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We Were In League With Satan

3/11/2008
 
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Soilwork Announce The Return Of Peter Wichers
September 18, 2008
It’s been almost three years since guitarist Peter Wichers announced his departure (on December 11, 2005) from one of Sweden’s elite metal forces, Soilwork. Although this initially caused shock and discussion within the metal community, Soilwork were determined to continue modernizing the face of music and unleashed 'Sworn To A Great Divide' in October of 2007.

Still driven to be an unstoppable force, Soilwork brings great news to all their fans with the following statement:

"The past two years have been great although sometimes a bit turbulent. We made another killer album and did several amazing tours around the world, and today it is with sheer joy and excitement that we announce the return of Peter Wichers as a guitarist in Soilwork. He’s been missed both as a bandmate and as a songwriter.

We know that we can come back even stronger, and it definitely gives us a feeling of inspiration and completion to have Peter, one of the founders of Soilwork, come back to the fold. We feel that we can look into the future with greater confidence and musical creativity. Having Peter back will complete the circle and the final line up of the band.

This also marks Daniel Antonsson's departure from Soilwork as Peter’s replacement since 2006. We are really grateful for Daniel's excellent work and he will be missed. However, to us it’s ideal for Peter to fulfill his former duties as a songwriter and guitarist. Going separate ways with Daniel is not an easy decision for us to make, but it’s the right one. We wish Daniel the best of luck in the future and many great things with his other band Dimension Zero! Rock on Daniel!!!

As we previously announced, Dirk's bandmate in Scarve, Sylvain Coudret, has been doing session work for us throughout the Summer festivals and shredding on second guitar. Therefore we’re taking this opportunity to confirm Sylvain as a permanent guitar player for Soilwork. Since we’re big fans of Scarve, we know Sylvain will make a great addition to the songwriting process for the next Soilwork album. Peter's return to Soilwork will begin on stage with the upcoming European tour."

We’re looking forward to rocking out with all of you this Fall and Winter… See you on the road for a unique Swedish metal feast that may very well include some blasts from the past."

Peter’s personal statement is as follows:

Let me first of all say that I’m incredibly grateful for all the amazing feedback and support that I’ve received since my departure from Soilwork almost three years ago.

When I left Soilwork, I was at a place in my life where I felt burnt out on touring and I needed to get my life into a more stable situation. I needed to do something other than Soilwork, perhaps explore more diverse styles of songwriting and musical journeys. Therefore, over the past few years, I’ve been very focused on production, songwriting and family, and have had the privilege to work with some amazing artists on some really cool and rewarding projects.

During my time away from the band, my good friend Bjorn ‘Speed’ and I had always kept in touch and maintained a great friendship. We recently spoke about working on a possible musical collaboration, and that’s when we started toying with the idea of me perhaps returning to Soilwork.

I needed some time to think about it, but after careful consideration, I’ve decided that I still have tons of enthusiasm and creativity to contribute to Soilwork. I have a lot of love for my brothers in the band, and I would of course be honored to once again share the stage with the greatest metal band in the world!

So it is with great honor that I now announce my return and 110% commitment to Soilwork. I guarantee that we’ll bring forth one hell of a show and write the best album in the history of Soilwork’s career. See y’all out there!!!!"

Soilwork will be on tour with Zimmers Hole and One-Way Mirror in Europe this November and December. Shortly after, the band will headline a massive North American tour to begin in late January 2009 with Darkane, Warbringer, and Swallow The Sun.

For upcoming Soilwork tour dates and the latest news, visit www.soilwork.org, www.myspace.com/soilwork
 
 
 
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Zimmers Hole Cancel North American Fall Tour
September 5, 2008
Vancouver’s most punishing metal export, Zimmers Hole, have unfortunately had to cancel their upcoming fall North American tour with Sigh due to reasons beyond their control.

Jed Simon (guitars) further states: “Crappy news for our fans and promoters today. It is with deep regret and totally un-metal sorrow that we must cancel our upcoming North American tour with Sigh. Events beyond our control have made this impossible for us to do. Immigration issues are at the crux of the matter, and as we're sure you'll understand, no further explanation is really needed there apart from our sincerest apologies to the people who have been waiting for us to finally come to the U.S. We will be honoring our western Canadian dates, beginning September 23rd in Winnipeg, and continuing through October 6th in Kamloops.

All is not lost though, there are other U.S. tour plans in the works at this moment. We hope to have an announcement for you in the very near future. Our thanks to the fans for your patience, to the promoters/clubs for all your hard work. To Sigh, Unexpect and their respective crews much love and respect. We'll miss you out there. With love, respect and sagging metal spikes.”

The group recently shot a new video for the album’s title track, “When You Were Shouting At the Devil, We Were In League With Satan,” with renowned director Ryan Short (Himsa) and it’s definitely not your average promotional video clip as Byron Stroud (bass) states: “Working with Ryan on our new video was amazing. We managed to pull some favors from friends in the film industry and they supplied us with a shit load of fire and explosions. Good times were had by all.”

The stunning new clip is now online. Check it out below.

Also, a hilarious clip featuring The Heathen (vocals) at Calgary’s “Monsters of Rock” fest can be viewed below as well. Fans will get to see his unique stage presence and interactions with people in the crowd.
 
