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 be signed to J Records by music industry legend Clive Davis, responsible for signing such acts as Pink Floyd and Aerosmith, who 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” 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 gained silver award status in the UK for the album and 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 the 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.
The band’s first ever live album and DVD “Re- LIVE-ing the scars” (2012) was recorded at the band’s sold out 2011 concert in London, England and prompted the band to begin writing and recording their next studio album.
SOiL released its sixth studio album, entitled “Whole”, on August 20, 2013. The album is 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.
The band continues to tour and stay active in the music industry.