Watch Soulfly Cover Fear Factory’s “Replica” With Dino Cazares On Guitar

As previously reported, Soulfly are currently touring with Dino Cazares on guitar. As a result, the band have been performing a cover of Fear Factory’s “Replica,” along with the intro to “Body Hammer,” during their recent shows. You can see footage of that from the group’s August 26 concert at Red Flag in St Louis, MO below:

Watch Footage From Soulfly’s First Show With Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares

Last night (August 20), Soulfly kicked off their U.S. tour at Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM. The show served as the band’s first with guest guitarist Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), who was recruited following the group’s acrimonious split with Marc Rizzo.

Zyon Cavalera Claims Soulfly Paid Marc Rizzo “A Large Sum of Money In February 2021 To Record A New Record”

Ex-Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo recently made headlines after saying that he “really got no support from Soulfly” during the pandemic. However, the band’s drummer, Zyon Cavalera, has now claimed that Rizzo was given “a large sum of money in February 2021 to record a new record.”

Zyon said the following:

“This is for anyone who doesn’t understand how the music business works. During the pandemic, independent contractors [most musicians] were able to receive grants and such thru the govt. My band’s guitar player didn’t file that paperwork for some reason and now is trying to drag my family name thru the mud and play the victim. There’s alot of people buying into that.

Now that the dust is settled if anyone has any questions feel free to DM me LOL.

Dude got salty cuz he didn’t fill out the paperwork and blamed us for it. And we paid him a large sum of money in February 2021 to record a new record. So how did we not help him thru the pandemic?”

This news comes after Zyon’s father, Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera, claimed that Rizzo’s allegations were “all fabricated by his crazy mind.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Soulfly’s Max Cavalera On Allegations Made By Ex-Guitarist Marc Rizzo: “It’s All Fabricated By His Crazy Mind”

Former Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo recently made headlines after saying that he “really got no support from Soulfly” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now, during a recent interview with Metal Kaoz, frontman Max Cavalera claimed that the allegations are “all fabricated by his crazy mind.”

Cavalera said the following when asked what led to Rizzo‘s departure:

“I don’t know. He had a mental breakdown. I don’t know, man. This is crazy. And I don’t really understand all these accusations too; it’s so out of character for him. I don’t know.

When you’re in a band, the way I am, sometimes you tour for three months, and sometimes you come back from tour and it’s nice to have the space from the [other] musicians. I had that with my brother; sometimes I go six months without talking to Igor, and then we go on tour again. And it’s the same with Mike [Leon, bass], and it’s the same with some of the crew, and it’s the same with Marc.”

“All these accusations — it hurts. It hurts to hear. After everything that we did for him, which was a lot — we put him on all the records and always took really good care of him, always really, really gave good treatment to him. To hear him backstabbing us like that, it’s just not nice. He’s obviously trying to get fans to be against me and make him the victim.

I don’t have bad things to say about Marc myself. He was cool during Soulfly, and we made great records. But I think maybe it just ran its course. I noticed it was a little bit stale; the situation was a little bit stale. The last show we did was in Mexico, and I could tell something felt a little bit different. But I was getting ready to tour, getting ready to go back on tour. And then we started hearing all these crazy accusations from him. He even said in one of the interviews he had a mental breakdown a month ago or something.

I don’t know, man. It just sucks. We’re not supposed to do that to each other, to musicians that we play with. A lot of ex-Soulfly guys are all friends of mine — Roy [Mayorga], Johny Chow, Mikey [Doling], Logan [Mader]. It’s nice. You had your time in Soulfly, and we keep the friendship. He seems just very bitter about everything. It just sucks to hear all that. It definitely hurts me when I hear all these accusations that I know are lies and bullshit; it’s all fabricated by his crazy mind. I don’t know. It’s a strange situation.”

He continued when asked about his decision to fire Rizzo:

“…I had to do something. So in July, I made the decision to have him no longer be in the band. And it was not an easy decision because we spent 18 years together, but it was a decision. I had to make that. I had to look out for Soulfly. And then I had the idea to invite Dino to be on the tour. ‘Cause we already had the tour booked.”

