Marc Rizzo To Focus On New Projects Following His Apparent Departure From Soulfly

Ever since it was announced that Dino Cazares (Fear Factory) would be playing guitar for Soulfly on their upcoming U.S. tour, many have speculated that Marc Rizzo is no longer a member the band. Now, it has been revealed that Rizzo has shifted focus to his solo project and two new bands, Hail The Horns and Revenge Beast.

Rizzo reportedly told a fan the following when asked if he is still in Soulfly:

“I’m super excited to move forward with my solo project, Hail The Horns, and Revenge Beast!!! These last few years have been too much of a stress on my life and being home this past year focusing on my projects has been super healthy for me. Much love to all the fans and I can’t wait to hang with you guys after my shows and talk more in person!”

Hail The Horns, which finds Rizzo joined by Tony Campos (Static-X, Fear Factory, ex-Soulfly) and Christian “Opus” Lawrence (Dead By Wednesday), have released a cover of KISS‘ “God Of Thunder,“ which you can find below. Revenge Beast, which finds Rizzo joined by Jay Decay, Brendan MacSahne, and Doug Gussio, have also released an eponymous track. You can find that below as well. In addition to the aforementioned projects, Rizzo is also planning to release a “best-of” solo compilation, titled “Living Shred Vol. 1,” on September 10. For now, you can catch the guitarist on tour with WhiskeyDick:

08/13 Sioux Falls, SD – Big’s Bar
08/14 New Market, MN – The Doublewide
08/15 Green Bay, WI – Old School Bar
08/16 Pekin, IL – Twisted Spoke Saloon
08/17 Braidwood, IL – Top Fuel Saloon
08/18 Lombard, IL – Brauer House
08/19 Kansas City, MO – The Westport Saloon
08/24 Denver, CO – Lion’s Lair
08/25 Colorado Springs, CO – Triple Nickel Tavern
08/26 Amarillo, TX – Zombiez
08/27 Ft. Worth, TX – The Rail Club Live

Hail The Horns also have some dates booked:

11/18 Lombard, IL – Brauerhouse
11/19 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
11/20 Des Moines, IA – Venue TBA
11/21 Braidwood, IL – Top Fuel Saloon

Marc Rizzo (Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy) To Release New Solo Album “Rotation” In March

Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy guitarist Marc Rizzo will be releasing a new solo album titled “Rotation” on March 30 via Combat Records/EMP Label Group/Amped in North America, and via Combat/SPV in Europe. The effort was recorded with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris, and will feature tracks such as the title track, “Thrash Boogie,” and “Spectral Intensities.” You can find a preview of “Spectral Intensities” below: