NeO will be supporting SOILWORK in Melbourne on October 23


Apr 11, 2009
Red Ant Touring, RIOT! Entertainment and Utopia Records Present:


“Soilwork are one of the 25 most important bands in Metal” - Alternative Press Magazine

Sweden’s melodic death metal masters Soilwork will be ripping up Aussie shores for only the third time in October this year. Touring on the back of the release of their eighth studio album, The Panic Broadcast, which drummer Dirk Verbeuren has described as “the true musical path of Soilwork”, the band will be bringing their killer live shows that The Metal Observer have dubbed “Metal with the fun factor in the driving seat”.

In terms of Swedish metal bands, Soilwork has proven themselves as the crème de la crème, still a cut above other native Swedes such as In Flames, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity and The Haunted. Thom Jurek of All Music Guide writes “Their anthemic chorus’, with killer backing harmony vocals, takes Soilwork beyond most of their Swedish peers” adding that “Punters at their shows are absolute putty in singer Bjorn ‘Speed’ Strid’s hands”. Artistically empowering on stage, the band demonstrates their use of textured guitars and keyboards, instrumental sounds and pristine echoing vocals, as if letting the audience in on a secret. Because of this Soilwork’s live shows never cease to entertain and amaze, with PyroMusic describing the atmosphere of their shows as “an extremely fun mass sing-a-long with a destructive twist often leaving audiences in a pool of blood, sweat and tears”.

Jane Hawkes of Crossfire MusicZine’s review of Soilwork’s last Australian tour read “The band are immensely watchable and towards the tail end of their night, they steamroll into 'As We Speak' with a near-unbearable intensity which leaves revelers in awe. Wrapping it all up with a white hot rendition of 'Follow The Hollow' to near euphoric cheers, the wait seemed absolutely worth every minute. Amazing, all consuming stuff.”

Soilwork Australian Tour October 2010

Thu 21st - Brisbane - The Hi Fi
125 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane. Tickets @ and
With special guests Wish For Wings and Arcane

Fri 22nd - Sydney - Manning Bar
Sydney University. Manning Rd Camperdown. Tickets @,, and all Oztix outlets
With special guests Buried In Verona and Paradigm

Sat 23rd - Melbourne - The Hi Fi
125 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Tickets @ and
With special guests Death Audio and Ne Obliviscaris

Wed 27th - Adelaide - Fowlers Live (All Ages)
68-70 North Terrace, Adelaide. Tickets @, and all Oztix outlets
With special guests Universum and Double Dragon

Thu 28th - Perth - Rosemount
Corner Angove and Fitzgerald Streets, North Perth. Tickets @, and all Oztix outlets
With special guests Voyager and Dyscord

Tickets on sale 9am Friday 16th July!

VIP MEET AND GREET PACKAGES available for each show exclusively from

Definitely heading out for this one, can't say I'm too keen on Soilwork (yet) but as if I could miss you guys now that I can actually come along without fear of being kicked out!
Finally I get to see NeO and it happens to be with Soilwork what a nice bonus. Should be a great night, last time Soilwork destroyed the HiFi, not as good as the Figure Five tour but this new album is very solid so it should be good fun.