Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK have revealed the cover artwork for the band's highly anticipated first ever live DVD/BluRay, »Live In The Heart Of Helsinki«.
Commented singer Björn "Speed" Strid: "We’re very proud to present the artwork for our upcoming live dvd/blu-ray! Once again we collaborated with Mircea Gabriel Eftemie to create visuals that would perfectly capture the unique vibe of this very special evening. »In The Heart Of Helsinki« is somewhat of a testimony of our career and the live action shots are mixed with a blast from the past, including a collage of SOILWORK memorabilia. I’ve always loved collages, especially on the inner sleeve of a vinyl. As for the cover, we wanted to capture that melancholic wintery feel that the Swedes and Finns have in common- not just emotionally but also culturally. It was appropriately cold during the big night and Mircea did a fantastic job recreating that eerie, magical feeling. Last but not least, don’t forget to read the liner notes! They tell the story of where we came from and where we are today. It will help you understand why it’s taken so long for us to finally get a live recording out. But hey, it’s only a matter of weeks now! We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!"
»Live In The Heart Of Helsinki« will be released on March 13, 2015 and will be available as DVD/2CD and BluRay/2CD. The Nuclear Blast Mailorder Edition will contain an exclusive lanyard. Pre-Order your copy at this location: http://smarturl.it/SoilworkHelsinkiLive
The DVD was recorded during the band's special Helsinki show on March 21, 2014 at Circus Club in the Finnish capital and will feature guest appearances by Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) and Nathan J. Biggs (SONIC SYNDICATE).
Commented frontman Björn "Speed" Strid: "There could've not been a better time than now, with 10 albums out and a very varied back catalogue to choose from. Our line up now is 50 % original members and 50 % fresh blood, which makes it all more interesting. Especially since the newest members have brought so much to our sound and have continued to inspire us to write new and exciting music and also brought a new found energy on stage. Now is definitely the time to see us. Trust me."
The DVD was produced by Jouni Markkanen and directed by Ville Lipiäinen who also worked on the most recent NIGHTWISH DVD »Showtime, Storytime«.
»Live In The Heart Of Helsinki« will contain the following tracks:
01. This Momentary Bliss
02. Like The Average Stalker
04. Weapon Of Vanity
05. Spectrum Of Eternity
06. Follow The Hollow
07. Parasite Blues
08. Distortion Sleep
09. Bastard Chain
10. Let This River Flow feat. Floor Jansen
11. Long Live The Misanthrope
14. The Chainheart Machine
15. The Living Infinite I
16. Rise Above The Sentiment
17. Late For The Kill, Early For The Slaughter
18. Rejection Role
19. Black Star Deceiver feat. Nathan J. Biggs
20. As The Sleeper Awakes
21. Sadistic Lullabye
22. As We Speak
23. Stabbing The Drama
DVD/BluRay Bonus Material:
01. Spectrum Of Eternity: A Brief History Of Soilwork
02. Behind The Scenes Of The Living Infinite
- Drumcam Videos:
01. Long Live The Misanthrope
02. Rise Above The Sentiment
03. Spectrum Of Eternity