NewsAugust 6, 2021 10:07 AM ET11,786 views

Soulfly appear to have parted ways with longtime guitarist Marc Rizzo

Marc Rizzo of Soulfly

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Less than a day after it was revealed that Soulfly will be touring this summer with Dino Cazares (of Fear Factory) instead of longtime guitarist Marc Rizzo, Rizzo has formally launched his new band Hail The Horns.

Notably, the new group also features Tony Campos (Static-X, Soulfly) and Christian “Opus” Lawrence (Dead By Wednesday, Ellefson). Their cover of the Kiss track "God of Thunder" can be streamed below.

While no official announcement regarding Rizzo's status with Soulfly has been made, it certainly appears that his 18-year run with Soulfly may be over. Rizzo purportedly issued the following comment when asked about Soulfly:

“I’m super excited to move foward with my solo project, Hail the Horns, and Revenge Beast!!! These last few years have been too much of a stress on my life and being home this past year focusing on my projects has been super healthy for me. Much love to all the fans and I can’t wait to hang with you guys after my shows and talk more in person!"


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anonymous 8/6/2021 8:37:47 AM

I would leave too if my band invited a rival guitarist from Fear Factory to play my parts and then had the f*cking nerve to tell me to show him how to play some parts!! What the f*ck!!! Of course he's f*cking done!!

Pilgrim 8/6/2021 8:40:32 AM

Im good. Who cares

anonymous 8/6/2021 8:42:00 AM

I guess all those Facebook posts threatening Fauci and the WHO caught up with him, eh?

anonymous 8/6/2021 8:48:52 AM

I love Max Cavelera and all he has done, but his name alone doesn't bring money in. Rizzo is a talented guitarist and probably stayed with that band 17 years too long.

anonymous 8/6/2021 8:49:35 AM

Who let these vocals be recorded

anonymous 8/6/2021 9:11:59 AM

Look, Jerky....

anonymous 8/6/2021 9:16:45 AM

^^ I agree, Soulfly just wasn't paying the bills. That's why he quit and decided to man up and start making real money by recording this solo album and become the new Santana or some shit.

anonymous 8/6/2021 9:27:20 AM

song sucks, who the f*ck would listen to shit this slow ?? My mom ?

anonymous 8/6/2021 9:28:19 AM

holy f*ck this song is shit, sorry boys, he ain't getting rich with this one

anonymous 8/6/2021 10:25:05 AM

Soulfly is a closed shop Cavalera family business. Rizzo was prob getting paid like a fill-in despite being with the band for 17 years. Can't blame him for moving on.

anonymous 8/6/2021 10:53:17 AM

For real. Soulfly is a family business and the Cavaleras make plenty of money. The rest of the band...

anonymous 8/7/2021 12:28:06 AM

Hail the Horns is some real dog shit wow

anonymous 8/7/2021 6:35:39 AM

Guys…. this is not very good. I love the guy but wtf mate?

anonymous 8/7/2021 11:25:50 AM

good tuned, reminds me of crowbar

anonymous 8/7/2021 2:54:02 PM

JORGE rosado is stoked. RIP SOB merch in tha works. Merauder new music coming in 2026

anonymous 8/7/2021 4:19:27 PM

Ill nino for life

anonymous 8/12/2021 8:22:36 PM

Marty Gilroy here, lifelong soulfuly head. It'll take at least a dozen bone in wings to help swallow this news.

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