SOiL is a hard rock/alternative metal band playing out of Chicago, Illinois. The owner of Rise Above The Anchor recently interviewed their bass player, Tim King and talked about having Ryan back with them, their new album releasing and just getting inside the mind of Tim to get a better feel of the band known as SOiL.
Please Introduce Yourself and what you do in the band?
Tim King. Bassist. Business guy.
You guys are going to be releasing your new album “Whole” in a week,
what are your expectations for it?
Hopefully it will do well for us. We put a great deal of work and effort into the album.
How do you feel “Whole” differentiates from your previous albums?
I feel it’s Soil back to its original vision and sound. With Ryan McCombs back on vocals, it definitely sounds like Soil again. This album has a raw energy to it but a great production and huge sound.
What are the lyrical themes for “Whole” ?
They are based on Ryan’s life and observations.
You guys had a special guest appearance on the album from Mike Mushok
of Staind, how did that come about?
He is a close personal friend if mine and we were texting one night and I asked him to throw a solo on the album. And well, he did!
You guys also had Will Hunt playing drums on the album, who people
know from his work with Black Label Society, among several other
bands, what was it like getting to work with him, and to have him on
Will is also a dear friend and one of the best rock drummers out there. It was an honor to have him on the album and he kicked total ass on the drums! Added such a huge energy and vibe to the music.
What’s the best concert you’ve ever attended that you didn’t play?
Motley Crue. 1989 Dr. Feel Good Tour.
What are your favorite music releases from this year?
Carcass – surgical steel
After the album is out, what’s next for Soil?
Tour tour and more touring
How do you feel the music scene has changed since Soil first stepped
out in it in 1997?
It’s changed immensely. We went from grunge dying to metal to rock to rock being dead back to rock coming back. It’s been a crazy ride.
In closing is there anything you would like to add?
Thanks for the interview. Thanks to the fans that have stayed with us all these years. Pick up the new album “whole” on August 20!!!