NewsFebruary 12, 2008 11:51 PM ET4,123 views

Soilwork parts ways with guitarist

Soilwork and guitarist Ola Frenning have officially parted ways. According to the band, "It was felt that Ola resisted the demands of the road and found it difficult to come to terms with the amount of touring scheduled." Vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid adds, "It was a very difficult decision to make because Ola has been our friend and bandmate for a very long time." Meanwhile, Frenning had the following to say: "After 10 years, seven albums and several world wide tours, we've realized that we have developed in different directions and have a different set of values, profession wise. The disagreements have reached their peak and it has become an untenable situation. The band's solution is that I part ways with them so that I won't be in the way for the future plans of Soilwork. However, since I'm not gonna be on the road (at least for a while), I will now be able to continue with my songwriting and producing at another level. For further information, visit The page will be updated in the near future. Cheers to ya all... And thanks for making these 10 years with the band memorable." Guitarist David Andersson will fill in on the group's upcoming tours.

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