Chicago's SOIL have signed an exclusive recording deal with New York-based DRT Entertainment. The band will head to Los Angeles next month to begin recording their new album, which is currently slated for release in early 2006. Ulrich Wild (STATIC-X, TAPROOT) has been tapped as producer.

"It is great to finally be on a label that has other rock acts," said guitarist Shaun Glass in a statement. "With a new singer and new record label, we feel like we have a clean slate to start from and truly make this new album something to be proud of," added bassist Tim King.

"I am very proud that SOIL has become a new member of the DRT family," said DRT co-principal Derek Shulman in a statement. "They are one of the most motivated and dedicated rock bands I have ever been involved in. SOIL will be a cornerstone band on the roster and we look forward to much success for the new album early next year."

SOIL's follow-up to last year's "Redefine" will be the group's first CD to feature singer AJ Cavalier, who previously fronted the California-based DIESEL MACHINE (also featuring ex-DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman on guitar). The band's original vocalist, Ryan McCombs, has since joined the Texas act DROWNING POOL.


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