SOILWORK Frontman Interviewed In Malaysia; Video Available

Malaysia's HateTV conducted an interview with SOILWORK frontman Bjrn "Speed" Strid after the band's May 25, 2008 concert at Ruums Club in Kuala Lumpur. The three-minute clip, which includes footage of the group's show in Malaysia, can be viewed below.

In other news, SOILWORK has posted the following message on its web site:

"We just came back from one of the craziest tours we've ever done; three weeks of non-stop flights, train and van rides all across the Eastern continent! It was our very first visit to Russia, Taiwan and Malaysia we even found out we were the first Swedish metal band to ever perform in Malaysia. The shows kicked ass, thanks to an amazing horde of SOILWORK fans that popped up even where we least expected it! Also, we finally went back to Japan and Australia, including our first-ever show in Perth, where we visited the legendary Bon Scott's grave to share a posthumous shot of Jack Daniel's with him. The shows were absolutely insane as well! Overall it was an exhausting but exciting trip, and we hereby sincerely thank everyone who made it possible; especially all the dedicated SOILWORK fans who came to see us! You rock!

"On a more technical note, you may have noticed that our official website has been down for a while. We're doing our very best to fix this as soon as possible. Expect the site to be up and running again in the coming days, with some brand new shots from the aforementioned tour.

"Right now, we're preparing to open up for none other than METALLICA at the Electric Weekend festival in Madrid. Quite a nice way for us to ring in this year's festival season, don't you think?"

SOILWORK recently parted ways with guitarist Ola Frenning due to Ola's "resistance to the demands of the road." David Andersson filled in on the band's tour with THROWDOWN.

SOILWORK sold 5,000 copies of its new album, "Sworn to a Great Divide", in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 148 on The Billboard 200 chart.


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