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Quick & Dirty: SOiL Bassist Tim King Joins Us for Some Random Q&A



SOiL, photo by Tricia Starr (TStarr Photography)
SOiL, photo by Tricia Starr (TStarr Photography)

With a new year arriving, SOiL recently unveiled some exciting upcoming tour plans. The band will be a part of the “Back To The 2000s Tour,” featuring The Union Underground, RA, and Flaw. The tour is set to kick off in early March, and it will feature each act playing material from their most popular records released in those first few years of the 2000s. It’s a bit of a throwback to a time when nu-metal was on top, and the heavy music scene was as healthy as ever. SOiL bassist Tim King and The Union Underground frontman Bryan Scott jointly developed the idea for the tour. They wanted to use the tour to show that heavy music can withstand time.

SOiL has been very active in writing and recording over the last few years. In 2022, They released Play It Forward, a collection of cover songs by some of their favourite artists like White Zombie, Motörhead, and The Ramones. This was followed up last year by Restoration, which features re-recorded versions of their classic songs. You’ll hear new spins on “Halo,” “Redefine,” “Unreal,” and a brand new version of “The Lesser Man” with Ryan McCombs redoing the vocal parts.

Joining us today is SOiL bassist Tim King for Quick & Dirty, a compilation of the most random questions and answers you’ll find.

What is the worst kind of gift?

Tim King: “Clothes from relatives!”

What historical event would you most like to have experienced firsthand?

“The Last Supper.”

What is something that no one else seems to care very much about but drives you irrationally mad?

“Shark finning and the destruction of viral reefs due to global warming.”

What always makes you nostalgic?

“Watching movies I grew up with like Star Wars, First Blood, The Breakfast Club, The Warriors, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”

The Union Underground 'Back To The 2000's Tour' flyer

The Union Underground ‘Back To The 2000’s Tour’ flyer

What is one thing that you’re good at that people don’t expect?

“Building and maintaining aquariums.”

What’s something you’re proud you’ve never done?

“Hard drugs.”

If you had the chance to know when you died and how, would you take it?


What’s a fear of yours that you think is fully justified?


What’s the best purchase you’ve ever made?

“My orange 2008 Hemi Dodge Challenger.”

Favourite drink and food?

“Mexican and Mountain Dew.”

What internet search engine do you use?


BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, other?


Must-have non-musical item when you’re on tour?

“Hair flat iron.”

What’s your guilty pleasure?

“’80s movies.”

What toppings do you like on your pizza?

“The godfather’s sausage, garlic, onions, and giardiniera.”

What was your first concert?

Bon Jovi and Cinderella (‘Slippery When Wet’ and ‘Night Songs’ tour).”

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