“I think [Marc and I] grew apart also. Little by little, on every tour I noticed him hanging out less and things like that. Even musically, I don’t think we liked the same stuff. I like a lot of the newer, heavier stuff. I don’t think we even liked the same stuff anymore. So it’s one of those things — you grow apart from each other.”

“I don’t want to turn this into an ugly thing. I don’t wanna talk bad about him; I really don’t. Of course I don’t like those accusations, and it’s bullshit, but he has the right to say whatever. But I think we treated him really good through all those years. We put him on the map pretty much. When he joined the band, not many people knew him. Just a little bit of gratitude would have been nice. Because even on ‘Max Trax‘ when I mentioned that I fired him, I thanked him for the 18 years of Soulfly, and I said good luck on his projects. I’m not bitter. I don’t wanna be a bitter guy.

“It’s a tough business, man. It’s tough. These things happen, and you have to have thick skin. There’s many fans that agree with him or [disagree with him]. Whatever. It is what it is. I tried to make the best of the situation. That’s why I have Dino, a friend, a great riffmaster, a great shredder. And I’m looking forward to the future projects.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Footage Of Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares Rehearsing With Soulfly

As previously reported, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares will be playing guitar for Soulfly on their upcoming tour. You can see footage of him rehearsing with the band below. Cazares took the temporary role in the group after they parted ways with guitarist Marc Rizzo.

Former Soulfly Guitarist Marc Rizzo: “In This Very Difficult Year I Really Got No Support From Soulfly”

As previously reported, Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera recently revealed that Marc Rizzo was fired from the band “due to personal reasons.” Now, during an interview with Rock Talks, the guitarist officially opened up about his departure from the group, saying that he “really got no support from Soulfly” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Rizzo said the following:

“…In this very difficult year I really got no support from Soulfly, you know? There was no sort of loans that were taken out for the bandmembers or the crew, this is just the honest, honest thing of what happened. I had to go back and get a day job, I was doing home renovations working very hard 10 hours a day.

A live record came out in New York City [‘Live Ritual NYC MMXIX‘], I never saw a dime off that. So basically within the six months- seven months of COVID, I just said you know man I don’t want this anymore. I gave you guys 18 years of my life. And it was a great time.

Back in the good years it was great. But the last I’d say eight to 10 years have not been very good: away for my family, scheduling is crazy and it was impossible to have a personal life, see my family make plans with my family.

So basically like six months into COVID it was just like, I don’t even want to do this anymore man. I’d rather just concentrate on my solo project, and spend time with my family where I’m happy, where I get credit for everything I do. You know I put 18 years in that’s a long, long time to be in the band.

When COVID hit it was like, I felt like I didn’t, you know, what have I been doing these last 18 years? Normally you work a day job, you get support during a pandemic like COVID, you know? I was working very hard I was doing plumbing, electric; and finally my very good friend Nick Bell at Godsize Booking was like, ‘listen dude, I could get you back on the road to the states in America that are open.’

So he got me to Montana, Texas, Florida, doing my solo project, and I was able to quit my job and get back on track playing music for a living, and making money. And big props to to Nic Bell, because he was one of the few people that supported me during the pandemic and helped me to get back on the road, you know, I, again, I got no support whatsoever from anyone else. So it’s a good thing, you know, again, I’m very excited about the year.”

He continued when asked if the financial side of things was the main issue that led to him leaving the band:

“…For this year. Yes, there was years that were good financially, but this year, you know, again, there was no loans, there was no ‘hey let’s do a live video to make money for the band members’ or maybe let’s do a merch… a special merch deal—a lot of my friends are doing special merchandise deals. I mean if you look on online Soulfly didn’t do anything for the band members or the crew.

So, you know, it’s just not right to do that to people during a time like… So, whatever man, you know, they they have the right to run their business however they wanna and I have the right to do what I want.

So, again, I’m very excited to do my solo project—that’s what got me through COVID, back to being on the road and doing what I love to do as a living. And, and then this spawned you know Tony [Campos] and me finally getting together to do, to do a project that we’ve always talked about. So we’re excited. We’re Hail The Horns, we’re very very excited to get that going.

