Swedish progressive death/doom metal band Soliloquium has released their fourth full-length album »Soulsearching« yesterday, February 25th, 2022 via Naturmacht Productions / Rain Without End Records
»Soulsearching« is available now in digital format with 4-panel digipak coming on March 18th, 2022 and vinyl following later.
03. The Silent Epidemic
04. Missing Pieces
Music and lyrics by Stefan Nordström.
Mixed and mastered by Jari Lindholm.
Logo by Gogo Melone.
Album cover design by Ollie Assault.
Album cover photo by Stefan Nordström.
Soliloquium is a progressive death/doom metal band started in 2011 by Stefan Nordström (Ashes Of Life, Desolator, The Ashen Tree, Trees Of Daymare, Ending Quest) and Jonas Bergkvist (Desolator, Wolfcross, Ending Quest). Bittersweet, existential sorrow from Stockholm, Sweden. Their main influences are Katatonia, Anathema, Paradise Lost and October Tide. Soliloquium has grown from a side project to a full fledged band, and the band’s musical horizons are expanding beyond death/doom.
»Soulsearching« dives into personal hardships, the mental health epidemic, nostalgia, restlessness and much more. It’s an album for those who are still seeking, still feeling – being tossed between hope and hopelessness. There is empathy and understanding out there, but there is also a lot of hurtful, discouraging darkness. In that duality, hope comes and goes. That’s what »Soulsearching« is meant to reflect.
Photo by Ollie Assault Art
The music is once again mixed and mastered by doom metal aficionado Jari Lindholm (Enshine, Exgenesis, ex-Slumber) and features several guest performances, including two well-known Scandinavian progressive metal singers and Jari himself.
»Floodgates« is the opening track and first single from »Soulsearching«, Soliloquium’s fourth full-length album. The song features guest vocals by Oddleif Stensland from Norwegian progressive metal band Communic.
Soliloquium vocalist/guitarist Stefan Nordström comments: “It was a dream come true to have Oddleif perform on »Floodgates«. I’ve been a huge fan of Communic and his voice for a long time, and he came in and absolutely nailed the vocal performance and the atmosphere of the song. It made »Floodgates« a perfect opening track that really kicks off the album with a bang.”
Merch pre-order & digital release: 25th February
Merch release: 18th March
• CD in 4-panel digipak with high quality glossy varnish & booklet, first press 300
• Represses of former albums as 6-panel digipaks
• Vinyl coming later!
Pre-order here: naturmacht.com
Stefan Nordström – Vocals, Guitars
Jonas Bergkvist – Bass
Xines – Drums
Henrik Ekholm (Hadriel, Within The Fall) – guest vocals (track 3), backing vocals (tracks 4, 5)
Jari Lindholm (Enshine, Exgenesis, ex-Atoma) – lead guitar (track 7), keyboards
Oddleif Stensland (Communic) – guest vocals (track 1)
Sanna Lindström – cello (track 3), backing vocals (tracks 3, 7)
Stefan Zell (Wolverine) – guest vocals (track 4)