Soulfly, Go Ahead And Die, Incite, And Healing Magic Announce 2021 D-Low Memorial Show

Soulfly, Go Ahead And Die, Incite, and Healing Magic will be performing at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ on September 25 as part of the 25th anniversary D-Low memorial show. That event is being put on in honor of Max Cavalera’s stepson Dana “D-Low” Wells, who passed away in 1996.

Soulfly Announce Summer Tour With Niviane & Suicide Puppets

Soulfly have announced a summer U.S. tour. Niviane and Suicide Puppets will open on select dates. Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera commented:

“Hello Soulfly Tribe! We are finally heading back on the road in the US. After being isolated by the pandemic we are ready to let it all out in the mosh pit with the Tribe! All the anger, frustration, and passion will come out of all of us with a killer new setlist and probably a new song from our 12th studio album! So let’s get ready to pit and destroy this fucking place. As always, fuck shit up and bring the shot. We cannot wait.”

Tour Dates:

With Niviane:

08/20 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
08/21 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
08/22 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
08/24 Wichita, KS – Wave Outdoors
08/25 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
08/26 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
08/27 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
08/28 Pipestem, WV – Pipestem Event Center (‘Metal In The Mountains‘
08/29 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
08/30 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
08/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
09/01 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/02 Providence, RI – Alchemy
09/03 Providence, RI – Alchemy

With Suicide Puppets:

09/04 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
09/05 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel Concert Lounge
09/06 West Chicago, IL – WC Social Club
09/07 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
09/08 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
09/09 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
09/11 Orlando, FL – Warlando Festival (Soulfly only)
09/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/14 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/15 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
09/16 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/17 Tyler, TX – Country River Club
09/18 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
09/19 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill

Soulfly only:

09/21 Tucson, AZ – Encore
09/22 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/23 Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
09/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky

Max Cavalera On New Soulfly Album: “I Don’t Think It’s Gonna Come Out This Year”

Max Cavalera has offered another update on the new Soulfly album. According to him, the effort will probably be released in 2022.

Cavalera said the following during a recent interview with Kaaos TV:

“We’re just working on it. We’re still just developing it. It’s in the early stages of being recorded. We recorded some, and we have to record a little bit more. But we’re just really taking our time. I don’t think it’s gonna come out this year, because we already have GO AHEAD DIE coming out in June. So there’s not really a hurry to make something fast. So we’re just gonna take it easy and do it little by little. So probably we’ll have it finished for next year.

He also added:

“It’s all right, because SOULFLY has always been there. I really like the vibe that SOULFLY has; it’s a very unique vibe in the metal world. So I don’t really worry too much about SOULFLY. For me, it was really actually fun to step out of it to make GO AHEAD AND DIE and [the second album from] KILLER BE KILLED, because I just learned so much from those projects. And I think that also influenced the SOULFLY record, the works of those projects.”

This news comes after Cavalera previously seemed to suggest that Soulfly were putting the finishing touches on their new album.

[via Blabbermouth]

Soulfly Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Soulfly have confirmed that they are currently finishing up their new album. The effort is tentatively set to be released in late 2021.

Max Cavalera said the following about the record during an interview with Chris Enriquez of “Saint Vitus Presents: Age Of Quarantine”:

“I’ve been working on the new SOULFLY since last year with my son Zyon. We brought [producer] Athur [Rizk] to Arizona. And that’s pretty killer. That’s some good shit. I’m excited for that.”

He continued:

“[Rizk took the project] super seriously. He said, ‘Hey, Max, I don’t wanna do just another SOULFLY record. I wanna do the best SOULFLY record. I was, like, ‘All right. I take the challenge. Let’s do it, man.'”

Cavalera also added the following about the musical direction:

“It’s full-on. I think it’s got kind of like the best of all the years. I think it’s a compilation Max Cavalera record of the whole 50 years. [Laughs] That’s what it feels like — it’s got old stuff, it’s got middle stuff, it’s got very SOULFLY vibes. It’s got a lot of groove. It’s got a lot of fast stuff. We’re in the process of finishing it up right now. Hopefully it’s gonna come out this year.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Soulfly Begin Recording New Album

Soulfly have entered Platinum Underground in Phoenix, AZ to begin the recording process for their new album. Max Cavalera commented:

“I’ve been working on this record with my son, Zyon, since June of last year. We are in the studio now with producer Arthur Rizk, creating a really wild record. Expect the unexpected! No rules, no limits, not holding anything back, just pure SOULFLY!”

Soulfly’s Max Cavalera On Cutting Off His Mono-Dreadlock: “I Didn’t Know It Was Gonna Cause Such A Shitstorm”

Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, ex-Sepultura, etc.) recently made headlines after cutting off his trademark mono-dreadlock. Now, during a recent interview with Dave “Higgo” Higgins of MMM Hard N Heavy, the frontman discussed his decision, saying that he “didn’t know it was gonna cause such a shitstorm.”

