Chicago heavy rockers SOIL will enter the studio in late February to begin recording their new album for a tentative summer release. The band is currently working on 13 songs in pre-production with engineer Don Byczynski at BOTA Studio in Lake In The Hills, Illinois.
In a recent interview with Metal Forces, SOIL frontman Ryan McCombs stated about the band’s next CD: “This is the first time Adam [Zadel, guitar], Tim [King, bass] and I have been writing together since ‘Redefine’, so you have the key component of what made those records. I was always the lyric writer of those albums, and if I stumbled somewhere, Adam was always there to give me a little boost, and give me a little direction here and there. You’ve got us back together as far as the lyrics that I write go. You’ve got Adam too; he was 98.9% of the music on those records, and if he ever had any struggle with whatever — if he ever had any questions — I was always there to help with the arrangement of the songs. We really got the key components of those albums back together again, and I feel like the material that we’re coming up with is that perfect anchor to where you had ‘Scars’ and ‘Redefine’. I think this album is the next stage, the next album in line for SOIL.”
SOIL recently launched an interactive pre-sale campaign on Kickstarter to enable fans to participate in the release of the band’s forthcoming album. Fans will receive exclusive shirts, a chance to have dinner with the band, autographed merchandise, attend studio sessions, an exclusive new MP3 download of the first studio song with McCombs since 2004’s “Redefine” album and more. They also will be the first to receive the new album when it’s released.