True Self

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True Self
Studio album by SOiL
Released March 27, 2006 (UK)
May 2, 2006 (United States)
Recorded October–November 2005
Genre Alternative metal, hard rock
Length 43:29
Label DRT Entertainment
Producer Ulrich Wild
SOiL chronology
True Self
Picture Perfect
(2009)Picture Perfect2009
Professional ratings
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Allmusic3.5/5 stars link

True Self is the fourth album by the Chicago metal band SOiL. It was released in the US on May 2, 2006, via DRT Entertainment. This is the band's first album with new vocalist AJ Cavalier, formerly of World In Pain and Diesel Machine; and their last album to feature rhythm guitarist Shaun Glass. True Self was leaked onto P2P and BitTorrent sites on March 4, almost two months before its official release. The album sold 4,000 copies in the US during its first week of release.

A music video was filmed for "Give It Up" and released shortly before the album.

In promotion of the album, Soil did a European/USA tour with Staind, USA tours with Sevendust, 10 Years and Godsmack, as well as numerous UK and European festival and headline tours. Soil ended the cycle with the summer 2007 True Rock Tour.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were recorded at Bombshelter Studios in Los Angeles, California, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Fight for Life" – 4:10
  2. "Give It Up" – 3:00†††††
  3. "Pick Me Up" – 3:12
  4. "The Last Chance" – 4:17
  5. "True Self" – 3:18
  6. "Hear Me" – 3:57††
  7. "Forever Dead" – 3:12
  8. "Let Go" – 3:49
  9. "Until It's Over" – 2:58††
  10. "Jaded" – 2:37††
  11. "Threw It Away" – 3:27
  12. "One Last Song" – 5:28

Guest vocals by Burton C. Bell
††Recorded at Glenwood Studios, Burbank, California, USA.
†††Guest vocals by Wayne Static


  • AJ Cavalier – vocals
  • Adam Zadel – guitar, backing vocals
  • Shaun Glass – guitar
  • Tim King – bass guitar
  • Tom Schofield – drums
  • Stephen Jensen - art director, designer and photographer
  • Shaun Nowotnik - assistant to Stephen Jensen
  • Brian Vecchione - band photography
  • Ulrich Wild - producer, engineer and mixer
  • Ted Jensen - mastering
  • Wayne Static - Guest Vocals on Give it up
  • Burton C.Bell - Guest Vocals on Forever Dead


  1. ^ Chris Harris and Jon Wiederhorn Metal File: Dark Tranquillity, Meshuggah, Clutch & More News That Rules (March 16, 2007). Retrieved on June 4, 2009.

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