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Soilwork Officially Names Simon Johansson New Guitarist; Announces New Live Dates

March 13 — Soilwork officially has a new member.

The band announced Monday, it has named Simon Johansson as its new guitarist. The band discussed Johansson’s appointment in a prepared statement.

“We are excited to finally welcome Simon Johansson to the Soilwork family as a permanent member,” the statement reads. “Simon has been with us on a session basis since 2019 and not only has he proven himself to be a solid guitar player, but also a humble human being and a true gentleman in some of the most challenging years of the band’s history. We love you and we are grateful that you are part of our band.”

Johansson said he was happy to be named the band’s newest permanent member.

”I’m super stoked and very humbled to be the new guitarist in Soilwork,” Johansson said. “I have been a fan of the band since way back and now to be a part of the Soilwork legacy is a huge honor. We first started to work together in 2019 when I joined as their session touring guitarist and during this time my admiration for the band has just grown. Now happy and proud to be joining my brothers as a full-time member and I’m thrilled to be a part of the next chapter of Soilwork.”

In other news, Soilwork is gearing up to launch the second leg of its European co-headlining tour with Kataklysm. The next leg of the tour is scheduled to launch March 30 in Roskilde, Denmark and to run through April 30 in Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

Horizon Ignited will serve as support for the upcoimng tour, which also features scheduled stops in cities across Europe, such as Helsinki, Finland; Vienna, Austria and Warsaw, Poland. The tour’s schedule is noted below:

Catch the package of SOILWORKKATAKLYSM and HORIZON IGNITED here:

30.03. DK Roskilde – Gimle

31.03. SE Gothenburg – Brewhouse

01.04. NO Oslo – Vulkan Arena

02.04. SE Stockholm – Slaktkyrkan

04.04. FI Helsinki – Tavastia

05.04. FI Jyväskylä – Lutakko

06.04. FI Kuopio – Sawohouse Underground

07.04. FI Joensuu – Kerubi

08.04. FI Lahti – Möysän Musaklubi

09.04. EE Tallinn – Helitehas

11.04. LV Riga – Melna Piektdiena

12.04. LT Vilnius – Vakaris

13.04. PL Gdansk – B90

14.04. PL Warsaw – Progresja

15.04. PL Krakow – Kamienna12

16.04. SK Bratislava – Majestic Music Club

18.04. RO Cluj-Napoca – Form Space

19.04. RO Bucharest – Arelene Romane

20.04. BG Sofia – Hristo Botev Hall

21.04. RS Belgrade – Dom Omladine

22.04. HR Zagreb – Boogaloo

23.04. AT Vienna – Simm City

25.04. AT Wörgl – VZ Komma

26.04. DE Hannover – Muzikzentrum

27.04. NL Drachten – Poppodium Iduna

28.04. DE Stuttgart – Im Wizemann

29.04. DE Cologne – Essigfabrik

30.04. NL Amstelveen – P60

More information on Soilwork’s new tour, album and guitarist is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: