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.”

Static-X Add More Dates To “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th Anniversary Tour

Static-X have added some more dates to their “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour. You can find their updated schedule below. As previously reported, a masked vocalist identified as “Xer0” (reportedly Dope’s Edsel Dope) will be filling in for the late Wayne Static on this run.

Tour Dates:

U.S. (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black):

07/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

Australia (with Wednesday 13 and Dope):

08/22 Brisbane, Australia – Eaton Hill
08/23 Melbourne, Australia – Croxton
08/24 Sydney, Australia – Metro
08/26 Adelaide, Australia – The Gov
08/27 Perth, Australia – Rock Rover

Russia:

09/20 St. Petersburg, Russia – Cosmonavt Club
09/21 Moscow, Russia – Giavclub

UK (with SOiL, Wednesday 13, and Dope):

09/24 Bristol, England – SWX
09/25 Cardiff, Wales – Tramshed
09/26 London, England – Electric Ballroom
09/27 Nottingham, England – Rock City
09/28 Leeds, England – Stylus
09/29 Southampton, England – Engine Room
10/01 Newcastle, England – Northumbria Institute
10/02 Glasgow, Scotland – The Garage
10/03 Manchester, England – The Ritz
10/04 Birmingham, England – 02 Institute

Europe (with Wednesday 13, SOiL, and Dope):

10/05 Paris, France – File 7
10/06 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Club
10/07 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
10/09 Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
10/10 Mannheim, Germany – MS Connex
10/11 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
10/12 Pinarella di Cervia, Italy – Rock Planet
10/13 Munich, Germany – Backstage

U.S. (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black):

11/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/09 Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
11/19 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
11/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/22 Albany, NY – Skyloft
11/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (Providence Metal Fest)
11/24 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/26 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/27 Flint, MI – Maachine Shop
11/29 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/01 Champaign, IL – The City Center
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
12/04 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
12/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

U.S. (with Wednesday 13):

12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
12/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/18 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55

Static-X Add More Dates To “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th Anniversary Tour, Share New Album Update

Static-X have added some late 2019 dates to their “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour. As previously reported, a masked vocalist identified as “Xer0” (reportedly Dope frontman Edsel Dope) will be filling in for the late Wayne Static on this run.

Here’s the newly announced dates (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black):

11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

Here’s the previously announced dates:

North America (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black):

06/18 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
06/19 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
06/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
06/22 Houston, TX – The Warehouse
06/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
06/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/26 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
06/28 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
06/29 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/30 Scranton, PA – Levels
07/02 Toronto, ON – Opera House
07/03 London, ON – London Music Hall
07/04 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
07/05 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
07/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/07 Reading, PA – Reverb
07/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
07/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
07/11 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
07/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
07/13 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
07/14 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
07/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
07/18 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rockfest
07/19 Sioux City, IA – Anthem – Hard Rock Casino
07/20 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/21 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
07/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
07/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

Australia (with Wednesday 13 and Dope):

08/22 Brisbane, Australia – Eaton Hill
08/23 Melbourne, Australia – Croxton
08/24 Sydney, Australia – Metro
08/26 Adelaide, Australia – The Gov
08/27 Perth, Australia – Rock Rover

Russia:

09/20 St. Petersburg, Russia – Cosmonavt Club
09/21 Moscow, Russia – Giavclub

UK (with SOiL, Wednesday 13 & Dope):

09/24 Bristol, England – SWX
09/25 Cardiff, Wales – Tramshed
09/26 London, England – Electric Ballroom
09/27 Nottingham, England – Rock City
09/28 Leeds, England – Stylus
09/29 Southampton, England – Engine Room
10/01 Newcastle, England – Northumbria Institute
10/02 Glasgow, Scotland – The Garage
10/03 Manchester, England – The Ritz
10/04 Birmingham, England – 02 Institute

Europe (with Wednesday 13, SOiL and Dope):

10/05 Paris, France – File 7
10/06 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Club
10/07 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
10/09 Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
10/10 Mannheim, Germany – MS Connex
10/11 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
10/12 Pinarella di Cervia, Italy – Rock Planet
10/13 Munich, Germany – Backstage

In other news, the band have also offered an update on their new album “Project Regeneration.” The effort is taking longer than expected due to the discovery of more unreleased material from Wayne Static. The group are also finalizing a label deal to release it. You can find the band’s full update at the bottom of this post. Furthermore, Tony Campos also discussed the record with Australia’s Sticks For Stones [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“It started with five demos that Wayne had done shortly before his passing that he had given to a producer friend of ours, who then gave them to me after Wayne had died. Only one of the songs had Wayne’s vocals on them, and the rest were just rough demos. We started out with that, and then original and longtime producer, Ulrich Wild, turned me on to three songs that didn’t make the ‘Start A War’ [2005] album. So we kept Wayne’s vocal performances, reworked the music, and so we had four songs with Wayne’s vocals on them. And while looking for all our live backing tracks, we discovered an additional seven [or] eight songs that Wayne had demoed. And a lot of that stuff were just vocal performances; the tapes where he had recorded the music were never found. So we wrote new music for all that stuff. So now the majority of the songs on this record will feature Wayne’s vocals.”

He also added the following when asked about the group’s plans to use guest singers:

“That was the initial idea. But since finding all this stuff with Wayne’s vocals, the need to have guest vocalists come in really diminished. So as of right now, we only have one guest vocal performance on the record, that being Al Jourgensen.”

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Static-X Show Off New Touring Vocalist In New Video, Announce More “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th Anniversary Dates

Static-X are offering fans a look at their new touring vocalist in the below video clip. It is not entirely clear who the singer is yet, but many believe it is Dope frontman Edsel Dope. Furthermore, the band have also added more dates to their “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour. This news comes after the group recently revealed that their new album “Project Regeneration” will feature even more unreleased material from the late Wayne Static than they originally thought.

Drummer Ken Jay said the following:

“For us, the goal was 100% about recapturing the vibe and the spirit of Static-X. We were never interested in using a hologram or using Wayne’s pre-recorded vocals. It has to be real and it has to have a soul and a pulse. Static-X has always been four guys. Two guitars, bass, drums, and vocals. We didn’t want to mess with that formula. This is the most electric version of ‘Wisconsin Death Trip’ 2.0 that we can imagine, without actually having Wayne here with us.”

Guitarist Koichi Fukuda continued:

“At first, I was actually a little skeptical of how we could do all of this. But, after I heard him sing, I was sold! I am so impressed with how far it has come in a short amount of time. We are working very hard to bring something very special to you all. I know that Wayne would be very proud of how much heart and effort has been put into this. It is truly an honor.”

Bassist Tony Campos added:

“We were very lucky to find somebody who could fill such a unique role. We’ve all toured together and our bands came up together back in the day. This is just as special for him as it is for us. He was never interested in trying to make this about him and he was actually the one who suggested that the mask be the face of the memorial.”

Tour Dates:

North America (with DevilDriver and Dope):

06/18 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
06/19 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
06/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
06/22 Houston, TX – The Warehouse
06/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
06/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/26 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
06/28 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
06/29 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/30 Scranton, PA – Levels
07/02 Toronto, ON – Opera House
07/03 London, ON – London Music Hall
07/04 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
07/05 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
07/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/07 Reading, PA – Reverb
07/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
07/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
07/11 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
07/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
07/13 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
07/14 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
07/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
07/18 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rockfest
07/19 Sioux City, IA – Anthem – Hard Rock Casino
07/20 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/21 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
07/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
07/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

Australia (with Wednesday 13 and Dope):

08/22 Brisbane, Australia – Eaton Hill
08/23 Melbourne, Australia – Croxton
08/24 Sydney, Australia – Metro
08/26 Adelaide, Australia – The Gov
08/27 Perth, Australia – Rock Rover

Russia:

09/20 St. Petersburg, Russia – Cosmonavt Club
09/21 Moscow, Russia – Giavclub

UK (with SOiL, Wednesday 13 & Dope):

