Soulfly Recruit Guitarist Mike DeLeon

Soulfly have recruited Mike DeLeon (Incite, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) to handle guitar duties for the band’s upcoming tour. DeLeon said the following about that:

“It’s official, I’ll be jamming the Axe for the one and Only.. the Mighty Soulfly!! Its a total honor to be playing with Max and tribe. Rehearsals have been great and full of Metal! Check the Soulfly dates, spread the word and we will see you all very soon. #soulfly #totem #tribe #metal 🤘”

Soulfly Announce 2023 U.S. Tour

Soulfly have announced a U.S. tour with Bodybox. Half Heard Voices, Skinflint, and Drift will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Half Heard Voices:

01/25 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
01/26 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum
01/27 Farmington, NM – Inspired Moments Event Center
01/28 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
01/29 El Paso, TX – RockHouse
01/31 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
02/01 Dallas, TX – Trees
02/02 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/03 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
02/04 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
02/05 New Orleans, LA – The Parish
02/07 Ft. Walton Beach, FL – Downtown Music Hall
02/08 Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
02/09 Orlando, FL – The Haven
02/10 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
02/13 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
02/14 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
02/15 Bensalem, PA – Broken Goblet Brewing
02/16 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

With Skinflint:

02/17 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
02/18 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
02/19 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
02/20 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/21 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
02/23 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
02/24 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
02/25 Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedrafts
02/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
02/28 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
03/01 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
03/02 Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
03/03 Joliet, IL – The Forge
03/04 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
03/05 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club

With Drift:

03/07 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
03/08 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
03/10 Denver, CO – HQ
03/11 Greeley, CO – Moxi Theater
03/13 Billings, MT – Pub Station
03/14 Great Falls, MT – The Newberry
03/15 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
03/16 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/17 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
03/18 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
03/19 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
03/21 Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater
03/22 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
03/23 Santa Cruz, CA – The Atrium @ The Catalyst
03/24 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
03/25 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
03/26 Ventura, CA – Ventura Music Hall
03/28 Palmdale, CA – Transplants Brewing Company
03/29 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
03/30 Pomona, CA – Glass House
03/31 San Diego, CA – Music Box
04/01 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theatre

Albuquerque’s Metalhead Mayor Tim Keller Dons Soulfly Shirt While Voting

Tim Keller, the metalhead who serves as the mayor of Albuquerque, NM, decided to wear a Soulfly shirt while casting his ballot for the midterm election. The band shared a photo of that, along with the following caption:

“Albuquerque’s Mayor Tim Keller sporting his Soulfly gear while voting yesterday! Rock the vote!”

Max Cavalera Would Like To Reunite Soulfly’s Original Lineup For 2023 Anniversary Tour

During a recent interview with Metal Injection, Soulfly’s Max Cavalera expressed interest in reuniting the band’s original lineup to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album next year. The frontman said the following about that:

“I know next year is 25 years of Soulfly I. Hopefully we do something [to] celebrate that as well. I would like to even maybe play the whole record. It would be great. Maybe even get the original guys to do it – get [drummer Roy Mayorga, bassist Marcelo Dias, and guitarist Lúcio Oliviera], bring [Lúcio] out of Brazil to do this. It would be amazing.”

Soulfly Share Animated Video For New Song “Filth Upon Filth”

Soulfly have shared an animated video for their new song “Filth Upon Filth.” This track is from the band’s new album “Totem,” which will be released on August 5. Frontman Max Cavalera commented:

“‘Filth Upon Filth’ was the first track unleashed to the Tribe last year. Costin [Chioreanu] has created an amazing, savage rendition of the song! This is a song made by a headbanger for headbangers!”

Max Cavalera To Release “Fully Revised And Updated” Version Of “My Bloody Roots: From Sepultura To Soulfly And Beyond”

Max Cavalera will be releasing a “fully revised and updated” version of his autobiography, “My Bloody Roots: From Sepultura To Soulfly And Beyond,” on July 26 via Jawbone Press. Pre-orders can be found on Amazon.

