SOiL To Release New Covers Album “Play It Forward” In August, Share Video For Their Cover Of Halsey’s “Nightmare”

SOiL have announced that they will be releasing a new covers album, titled “Play It Forward,” on August 26. A video for the effort’s latest single, a cover of Halsey‘s “Nightmare,” can be found below:

“Play It Forward” Track Listing:

01. “Runnin’ Down A Dream” (Tom Petty cover)
02. “Thunder Kiss ’65” (White Zombie cover)
03. “Nightmare” (Halsey cover)
04. “No Voices In The Sky” (Motörhead cover)
05. “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” (Prong cover)
06. “Monkey Wrench” (Foo Fighters cover)
07. “What It’s Like” (Everlast cover)
08. “I Wanna Be Sedated” (Ramones cover)
09. “Rockin’ In The Free World” (Neil Young cover)
10. “Unsung” (Helmet cover)
11. “Black Betty” (Lead Belly cover)

Bassist Tim King commented:

“When we were approached by Cleopatra Records with the idea to record a covers album, it seemed both exciting and challenging. Outside of the song ‘Black Betty‘, we have never really covered any songs before. This gave us a chance to explore some songs we enjoyed growing up on and also taking songs that were never intended to be hard rock or metal and put our own spin on them.

It proved to be quite the challenge with our downtuning and figuring out all the different parts and effects in the original versions that you never quite notice during casual listens. The songs we thought were going to be super easy turned out to be the most challenging.

In the end, we were very happy with the way it all came out and we feel it will give the SOiL fans something to enjoy and have fun with. That was our main goal. To do something fun in the wake of all the horrible things that have been going on in the world.”

Tim King Says SOiL Have “Two Records’ Worth Of Material Recorded”

During a chat with That Metal Interview, SOiL’s Tim King offered a new update on the band. He said the following:

“SOiL’s still going. We just hit 25 years this January with SOiL. We’ve got two records’ worth of material recorded which we’ll put out later on this year. So that’s still a major part of my life and we still do a lot with that. That’s my main band and everything like that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

SOiL Release Cover Of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World”

SOiL have released a new cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World.” The track is available in all digital outlets, including Spotify, which recently lost Young’s music after he pulled it from the service due to the company allegedly allowing COVID-19 misinformation to spread through platforms like Joe Rogen’s “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. SOiL commented:

“Over the years, SOiL has considered covering Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World‘ many times. It was a song that really struck a nerve with us individually in our younger days before SOiL was even a band. The song still stands the test of time and is as powerful today as it was back then. This version we recorded was scheduled to be released as part of a special upcoming album due out later this year, but we decided that now would be a good time to let everyone hear our take on the Neil Young classic with the SOiL twist. We hope you all enjoy it!”

SOiL Working On New Music

It looks like SOiL have been working on new material. Vocalist Ryan McCombs confirmed the news during an appearance at the virtual Headbangers Con last month.

McCombs said the following:

“We just started writing here recently with the SOiL guys. So that’s been a breath of fresh air for me, ’cause I’ve been going a little nuts not having something to write for a long time.

Not having something to write is like an artist not having use of their hands to draw or paint, or whatever their medium is. I’ve never been able to play an instrument for shit, so I’ve always been reliant on having a good music writer, instrumentation-wise, a music writer, and I’ve been blessed with C.J. Pierce [during my days with Drowning Pool] and Adam Zadel. So not having one of those guys sending me musical ideas to bounce back and forth on, I feel like an artist with no hands. So having, all of a sudden, half a dozen songs in two weeks’ time to write with, I feel like a mad scientist. I feel like my legs work again; I’ve got hands again. It’s been awesome.”

