SOILWORK release their special collection of rarities Death Resonance in August and Casper chatted to frontman Bjorn ”Speed” Strid about the album and a whole lot more.

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Even though visionary Swedish metallers SOILWORK are still heavily supporting their most recent masterpiece, The Ride Majestic, the sextet compiled a must have for every fan out there.

The special collection of rarities under the moniker Death Resonance is nothing like your average best-of output, it delivers two brand new tracks as well as rarely released songs of the past 11 years, going back until their opus magnum, »Stabbing The Drama«.

The dark and super fitting cover art was created by MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (VOLBEATCARCASSSCAR SYMMETRYSTRAPPING YOUNG LAD).

Commented singer Björn “Speed” Strid: “The cover for »Death Resonance« is made by Mircea Eftemie and in many ways he managed to capture what we went through while recording »The Ride Majestic«: the sorrow, the close encounter with death, the aftermath and also the existential cogitation that came with it. It links those albums together, even though »Death Resonance« contains unreleased material from 2005 and forward. The cover almost seems like a link between life and death and not only captures where the band is right now, but also where we’ve been and what lies ahead.”

Besides delivering more than 60 minutes of new and rare SOILWORK tunes, Death Resonance will also feature liner notes by the band as well as unreleased promo and live photos from the mentioned era.

Death Resonance

  1. Helsinki (new song)
  2. Death Resonance (new song)
  3. The End Begins Below The Surface (Japanese bonus track for »The Ride Majestic«, unreleased outside Asia)
  4. My Nerves, Your Everyday Tool (from »Beyond The Infinite« EP, unreleased outside Asia)
  5. These Absent Eyes (from »Beyond The Infinite« EP, unreleased outside Asia)
  6. Resisting The Current (from »Beyond The Infinite« EP, unreleased outside Asia)
  7. When Sound Collides (from »Beyond The Infinite« EP, unreleased outside Asia)
  8. Forever Lost In Vain (from »Beyond The Infinite« EP, unreleased outside Asia)
  9. Sweet Demise (from the limited boxset edition of »The Panic Broadcast«)
  10. Sadistic Lullabye 2010 (Japanese bonus track for »The Panic Broadcast«, unreleased outside Asia)
  11. Overclocked [2016 mix] (from the limited 7″ sleeve edition of »Sworn To A Great Divide«)
  12. Martyr [2016 mix] (from the limited 7″ sleeve edition of »Sworn To A Great Divide«)
  13. Sovereign [2016 mix] (Japanese bonus track for »Sworn To A Great Divide«, unreleased outside Asia)
  14. Wherever Thorns May Grow [2016 mix] (from the limited boxset edition of »Stabbing The Drama«)
  15. Killed By Ignition [2016 mix] (Japanese bonus track for »Stabbing The Drama«, unreleased outside Asia)