story of how it all lead up this new record of ours. Expect nothing close to ‘The Seventh Seal’ by Ingemar Bergman. However, it’s a very honest story, how everything came to together for me personally, and how the hardship we all went through the latest year, shaped our new album The Ride Majestic. Hope you enjoy it!

If you haven’t heard it already, check out The Ride Majestic‘s title track:

The Ride Majestic album hits stores on August 28th, and can be pre-ordered here.

Soilwork on Tour:

After performing select European festivals this coming month, Soilwork will arrive in the U.S. to kick off their upcoming We Sold Our Souls to Metal tour in support of headliners Soulfly, with additional special guests Decapitated, and Shattered Sun. The band will then head back to Europe for their headlining The Tour Majestic run, with support from Hatesphere.

Soilwork recently announced that they have already been confirmed for next year’s Bangalore Open Air Festival in Bangalore, India, taking place on July 9, 2016. Visit for more info.

Soilwork Tour Dates:

EUROPE – Upcoming Summer Festival dates
7/30/2015 Szekesfehervar, Hungary @ Fezen Festival
8/1/2015 Bollnäs, Sweden @ Karlslundsfestivalen
8/7/2015 Mikkeli, Finland @ Jurassic Rock Festival
8/21/2015 Geneva, Switzerland @ Octopode Festival

UNITED STATES – We Sold Our Souls to Metal 2015 Tour
For more info and tickets visit
Soulfly, Soilwork, Decapitated, Shattered Sun

09/30/2015 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater
10/01/2015 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
10/02/2015 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/03/2015 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
10/04/2015 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
10/06/2015 Kelowna, BC – Level Nightclub
10/07/2015 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
10/08/2015 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
10/09/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
10/10/2015 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam
10/11/2015 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
10/12/2015 Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
10/13/2015 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/14/2015 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/15/2015 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
10/18/2015 Columbus, OH – Northland Performing Arts Center
10/19/2015 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
10/20/2015 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
10/21/2015 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
10/22/2015 Knoxville, TN – The International
10/23/2015 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/24/2015 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
10/25/2015 St Petersburg, FL – State Theater
10/27/2015 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/28/2015 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
10/29/2015 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
10/30/2015 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/31/2015 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red – NO SOULFLY
11/01/2015 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick – NO SOULFLY

EUROPE – Upcoming Headline Tour w/ Hatesphere
11/27/2015 Malmö, Sweden @ KB
11/28/2015 Herford, Germany @ X-Herford
11/29/2015 Lyss, Switzerland @ Kufa
11/30/2015 Sion, Switzerland @ Le Port Franc
12/1/2015 Brescia, Italy @ Colony Club
12/2/2015 Munich, Germany @ Backstage Halle
12/3/2015 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
12/4/2015 Leipzig, Germany @ Hellraiser
12/5/2015 Czech Rep. @ Winter Basinfire Fest
12/6/2015 Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
12/7/2015 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
12/8/2015 Koln, Germany @ Luxor
12/10/2015 Tillburg, Netherlands @ 013
12/11/2015 Vooselaar, Belgium @ Biebob
12/12/2015 Metz, France @ Les Trinitaires
12/13/2015 Dunkerque, France @ Les 4 ecluses
12/14/2015 Paris, France @ Trabendo
12/15/2015 Rennes, France @ Antipode
12/16/2015 Bordeaux, France @ Rocher de Palmer
12/17/2015 Blois, France @ Le Chato’do
12/18/2015 Limoges, France @ CC John Lennon
12/19/2015 Lyon, France @ CCO

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