09/24 Bristol, England – SWX
09/25 Cardiff, Wales – Tramshed
09/26 London, England – Electric Ballroom
09/27 Nottingham, England – Rock City
09/28 Leeds, England – Stylus
09/29 Southampton, England – Engine Room
10/01 Newcastle, England – Northumbria Institute
10/02 Glasgow, Scotland – The Garage
10/03 Manchester, England – The Ritz
10/04 Birmingham, England – 02 Institute

Europe (with Wednesday 13, SOiL and Dope):

10/05 Paris, France – File 7
10/06 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Club
10/07 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
10/09 Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
10/10 Mannheim, Germany – MS Connex
10/11 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
10/12 Pinarella di Cervia, Italy – Rock Planet
10/13 Munich, Germany – Backstage

North America:

12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Etc. Set For 2019 Rock USA Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Rock USA festival. The event will take place in Oshkosh, WI on July 18-20 and the daily lineups can be seen below:

July 18: Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Asking Alexandria, I Prevail, Between The Buried And Me, Bad Wolves, From Ashes To New, Ice Nine Kills, Blacktop Mojo, SOiL, Toothgrinder, Gideon, Beyond Threshold, and The Outfit.

July 19: Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, In This Moment, Clutch, Of Mice & Men, Dance Gavin Dance, Red Sun Rising, Lacuna Coil, Escape The Fate, Issues, Volumes, Amigo The Devil, Varials, Vyces, and Madame Mayhem.

July 20: Disturbed, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Theory Of A Deadman, Atreyu, Starset, Memphis May Fire, Nonpoint, I See Stars, Palisades, The Plot In You, Royal Tusk, The Black Moods, Discrepancies, and Them Evils.

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

Puddle Of Mudd, Saliva, SOiL, The Veer Union, Tantric, & Shallow Side Set For “Resurrection Tour”

Puddle Of Mudd, Saliva, SOiL (select dates,) The Veer Union (select dates,) Tantric, and Shallow Side have announced that they will be hitting the road together on the “Resurrection Tour.” You can find the first set of dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

08/02 Maplewood, MN – Myth
08/05 Lisle, IL – Basecamp
08/08 Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
08/09 Duluth, MN – Clyde Iron Works
08/12 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
08/14 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
08/16 Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
08/25 Midland, TX – Wagner Noel PAC
08/30 Newberry, SC – Newberry Opera House
09/01 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
09/02 Daytona Beach, FL – Main Street Station
09/08 Kansas City, MO – Crossroads

DevilDriver & Dead Girls Academy Added To 2018 Inkcarceration Festival

DevilDriver and Dead Girls Academy have been added to the inaugural Inkcarceration Music And Tattoo Festival. That event will be held at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio on July 13-15, and it will include music, various tattoo artists, Hellzapoppin‘s rock n’ roll circus sideshow, etc. Here’s the updated daily lineups:

July 13: Rise Against, A Day To Remember, Of Mice & Men, Lit, Life Of Agony, and Bad Omens.

July 14: Bush, Our Lady Peace, Living Colour, Fuel, Alient Ant Farm, ’68, Through Fire, Dead Girls, Academy, Akadia, and All About A Bubble.

July 15: Black Label Society, Clutch, Hatebreed, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, Corrosion Of Conformity, DevilDriver, Adelitas Way, Jenncity, SOiL, and Fear The Fallen.

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Rise Against, A Day To Remember, Bush, Black Label Society, Etc. Set For 2018 Inkcarceration Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural Inkcarceration Music And Tattoo Festival. It will be held at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio on July 13-15, and it will include music, various tattoo artists, Hellzapoppin‘s rock n’ roll circus sideshow, etc. Here’s the bands scheduled to perform:

July 13: Rise Against, A Day To Remember, Of Mice & Men, Lit, Life Of Agony, and Bad Omens.

July 14: Bush, Our Lady Peace, Living Colour, Fuel, Alient Ant Farm, ’68, Through Fire, Akadia, and All About A Bubble.

July 15: Black Label Society, Clutch, Hatebreed, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, Corrosion Of Conformity, Adelitas Way, Jenncity, SOiL, and Fear The Fallen.