Combining the emotional with the intellectual, Solstice Coil is Israel's first alternative progressive rock band to be formed on the web.
Formed at the dawn of 2001 by the songwriting team of Shir Deutch and Opher Vishnia, along with keyboardist / producer Shai Yallin, Solstice Coil first broke into the consciousness of the Israeli music scene by touring nationwide as a Radiohead and Muse cover band, working with various bass players and founding member drummer Uri Goldberg, while perfecting their own sound behind the scenes.
After four years of activity, "A Prescription for Paper Cuts" was born. Released on the 21st of September, the album has received dozens of great reviews both locally and internationally. It was named album of the month on German web site "Babyblaue" and the Brazilian internet zine "Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal" on December 2005.
Photosensitivity, the album's opening track reached the Top 5 list on Garageband's progressive rock contest. Shir was interviewed by Jean-Luc Smets for Belgian music magazine Prog-résiste, and the band was invited to perform at Prog-résiste's festival at the prestigious "Spirit of 66' concert hall in Belgium.
Following the success of their Belgium tour, Solstice Coil returned home to start work on their second album, Natural Causes. The album was recorded in part in Bardo Studios with Yaniv Shalev on bass guitar and Yatziv Caspi on drums. Natural Causes is set to be released on June 21, 2011.