SOiL & Beyond Threshold wsg: Degrade The Signal

The City Center Presents...

SOiL & Beyond Threshold wsg: Degrade The Signal

Beyond Threshold, Degrade The Signal

Friday July 19th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 19 and over

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 sign to J Records (BMG) by music industry legend Clive Davis. Clive, responsible for signing such acts as Pink Floyd and Aerosmith, 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" which was 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 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 "". 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 their 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.

SOiL released its sixth studio album, entitled "Whole", on August 20, 2013. The album was 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. Some featured songs from "WHOLE" include the top 40 charting singles "Shine On" and "The Hate Song". Both meeting with strong rotation and charting at the Active Rock format.

After celebrating their 20th anniversary in January of 2017, SOiL entered into the studio to record new material to be included on “SCREAM: The essentials”, a Greatest Hits collection featuring the songs that solidified SOiL as Hard Rock mainstays, as well as, alternate versions of popular tracks and unreleased material. The new studio track "Gimme Some Lovin" is a cover song originally making its on screen debut in the 1980 smash hit cult classic movie "The Blues Brothers". "We felt it was a perfect song to add the album" states bassist Tim King. "It tied in our Chicago roots and the 20th anniversary of the band perfectly".
Beyond Threshold
Beyond Threshold
“This is a call to arms that encourages its disenchanted listeners to push Beyond the Threshold of anything or anyone that would try to hold them down!!” describes the ethics of hard rock powerhouse BEYOND THRESHOLD. Coming from different influences and genres has allowed them to develop into a truly unique, professional, and powerful heavy rock act. Conceived in 2011, this talented young band comprises of former members of several rock and metal outfits, and together are rapidly becoming one of the standouts in heavy metal.

New school antics with old school roots give the band an unexampled edge in today’s music market. Powerful, Versatile, Intense, Unique, Heartfelt are all distinguishing traits that have come to symbolize the fundamentals of metal/hardcore/rock revolutionaries BEYOND THRESHOLD. “There should be no boundaries or limitations within our music. We embrace the fact that we are versatile as artists,” explains BEYOND THRESHOLD’s lead singer Erik Virgin.

Since the release of their debut album, BEYOND THRESHOLD has been touring the US supporting acts, such as; Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Korn, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Slayer, Machine Head, Megadeth, Hellyeah, Halestorm, Trivium, Rise Against, Marilyn Manson, Motionless In White, Sevendust, Black Label Society, Drowning Pool, Asking Alexandria, Chevelle, All That Remains, Powerman 5000, Alice In Chains, Black Stone Cherry, In This Moment, Atreyu, Pop Evil, Down, Filter, Nonpoint, Flava Flav, Hed P.E, Fear Factory, Godforbid, Mushroomhead, Shadows Fall, Static X, Three Days Grace, Chimaira, Bury Your Dead, Bullet For My Valentine, Attila, Devil You Know, Butcher Babies, Skindred, Skid Row, Soil, Seether, Theory of a Deadman, Diecast, 3 Doors Down, American Head Charge, Smile Empty Soul, Flaw, Everclear, Jackyl, Art of Dying, Filter, Walls of Jericho, Fuel, Saliva, 36 Crazy Fists, Dope, Nothing More, Kittie, It Dies Today, Eyes Set To Kill, Memphis May Fire, Gemini Syndrome, Los Lonely Boys, Tonic and many more.

BEYOND THRESHOLD has gained popularity and notoriety playing to thousands of screaming fans at radio festivals including WECL’s “Rock Fest,” WZOR’s “Rock USA & Edge Fest” WBBN’s “Dirt Fest,” Monster Energy Drink’s “Showboat Rock Fest,” WXRX’s “Rock The Rock,” “Breast Fest,” and “Spirit Of Peace & Music Festival” just to name a few.

Hard work came into fruition as BEYOND THRESHOLD’s album entitled “LIVE TO FIGHT” is set to be released worldwide in 2016 with Pavement Entertainment / Sony Red. Tim King (Director of A&R at Pavement Entertainment) had extended the opportunity to BEYOND THRESHOLD after witnessing the rapid growth and dominance the band has achieved on recent BEYOND THRESHOLD tours.

Tim King states, “It’s refreshing to see a band combining multiple genres of rock and metal instead of just playing it safe. When I heard the completed version of “LIVE TO FIGHT” I knew we had to team up with them to release it.”

This album marks the follow-up to their highly successful debut “WHO WE ARE” which was released in 2012. “LIVE TO FIGHT” will feature some of the band’s finest material and production to date. “This is what rock and metal have been craving for the past decade! It’s something that our fans will consider a breath of fresh air. Especially, in the current state of the music industry,” states BEYOND THRESHOLD singer, Erik Virgin.

“LIVE TO FIGHT” was recorded at T.V.R. Studios in Rockford, Illinois and produced by Jason Zarnowski. “The album “LIVE TO FIGHT” captures BEYOND THRESHOLD’s high energy and is a soon-to-be classic in the metal and rock world!! In my whole career, I have never heard a metal band crossover like BT does.” explains BEYOND THRESHOLD producer Jason Z.
Venue Information:
The City Center
505 S. Chestnut Street
Champaign, IL, 61820