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SOiL

Formed: 1997
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest SOiL News

Below is our complete SOiL news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Kittie Reveals Support Acts For Upcoming Tour

The all female metal outfit Kittie has announced that they will be joined on their forthcoming tour of North America by SOiL, Arkaea and Straight Line Stitch. The tour is to support Kittie's forthcoming new studio album, "In The Black" which will be released on September 15th through E1 Records.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Soil Signs To Bieler Bros. Records

Bieler Bros. Records has issued the following announcement about signing Soil:

"Bieler Bros. Records is excited to announce the signing of Chicago, Illinois’ Soil to an exclusive worldwide deal. Erupting on the scene with their commercial breakthrough album, ‘Scars’ and carrying through their most recent release, ‘True Self’, Soil have toured the world with rock’s biggest names including Ozzy Osbourne, System Of A Down, Mudvayne, Shinedown, Seether and many more. Their Bieler Bros. Records debut, ‘Picture Perfect’, will be released online and in-stores October 20th.

"‘Picture Perfect’ was created by the all star production team of Grammy nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind), Ulrich Wild (Deftones, Incubus) and Soil, with Dave Fortman (Mudvayne, Evanescence) handling mixing duties."

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SOiL Announces New Album Title

Chicago based hard rock band SOiL has announced that they will be naming their forthcoming new studio album, "Picture Perfect." The record will be released this September by Driven Music in North America and by AFM Records in Europe. This will also be the bands first release as a four piece after guitarist Shaun Glass quit a while ago.

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Soil To Release New Album In May

Chicago based hard rockers Soil has announced that they have signed a new European record deal with AFM Records. A message from the label states: "Fans can be doubly pleased because the new Soil album will be released at the end of May! Soon more info on this." Some of the song titles set to appear on the as-yet untitled new album include, "Surrounded," "Picture Perfect" and "Like It Is."

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Soil Issues Album Recording Update

SOiL has issued the following update about the recording of their new album:

"Hello all!!!

"The new album is coming along great. We are almost done recording! Next up we will be mixing this monster and preparing it for release. We are still shooting for a summer 2009 release. We are still playing around with the title for the new album, so stay tuned for that. Some of the new song titles include LIKE IT IS, TEMPTATION, SURROUNDED, and PICTURE PERFECT.

"We will be hitting the road starting in May with our bros in Dope. Two dates have been posted. More to come in the coming weeks! We are also pleased to announce we will be part of this year's Chicago PowerFest with Devildriver. We will be doing a heavy set that night!!!"

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Dirge Posts Album Update Online

Chicago based metal band Dirge (which features former SOiL guitarist Shaun Glass) has posted a new studio update online, which reads as follows: "Here we are on Feburary 11th. 2009 and all the music is 100 % done. We're knee deep in the trenches at the Dope Factory and close to done wrapping up the vocals.

"(Vocalist) Jerms has really shined on this mofo and we can't wait for all the vocal tracking to be done shortly. Some of the new songs that will for sure be on this slab of metal are 'Force Fed Lies', 'Spit', 'As I Walk' and 'New Disease'.

"One thing I can say... this is one well rounded album from shreddin solos and flying double bass to machine gun riffage, this album really has it all and is hands down thee best album I have ever made, no bullshittin' here people. More...

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SOiL Posts New Album Update

SOiL is currently recording thier new album at Groovemaster Recording Studios (Chicago, IL) with Grammy Nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Finger Eleven). This marks SOiL's 5th studio album and the third album Johnny K has produced for the band including "Scars" and "Re.De.Fine". The album is currently untitled and is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2009 release. SOiL promises this album to be the most unique and diverse to date. Studio pics are now up in the myspace photo section.

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SOiL Begins Writing New Material

SOiL has posted the following message on their official Myspace:

"Hey there you crazy people! We haven't given you an update in a few months, so here ya go! The Mayhem show we did in Chicago (which was amazing btw, thanks again to the fans for going nuts) will be our last till probably next year. We are hard at work on the new album and will be entering the studio by fall. The songs we have so far are coming together great and we are just enjoying the writing process more than ever.

