Picture Perfect (Soil album)
Picture Perfect is an album by SOiL, released October 20, 2009. The album was released by Bieler Bros. Records worldwide, except in Europe, where it was released by AFM Records, it was produced with Dave Fortman handling mixing duties. The first single from this album was "Like It Is." In January 2010, "The Lesser Man" was announced as the second single. This was the final album to feature vocalist A. J. Cavalier, with Ryan McCombs making his return to the band in late 2011. All songs written except where noted. "Tear It Down" - 3:12 "The Lesser Man" - 3:39 "Like It Is" - 3:29 "Picture Perfect" - 4:04 "Surrounded" - 3:36 "Wasted" - 3:27 "Every Moment" - 3:13 "Anymore" - 4:14 "Falter" - 3:39 "Too Far Away" - 4:29 "Calling Out" - 3:38 "Temptation" - 3:50 "Last Wish" - 3:45 "Chosen One" - 3:20 AJ Cavalier – vocals Adam Zadel – guitar, backing vocals Tim King – bass, backing vocals Tom Schofield – drums AllMusic Rock Sound Sphere Magazine
Redefine (Soil album)
Redefine is the third studio album by the Chicago-based rock band Soil. The album was released on March 2004, via J Records; this was the band's final album with the vocalist Ryan McCombs before he left Soil in October that year. Redefine was Soil's last release through J Records after the band was dropped following the BMG/Sony merger; the album peaked at #78 on the Billboard 200 chart and included the single and video for "Redefine" which charted higher than any previous single. The track "Pride" was used in the video game Madden NFL 2004. According to the album booklet, the track "Remember" was dedicated to the memory of Dave Williams. Soil toured for a year in promotion of Redefine which included a European schedule with Drowning Pool and Damageplan. Touring ended in late 2004 when Ryan McCombs left the group; this forced the cancellation of future shows including a mini tour with Sevendust, a festival with Damageplan, a UK tour. They were scheduled to perform with Damageplan on December 10 but did not due to the murder of Dimebag Darrell two days earlier.
All tracks written by Soil. Ryan McCombs – vocals Adam Zadel – guitar, backing vocals Shaun Glass – guitar Tim King – bass guitar Tom Schofield – drums Johnny K – producer and engineer Nick Raskulinecz – producer and engineer on "'Pride" and "Something Real" Randy Staub – mixer Tom Baker – masterer
Tim King is an African American educator and non-profit leader, the founder and CEO of Urban Prep Academies, a network of all-male charter public high schools in Chicago. King and Urban Prep have received national attention for the fact that since the school's first graduating class in 2010, 100% of its graduates have been accepted into a four-year college or university. King was born in Chicago and attended St. Ignatius College Prep, completed his bachelors and law degrees at Georgetown University. While at the Georgetown University Law Center, King became involved working as a teacher at a nearby Catholic high school, he determined to pursue teaching as a full-time career. King is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. In 2010, he was named one of People Magazine′s Heroes of the Year, he holds a doctoral degree honoris causa from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. After completing his law degree, King was named President of Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago, an all-male, predominately African-American school on the city's South Side.
While at Hales, King appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in an interview in which Oprah characterized him as an "Angel". During King's five-year tenure as President of Hales, 100 percent of the school's graduates were admitted to college. Two years after departing Hales, King founded a network of all-male public high schools, Urban Prep Academies, in order to address Chicago’s woefully low rate of college graduation for black males. Under King's leadership, Urban Prep Academies received charters from the Chicago Board of Education to open three high schools in neighborhoods throughout the city. For his work with Urban Prep Academies, King is recognized as a national leader on education reform. In addition to his management of Urban Prep, King has taught courses on the subjects of urban education and philanthropy at Northwestern University, written for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Crain’s Chicago Business and Huffington Post, lectured to groups across the United States. On February 5, 2014, King was appointed to the Board of Commissioners of the Chicago Park District.
King has been recognized by Black Entertainment Television, Ebony Magazine, Jet Magazine, Crain's Chicago Business, The Grio for his leadership within the African-American and Chicago communities. In 2006, he was named one of Crain’s "Forty under Forty." In February 2009, he was named one of the top 100 African-American "History Makers in the Making" by The Grio. In March 2010, King was named ABC World News Tonight's "Person of the Week" along with the students of Urban Prep Academies; the honor was given to coincide with the school's announcement that 100% of the first graduating class had been accepted to a 4-year college or university. That year, he was further honored with the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education’s “Pacesetter’s Award” and the “Phoenix Award for Education” from Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. In connection with Urban Prep, he has been named a “Man of the Year” by Men’s Journal, has been a finalist in GQ Magazine’s “Better Men Better World” search as well as Chicago Magazine’s “Chicagoan of the Year.”
In 2014, King was invited to attend the 2014 BET Awards to receive The Shine A Light Award for his work with Urban Prep Academies. In 2012, King appeared on The Moth to tell the true story of welcoming one of his students into his home, he maintains a Huffington Post blog
Soil is the first EP by the Chicago metal band SOiL. According to the band's vocalist, Ryan McCombs, this release was referred to by the band as "the worm disc"; the tracks "Broken Wings" and "She" reappeared on a second EP, El Chupacabra, in 1998. Songs from both EPs appeared on Soil's first album, Throttle Junkies, the following year. "Broken Wings" – 4:20 "No More, No Less" – 3:07 "She" – 3:28 "Same Ol' Trip" – 3:57 "Yellow Lines" – 5:09 Ryan McCombs – vocals Adam Zadel – guitar, backing vocals Shaun Glass – guitar Tim King – bass guitar Tom Schofield – drums
Whole is the sixth studio album by American rock band SOiL, released through Pavement Entertainment on August 16, 2013 and on AFM Records August 20, 2013 in UK/Europe. It is the first album since 2004 to feature Ryan McCombs on lead vocals, having returned to the band in 2011; the album was funded through Kickstarter. The song "My Time" was released for backers only on December 10, 2012; the album version of "My Time" is different. The Kickstarter version of "My Time" was re-released on the compilation album "Scream: The Essentials"; the band released their first single and music video for "Shine On". "The Hate Song" and "Way Gone" were released as singles later. The lyric video for the song "Amalgamation" was released on August 2013 to promote the album. Ryan McCombs – Vocals Tim King - Bass Guitar Adam Zadel – Guitar Ulrich Wild - Producer and mixer Mastered by - James Murphy at Safehouse Productions "My Time" Recorded and engineered by Don Byczynski at Bota Studios Will Hunt – Drums Mitch Gable - Drums on "My Time" Mike Mushok – Guitar Solo on "Wake Up" http://www.myspace.com/soil https://www.facebook.com/soilmusic https://www.twitter.com/soiltheband http://www.soiltheband.com http://www.soil.bigcartel.com
Soil (American band)
Soil typeset as SOiL, is an American rock band, formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1997. After some independent releases, the band was the first rock group signed to J Records and achieved mainstream success with their major label debut, Scars, in 2001; the J Records second album Redefine was released in 2004 and the band embarked upon a worldwide tour to follow. In late 2004 frontman Ryan McCombs left the group, he would go on to become the new vocalist of Drowning Pool the following year. The band recruited ex- Diesel Machine vocalist AJ Cavalier as its new singer and released two more studio albums through independent labels in 2006 and 2009 respectively. SOiL met with strong independent success; the band had brief line-up changes until in fall 2011, Soil reunited with Ryan McCombs for a tour commemorating the tenth anniversary of their landmark album, Scars. The line-up is completed with fellow original members Tim King and Adam Zadel, who are the only two members to have stayed with the band from inception until present.
