The definition of the word "Soulidium", as defined by Soulidium's founder Michael McKnight, is: "The place within us that contains the mystical spirit and soul of our creative artistry. A place where the fabric of our lives and experiences are transformed into their artistic equivalents; a housing for the very voice of our souls". Soulidium is bringing a firestorm as fans are overwhelmingly praising their debut release, 'Children of Chaos'.
Metal Edge Magazine describes Soulidium's new cd, in their Jan/Feb 2008 Issue, as having the potential to "Cause a ruckus above the surface", and hailed Children of Chaos "a heavy impact" cd. Fans around the globe seem to agree. Soulidium's multifaceted brand of entertainment is bringing something to the music scene that sets them far apart, giving huge justification to the band's bold marketing slogan, "Join the Addiction".
Soulidium has appeared most recently in the Saw IV Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with artists like Emily Autumn, Avenged Sevenfold, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Sixx A.M., Drowning Pool, Saosin, Submersed, Nitzer-Ebb & Ministry with their stellar anger anthem, "Trapped", described by Metal Edge Magazine as the "Perfect execution".
The opportunity led Soulidium to shoot a music video for Saw IV with the help of Horror Director Marcus Koch who set out to shoot a "Mini-SAW V". Koch and Soulidium's own Chris Polidoro combined forces to create film special effects that led Soulidium to win a Music Video of the Year Award from the Florida film community, and gained them national praise from the world's horror authority, Fangoria Magazine.
Soulidium is comprised of Singer/Songwriter Michael McKnight, Shadow Morte (Guitar), Chris Polidoro (Guitar), Jadis Lucien (Bass), and Jon D Raven (Drums). The 5 bring a chemistry that rocks hard and even industry giants Dean Guitars and DDrum have backed Soulidium, proudly endorsing the entire band at once.
Guitarist Shadow Morte stated, " My friend Dimebag Darrell has always been a huge inspiration to me his personality and playing were like no other, and the people at Dean are like family to me. They really know how to treat their artists. They are building an empire. It’s amazing how many people are playing Dean Guitars now days. When I really got a chance to first play a Dean, I picked it up and said to myself WOW! This playes killer! It just felt right. Not long from now, I know everyone's gonna have their wings and own a Dean."
A reviewer from RollingStone.com stated that "Soulidium's 'Children Of Chaos' is one the best buys any rock fan can make. Period." RockMyMonkey's review stated "To the songs DAMMIT! ALL of the songs on this album are exceedingly well crafted, with not a one that I wanted to skip past."
Soulidium has proven an unmistakable ability to write songs that pierce their listeners and dig in deep. A quote from AwayTeam.com says it best, "I could go on for days about how this band is out to lead the charge in a full-blown Active Rock Radio takeover.".
Get ready to discover your new addiction. Soulidium!
Here is the video for the song “Trapped” that we did for the SAW IV motion picture soundtrack. This video will appear on the box set when it comes out later this year! (scroll down)