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]

Max Cavalera (Soulfly) And His Son Team Up With Zach Coleman (Khemmis) For New Project Go Ahead And Die

Max Cavalera (Soulfly) and his son Igor Amadeus Cavalera have launched a new project called Go Ahead And Die. The band, which also features Zach Coleman (Khemmis), have already signed with Nuclear Blast Records for their debut album.

All three members commented:

Max Cavalera:

“One of a kind father/son collaboration bringing the old school with a new attitude! Sick riffs and abrasive lyrics from Igor and brutal drumming from Zach Coleman (Black Curse, Khemmis) inspired me! Extreme times call for extreme music!”

Igor Amadeus Cavalera:

“We are beyond excited to sign with Nuclear Blast. They are definitely the right choice for this colossally heavy record. G.A.A.D. will deliver fast-paced, hate-fueled energy that hasn’t been heard in years.”

Zach Coleman:

“I could not be more excited to be a part of G.A.A.D. and to have the album come out on Nuclear Blast! I feel like we were able to capture (extreme) aggression with the record. It’s a mix of old school (think ’89 era metal/punk) style and newer sounds that reflect what’s going on around us. Protest and Survive!”

Nuclear Blast also added:

“For such a heavy, brutal, and pissed-off record; Go Ahead And Die will leave any metal fan with a smile on their face. With riffs the size of boulders and a genuine fuck off attitude that speaks about today’s horrors, this album will without a doubt leave a mark in metal and we are happy to be part of the journey.”

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 Killer Be Killed, Sepultura, & Cavalera Conspiracy Songs In Latest “Max Trax” Episodes

Max Cavalera has shared three more episodes of his “Max Trax” series. The latest ones find the frontman discussing Killer Be Killed’s “Face Down,” Sepultura’s “Inner Self,” and Cavalera Conspiracy’s “Sanctuary.”

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 Discusses Soulfly’s “Eye For An Eye” And Nailbomb’s “Wasting Away” In First Two “Max Trax” Episodes

Max Cavalera has launched a new video series called “Max Trax” in which he discusses the inspiration for various songs from his career. The first two episodes, which can be found below, focus on Soulfly’s “Eye For An Eye” and Nailbomb’s “Wasting Away.”

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]

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) Premieres Lyric Video For “Return From War” Feat. Soulfly’s Max Cavalera

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has premiered a lyric video for his song “Return From War.” This track features Soulfly’s Max Cavalera and it appears on Jasta’s latest album “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2.”