The band has sold over two million records worldwide and released its sixth studio album, entitled Whole, on August 20, 2013. The band released a greatest hits album, titled Scream: The Essentials on September 15, 2017 Soil was formed in 1997 by three of four members of death metal act Oppressor, joined by guitarist of another death metal act Broken Hope – as a side project to their other bands. Ryan McCombs was recruited for vocal duties; the original line-up of the band was Ryan McCombs, Shaun Glass, Tom Schofield, Tim King, Adam Zadel. The band got its name from the Entombed song "Rotten Soil" by opting to drop the "Rotten" part and stick with "Soil". Soil's first three releases, Soil, El Chupacabra and their debut album Throttle Junkies, failed to break the band into the mainstream, it was around this time that all the members of Soil left their other bands to focus on Soil as their main project. With the song "Halo" gaining major radio attention, labels began a bidding war for a deal with Soil.
The band would be signed to J Records by music industry legend Clive Davis, responsible for signing such acts as Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen, who stated that "you're gonna be my only rock band for now. You're going to be a priority, I want to break this band." Soil experienced mainstream success with the major label debut, released September 11, 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". In 2004, the band released Redefine; the group toured for a year in support of the album and returned home to begin writing follow up material and finish various live dates. Shortly after, vocalist Ryan McCombs announced his departure from the group to be with his family, forcing the band to cancel scheduled shows. New York-based vocalist AJ Cavalier of World In Pain and Diesel Machine, was introduced on November 15, 2004 as McCombs' replacement.
On July 20, 2005, McCombs was confirmed to be the new singer for Drowning Pool. On September 21, 2005, Soil signed with New York-based independent label DRT Entertainment, their album True Self was released on May 2, 2006. The album leaked onto P2P and BitTorrent sites on March 4 two months before its official release. SOiL embarked upon a heavy worldwide touring schedule to promote the release. In November 2007, Shaun Glass parted ways with the band, citing musical differences. On October 20, 2009 the album Picture Perfect was released via Bieler Bros Records worldwide, except in Europe, where it was released by AFM Records. Picture Perfect was produced by Johnny K, Ulrich Wild and Soil, with Dave Fortman handling mixing duties, it was promoted with the lead single, "Like It Is." In January 2010, "The Lesser Man" was announced as a second single. On July 23, 2010, vocalist A. J. Cavalier, drummer Tom Schofield announced their departure from the band. Vocalist Jordan Lee and drummer Mike Tignino were announced as fill-ins for scheduled live dates.
The band reunited with original vocalist Ryan McCombs for a 12-date co-headlining UK tour with Puddle of Mudd in October 2011 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Scars. Former Staind drummer Jon Wysocki joined Soil for the 2011 UK Tour. Sony Music UK announced in 2011 that Scars has been certified silver in the UK with sales in excess of over 60,000 units. Soil added several US tour dates throughout 2012; the trek will be the band's first in the US. SOiL's first DVD entitled "Re-LIVE-ing The Scars" was released May 8, 2012; the DVD/CD combo was recorded live in London, England during the bands sold out 2011 UK tour and features the first live show with vocalist Ryan McCombs in 7 years. The DVD includes bonus footage and photo gallery. SOiL's 6th studio album Whole was released Aug 16, 2013 and Aug 20, 2013; the album was funded through Kickstarter. The band released music video and single for "Shine On" on June 25, 2013; the second single "The Hate Song" was released in 2014. The third single "Way Gone" was released in 2015.
SOiL released the compilation album "SCREAM: The Essentials" on September 15, 2017 via Pavement/AFM Records. This compilation album features the band's hits along with alternate versions and unreleased material, includes a cover of "Gimme Some Lovin'" by The Spencer Davis Group
An extended play record referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well. Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post said, "EPs—originally extended-play'single' releases that are shorter than traditional albums—have long been popular with punk and indie bands." In the United Kingdom, the Official Chart Company defines a boundary between EP and album classification at 25 minutes of maximum length and no more than four tracks. EPs were released in various sizes in different eras; the earliest multi-track records, issued around 1919 by Grey Gull Records, were vertically cut 78 rpm discs known as "2-in-1" records. These had finer than usual grooves, like Edison Disc Records.
