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MUSHROOMHEAD and SOiL will be taking to the road together for a full tour of the United States this September through October. Two opening acts for the tour as well as full itinerary are to-be-announced.
Staind have beefed up their touring schedule, here's the newest dates to be unveiled:
August 05th Maryland Heights, MO - UMB
August 06th Madison, WI - Willow Island
August 12th Sparta, WI - Constitution Park
August 26th Antioch, TN - Starwood Amphitheatre
September 08th Green Bay, WI - The Pavilion At The Oneida Casino
September 09th Sault Sainte Marie, MI - Dream Makers Theatre At Kewadin
September 11th York, PA - York Fair
September 12th Youngstown, OH - Chevrolet Center
September 15th Mount Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
September 16th Huntington, WV - Harris Riverfront Park
September 17th Dayton, OH - Montgomery County Fair
September 19th Evansville, IN - Roberts Stadium
September 20th South Bend, IN - Morris Center
September 22nd Chattanooga, TN - Utc Mckenzie Arena
September 23rd Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum
September 24th Baton Rouge, LA - River Center
September 26th Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
September 27th Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live
September 29th Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach
September 30th Atlanta, GA - Hifi Buys Amphitheatre
October 01st Raleigh, NC - Alltel Pavilion At Walnut Creek
October 03rd Fayetteville, AR - Tyson Center
October 04th Belton, TX - Bell County Expo Center
October 06th Beaumont, TX - Ford Pavilion
October 07th Selma, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
October 08th Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater
Three Days Grace, SOiL, Black Stone Cherry and more will support on select dates.
A new SOiL track, ‘Forever Dead’, taken from their latest effort “True Self”, is set to be featured on the new hit videogame PREY. ‘Forever Dead’ features BURTON C. BELL from FEAR FACTORY. More information about PREY can be found at Prey: Official Site. SOiL kicks off a full US tour with STAIND today, August 6.
Staind and SOiL have lined up the following shows together:
August 08th Topeka, KS - Topeka Performing Arts Ctr.
August 09th St. Paul, MN - Myth
August 11th Grand Island, NE - Heartland Events Ctr.
August 13th Council Bluff, IA - Mid America Recreation
August 16th Kelseyville, CA - Konocti Harbor Resort
August 17th Stateline, NV - Montbleu Resort
August 19th Billings, MT - Metrapark
August 22nd Pikeville, KY - E. Kentucky Expo Ctr.
August 23rd Johnson City, TN - Freedom Hall
August 25th Memphis, TN - 93X Fest
August 27th Charleston, SC - Blackbaud Stadium
August 29th Monroe, LA - Civic Center
August 30th Birmingham, AL - Boutwell Auditorium
September 01st Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier/Penn's Landing
September 02nd Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
September 03rd Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
DROWNING POOL have parted ways with their label, Wind-Up Records. Despite this move, ex-SOiL vocalist Ryan McCombs and co. will be touring next month with SILENT CIVILIAN, TWIN METHOD, and STEREOSIDE:
June 13 - Springfield, MO @ Remmington's
June 14 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierre'sJune 15 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
June 16 - South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
June 18 - Dallas, TX @ Pizza Hut Park
June 28 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos
June 29 - Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
June 30 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
July 1 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's
July 3 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
July 6 - Boston, MA @ Goodtime Emporium
July 7 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Showplace
July 8 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
July 13 - Baltimore, MD @ Club Mate
July 15 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
Now that SEVENDUST’s three-month-plus headlining tour has come to a close, the band is taking a much deserved break, but they won’t be resting for very long. Starting May 4 in La Crosse, WI at the La Crosse Center the band--Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), John Connolly (guitar), Vince Hornsby (bass), Morgan Rose (drums), Sonny Mayo (guitar)—will head out for another batch of tour dates lasting through the month of May with SOiL and Hourcast.
Meanwhile, the second single from the band’s critically acclaimed fifth album, NEXT, has been burning up the Rock charts since its release. It was a Top Five Most Added track at Rock radio its first week out and it’s currently bulleted at #31 on Billboard’s “Mainstream Rock Tracks” chart and #27 on the “Active Rock Tracks” chart. It’s also bulleted at #30 on Radio & Records’ “Active Rock” chart.
While you might think that the song’s a downer, it's far from it. It actually conveys an enlightening message and encourages fans to look at the brighter side of life. “The message in it is really positive,” explains guitarist Sonny Mayo. “It’s about living life thinking you’re gonna be a failure, and basing your whole existence on what other people or what another person told you about yourself, and finally coming out and realizing that it’s all about inner strength and it doesn’t matter what other people think about you. You could shed all the shame and all the guilt that you ever felt about things you did or things you didn’t do, and you could truly find the positivity even if you always thought you were going to be a failure.”
