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Post-grungeYears active 1997 - Label(s)J Records(2001-2004)
DRT Entertainment(2005-2007)Driven Music (2008-present) Associated acts Drowning Pool
OppressorMembers AJ Cavalier
Tim KingFormer members Ryan McCombs
Soil, often typeset as SOiL, is a four piece rock band from Chicago, Illinois, United States, founded by Shaun Glass,Tom Schofield, Tim King, and Adam Zadel. In 1997 vocalist Ryan Mccombs joined the band. McCombs (currently of Drowning Pool) later left in 2004 after the band departed from their label (J Records), to be with his family. Mccombs was replaced with vocalist AJ Cavalier, also of Diesel Machine. In 2007 guitar player Shaun Glass left the band, claiming he would focus his time on DIRGE. Soil remains a four-piece and announced that they are staying together as a band and are proud to annouce they recently signed to Driven Music.
- 1 History
- 2 Members
- 3 Discography
- 4 Singles
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Soil was originally formed in 1997 by members of death metal acts Broken Hope and Oppressor as a side project to their own bands. Soil's first three releases, Soil (EP), El Chupacabra (EP) and their debut album Throttle Junkies, failed to break the band into the mainstream. It was around this time that all the members of Soil left their other bands to focus on Soil as their main project.
Soil's big break came when Pat Lynch of Orlando rock radio station WJRR, played the demo of "Halo" in heavy rotation. A major label bidding war erupted, won out by J Records (a division of RCA Records). Music industry legend Clive Davis, responsible for signing such acts as Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen, signed the band and stated that "you're gonna be my only rock band for now. You're going to be a priority, and I want to break this band".
The band gained moderate international success with their 2001 release Scars. Their success was helped by singles such as "Halo" and "Unreal".
In 2004, the band parted company with J Records after their second major album Redefine. Shortly after, vocalist Ryan McCombs announced his departure from the group to be with his family. New York-based vocalist AJ Cavalier was introduced on November 15, 2004 as McCombs' replacement.
On September 21, 2005, Soil signed with New York-based independent label DRT Entertainment. Their latest album True Self was released on May 2, 2006. The album leaked onto P2P and BitTorrent sites on March 4, almost 2 months before its official release. It is unclear whether the label is still active.
In November of 2007, Shaun Glass left the band.
In 2008 Soil will write new material for a forthcoming release.
In 2008 Soil signed to Driven Music, a branch of Crash Records.
- AJ Cavalier – Vocals, Guitar (2004–Present) Also of Diesal Machine.
- Adam Zadel – Guitar, Backing Vocals
- Tim King - Bass
- Tom Schofield – Drums
- Ryan McCombs – Vocals (1997–2004) Currently of Drowning Pool.
- Shaun Glass – Guitar (1997-2007) Currently of Dirge.
- Label: DRT Entertainment
SinglesYear Title US
Main. Rock2001 "Halo" 22 "Unreal" 31 2004 "Redefine" 11 2006 "Give It Up" - 2007 "Let Go" -
External linksv • d • eSOiL AJ Cavalier · Adam Zadel · Tim King · Tom Schofield
Shaun Glass · Ryan McCombsStudio albums Throttle Junkies · Scars · Redefine · True SelfEPs SOiL · El ChupacabraSingles "Halo" · "Unreal" · "Redefine" · "Give It Up" Associated acts Oppressor