Visionary Swedish musicians SOILWORK are pleased to officially announce the inclusion of their now permanent drummer, 25-year-old Bastian Thusgaard. Thusgaard has been blazing the kit for the band for the past 10 months, but will make his official debut as a permanent member of the band at their upcoming summer festival performances. See below for a full listing of dates.
Bastian Thusgaard originally joined the SOILWORK machine as their touring drummer after former full-time drummer Dirk Verbeuren's departure. Thusgaard began his journey as Verbeuren's understudy, eventually taking over touring duties for the band full-time in the summer of 2016.
SOILWORK continue to strive toward excellence no matter the elements that are thrown at them. With several summer festivals quickly approaching and fall just around the corner, fans will surely witness this great new chapter of the band's legacy.
Confirmed SOILWORK Festival Dates:
May 21-22 Radio Rock Risteily Cruise from Helsinki to Tallinn
Jun 10 Brétigny-Sur-Orge, France @ Download FR
Jun 17 Clisson, France @ Hellfest
Jun 23 Gräfenhainichen, Germany @ With Full Force
Jul 01 Helsinki, Finland @ Tuska Open Air Metal Festival
Aug 05 Wacken, Germany @ Wacken Open Air
Aug 11 Catton on Hall, United Kingdom @ Bloodstock Open Air
Aug 25 Woerrstadt, Germany @ Neuborn Open Air Festival
Additional confirmed dates:
Nov 10 Malmö, Sweden @ KB
Nov 11 Gårda, Sweden @ Brewhouse
Nov 12 Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
Nov 13 Linkoping, Sweden @ Pitchers/The Crypt
Nov 14 Uppsala, Sweden @ Katalin
2015 saw the release of SOILWORK's tenth and most recent full-length studio album, The Ride Majestic. The album saw the addition of Markus Wibom's (ex-Hearts Alive) as bass player and picked up where the band left off with their critically acclaimed double album The Living Infinite. The Ride Majestic charted internationally upon its release, hitting the Billboard Top 200 in the US, and is available now in CD, vinyl, or digital formats.