I got my death metal project Revenge Beast, and these were guys that called me, you know, we’re like, ‘Hey, what’s up man? How are you? How you doing?’ You know I never really got even got a phone call from anybody in the Soulfly camp during COVID you know? So definitely, it just opened up my eyes this year, about what I should be doing in 2021.

So, I’m super excited, you know, this is this is all a positive, very good thing for me and for the fans. When I do my solo project, I have more time to hang out with the fans. I don’t do no paid meet and greets, stuff like that. I like to just sit down, go to the bar, hang out with everybody, talk music and have a good time. And I have more time with my solo project and with Hail The Horns to be able to hang out with everybody. So yeah, cheers to the good year.”

Rizzo also added the following when asked if he talked to Cavalera during the pandemic:

“I haven’t talked to Max since 2020, when we played the ‘Heaven And Hell‘ festival in Mexico. I had no contact with him. I don’t think he has a phone so it’s not like I can call him.”

[via The PRP]

Soulfly’s Max Cavalera Says Marc Rizzo Was Fired “Due To Personal Reasons”

Soulfly’s Max Cavalera has officially confirmed that Marc Rizzo is no longer a member of the band. The frontman says the guitarist was fired “due to personal reasons.”

Cavalera said the following during a new episode of his “Max Trax” series:

“Right now, for the tribe, I wanna address something that is going on with SOULFLY. Of course, it’s about Marc Rizzo. He did not leave the band. We decided to part ways with him due to personal reasons. I wish Marc the best on his career. I wanna thank Marc for the 18 years with SOULFLY.”

He also added the following about recruiting Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares for their upcoming tour:

“I’m very excited that we’re bringing our friend Dino to play guitar with us for the next U.S. tour,” he said. “The show must go on. Dino is an O.G riffmaster. One of my favorite riff [writers]… He’s on ‘Eye For An Eye’ [a song from the first SOULFLY album]; that’s how long me and Dino go back. I got them signed; FEAR FACTORY, I got them signed [to Roadrunner Records], because I loved their demo so much and I showed it to Monte [Conner, former Roadrunner A&R executive].

Dino’s gonna come here [to Phoenix, Arizona to rehearse with the band]. We’re gonna start practicing. We might even throw a couple of Dino classics in there for the set for you guys. And we’re playing a brand new SOULFLY song for the future for the next record; we’re gonna play it on this next tour. So be there to watch two legends, Max Cavalera and Dino Cazares, on a stage together. It’s gonna be a sick tour starting August 20th.”

As previously reported, Rizzo will now be focusing on several other projects.

[via Blabbermouth]

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares To Play Guitar For Soulfly On Upcoming U.S. Tour

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares will be playing guitar for Soulfly on their upcoming U.S. tour. That trek is scheduled to kick off later this month.

Cazares commented:

“The first time I met Max in 1991, I knew we were going to be long-time friends. I was standing at the bar, he grabbed my arm and yelled ‘Papa Capado.’ I was like ‘who the F@#% are you? He said “I’m Max‘ and from there we just hit it off.

That same night I played him the Fear Factory demo tape on his cassette Walkman in his hotel room while we were attending a music convention in Los Angeles. He liked it so much that he wouldn’t give it back, so I had to wrestle him and take it out of his walkman, haha. It was my only copy.

Max told Monte Conner, the A&R director from Roadrunner Records, that we had a new demo that he needed to check out, so our manager at the time sent our demo to Monte after many labels turned us down. The rest is history.

Over the past 30 years, I’ve guested on a few of Max’s projects and jumped on stage whenever and wherever I could. Now it’s a great honor to be doing this tour alongside Max as the second guitarist. It’s going to be amazing for all the fans to see the two of us playing a selection of Soulfly songs and a few familiar extras.

Much respect to Max and his family – thank you for always making me feel at home with the Soulfly Tribe.

Let’s Do This!!!!
Um Dois Três Quatro”

Max Cavalera added:

“I’m very excited to be sharing the stage with Dino. He is a true OG riff master, It’s going to sound heavier than Soulfly has ever sounded before! Dino‘s legendary Fear Factory crunch guitar sound mixed with Soulfly is going to sound insane.”

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

With Incite, Go Ahead & Die, and Healing Magic:

09/25 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater

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.