Soulfly’s “Prophecy” To Be Released On Vinyl In August

Soulfly‘s “Prophecy” is set to be released on limited edition vinyl on August 24, via Music On Vinyl. The effort will be available on gold/black mixed vinyl with an etching on the d-side (limited to 2,000).

[via The PRP]

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Soulfly Perform New Song “The Summoning” Live

Soulfly have been performing a new song titled “The Summoning” live at their recent shows. You can see footage of that below. The track will appear on the band’s new album “Ritual,” which is expected to be released in October.

[via Blabbermouth]

Mastodon, Soulfly, The Black Dahlia Murder, Overkill, Etc. Members To Guest On New Metal Allegiance Album “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty”

Metal Allegiance, the supergroup featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mark Menghi, have revealed the details for their new album “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty.” The effort will be released on September 7 and like their first album, it will feature numerous special guests. The first single “Mother Of Sin“ feat. Overkill‘s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing.

“Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty” Tack Listing:

01. “The Accuser” (feat. Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder)
02. “Bound By Silence” (feat. John Bush of Armored Saint)
03. “Mother Of Sin” (feat. Bobby Blitz of Overkill)
04. “Terminal Illusion” (feat. Mark Tornillo of Accept)
05. “King With A Paper Crown” (feat. Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth)
06. “Voodoo Of The Godsend” (feat. Max Cavalera of Soulfly, etc.)
07. “Liars & Thieves” (feat. Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Killer Be Killed, etc.)
08. “Impulse Control” (feat. Mark Osegueda of Death Angel)
09. “Power Drunk Majesty (Part I)” (feat. Mark Osegueda of Death Angel)
10. “Power Drunk Majesty (Part II)” (feat. Floor Jansen of Nightwish)

As previously reported, the band will be performing at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, NY on September 6. The following guests will join them at that show: Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), John Bush (Armored Saint), Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill), Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), and Mark Tornillo (Accept). Venom Inc, Weapons Of Anew, Follow The Awakened and Terrorbyte will serve as support.

Soulfly Announce August UK Tour

Soulfly have announced a headlining UK tour. You can find the band’s updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

06/16 Grafenhainchen, GER – With Full Force
06/19 Rostock, GER – M.A.U. Club
06/21 Copenhagen, DEN – Refshaleoen
06/22 Halden, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/24 Aachen, GER – Musikbunker
06/25 Essen, GER – Turock
06/26 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
06/28 Belfort, FRA – La Poudriere
06/29 Epinal, FRA – La Souris Verte
07/01 Cuneo, ITA – Nuvolari Liberia Tribu
07/02 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
07/03 Zagreb, CRO – Vintage Industrial Bar
07/04 Belgrade, SER – Fabrika
07/06 Sofia, BUL – Universada
07/07 Bucharest, ROM – Metalhead Meeting
07/08 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
07/09 Bratislava, SLO – Majestic Music Club
07/10 Wien, AUT – Szene
07/11 Dresden, GER – Beatpol
07/13 Gavle, SWE – Gefle Metal Festival
07/17 Tallinn, EST – Rockclub Tapper
07/18 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena
07/19 Vilnius, LIT – Loftas Club
07/21 Wroclaw, POL – Zaklete Rewiry
07/22 Prague, CZE – Roxy
07/23 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
07/25 Tolmin, SLO – Metaldays
07/27 Saint Jean de Vedas, FRA – Secret Place
07/28 Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
07/29 Malaga, SPA – Sala Eventual Music
07/30 Alicante, SPA – Sala The One
07/31 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Salamanrda
08/02 Kostrzyn nad Odra, POL – Pol’and’Rock Festival
08/06 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
08/08 Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s
08/09 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
08/11 Winchester, UK – Boomtown Fair
08/12 Birmingham UK – O2 Institute 2
08/13 Bristol, UK – The Fleece

Watch Soulfly Perform Sepultura‘s “Slave New World“ With Members Of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, Etc.

