SOILWORK Frontman Defends 'Stabbing The Drama' Video

July 11, 2005

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"If you didn't know aleady, the video of the song 'Nerve' will soon reach your TVs. We recorded the video in Hollyood at a filmsite rental during our headline tour in April. And the big question: Is the whole band in the video this time? Hell yes! Don't worry, my ugly face is not alone this time...

"Unfortunately, some people got the 'Stabbing the Drama' video totally wrong and thought that I'd been converted to some pathetic Fred Durst guy and there's been a lot of talk on the forums if it was my decision and will to be alone in the video.. I tell you, you don't know me. All we did was to make everything as flexible as possible since Peter [Wichers, guitar] moved to the States when we where recording the video, so it was the director's idea to build a story around one person. Sure, it didn't work out very good since the director didn't kept what he promised with my movements with my arms in the video that was supposed to be turned into 'Matrix effects'.. Bummer… I still believe I did what I could in that video (I tell you, it's goddamn hard being totally alone in a video when you're used to be with a six-piece band, you should try it sometime!). I still like the colours in the video, but just as you guys, I wish the whole band was in that video but this was impossible at that time... So to you guys who believe I'm trying go solo with this band and adopting some kind of rapper attitude , fuck off and watch the next video of 'Nerve' instead, it's great!!"

SOILWORK are currently promoting their latest CD, "Stabbing the Drama", available now on Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Figure Number Five" was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro and Dug-Out Productions in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO).

SOILWORK have been confirmed for the 10th edition of Ozzfest beginning on July 15 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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