Here are the current confirmed tour dates:
Thu 5/4 La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center
Fri 5/5 Superior, WI Wessman Arena
Sat 5/6 Peoria, IL Expo Gardens
Sun 5/7 Saginaw, MI Dow Events Center
Tue 5/9 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Thu 5/11 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
Fri 5/12 McAllen, TX La Villa Real
Sat 5/13 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street
Mon 5/15 Baton Rouge, LA Texas Music Hall
Wed 5/17 Memphis, TN The New Daisy
Thu 5/18 Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo
Fri 5/19 Columbus, GA Bradley Theatre
Sat 5/20 Greenville, SC Anderson County Fairgrounds
Sun 5/21 Evansville, IN Veterans Memorial Coliseum
* All dates subject to change.
The first Soil/Sevendust tour dates have been released and are as follows. The band Hourcast will open for all shows.
May 4 - La Crosse, WI @ La Crosse Center
May 5 - Superior, WI @ Wessman Arena
May 6 - Peoria, IL @ Expo Gardens
May 9 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
May 17 - Memphis, TN @ The New Daisy
SEVENDUST will be teaming up with SOIL for a U.S. tour beginning on May 4 in Wisconsin. The two bands are also scheduled to perform at the House of Blues in Chicago on May 9. More cities and dates will be announced soon.
High-quality videos of DROWNING POOL performing a cover of PANTERA's "Cowboys from Hell" and their hit single "Bodies" on January 14 at the Camp Stanley Gym in Uijongbu, South Korea have been posted online. Check them out:
DROWNING POOL recently recruited former SOIL frontman Ryan McCombs to replace their last vocalist, Jason "Gong" Jones (now in A.M. CONSPIRACY), who left the band in June 2005. The group are expected to enter the studio this spring to begin recording their third album, tentatively due later in the year.
SOiL have posted their new track "Fight For Life" online over at www.soil-music.com. The song will appear on their upcoming new album "True Self", which is set for an as-yet unannounced April release date via DRT Entertainment.
SOiL played their first set of live performances with new frontman AJ Cavalier at the helm to a sold out House of Blues crowd with DISTURBED and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY on the JAGERMEISTER MUSIC TOUR for three nights running. The band's set-list, which included a preview of four new songs from their DRT Entertainment debut which will be out in early 2006, for the most recent show was as follows:
Give It Up
Pick Me Up
SOiL have officially finished mixing their latest album, and DRT Entertainment debut. To read the full update regarding the disc, and to view pictures from the band's last days in Los Angeles, including several shots from a small impromtu listening party that featured the likes of BRAND NEW SIN, SKINLAB and others showing up, click here.
The still untitled release will hit shop shelves in February of 2006.
Chicago's SOIL have finished recording their new album at Bomb Shelter studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Ulrich Wild (STATIC-X, TAPROOT) for a tentative February 2006 release via DRT Entertainment. The group's guitarist, Shaun Glass, has issued the following update on the album's recording process:
"Well, all tracking is 100 percent done, meaning we have recorded all 12 songs and are extremely happy with the ones we picked to make this a true SOIL album. As usual, it will show all our sides — from the hardest shit we have ever written to the most melodic and intense stuff. Musically, Adam [Zadel, guitar] has some ass-shredding leads that were never present on any of our previous efforts and Mr. AJ [Cavalier] has done a great job adding a new dimension of vocals, from the heavy to the melodic — he does it all.
"People, this is the next level for SOIL. Trust me when I say this is our best album.
"As I sit here typing, Ulrich has begun the mixing of our new creation. Also we are set up in another location to begin jamming some shit. We are doing three shows back in Chicago with our metal bros in DISTURBED!"
SOIL's follow-up to last year's "Redefine" will be the group's first CD to feature singer Cavalier, who previously fronted the California-based DIESEL MACHINE (also featuring ex-DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman on guitar). The band's original vocalist, Ryan McCombs, has since joined the Texas act DROWNING POOL.
Most regional openers have been revealed for the forthcoming Jagermeister Music Tour, featuring DISTURBED and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. They are as follows:
November 4 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ THE HEAVILS
November 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ THE HEAVILS
November 7 - Kansas City, KS @ Uptown Theatre w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 8 - Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 13 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall w/ GONE UNTIL TOMORROW
November 14 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
November 16 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues w/ WAITING 4 NEVER
November 17 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues w/ STEMM
November 18 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
November 21 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 22 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 24 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 25 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 26 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 29 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room w/ DOPE
November 30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room w/ DOPE
December 2 - Boston, MA @ Avalon w/ DOPE
December 3 - Boston, MA @ Avalon w/ DOPE
December 5 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 6 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 8 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 9 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 11 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 13 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ DOPE
December 14 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ DOPE
December 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ DOPE
December 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ DOPE
December 19 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
December 20 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
December 22 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
SOiL have signed a deal with DRT Entertainement for their new album, which they will begin recording in Los Angeles, next month with producer Ulrich Wild (Static-X, Breaking Benjamin). A release early next year is planned. An official statement can be found over at www.soil-music.com.
