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Chicago heavy rockers SOiL will release "Scream: The Essentials" on September 15, 2017, via Pavement Entertainment. Celebrating the band's 20-year career, this release will feature tracks from their humble beginnings, rise to fame, and also include alternate versions and mixes.
A brand-new track "Gimme Some Lovin’" will be featured on the compilation and released as a single and video. The track "Gimme Some Lovin’" originally made its on screen debut in the cult classic motion picture "The Blues Brothers" in 1980. Being primarily a Rhythm and Blues based song, SOiL took it upon themselves to add their own personal touch and bring the song into a modern 2017 Hard Rock element.
Songs exclusive to this release include an acoustic version of the song "Can You Heal Me" This was recorded at Dimebag Darrell’s home studio in 2004 after SOiL had completed a European tour with Damage Plan.
Another special track on the album is a version of the song "Give It Up" that features the late Wayne Static from Static X singing verses, choruses, and a bridge section in the song. This version leaked out to radio and met with some great underground success but was never properly released until now.
With the recent passing of Chris Cornell (an early influence of SOiL), the band decided to pay homage and add their version of the classic Soundgarden song "Rusty Cage" to the compilation. "Rusty Cage" was recorded in 2007 and previously only available on the band’s Myspace page and never at retail.
SOiL has sold over 2 million combined albums to date
"SCREAM..." features 20 songs celebrating the band's 20 year career, including all of the band's hits, notably the smash "Halo", unreleased tracks, and alternate versions of classic songs
Includes a brand new track "Gimme Some Lovin"
Includes an acoustic version of "Can you heal me" recorded at Dimebag Darrell's home studio and produced by Vinnie Paul from 2004
Includes a alternate version of "Give it up" featuring vocals by the late Wayne Static of Static-X
Includes a cover of Soundgarden's "Rusty Cage" as a tribute to the late Chris Cornell
Enhanced 8 panel Digi-pak layout with extensive liner notes detailing song and career experiences
Striking cover artwork by Travis Smith (Opeth, Avenged Sevenfold)
Special pricing and co-op available
Extensive USA tour all of September and October 2017 to support release
Full active rock radio campaign for the new single "Gimme Some Lovin"
Full video servicing for the "Gimme Some Lovin" video
Full page print ad in REVOLVER to hype release
Ryan McCombs (lead vocals) Tim King (bass) Adam Zadel (guitar) Mitch Gable (drums)
Formed in 1997, Chicago Heavy Rock band SOiL quickly took the scene by storm. The band has sold over 2 million albums worldwide and is best known for the hit singles “Halo”, “Unreal”, “Redefine”, “The Lesser Man”, and “Shine On”. With the song “Halo” gaining major radio attention, a major label bidding war broke out in an attempt to sign SOiL. The band would ultimately sign to J Records (BMG) by music industry legend Clive Davis. Clive, responsible for signing such acts as Pink Floyd and Aerosmith, 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.” SOiL experienced mainstream success with the major label debut “Scars” which was released in September 2001. This achievement was aided by the popular singles “Halo” and “Unreal” which gained the band exposure on MTV. The success resulted in the band winning Metal Edge magazine’s 2001 Readers’ Choice Award for “Next Big Thing”. The band consistently toured in support of top name acts such as Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie which propelled the group into arena sized venues and crowds. In 2004, the band released their second major label album “re.de.fine”. The group toured for a year straight in support of the album and returned home to begin writing follow up material and finish various live dates. The band released their next two albums “True Self” (2006) and “Picture Perfect” (2009) and proved that they were a mainstay in the Hard Rock world with non stop touring and by spawning yet another top charting hit single with “The Lesser Man” in 2010. SOiL released its sixth studio album, entitled “Whole”, on August 20, 2013. The album was a “Return to form” for the band and has been hailed by fans and critics alike as the album that could have come directly after the “Scars” album. Some featured songs from “WHOLE” include the top 40 charting singles “Shine On” and “The Hate Song”. Both meeting with strong rotation and charting at the Active Rock format. After celebrating their 20th anniversary in January of 2017, SOiL entered into the studio to record new material to be included on “SCREAM: The essentials”, a Greatest Hits collection featuring the songs that solidified SOiL as Hard Rock mainstays, as well as, alternate versions of popular tracks and unreleased material. The new studio track “Gimme Some Lovin” is a cover song originally featured in the 1980 smash hit cult classic movie “The Blues Brothers”. “We felt it was a perfect song to add the album” states bassist Tim King. “It tied in our Chicago roots and the 20th anniversary of the band perfectly”. Other tracks included on “SCREAM…” include an acoustic version of “Can You Heal Me” recorded at Dimebag Darrell’s home studio and produced by Vinnie Paul. Also included is a special version of “Give It Up” featuring the late Wayne Static of Static-X contributing verse, chorus, and bridge vocal lines throughout the song. SOiL will embark upon a worldwide tour in support of the new release “SCREAM: The essentials” throughout 2017 and 2018.
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