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 major label distributed (ADA/Warner Music Group) debut album, 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" collection. 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 as the "Perfect execution".
The opportunity led Michael McKnight 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 Danny Cayocca (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 been a huge inspiration to me, and Dean is a strong force. When I really got a chance to first play a Dean Guitar, I picked it up and it just felt right. Not long from now, 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.