 
 
 
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Zimmers Hole Vocalist Featured On MTV's 'Metal File'
April 16, 2008
The legions of die-hard Strapping Young Lad fans can rejoice because Zimmers Hole has returned with a ferocious new album, 'When You Were Shouting At the Devil, We Were In League With Satan', that is available now. Their mysterious frontman, The Heathen, was recently interviewed by MTV News and this in-depth feature delves deep into the man’s inner psyche to reveal some interesting details. You don’t want to miss out on this rare, candid look into the live of The Heathen. Click here to check it out.

The group recently shot a new video for the album’s title track with renowned director Ryan Short (Himsa) and it’s definitely not your average promotional video clip as Byron Stroud (bass) states: “Working with Ryan on our new video was amazing. We managed to pull some favors from friends in the film industry and they supplied us with a shit load of fire and explosions. Good times were had by all.”

The stunning new clip is now online, and can be viewed below.

With a new album in the bag and a newly intense focus, The Hole are looking forward to hitting the road as a collective on national tours for the first time.
 
 
 
 
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Zimmers Hole Unleash Album; New Ecard, Commercial Online
March 13, 2008
The legions of die-hard Strapping Young Lad fans can rejoice because Zimmers Hole has returned with a ferocious new album, 'When You Were Shouting At the Devil, We Were In League With Satan', that is available now. The album’s title track is currently streaming on the band’s interactive new E-card, which also features all tourdates and the band’s commandments as spoken by The Heathen (vocals).

The band’s new commercial spot (featuring The Heathen’s pimp lifestyle) for the album can be viewed below.

The group recently shot a new video for the track with renowned director Ryan Short (Himsa) and it’s definitely not your average promotional video clip as Byron Stroud (bass) states: “Working with Ryan on our new video was amazing. We managed to pull some favors from friends in the film industry and they supplied us with a shit load of fire and explosions. Good times were had by all.”

With a wicked, twisted sense of humor and an undying love for true metal, guitarist Jed Simon (Tenet, SYL) and bass player Byron Stroud (Fear Factory, SYL) pay homage to the genre by celebrating its eccentricities in their Canadian quartet, Zimmers Hole. Rounded out by their certifiable vocalist The Heathen and long-time biggest fan Gene Hoglan (Dethklok, SYL) on drums, The Hole (as they are affectionately known by their loyal legion of miscreant followers) will reach worldwide audiences for the first time with their third full-length, 'When You Were Shouting At the Devil, We Were In League With Satan', produced by the infamous Devin Townsend (Darkest Hour, Lamb of God).
 
 
 
 
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Zimmers Hole Post Track Online, Shoot Video, Announce Tour
February 29, 2008
The legions of die-hard Strapping Young Lad fans can rejoice because Zimmers Hole has returned with a ferocious new album, 'When You Were Shouting At the Devil, We Were In League With Satan', that is set for a March 11th release. The album’s title track is currently streaming on the band’s official MySpace page, so head on over now to check it out.

The group recently shot a new video for the track with renowned director Ryan Short (Himsa) and it’s definitely not your average promotional video clip as Byron Stroud (bass) states: “Working with Ryan on our new video was amazing. We managed to pull some favors from friends in the film industry and they supplied us with a shit load of fire and explosions. Good times were had by all. We are also doing a few western Canadian dates before we head off to Europe in April. The dates are below and we look forward to seeing you all soon.”

March 7 Vancover, Plaza Club
March 10 Nanaimo, The Cambie
March 11 Victoria, Lucky Bar
March 13 Calgary, The Republik
March 14 Edmonton, Velvet Underground
March 15 Prince George, Connaught Youth Center

With a wicked, twisted sense of humor and an undying love for true metal, guitarist Jed Simon (Tenet, SYL) and bass player Byron Stroud (Fear Factory, SYL) pay homage to the genre by celebrating its eccentricities in their Canadian quartet, Zimmers Hole. Rounded out by their certifiable vocalist The Heathen and long-time biggest fan Gene Hoglan (Dethklok, SYL) on drums, The Hole, as they are affectionately known by their loyal legion of miscreant followers, will reach worldwide audiences for the first time with their third full-length, 'When You Were Shouting At the Devil, We Were In League With Satan', produced by the infamous Devin Townsend (Darkest Hour, Lamb of God, Soilwork).
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1991
HOME TOWN: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
MEMBERS:
The Heathen - Vocals/Silly Costumes
Jed Simon - Guitars/Vocals/Stoli
Byron Stroud - Bass/Vocals/Thundering
Steve Wheeler - Drums/Beer

Born in 1991, Zimmers Hole (or affectionately, just 'The Hole' will do) has been Jed and Byrons 'significant other' band when not busy with Strapping Young Lad or Fear Factory. In the beginning, it was always our way of spending the weekend...the boys used to get together, drink far too much, and write absurd songs. They have 'matured' somewhat, although maturity is highly overrated as far as these guys go...but 2 remarkable albums, successful tours, and a string of absolutely unforgettable shows has put the mighty ZH on the lips of many... While these guys are always busy with their main bands...everyone has been asking when there will be another ZH album...the answer is soon, my friends, soon... Do you 'Shout' or are you 'In League'?