By 1949, when the 45 rpm single and 331⁄3 rpm LP were competing formats, seven-inch 45 rpm singles had a maximum playing time of only about four minutes per side. As an attempt to compete with the LP introduced in 1948 by rival Columbia, RCA Victor introduced "Extended Play" 45s during 1952, their narrower grooves, achieved by lowering the cutting levels and sound compression optionally, enabled them to hold up to 7.5 minutes per side—but still be played by a standard 45 rpm phonograph. These were 10-inch LPs split onto two seven-inch EPs or 12-inch LPs split onto three seven-inch EPs, either sold separately or together in gatefold covers; this practice became much less common with the advent of triple-speed-available phonographs. Some classical music albums released at the beginning of the LP era were distributed as EP albums—notably, the seven operas that Arturo Toscanini conducted on radio between 1944 and 1954; these opera EPs broadcast on the NBC Radio network and manufactured by RCA, which owned the NBC network were made available both in 45 rpm and 331⁄3 rpm.
In the 1990s, they began appearing on compact discs. RCA had success in the format with their top money earner, Elvis Presley, issuing 28 Elvis EPs between 1956 and 1967, many of which topped the separate Billboard EP chart during its brief existence. During the 1950s, RCA published several EP albums of Walt Disney movies, containing both the story and the songs; these featured the original casts of actors and actresses. Each album contained two seven-inch records, plus a illustrated booklet containing the text of the recording so that children could follow along by reading; some of the titles included Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and what was a recent release, the movie version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, presented in 1954. The recording and publishing of 20,000 was unusual: it did not employ the movie's cast, years a 12 in 33⅓ rpm album, with a nearly identical script, but another different cast, was sold by Disneyland Records in conjunction with the re-release of the movie in 1963.
Because of the popularity of 7" and other formats, SP records became less popular and the production of SPs in Japan was suspended in 1963. In the 1950s and 1960s, EPs were compilations of singles or album samplers and were played at 45 rpm on seven-inch discs, with two songs on each side. Other than those published by RCA, EPs were uncommon in the United States and Canada, but they were sold in the United Kingdom, in some other European countries, during the 1950s and 1960s. Record Retailer printed the first EP chart in 1960; the New Musical Express, Melody Maker and Music Echo and the Record Mirror continued to list EPs on their respective singles charts. The Beatles' Twist and Shout outsold most singles for some weeks in 1963; when the BBC and Record Retailer commissioned the British Market Research Bureau to compile a chart it was restricted to singles and EPs disappeared from the listings. In the Philippines, seven-inch EPs marketed as "mini-LPs" were introduced in 1970, with tracks selected from an album and packaging resembling the album they were taken from.
This mini-LP format became popular in America in the early 1970s for promotional releases, for use in jukeboxes. Stevie Wonder included a bonus four-song EP with his double LP Songs in the Key of Life in 1976. During the 1970s and 1980s, there was less standardization and EPs were made on seven-inch, 10-inch or 12-inch discs running either 331⁄3 or 45 rpm; some novelty EPs used odd shapes and colors, a few of them were picture discs. Alice in Chains was the first band to have an EP reach number one on the Billboard album chart, its EP, Jar of Flies, was released on January 25, 1994. In 2004, Linkin Park and Jay-Z's collaboration EP, Collision Course, was the next to reach the number one spot after Alice in Chains. In 2010, the cast of the television series Glee became the first artist to have two EPs reach number one, with Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna on the week of May 8, 2010, Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals on the week of June 26, 2010. In 2010, Warner Bros. Records revived the format with their "Six-Pak" offering of six songs on a compact disc.
The first EPs were seven-inch vinyl records with more tracks than a normal single. Although they shared size and speed with singles, they were a recognizably different format than the seven-inch single. Alth