News from SOILWORK

drummer Henry Ranta left

drummer Henry Ranta left - 2003-06-05

2003-06-05 - Drummer Henry Ranta has left Sweden's SOILWORK in order to dedicate more time to his personal life.

"After playing in SOILWORK for five years, our dear friend and drummer Henry Ranta has decided that he can no longer continue to play in SOILWORK," the band said in an official statement announcing Ranta's departure from the group. "There are no hard feelings between Henry and us in any way, and we will still remain amazing friends, he will always be a true Soilworker. We wish him all the best of luck with his decision and we're sure we'll cross paths again in the future!"

Henry, who is also a member of THE DEFACED (featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg), has issued a statement of his own explaining his decision to leave the band.

"I guess this is supposed to be a statement of why and when I decided to leave SOILWORK, but since this is a well thought out decision (not an easy one though) I will try and keep away from the sentimental 'bullshit' and just focus on the hard facts," Ranta said.

"Combining my daytime job, rehearsing, recording and touring with SOILWORK has basically worn me out. This didn't really make a difference the first couple of years in SOILWORK, but as time went on I started digging a black hole for myself.

"For the past two years I haven't really found any joy playing, and with all the tours coming up this year I felt that it was time for me to leave.

"Playing in SOILWORK has been my life 24/7 for five years now, and at one point last year, I started to open my eyes to a lot of things that has been neglecting, just because I had been to concentrated on one thing only.

"Basically I'm gonna start investing more time in things that are making me happy right now. I'll take a peek at the other side, and I'm pretty sure that I'll enjoy what I'll find.

"But you're not gonna get rid of me yet though. It's not like I'm gonna stop playing drums. You will still hear me fucking shit up in THE DEFACED and other projects.

"A really big thanks to all SOILWORK fans for amazing support throughout years — Love ya all!

"Finally I would like to say a big fucking 'hell yeah' to the band for five beautiful years of insanity."

SOILWORK, whose next gig is scheduled to take place this Sunday (June 8) at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, have yet to announce a replacement for Ranta. More information is expected soon.<br></br>(news taken from http://www.blabbermouth.net)

Bands
Linked bands
SOILWORK
Related News
SOILWORK - premiere music video!

SOILWORK - premiere music video!

2015-11-27 14:00 - Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK are premiering the official music video for 'Death In General' via Toontrack. Details

SOILWORK - premiere music video online!

SOILWORK - premiere music video online!

2015-09-15 21:30 - Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK have released the music video for the second single, 'Enemies In Fidelity', off their chartbreaking new album, »The Ride Majestic«. Details

SOILWORK - chart positions revealed!

SOILWORK - chart positions revealed!

2015-09-11 13:15 - Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK have revealed the worldwide chart positions for their 10th studio album, »The Ride Majestic«. Details

SOILWORK - »The Ride Majestic« out now!

SOILWORK - »The Ride Majestic« out now!

2015-08-28 19:00 - Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK have released their 10th studio album, »The Ride Majestic«, today via Nuclear Blast Records. Details

SOILWORK - premiere new song!

SOILWORK - premiere new song!

2015-08-20 17:30 - Today swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK premieres the new single, 'Enemies In Fidelity', from their forthcoming 10th studio album, »The Ride Majestic«, via Loudwire. Details

SOILWORK - full album track teasers

SOILWORK - full album track teasers

2015-08-13 18:30 - Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming 10th studio album, »The Ride Majestic«, hitting stores worldwide on August 28, 2015 vi Details

SOILWORK - part two of mini-documentary!

SOILWORK - part two of mini-documentary!

2015-08-05 17:30 - SOILWORK has created a two-part mini-documentary inviting fans and newcomers alike to take an insider’s look at their musical history. Details

SOILWORK - part one of mini-documentary!

SOILWORK - part one of mini-documentary!

2015-07-29 17:45 - SOILWORK has created a two-part mini-documentary inviting fans and newcomers alike to take an insider’s look at their musical history. Details

SOILWORK - lyric video of title track!

SOILWORK - lyric video of title track!

2015-07-08 18:30 - Sweden-based melodic death metal experts SOILWORK will release their forthcoming 10th studio album, »The Ride Majestic«, worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast ... Details

SOILWORK - reveals new track teaser

SOILWORK - reveals new track teaser

2015-07-02 18:30 - Today, SOILWORK have revealed a brand new track snippet of the song 'The Ride Majestic', cut from their new album of the same name. Details