During their April 18 show in Baltimore MD, Soulfly were joined onstage by Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index, Scour), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Scour, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Scour, Misery Index) for a cover of Sepultura‘s “Slave New World.“ You can see footage of that below:

[via The PRP]

Dynamo Open Air To Launch Live Release Series, Pantera & Soulfly Live Recordings From 1998 Coming In June

Organizers of the Dynamo Open Air festival in the Netherlands recorded over 300 shows during its 1986-2005 run and have announced that those will now be available as part of a series of new live releases. Some will be made available on CD, vinyl and digital formats, while select performances will be available on DVD. The first two are 1998 live recordings from Pantera and Soulfly, which will be released on June 22.

Pantera – “Live At Dynamo 1998“:

01. “Walk”
02. “A New Level”
03. “Suicide Note Pt. II”
04. “War Nerve”
05. “Becoming”
06. “Sandblasted Skin”
07. “Hard Lines Sunken Cheeks”
08. “Primal Concrete Sledge”
09. “I’m Broken”
10. “Fucking Hostile”
11. “This Love”
12. “Domination, Hollow”
13. “Mouth For War”
14. “Cowboys From Hell”

Soulfly – “Live At Dynamo 1998“:

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”
09. “Prejudice”
10. “Roots Bloody Roots”
11. “Attitude”
12. “The Song Remains Insane”
13. “First Commandment”

It is worth noting that Soulfly were joined by a couple of special guests during this performance, including Chino Moreno (Deftones) and Benji Webbe (Skindred).

Max Cavalera Says New Soulfly Album Has “That Classic ‘Chaos A.D.’ Feeling” To It

Max Cavalera was recently interviewed by Jack Antonio and talked about the new Soulfly album. The frontman previously said the effort would be “a return to some of the tribal sounds” of the band’s early material, but now he says it “does have some stuff like that, but the record actually ended up taking a different route when [they] were in the studio.”

Cavalera said the following about some of the themes on the album:

“Some of the stuff ended up being actually kind of political with what’s going on right now. There’s even a song about a Navajo murder that happened on a Navajo reservation — the police killed this young girl and I was really intrigued with the whole story and we made a song out of it.”

He also added the following about the music:

“The record, to me, has a little bit of a ‘Chaos A.D.’ [SEPULTURA] kind of feeling to it — that kind of groove, but also [with elements of] thrash. I don’t know… It’s kind of hard to explain, but it has the sound of right now too, which is cool. It’s a contemporary record — it feels like it’s done right now. I’m really stoked on it. I think it does kind of have that classic ‘Chaos A.D.’ feeling to it, which is great; I think it’s really cool to have that kind of feeling on the record.”

He went on to say it is “definitely different” from “Archangel” and Cavalera Conspiracy’s “Psychosis.” He continued:

“After doing records for so long, I know what I like, and I kind of feel what people want to hear, and that goes hand in hand. My own favorite stuff and what people want to hear are almost similar and that makes life easier.

“I don’t have pressure — the record label is not breathing down my neck to write pop songs and shit like that; I don’t have that. I can go as metal as I want, I can go as heavy as I want. The only pressure is to make something good, something that people are gonna like.”

He also added that he was “a little bit surprised” by the positive response to “Psychosis”:

“I never get that good of a reception to my records — there’s always some people that don’t like what you do. And I think this SOULFLY record has the same kind of quality that’s really cool. The songs just sound good — they’re just powerful songs. And Marc Rizzo [SOULFLY guitarist] is doing some amazing guitar stuff. All the players — Zyon [Cavalera, Max’s son and SOULFLY drummer] did a great job on the drums. I tried really hard to have different topics and different lyrics, so my vocals are a bit different and I’m touching different subjects on the album. So all that together makes it into something special.”

Cavalera still has to sing on two more songs, and the band are still waiting on Ross Dolan (Immolation) to record a guest appearance. Other than that, the effort is pretty much done. You can read a little more about it via a recent update from Cavalera’s wife Gloria.

[via Blabbermouth]