Here’s a description of the book:

“Max Cavalera has an extraordinary story to tell, and My Bloody Roots is an autobiography like no other. Much more than just another tale of rock’n’roll debauchery, it’s a story of heartbreak and loss—and, ultimately, triumph. In it, Cavalera offers an unflinching account of life growing up in hardship in Brazil—a country not previously known for heavy metal—and the multi-million- selling success, against all odds, of the band he founded with his brother, Iggor: Sepultura.

Then, for the first time, he reveals the full story behind his split with the band—after which he did not speak to his brother for years—and the formation of his Soulfly, one of the most critically and commercially successful metal bands of recent decades. He also goes into unflinching detail on the devastating impact of the deaths of his father, stepson, and grandson; his struggles with drugs and alcohol; his eventual reunion with Iggor in Cavalera Conspiracy; and more.

This revised and updated edition continues to trace Max’s career to the present day, covering the formation of his new band Go Ahead And Die as well as the supergroup Killer Be Killed. It also includes a foreword by Dave Grohl and a brand new afterword by Randy Blythe, making it truly essential reading for all fans of metal.”

Soulfly Premiere New Song “Scouring The Vile” Featuring Obituary’s John Tardy

Soulfly have premiered a new song titled “Scouring The Vile.” This track features Obituary’s John Tardy and it will appear on the band’s new album “Totem,” which is set to be released on August 5. Max Cavalera commented:

“‘Scouring The Vile‘ is Soulfly’s personal fuck you letter to cancer! The lyrics are angered by the loss of loved ones. It was amazing to share the vocals with an old veteran, John Tardy of Obituary.”

Soulfly To Release New Album “Totem” In August

Soulfly will be releasing a new album, titled “Totem,” on August 5. Frontman Max Cavalera produced the effort alongside Arthur Rizk (Eternal Champion), who also handled lead guitar duties. John Aquilino and John Powers (Eternal Champion) contributed to the recording process as well. Furthermore, Powers, Chris Ulsh (Power Trip), and John Tardy (Obituary) all guested on the record. The first single, “Superstition,” can be found below. Cavalera commented:

“‘Totem‘ is a celebration of the spiritual nature. It was a 2-year journey writing with Zyon. This album is about all the joy, the fun, and the anger in Metal.”

“Totem” Track Listing:

01. “Superstition”
02. “Scouring the Vile”
03. “Filth Upon Filth”
04. “Rot in Pain”
05. “The Damage Done”
06. “Totem”
07. “Ancestors”
08. “Ecstasy of Gold”
09. “Soulfly XII”
10. “Spirit Animal”

Soulfly’s “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998” Album Receives New Digital Release

Soulfly‘s “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998” has received a new digital release. The live album, which was previously available in 2018, features the band’s May 30, 1998 set at the Dynamo Open Air festival in the Netherlands.

“Live At Dynamo 1998“ Track Listing:

01. “Eye For An Eye”
02. “No Hope = No Fear”
03. “Spit”
04. “Bleed”
05. “Beneath The Remains” / “Dead Embryonic Cells”
06. “Tribe”
07. “Bumba”
08. “Quilombo” (feat. Skindred’s Benji Webbe)
09. “Prejudice” (feat. Skindred’s Benji Webbe)
10. “Roots Bloody Roots”
11. “Attitude”
12. “The Song Remains Insane”
13. “First Commandment” (feat. Deftones’ Chino Moreno)

[via The PRP]

Union Square Music To Release New Soulfly Box Set “The Soul Remains Insane” In June

Union Square Music will be releasing a new Soulfly box set, titled “The Soul Remains Insane – The Studio Albums 1998 To 2004,” on June 17. The set, which will be available on CD and vinyl, will include the following albums: “Soulfly,“ “Primitive,“ “3,” and “Prophecy.“ A rarities collection, titled “Soulfire,” will also be included. That effort will feature the following rarities:

01. “Cangaceiro”
02. “Ain’t No Feeble Bastard”
03. “Possibility Of Life’s Destruction”
04. “Chaos”
05. “Soulfire”
06. “I Will Refuse”
07. “Under The Sun”
08. “Tribe” (Tribal Terrorism Mix)
09. “Quilombo” (Zumbi Dub Mix)
10. “Umbabarauma” (World Cup Mix)
11. “Terrorist” (Total Destruction Mix)
12. “Berimbau Jam”