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).

SOiL, Saving Abel, & Kirra Announce “Redneck Rebellion” Tour

SOiL, Saving Abel, and Kirra will be heading out on the “Redneck Rebellion” tour this fall. Check out the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

09/22 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
09/23 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
09/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora
09/27 Worcester, MA – The Paladium
09/29 Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
09/30 Reading, PA – Reverb
10/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
10/03 Louisville, KY – Trixie’s
10/04 Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre
10/05 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
10/06 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
10/07 Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Casino
10/10 Spearfish, SD – Z Bar
10/11 Minot, ND – The Original
10/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/14 Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory

SOiL Announce 2016 European/UK Tour With Saliva & Sons Of Texas

SOiL have announced a headlining European/UK tour with Saliva, and Sons Of Texas. Check out the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

10/27 Utrecht, NET – Helling
10/28 Jena, GER – F-Haus
10/29 Zurich, SWI – TBA
10/30 Borgo Priolo, ITA – Dagda Club
11/01 Vienna, AUT – Szene Wien
11/02 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
11/03 Stuttgart, GER – Universum
11/04 Sittard, NET – Volt
11/05 Bochum, GER – Zeche
11/07 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
11/08 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
11/09 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
11/10 Reading, UK – Sub 89
11/11 Plymouth, UK – The Hub
11/12 Barnstaple, UK – The Factory
11/13 Cardiff, UK – The Globe
11/15 London, UK – Islington Academy
11/16 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
11/17 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
11/18 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
11/19 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 2
11/20 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
11/22 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
11/23 Hull, UK – The Welly
11/24 York, UK – Fibbers
11/25 Chester, UK – The Live Rooms
11/26 Milton Keynes, UK – Crauford Arms

Ryan McCombs (SOiL) Suffers Stroke

SOiL vocalist, Ryan McCombs has suffered a stroke and is currently recovering in the hospital.

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McCombs commented on the situation, via Facebook:

“Yes’em, I have been hospitalized after having a stroke in my sleep Sunday night. Thanks to Izzi making me go to the hospital Monday morning we caught it before my stupid brain made to much of a mess of me.. I’m already doing better but I’m warned it’ll be a bit of a road.. The Angry Hobbit is a stubborn prick and I believe sh*t will right itself in no time.. I mean hell, my stupid dumb right hand only made me take 15 minutes to write this…lol seriously. That’s whooping the horses booty from just last night.. In great hands here and Izzi is keeping a protective eye.. Please give me time on the messages that have been sent on this. Thanks for the well wishes.. Bright sky’s fu*kers..”

Hopefully he gets well soon.