Cavalera said the following:

“It was kind of crazy. I wasn’t expecting that reaction. In fact, when I decided to cut it, it was kind of out of the blue. I woke up one day and I told my wife, ‘I think I wanna cut my dreads.’ And she was very surprised, ’cause it’s been with me for 23 years. She [was, like], ‘Really? Seriously?’ And I was, like, ‘Yeah, it’s bugging me. It’s very heavy. I kind of feel like I need something new, something fresh in my life.’ So we just did it.

It was a Sunday afternoon at my house. We were having a family dinner. I just went in the backyard and she had a pair of scissors, and [I said], ‘Cut it off. Just cut it off. Let’s not make a big deal.’ But she took a picture and posted the picture. And that was a problem. That was where the shit hit the fan. [Laughs]”

He further discussed the response he received:

“I didn’t expect that, man. My son called me. He was, like, ‘You’re number one on Google News.’ I don’t even know what that is. I was, like, ‘What the fuck is that?’

I think [Gloria] wants to frame it and put it on the wall in the house and then do something with it eventually in the future. Those are manager things that I don’t get involved with, manager decisions. [Laughs]

I tell you what, man — it feels great not having that thing around. It was good, but it had its time. It was time to go; it was time to move on. I feel like I’ve been liberated from the dread. It was very heavy, man, and it was really long — it was all the way to my ass.

Everybody was, like, ‘2020 doesn’t get more weird than this. Even Max is cutting his dreads.’ Which I didn’t even think about it until later, that I did it. I was, like, ‘Yeah, it actually is in 2020 that I cut my dreads off.'”

He also added:

“It’s just one of those things. Like I said, it was a spur-of-the-moment decision. I just woke up one day, and I was, like, ‘I think I’m done with this. I think it’s time to cut it off.’ And I just did it. And it’s finally done. But I didn’t know it was gonna cause such a shitstorm. [Laughs]”

[via Blabbermouth]

Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Etc.) Cuts Off His Trademark Dreadlock

Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, ex-Sepultura, etc.) has decided to cut off his trademark mono-dreadlock after growing it for years. His wife Gloria Cavalera shared the below photo on Instagram with the caption: “It must be snowing in hell today!”

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Max Cavalera Discusses Soulfly’s “Rise Of The Fallen” In Third Episode Of His “Max Trax” Series

Max Cavalera has shared the third episode of his “Max Trax” series. This one finds the frontman discussing Soulfly’s “Rise Of The Fallen.”

Max Cavalera Working On New Soulfly Music

Max Cavalera has been working on new music for Soulfly during his coronavirus downtime. The frontman confirmed the news on Kazakhstan’s “Armatura” podcast.

Cavalera said the following:

“I’ve just been writing music. I’m writing some riffs for the next SOULFLY [album] or next thing I do… I’m very inspired right now for riffs and music. I listen to a lot of heavy stuff. So I’ve been composing new SOULFLY music, hopefully for next year. So I think next year we’ll have a new SOULFLY record.”

He also added the following when asked how the writing process has changed from when he was younger:

“The thing about music that some people don’t understand about me is that it doesn’t matter what’s happening in my life, I always write — I’m always creating. To me, it’s like breathing. So it’s necessary to create. So it doesn’t matter if the situation is more comfortable. Of course, when we were young, we were very hungry, and it was very different, because we were against the world. But I think that feeling stays with you forever. If I don’t feel like that, if I feel that I don’t have that feeling anymore, I will stop, because it will be fake, and I don’t wanna put out fake shit. But that has not happened, it is not happening, so now I’m even more inspired.

I think sometimes watching people taking to the streets and stuff like that… There is a lot to say right now. I always thought music was a good conductor of ideas… I feed on what’s around me. And music is in my blood, man. I’m still musically hungry right now. I have this urge. I know I have many records, I have a lot of really cool albums that people like, but, to me, I am still searching for the perfect record. Especially because this kind of music, I don’t have pressure from the label to write soft stuff. So I write what I like. And I don’t feel the need to change my stuff.

It’s always good to write music. I always like writing music. I wrote even when I didn’t have to. A lot of times I was writing songs and I didn’t have to write — I didn’t have to make a record. To me, it’s very natural. I’ve been doing it for — shit — 30 years, something like that, this kind of system, with a drum machine and then riffs. And then I collect all that, take it to the studio and make songs. I love the whole process.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Soulfly Share Live Video For “Under Rapture” From “Live Ritual NYC MMXIX”

Soulfly have shared a new live video for “Under Rapture.” This track is featured on the band’s recent live EP, “Live Ritual NYC MMXIX,“ which was recorded during their February 11, 2019 show at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City, NY.