SOILWORK Vocalist Guests on new REVAMP Album

June 9th, 2010
by EvilG
REVAMP, former After Forever singer Floor Jansen’s new band

REVAMP, former After Forever singer Floor Jansen’s new band

Björn “Speed” Strid of Swedish modern metallers SOILWORK makes a guest appearance on the debut album by REVAMP, former After Forever singer Floor Jansen’s new band.  REVAMP’s self-titled new album will be released in North America on July 27th.

Strid shares: “Actually, I have never met Floor in real life, but I do remember being impressed when I heard her voice the first time, though.  She’s got balls.  She had a certain song in mind [‘In Sickness ‘Till Death Do Us Part: Disdain’], sent me the music and a lyric sheet while I was in the studio with SOILWORK, and gave me a bit of guidance but also wanted me to improvise a bit.  I spent a day working out my lines in a tower of the house we were renting in Mooresville, North Carolina also known as ‘The Genie Room.”  Perfect. I recorded the vocals sometime in February while drinking some wine.  With the intense verse and the open atmospheric chorus, it felt perfect as a duet!  To me it’s about betrayal and being let down.”

States Jansen: “I am always inspired to write new music, but I must say that the end of After Forever and some personal changes in my life did give extra ingredients. Every song I heard could become a source of inspiration. Stories of others, movies or books, my personal relationships, everything mixed and melted into one and became an album. ‘Speed’ from SOILWORK brings another form of power to the album’s diversity with his screams/growl and clean voice.  He masters so many different vocal sounds, just like me. Again, a lot of power together in one song. He gave ‘Disdain’ the energy and aggression it needed!”

Also performing guest vocals on Revamp is Russell Allen from SYMPHONY X and George Oosthoek from ORPHANAGE & PLEURISY.

The track listing for Revamp is:

01. Here’s My Hell featuring George Oosthoek from ORPHANAGE & PLEURISY
02. Head Up High
03. Sweet Curse - featuring Russell Allen from SYMPHONY X
04. Million
05. In Sickness ‘Till Death Do Us Part: All Goodbyes Are Said
06. Break
07. In Sickness ‘Till Death Do Us Part: Disdain - featuring Björn “Speed” Strid from SOILWORK
08. In Sickness ‘Till Death Do Us Part: Disgraced
09. Fast Forward
10. Kill Me With Silence
11. The Trial Of Monsters
12. Under My Skin
13. I Lost Myself
Bonus Track: No Honey For The Damned

The trackHead Up High” – the song from this record Floor Jansen would choose to put into an astronaut’s iPod at the International Space Station to represent all of humanity – is available for free download here (e-mail sign-up required).  “It’s diverse, heavy, new, short and catchy, but still heavy and very metal.”

View Part 1 of an interview with Floor Jansen where she discusses her new band, REVAMP, here. Part 2 is available here.

The REVAMP team includes:

Floor Jansen: songwriter/singer
Joost van den Broek: songwriter/producer/arranger & studio keyboardist
Waldemar Sorychta: songwriter/producer/ studio guitarist and bass player
Koen Herfst: studio drummer
Jaap Melman: Live bass player
Ruben Wijga: Live keyboard player
Jord Otto: Live guitar player
Arjan Rijnen: Live guitar player
Matthias Landes: Live drummer

Visit REVAMP online at www.REVAMPMUSIC.com, www.myspace.com/MUSICREVAMP, and on Facebook.

Visit Floor Jansen online at www.FLOORJANSEN.nl & www.myspace.com/FLOORAF.

In other Soilwork news……

The Godfathers of Swedish modern metal, SOILWORK, will release a “Best Of” album entitled The Sledgehammer Files on June 30th via Marquee/Avalon Records in Japan. The band commented on the compilation to be released shortly before their latest full length record of new material, The Panic Broadcast:

“We’re proud and stoked to unleash the first ever official collection of classic SOILWORK tunes! The only way we could imagine our ‘Best Of’ album was as a complete chronological retrospective, and that’s exactly what The Sledgehammer Files is, from the raw ’n relentless Steelbath Suicide days to the modern majesty of Sworn To A Great Divide. We made sure to include the lyrics and cover art for each album, rare promo and live shots from each era, and a bonus DVD with most our official videos. Topped off with re-mastered songs from the first two albums and a new mix of ‘Exile’, this package is 100% SOILWORK!”

The Sledgehammer Files Tracklisting:

1.       Sadistic Lullabye (remastered version)

2.       Steelbath Suicide (remastered version)

3.       The Chainheart Machine (remastered version)

4.       Bulletbeast (remastered version)

5.       Generation Speedkill (remastered version)

6.       Bastard Chain

7.       Needlefeast

8.       Grand Failure Anthem

9.       Follow The Hollow

10.   As We Speak

11.   Black Star Deceiver

12.   Rejection Role

13.   Figure Number Five

14.   Light The Torch

15.   Stabbing The Drama

16.   One With The Flies

17.   Nerve

18.   Sworn To A Great Divide

19.   Exile (Orchestral Mix) – previously unreleased version

Official videos – bonus DVD tracklist:

1.       As We Speak

2.       Rejection Role

3.       Light The Torch

4.       Stabbing The Drama

5.       Nerve

6.       Exile

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