Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork recently parted ways with founding member and guitarist Peter Wichers and have announced that he will be replaced by Night Flight Orchestra guitarist and long time collaborator David Anderson. Soilwork is currently in the process of writing their ninth studio album The Living Infinite which is set for release December 2012 via Nuclear Blast.
Frontman Björn “Speed” Strid had the following to say:
“He’s a blast to be around and a kick ass guitarist. Plus, we’ve known him for so many years, from all the touringtogether, we just know he’s a perfect fit for us.”
“We just had to do this. It’s in the best interest of both him and us. SOILWORK was born to be out there, tearing up the stage. Peter’s been unable to commit to the kind of touring we need to do and it’s time for us to move on. David’s played with us for so long, he’s really grown into the band. It feels natural, like a seamless transition. We’re thankful for everything Peter has contributed to SOILWORK over the years and we sincerely wish him the best.”
And this about the new album:
“It’s gonna be fantastic, the songs and ideas are flowing like crazy! As far as the musical direction goes, there’s tons of crushing, high energy, in-your-face metal. Trust me, we’re not about to go mellow anytime soon!”