A.M. CONSPIRACY, the new Orlando, Florida-based rock band fronted by ex-DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones, will be performing a free show with SOIL on August 27 at the Tommy Lawrence Arena on the Volusia County Fairgrounds in Deland, Florida.
As previously reported, A.M. CONSPIRACY have posted a new demo track, entitled "Absence", on their MySpace.com page. Check it out at this location.
The group, whose lineup is rounded out by ex-STILL NAIVE guitarist Rob Dehaven and CANVAS members Clint Campbell (guitars and voice), Dean Andrews (drums) and Kenny Harrleson (bass), recently spent time recording demos at King Snake Studios in Sanford.
Jones had previously called Andrews "insane" on the drums. "He smokes every drummer I've ever played with. He's a little animal," the singer told the Orlando Sentinel.
WhatDidIMiss recently conducted an interview with SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass. An excerpt from the chat follows:
WhatDidIMiss.com: Now you guys had to look for and choose a new singer recently, and you didn't even need a reality show to do it. How did you find AJ [Cavalier] and what made him the guy for you?
Shaun Glass: "AJ is amazing. We had a few people try out and they did OK, but Wayne Static [STATIC-X] called me and said, 'Remember DIESEL MACHINE? Well, they're done and I think AJ would fit perfect with [you] both musically and personally.' So he came out, sang a few older songs and wrote a few new songs with us and it was locked down and we knew we had the right singer. Too bad we didnt have him from day one as he really jells a lot better (with us) than the former singer."
WhatDidIMiss.com: Now losing someone like your singer has to be hard in a lot of ways. And now it looks like your former frontman has joined up with another band [DROWNING POOL]. What are your feelings about that?
Shaun Glass: "I honestly dont care what he does. I know we are doing the best SOIL can be, and to them, good luck!"
WhatDidIMiss.com: How is the band chemistry now? Are you guys anxious to hop on tour again or would you rather write more material?
Shaun Glass: We actually have just finished the bulk of the album and actually four songs have already been recorded. As for the chemistry, the five of us get along like family."
WhatDidIMiss.com: Well both your new tracks with AJ ("Jaded" and "Give It Up") rock and they also showcase the band's ability to write great riffs. When writing new material, do you find it easier to write as a band, or is there a different process?
Shaun Glass: "We usually get the music fully done, then give it to AJ, and most of the time he nails it. If we have some ideas, we all talk about it to make everyone happy and make the song the best it can be. Also, I think the two songs out there are just a taste of what we have in store for the new album in 2006."
Read the entire interview at WhatDidIMiss.com.
DROWNING POOL have posted a message on their official web site confirming that they have recruited former SOIL frontman Ryan McCombs to replace their last vocalist, Jason "Gong" Jones, who left the band in early June.
Commented Ryan in a statement: "When I walked away from music to be with my family nearly a year ago, my wife told me that if I ever got the chance to do it again with good people like [DROWNING POOL's] CJ, Stevie and Mike she would want me to do it. She could always hear in my voice the love and respect that I have for them by the way I would speak of them. Those close to me have wished for a long time that I would get the opportunity to once again do what I love to do — create music, with people I love being around and in an environment that I could stand to breathe in. DROWNING POOL has given me this opportunity and for them, their fans, Jo and Charlie Williams, and, of course, their son Mr. Dave 'STAGE' Williams, I will do everything and anything I can to make you proud of the name you all worked so hard to build.
"Thanks for the confidence and the acceptance that has been shown already. As soon as I can get through 'Tear Away' without watering up like a little bitch, I'll be ready to rip some shit up out there with y'all..."
Recently on Soil's Web site, bassist Tim King vilified McCombs, saying he will "be singing the very songs he hailed as 'average,' " and capped off his tirade with "Drowning Pool can have him. Now we have the better singer [in A.J. Cavalier] and the better band."
The revamped DROWNING POOL will be making a one-off appearance at this year's Ozzfest on August 25 at the Smirnoff Music Center in Dallas, Texas. The band will perform on the main stage in front of their hometown crowd in what promises to be the group's debut live appearance with McCombs.
A 30-second clip of brand new SOiL music, 'Jaded', has been posted online at 94.7 The Zone's official website. The clip is the 2nd taste of new music from the Chicago based act, this time it showcases the versatility of new frontman AJ Cavalier. Head to this location to listen to the clip of 'Jaded'.
Through sources close to the band, that former SOiL frontman Ryan McCombs is officially DROWNING POOL's new lead singer. McCombs will be "unveiled" on August 25 on the main-stage of OZZFEST 2005 in Dallas, Texas, a city where he has recently been spotted spending a lot of time. The band will perform a full set at the Smirnoff Music Centre.
In other news, DROWNING POOL's second (and now former) lead singer, Jason 'Gong' Jones, is actively involved in the recording process with his new band AM CONSPIRACY in Orlando, Florida, and a re-energized SOiL, with their new leadman AJ Cavalier, have posted up their first video for the song 'Give it Up' online - it can be viewed at either SOiLMusic