"We'll keep you posted on the progress, as well as, get you in studio video footage and all that good stuff. Things have been quiet for now since we are in writing/recording mode, but thanks to you guys for sending all the e-mails and pics to the myspace page. We definitely try and get to all that we can. Be safe, live life to the fullest, and play your music as loud as possible."

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Ryko Distribution Announcess Deal w/ Driven Music

Ryko Distribution has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Driven Music Group to distribute all physical and digital releases from Driven Music's artists in the U.S. and Canada.

Driven Music Group was created by Brian "Head" Welch, a founding member, songwriter and guitarist from the multi-platinum rock band KoRn, music industry veteran Mark Nawara and entertainment law attorney Greg Shanaberger. As a member of KoRn, Welch won two Grammy Awards and sold more than 30 million albums. Welch's upcoming solo debut album, "Save Me From Myself," is scheduled to be released by Driven in the Fall of 2008 and will be distributed by Ryko Distribution, along with other Driven releases by Flotsam and Jetsam, 40 Below Summer, Crossbreed, Godhead and Soil among others. Ryko Distribution is headquartered in New York City and is a Warner Music Group company. More...

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SOiL Signs With Driven Music Group

Chicago based hard rockers SOiL have signed a new record deal with Driven Music Group, which is reportedly based in Phoenix, Arizona. The band will release their new album through the label next year.

The band's new album will be the first without guitarist Shaun Glass and will also be the first as a quartet.

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Wednesday 13 Added To Type O Negative Shows

Wednesday 13 has been added to the following Type O Negative shows which will also include SOiL and My Mortality.

July
1 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, New Jersey
2 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 - House Of Blues - Cleveland, Ohio
5 - The Norva - Norfolk, Virginia

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Type O Negative Reschedules Tour Dates

Type O Negative have postponed the first leg of the Jagermeister tour with Kingdom of Sorrow and SOiL until July, which is after the dates with Hatebreed and 3 Inches of Blood.

Rescheduled tour dates are as follows:

7/1 Sayreville, NJ
7/2 Philadelphia, PA
7/3 Cleveland, OH
7/5 Norfolk, VA More...

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Soil Announces Poughkeepsie Show

Chicago based hard rockers SOiL have announced a show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York on May 8th. The adress is below.

The Chance
6 Crannel Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

SOiL departed with long time guitarist Shaun Glass not too long ago but have since decided that they will continue as a four-piece with vocalist AJ Cavalier filling in guitar duties. They are expected to record a new album this year.

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Type O Negative Announce US Tour Dates

TYPE O NEGATIVE, KINGDOM OF SORROW and SOIL will team up for several shows in early May. The details are as follows:

May 09 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
May 10 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
May 11 - The NorVa - Norfolk, VA
May 12 - The Loft - Poughkeepsie, NY (KINGDOM OF SORROW headline show)
May 13 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
May 14 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA

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SOiL Frontman Posts Acoustic Song Online

SOiL frontman AJ Calaviler, has issued this extremely brief update:

"I just wanted to let everyone know that I just put up a new song. It's called 'Do You Believe', give it a listen!"

Check out 'Do You Believe' at AJ's MySpace page.

AJ's site has a segement which features the following message: "Welcome to my "Solo Acoustic" site.

I needed a place for my own personal songs so I started this website up. This music is all acoustic and I would like to share it with you all. The pictures you see are from my main band Soil. I have been in Soil since November 2004. We are currently working on our next album for 2008. The songs are coming along great and we are all very excited about it!

Project DIESEL MACHINE is still in progress, not really sure when we'll actually have the time to finish it all. I'll let you know.

I have been working on my acoustic album but it is of course taking a back seat to the Soil record at this time. Keep checking back from time to time and I'll try to update things when I can."

