Soilwork are nothing if not ambitious Swedish melodic metallers with lofty goals. The band has revealed that its upcoming album 'The Living Infinite' will be released as a double album. So it'll be twice as nice, and twice as metallic, which is never a bad thing.

The band is currently holed up in the studio with Jens Bogren, working diligently on the double release, which will serve as the follow up to 2010's 'The Panic Broadcast.'

Singer Björn "Speed" Strid commented on the band's progress and impressive aspirations in a press release, saying, "So here's the scoop. Me and the boys have been waiting to share this for quite some time now: 'The Living Infinite' will be a double album! A REAL double album, in the true sense of the word, which means no fillers and no leftovers."

Apparently, Strid had been wanting to do a double album for quite some time and brought the idea to the band's attention during their festival touring last summer. The rest of Soilwork was game and then the band set about crafting a double release. That's no easy feat, but Soilwork appear to be energized by the task.

He continued, 'Everybody liked the title 'The Living Infinite' and also the idea of working towards the goal of releasing a double album. [Guitarist] David Andersson was already playing with us last summer, so he has also been a part of this goal from the start. I feel very excited and proud that we've managed to find the inspiration and dedication it takes to create somewhat of a conceptual double album, especially since it's dealing with a lot of existential questions."

So in addition to the band's melody-spiked metal anthems, there will be a unifying and thought-provoking lyrical thread woven throughout.

The album will also serve as the recorded debut of Andersson, who has been the longtime touring guitarist for Soilwork. The band is excited about putting the beast to tape, with Strid finishing, "Things are sounding incredibly good so far. So excited about this and can't wait to share the awesomeness with you all!"

Bring it on boys! Double albums are making a bit of a comeback in hard rock, with Coheed and Cambria and Stone Sour delivering double releases in the coming months, as well.