He also added:

“It’s been about 137 years since the last album, so we’ve talked ad nauseam about what could be a way of working. I think one of the things that goes against us at times is Tim [King] being in the music business on the other side of the fence. Tim’s on the label side of things as well, with Pavement, so he sees the problems that the business is having. And so it’s hard for him sometimes to separate the fact of the artist and the shirt-and-tie. And so that goes against us sometimes, because, as an artist, we’re just going, ‘Let’s write a new record. Let’s write some new songs. Let’s get a new record out there.’ And he’s the same way, but then he’s gotta [look at it from the point of view of], ‘What are we gonna do?’ Because, at the end of the day, nobody is selling anything. Records aren’t selling anymore. Hard copies, CDs aren’t selling anymore — not at the numbers that they need to to make them worthwhile for printing. So that puts us into bouncing ideas off each other, and that’s usually where things end up screeching to a halt. I think, actually, my dumb ass made the comment, ‘Well, to begin with, we need material. Until we have material, there’s no reason to worry about how you’re going to release it. So let’s get writing.’ And that’s when Tim finally [said], ‘You’re absolutely right.’ And that’s when he started writing the stuff. And now Adam’s on fire about it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

SOiL Share New Video For “One Love”

SOiL have shared a new “theatrical interpretation” of their song “One Love.“ The band worked on the clip with director David Gregory and director of photography James Morgan. Bassist Tim King commented:

“The director approached us with an out of the box concept. It was an odd concept to not feature the band and make the video more of a mini movie rather than a music video. Also, with the song being 6 years old at this point, it really made no sense to launch it as something brand new or in a traditional way.”

Hinder & SOiL Announce U.S. Tour

Hinder and SOiL have announced a U.S. tour. Here’s the dates:

01/31 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
02/01 La Crosse, WI – The Brickhouse
02/02 Sioux City, IA – Anthem @ Hard Rock Casino
02/03 Arlington Heights, IL – Braver House
02/05 Angola, IN – The Electric Room
02/06 Chippewa Falls, WI – Every Buddy’s Bar
02/08 Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino (Hinder only)
02/08 Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory (SOiL only)
02/09 Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino (Hinder only)
02/09 Akron, OH – Muddy Creek Saloon (SOiL only)
02/10 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel

SOiL Premiere New Video For Cover Of The Spencer Davis Group’s “Gimmie Some Lovin’”

SOiL have premiered a new video for their cover of The Spencer Davis Group’s “Gimmie Some Lovin’” feat. Lindy Gabriel (Gabriel And The Apocalypse), Cristina Feliciano (Oblivious Signal), and Jake LaCore (Gabriel And The Apocalypse). That track will come with the band’s new greatest hits collection “Scream: The Essentials” which will be released on September 15.

In other news, the band have also added some new dates with Flaw and Gabriel And The Apocalypse to their schedule:

11/17 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
11/18 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
11/19 Albuquerque, NM – The Jam Spot
11/21 San Antonio TX – The Rock Box
11/22 Austin, TX – Come And Take It
11/24 Dallas, TX – Trees
11/25 Houston, TX – Tumbleweeds
11/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City Limits
11/28 Kansas City, MO – Electric City
12/01 Chippewa Falls, WI – Everybody’s Bar
12/02 Janesville, WI – Back Bar

Listen To SOiL’s Cover Of Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage”

SOiL are streaming their cover of Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage”. The track, which was previously only available on MySpace in 2007, will be featured on the band’s greatest hits collection “Scream: The Essentials,” which will be released on September 15. This effort will come with the band’s essential songs, as well as various bonus tracks.

SOiL To Release “Scream: The Essentials” Greatest Hits Collection In September

SOiL have announced that they will be releasing a greatest hits collection titled “Scream: The Essentials” on September 15. This effort will come with the band’s essential songs, as well as bonus tracks including: a new cover of The Spencer Davis Group’s “Gimmie Some Lovin’” (feat. Lindy Gabriel (Gabriel And The Apocalypse), Cristina Feliciano (Oblivious Signal), and Jake LaCore (Gabriel And The Apocalypse)), a cover of Soundgarden‘s “Rusty Cage” (previously only available on MySpace in 2007), an alternate version of “Give It Up” (feat. the late Wayne Static (Static-X)), and an acoustic version of “Can You Heal Me“ (recorded at Dimebag Darrell‘s home studio in 2004 with producers Sterling Winfield and Vinnie Paul).