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Drowning Pool Singer Featured On D.E.M. Demos

Long-defunct Indiana band D.E.M. (DEUS EX MACHINA), which existed between the years 1994 and 1997, has posted some of its early demo recordings featuring former SOIL and current DROWNING POOL vocalist Ryan McCombs. Check them out at this location.

After the members of SOIL heard Ryan with D.E.M. on a compilation disc from California called "Rock 'n Roll Myths" (released by Wild Rags Records), they sought him out in Indiana and asked him to join the group.

DROWNING POOL has been on the road in support of its third album, "Full Circle", which marks the recording debut of McCombs.

DROWNING POOL lost its first singer, Dave Williams, to heart disease in 2002, and parted with a second vocalist and a record label while attempting its first comeback two years later.

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Soil Video Interview Posted Online

Lacey Conner, villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels, conducted an interview with SOIL members Tim King and Adam Zadel at the Dean Guitars booth at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the three-minute clip below.

SOIL recently amicably parted ways with guitarist Shaun Glass due to "personal differences." The band will not seek a replacement guitarist but will remain a four-piece, with vocalist AJ Cavalier filling in on some of the guitar duties.

SOIL's latest CD, "True Self", was released in May 2006 via DRT Entertainment. The follow-up to 2004's "Redefine" was recorded and mixed at Bomb Shelter studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Ulrich Wild (STATIC-X, TAPROOT).

Following his departure from SOIL, Shaun will focus all his efforts on DIRGE, the new extreme metal project which he formed with THE DOOMSDAY SOCIAL drummer James Knight (ex-THE BLANK THEORY, CHACOPA) and A TEXAS FUNERAL vocalist Jermz.

According to Shaun, who previously played bass in the 1990s death metal act BROKEN HOPE, DIRGE's musical direction is "total fucking extreme metal in a very modern thrash style." More...

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Soil Announce Tour Dates

Soil have announced the following tour dates with The Autumn Offering and Bobaflex. They have said that there will be more tour dates to be announced.

Tue 11 Mar Madison, WI. The Annex
Wed 12 Mar Cedar Falls, IA. Reverb
Thu 13 Mar Maplewood, MN. The Rock
Fri 14 Mar Mokena, IL. Pearl Room
Sat 15 Mar Detroit, MI. Harpo's
Mon 17 Mar Cleveland, OH. Peabody's
Tue 18 Mar Huntington, WV. Monkey Bar
Wed 19 Mar Johnstown, PA. Ace's
Thu 20 Mar Springfield, VA. Jaxx
Fri 21 Mar Millvale, PA. Mr. Small's
Sat 22 Mar Columbus, OH. Al Rosa Villa
Sun 23 Mar Louisville, KY. Uncle Pleasants
Wed 26 Mar Ft. Wayne, IN. Legends
Thu 27 Mar South Bend, IN. Elva's Fiesta Club
Fri 28 Mar Jackson, MI. Motorheads

This will be the last tour in support of Soil's latest album, "True Self". The band will be entering the studio afterwards to record their first album has a four piece after guitarist Shaun Glass departed the band. Vocalist A. J. Cavalier will be handling certain guitar duties from now on.

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Soil Explain Ill Nino Tour Cancellation

Chicago's SOIL has issued the following update:

"Unfortunately we had to cancel our short run of dates with ILL NINO due to scheduling conflicts. Make sure you still check out the shows as ILL NINO are an awesome band and some dear friends of ours. We hope to do a full tour with them sometime again in the future."

"As for SOIL dates, to make it up to you we are going to do a two week headline run in March. This will be the last chance to see SOIL for the 'True Self' album as we will be hitting the studio after this run of dates to start recording a new album. Supporting us will be BOBAFLEX and THE AUTUMN OFFERING. Dates will be announced soon." More...

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Soil Post Soundgarden Cover Online

Chicago based hard rockers Soil have posted their first recording of the lineup since guitarist Shaun Glass departed on their official myspace account. The song is a cover of 90s grunge legends Soundgarden's classic "Rusty Cage".

The band are currently working on a new album of original material, their first as a quartet.

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