Deeds Of Flesh To Play First U.S. Show In Over 15 Years At 2022 Maryland Deathfest

Deeds Of Flesh have been added to next year’s Maryland Deathfest. The set will serve as the band’s first U.S. show in over 15 years.

The group commented:

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be playing the Maryland Deathfest in May of 2022. It will be our first show on U.S. soil in over 15 years! The set list will contain songs from a mix of old and new albums. Let the pummeling begin!

UPDATE: This is likely to be THE ONLY U.S. show in 2022. We won’t be adding any dates around Maryland, so get your asses there if you want to see the show. Power Plant Live on Saturday, May 28, 2022″

The festival is scheduled to take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29 and the daily lineups can be found below:

May 26 (Rams Head Live): Asthma Castle, Acid Witch, Cough, Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci), Primitive Man, Warmask, and Yautja.

May 26 (Soundstage): Funerus, Limbsplitter, Mortiferum, Putrid Pile, Scattered Remnants, and Skeletal Remains.

May 26 (Power Plant Live!): Mortician

May 27 (Edison Lot): Atheist, Bloodbath, Carcass, Graveyard, Massacre, Monstrosity, Obituary, Suffocation, and Scorched.

May 27 (Rams Head Live): Blaze Of Perdition, Panzerfaust, The Ruins Of Beverast, and Spite.

May 27 (Soundstage): ACxDC, Antichrist, At War, Blood Feast, Cloud Rat, Fistula, Fuck The Facts, Miasmatic Necrosis, and No/Mas.

May 27 (Power Plant Live!): Vio-lence

May 28 (Edison Lot): Cancer, Cardiac Arrest, Cavalera (Max and Iggor Cavalera performing songs from Sepultura‘s “Beneath The Remains” & “Arise“), Cerebral Rot, Coroner, Dismember, Enforced, Imprecation, Novembers Doom, Onslaught, Triptykon, and Vircolac.

May 28 (Rams Head Live): Impure, Avslut, Necrophobic, and Nifelheim.

May 28 (Soundstage): Backslider, Cadaveric Incubator, Flesh Parade, Haemorrhage, Holy Cost, Impaled, Malignant Altar, Napalm Raid, Skitsystem, and Throaat.

May 28 (Power Plant Live!): Deeds Of Flesh and Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench.

May 29 (Edison Lot): Blood Incantation, Demilich, Destruction, Divine Eve, Hypocrisy, Morbid Angel, Necrofier, Nocturnus AD, Nunslaughter, Sacrilegia, Triumph Of Death, and Valkyrja.

May 29 (Rams Head Live): Archgoat, Devil Master, Dark Fortress, and Sacramentum (performing “Far Away From The Sun” in full)

May 29 (Soundstage): Antichrist Siege Machine, Birdflesh, Butcher ABC, General Surgery, Gravesend, Shock Narcotic, Warfck, Whoresnation, and Zombie Assault.

May 29 (Power Plant Live!): Exhorder

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]

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]

Max & Iggor Cavalera, Morbid Angel, Destruction, And Enforced Added To 2022 Maryland Deathfest

Max & Iggor Cavalera, Morbid Angel, Destruction, and Enforced have been added to next year’s Maryland Deathfest. That event is scheduled to take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29, 2022 and the updated daily lineups can be found below. Notably, the Cavalera brothers plan to perform songs from Sepultura’s “Beneath The Remains” and “Arise“ during their set.


May 26 (at Rams Head Live):

  • Asthma Castle
  • Acid Witch
  • Cough
  • Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci)
  • Primitive Man
  • Warmask
  • Yautja

May 26 (at Soundstage):

  • Funerus
  • Limbsplitter
  • Mortician
  • Mortiferum
  • Putrid Pile
  • Scattered Remnants
  • Skeletal Remains

May 27 (at Edison Lot):

  • Atheist
  • Bloodbath
  • Carcass
  • Graveyard
  • Massacre
  • Monstrosity
  • Obituary
  • Suffocation
  • Scorched

May 27 (at Rams Head Live):

  • Blaze of Perdition
  • Panzerfaust
  • Spite

May 27 (at Soundstage):

  • ACxDC
  • Antichrist
  • At War
  • Blood Feast
  • Cloud Rat
  • Fistula
  • Fuck the Facts
  • Miasmatic Necrosis
  • No/Mas
  • Vio-lence

May 28 (at Edison Lot):

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cavalera (Max and Iggor Cavalera performing songs from Sepultura‘s “Beneath The Remains” & “Arise“)
  • Cerebral Rot
  • Coroner
  • Dismember
  • Enforced
  • Imprecation
  • Novembers Doom
  • Onslaught
  • Triptykon
  • Vircolac

May 28 (at Rams Head Live):

  • Impure
  • Avslut
  • Necrophobic
  • Nifelheim

May 28 (at Soundstage):

  • Backslider
  • Cadaveric Incubator
  • Flesh Parade
  • Haemorrhage
  • Holy Cost
  • Impaled
  • Malignant Altar
  • Napalm Raid
  • Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench
  • Skitsystem
  • Throaat

May 29 (at Edison Lot):

  • Blood Incantation
  • Demilich
  • Destruction
  • Divine Eve
  • Hypocrisy
  • Morbid Angel
  • Necrofier
  • Nocturnus AD
  • Nunslaughter
  • Sacrilegia
  • Triumph of Death
  • Valkyrja

May 29 (at Rams Head Live):

  • Archgoat
  • Devil Master
  • Dark Fortress
  • Sacramentum (performing ‘Far Away From The Sun‘ in its entirety)

May 29 (at Soundstage):

  • Antichrist Siege Machine
  • Birdflesh
  • Butcher ABC
  • Exhorder
  • General Surgery
  • Gravesend
  • Shock Narcotic
  • Warfck
  • Whoresnation
  • Zombie Assault

Watch Killswitch Engage, Soulfly, Etc. Members Cover Black Flag’s “Nervous Breakdown”

Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Alan Robert (Life Of Agony), and Frank Godla (Meek Is Murder) recently performed a quarantine cover of Black Flag’s “Nervous Breakdown” for Metal Injection‘s final “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

Three-Quarters Of Sepultura’s “Morbid Visions” Lineup Reunite For Quarantine Performance Of “Antichrist”

Three-Quarters of Sepultura’s “Morbid Visions” lineup, Iggor Cavalera, Max Cavalera, and Jairo Guedz, recently reunited for a quarantine performance of the band’s song “Antichrist.” The clip was shared as part of the latest episode of Iggor’s “Beneath The Drums” series.

[via Blabbermouth]

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]