SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has issued an apology to the group's former drummer, Richard Evensand, for forgetting to including him on the thanks list on the band's latest album, "Stabbing the Drama". Strid's statement reads as follows:
"I would like to take the time and make a statement about our former drummer Richard Evensand (who I still have frequent contact with). For some reason we forgot to put him on the thanx list of the new album and i really feel bad about it. I really don't have an explanation to this more than that we were really late with the thanx list for the album and it all became very stressed. I just wanna appologize to him and also tell you guys that there's no hard feelings between the band and him. All i can say is that he's a very good friend of mine and he definitely does NOT deserve the bullshit that you guys might have read in magazines and seen on some DVDs... Richard is now living in Melbourne, Australia and will probably tear it up when you least expect it in another band. So thank you, Ricky, and good luck bro!!!"
Evensand quit SOILWORK in December 2003 in order to join CHIMAIRA. He was replaced in the latter band last summer by Kevin Talley, formerly of MISERY INDEX.