From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Chicago's Soil have officially parted ways with J Records, the label that released the band's last two full-length offerings. The group's 2001 effort, "Scars," has sold 222,082 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, while its follow-up, 2004's "Redefine" has shifted 64,832 units to date. Soil have plans to stay out on the road in the States until September.
Adrift are currently hard at work in pre-production with producer John Hughes II at the production board, on their full-length as-yet untitled album, to be recorded at ARS Studios in Orlando, Florida.
More information, from an official posting on the bands site, reads as follows:
"Mastering will take place at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof, who you will remember as the producer of Adrift's recent widely heralded and critically received demo, including the classic, "Empty Dreams." Adrift has hired a professional graphic design firm to handle the artwork, art and graphic design of the CD and CD booklet, which will be as good if not better than most industry releases. After the record is done, mastered and manufactured (early September), Adrift plans to tour in support of it. The record will be independently released, and Adrift is currently seeking distribution deals to bring the music to the masses. Of course, the record will be available from this website, but Adrift is looking to put their records in stores near YOU for your convenience"
Pictures from Soil and Shinedown hanging out with Adrift and co. are also viewable online here.
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SOIL are currently at Chasin Jason studio (owned by Dimebag Darrell of DAMAGEPLAN) in Dallas, Texas recording a few acoustic tracks with producer Vinnie Paul (DAMAGEPLAN) during two days off from the SHINEDOWN/SOIL tour. Sterling Winfield (PANTERA, MERCYFUL FATE, DAMAGEPLAN) is engineering the sessions. More details will be made available soon.
DROWNING POOL’s official website has posted dates for the upcoming Headbanger’s Ball Tour, which also features HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN, SOIL and UNEARTH.
Confirmed dates include:
The 4th band for the upcoming Headbanger's Ball Tour with HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN, and DROWNING POOL, will be SOIL.
SOIL bassist TIM KING explains what fans can expect as their new album Redefine hits stores March 23 rd on J Records, "Basically, we were on the road for Scars for 13 months straight, and we just experienced so much personally and musically. What we did on this one was, we just took all those experiences and maturity and put it on the new record. In some ways, the new record is more melodic and a bit more aggressive while it still has some great harmonies and new musical pieces. We experimented a lot with new sounds, and like, acoustic instruments. For example, I used a twelve string bass on a couple of parts on the new record and just overall, it's more of a mature growth record--but it still has all of the anger and momentum of Scars."
Read the full article at Electric Basement.