SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site:
"I wanna thank everybody for their strong support and their faith in the band. You guys always stay with us through thick and thin, this makes me and the band confident and eager once again to show the world that we will kick ass like never before!
"On the behalf of [recently departed guitarist] Peter [Wichers], I can say that you guys gave him such a strong support and many kind words of encouragement to be able to proceed with his 'new life.' He will never forget those words, I can tell you that. THANK YOU!
"Right now I'm down in Italy to record the second DISARMONIA MUNDI album. I've just finished the vocals and will return home to Sweden tomorrow. I've got a lot of positive response about the first MUNDI album and I can assure you that the second one will not make you disappointed..
"Man, this year has been the busiest year in my life, so many months on the road with SOILWORK and then recording three albums in between.. I think I need a break to recharge the batteries.
"I wanna take the time to thank all the people for coming out to the shows and the people who hung out with us during the tours. This year will for sure not be forgotten."
SOILWORK's latest CD, "Stabbing the Drama", is 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).