NewsAugust 10, 2018 6:38 PM ET4,331 views

Soulfly announce new album, premiere song

Soulfly band
photo by Rodrigo Fredes
Official press release: Metal icons Soulfly are set to release their devastating new album, Ritual, on October 19 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band is pleased to reveal the first single from that soon to be landmark release. Check out "Evil Empowered", here: Comments guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera: "I am really stoked to be working again with two of my favorite artists, Eliran Kantor and Marcelo Vasco! The Ritual artwork is very mystic and captures the vibe of the album perfectly. For this one, we really tried to retain the groove of early Soulfly as well as my love for the heavy, fast stuff I'm into: like death and black metal and some hardcore. Working with Josh Wilbur for Soulfly this time around has been amazing. He's a huge fan and added a lot to the record. I would fight for the fast songs and he would always push me to add more groove. I think in the end we created a really cool mix of songs that covers a lot of ground in my career. Let the Ritual begin!" Producer Josh Wilbur adds: "Before I had ever recorded a record, in my formidable years, Max released the holy trinity that was (at least to me) Chaos A.D., Roots, and Soulfly 1. I wanted to make a record that captured what I loved about those when I was growing up! Those records inspired me and introduced me to heavy metal. Fast forward to now and I was given the opportunity to make the record I wanted as an fan! So I set up some mics, recorded some riffs, we banged on some galvanized metal, roto toms, djembes, and anything else we could get, then I told Max to 'bring da shit'!" Ritual was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Killer Be Killed, Lamb Of God, Gojira). Cover artwork was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth). Additional booklet art was handled by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Hatebreed), who also handled the package design. The album features multiple guests including Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) and Ross Dolan (Immolation). Soulfly - Ritual cover Ritual track listing: 01. Ritual 02. Dead Behind The Eyes 03. The Summoning 04. Evil Empowered 05. Under Rapture 06. Demonized 07. Blood On The Street 08. Bite The Bullet 09. Feedback! 10. Soulfly XI


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Rick____Tocchet 8/10/2018 3:58:37 PM


anonymous 8/10/2018 5:18:22 PM

is this high on fire?

anonymous 8/10/2018 5:33:26 PM

Soilwork, huh? Hope the album is better than dudes choice of fashion/promo.

anonymous 8/10/2018 5:38:21 PM

Yellow shirted, merch dude says... "I ain't got paid, amigo".

anonymous 8/10/2018 5:39:50 PM

Ridiculous crap like this is actually considered "music". Senseless lyrics that transform our generation brains into mashed potatoes. Like at 3:05 "Some day, the lion will lie down with the lamb. I look forward to that day. Because lambs deserve all the good things in the world." Dear lord...

F___A___G___G___O___T 8/10/2018 5:40:29 PM

^ This shit cracks me up.

anonymous 8/10/2018 9:03:52 PM

The producer is way off his rocker if he thinks that's the holy trinity of Cavalera albums. Try Schizophrenia, Beneath the Remains and Arise instead of JUMPDAFUGUP you poseurs

anonymous 8/10/2018 10:33:37 PM

This whole story gives me the creeps. It's worse than some huge football player walking up with his raging boner to your mom or grandma & then trying to sexually assault them. Insane.

anonymous 8/11/2018 5:00:26 AM

That cavalera c0ck sucker has been writing the same sh1t for years!! Nothing new here... every chorus is repeating the same sh1t that gets chanted over and over

anonymous 8/11/2018 5:01:30 AM

Dude seriously needs to learn how to wash his hair - would hate to smell his pillows!! Talk about major case of swamp ass

anonymous 8/11/2018 5:03:09 AM

Look at the kid in the background...looks like he is terribly confused about what gender he is... oh fck I just assumed the gender... the police will come knocking on my door to arrest me any minute

anonymous 8/11/2018 8:01:18 AM

Take a shower max. You look crusty

anonymous 8/11/2018 9:01:55 AM

I thought Max C was DONE but now I feel like Soulfly is at a point where they can really connect with "the kids". i mean ir youre into nu-metal-crap like vein or code orange, soulfly should be right up your alley

anonymous 8/11/2018 5:41:46 PM

He's wasted on pills all the time, his wife is about 70 years old, and he's stuck playing at shitholes like Come And Take It Live.

anonymous 8/12/2018 10:27:24 PM

All anyone wants is Sepultura playing arise and beyond.

anonymous 8/13/2018 12:52:29 PM

they have a song titled Soulfly 11. that's it, that's the joke.

thetowerofrome 8/15/2018 11:56:00 PM

This is ok

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