Swedish melodic death metal legends Soilwork have announced that their upcoming album The Living Infinite will be a double album. At present the album is slated for a December 2012 release via Nuclear Blast. This will be the follow up to 2010′s The Panic Broadcast and the recording debut of guitarist David Andersson, a long time collaborator. This time around production will be handled by Jens Bogren who has worked with such bands as Amon Amarth, Opeth, Bloodbath, and Katatonia.
Soilwork frontman Björn “Speed” Strid had this to say about the recording:
“So here’s the scoop. Me and the boys have been waiting to share this for quite some time now: ‘The Living Infinite’ will be a double album! A REAL double album, in the true sense of the word, which means no fillers and no leftovers.
“I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and I proposed the idea to the rest of the guys in the band during our festival tour last summer. Everybody liked the title ‘The Living Infinite’ and also the idea of working towards the goal of releasing a double album. David Andersson was already playing with us last summer, so he has also been a part of this goal from the start.
“I feel very excited and proud that we’ve managed to find the inspiration and dedication it takes to create somewhat of a conceptual double album, especially since it’s dealing with a lot of existential questions.
“We are currently hard at work in the studio, putting this beast on tape. Things are sounding incredibly good so far.
“So excited about this and can’t wait to share the awesomeness with you all!”