XSROCK Interview with Tim King of SOiL

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XSROCK: What’s going on with SOiL at the moment?
Tim King: We are doing a few select shows and then seeing what comes along next year. Looking at some tours and making new music. Adam and I also have a project called INTO THE FIRE we are going to release at some point. It’s me and him along with Bryan Scott (the union underground) and Will Hunt (evanescence).

XSROCK: SOiL has been around for a while now. How long exactly?
Tim King: It will be 19 years in January 2016

XSROCK: Why did you originally want to be in a band?
Tim King: Playing music and playing live.

XSROCK: Do you like writing new songs and recording or playing for a live audience?
Tim King: I like both. Recording is always stressful though. The pressure is on to write and record quality music.

XSROCK: Do you have any crazy tour stories from the road?.
Tim King: Way too many.
XSROCK: Ha ha, Okay. We’ll leave it at that.

XSROCK: What’s the strangest request that you’ve ever received from one of your fans?
Tim King: To sign their baby’s diaper.

XSROCK: Were your parents supportive of your aspirations to play in a rock band?
Tim King: Absolutely. My dad bought me all of my first gear. Him and my mom were awesome when it came to supporting me and music.

XSROCK: What are your favorite SOiL songs to play live?
Tim King: I still like HALO for the fact that the crowd gets so into it. SHINE ON off the new album WHOLE is fun to play as well.

XSROCK: Was there a particular band that made you want to get into rock?
Tim King: MOTLEY CRÜE most definitely. Their image, attitude, and in your face sound made we want to be in a band.

XSROCK: If you could design a dream tour for your band, who would be on the bill?
Tim King: Motley Crüe, Shinedown, SOiL would be a cool bill.

XSROCK: What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?

Tim King: Probably the SCARS album cause it broke us into the masses, the WHOLE album because it was our “come back” album of sorts. And finally going on tour with Ozzy and rob zombie and playing arenas in 2001.

XSROCK: What do you think that you would have done if you hadn’t joined a band?
Tim King: I was going to go to school and he a marine biologist. No joke.

XSROCK: What type of equipment do you use for live shows?
Tim King:  Spector basses, Hartke and orange amps and cabs, tech 21 sans amp, sit strings, emg pick ups, Dunlop pedals, seinheissser wireless.

XSROCK: What do you think of the current music scene?
Tim King: I think most of the new bands are watered down and somewhat clueless. It’s not their fault. Technology has made it so that anyone can record and release music on their own. No one is there to nurture or guide them anymore. On the flip side though, the bands that do have talent get heard and exposed much easier than in the past. And if you can weed through the garage out there, then you really can find some amazing talent.

XSROCK: For anyone that doesn’t know you, what would they be surprised to know about you?
Tim King: I like long walks on the beach. LOL!!! I don’t know. I like aquariums. And I co-run a record label called Pavement Entertainment.

XSROCK: If someone had never heard you before, how would you describe your sound?
Tim King: Heavy rock with an attitude.

XSROCK: Is there anything that you’d like to promote or say to your fans out there?
Tim King: Yes. Thank you.

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