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Big news for fans of Soilwork! The Swedish metal outfit has shared details of their latest EP A Whisp of the Atlantic, set to drop on December 4th through Nuclear Blast Records.
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To celebrate, the band has shared the leading single The Nothingness and the Devil, with accompanying visuals.
“The Nothingness and the Devil is a song about how the old concept of a patriarchal God doesn’t work anymore, and how everyone with any logical reasoning must accept that we have to create our own deities if we need them. Or if we don’t, we’ll have to accept the fact that our lives are essentially meaningless unless we are able to find our meaning and make ourselves feel fulfilled. The video also hints at the emasculation of a male god, and how gender shouldn’t be a factor in any form of religious discourse anymore. Perhaps this is the time to question your beliefs and accept that no God will correct the mess that we all have put ourselves into.” says guitarist David Andersson.
It’s a theme that carries through to the EP’s remaining tracks, with Andersson adding “From the desire of Feverish, the urge of Desperado, the determinism of Death Diviner, the insights and questions of The Nothingness and the Devil and the acceptance and spiritual searching of A Whisp of the Atlantic. The whole song and video sequence is like a slightly different take on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It’s all about realising that we’re all stuck on this rock and that we need to find something more inclusive than religion to get through this together. Because in the end, we’re all outsiders, genetically hunter-gatherers trying to fit in in a world that we created but at the same time wasn’t really made for us.”
The A Whisp Of The Atlantic EP is available for pre-order now