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Committee of Thirteen

Formed: 2005
From: United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Committee of Thirteen News

Below is our complete Committee of Thirteen news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Soulfly Guitarist Lines Up Dates For Side Project

COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN, the side project of SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo, have lined up the following dates:

Nov. 19 - Steel Music Hall - Rochester, NY (solo appearance at Shred Fest)
Nov. 25 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT (w/ SKINDRED)
Nov. 26 - The Staircase - Pittston, PA
Dec. 01 - Hamilton St. Cafe - Bound Brook, NJ (w/ CORETEZ, FIVE YEAR STARE)
Dec. 09 - Pearl Street - Northampton, MA
Dec. 10 - Univ. of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI
Dec. 16 - Hudson Duster - Troy, NY

Marc will rejoin Max and his SOULFLY bandmates when they embark on their headlining world tour in support of their latest Roadrunner release "Dark Ages" beginning January 28 and going at least through the end of March. U.K. support for the tour will come from ragga/punk/metal rockers SKINDRED. A video clip of COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN performing live can be downloaded at this location.

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Soulfly Guitarist Talks About Return To Thrash

Cameron Edney of Inside Out 666 interviewed Soulfly's Marc Rizzo and discussed the re-release of his solo album, the new Soulfly album, the possibility of releasing a live DVD, touring Australia, those comments Max recently made about touring again with Sepultura and much more. Here are some excepts:

INSIDE_OUT666: I love the new album it’s somewhere along the lines of old Sepultura meets new Soulfly!

MARC RIZZO: Exactly! Joe & I are both huge thrash metal fans as is Max. We wanted to get back to that style. We love the Soulfly stuff but we really wanted to get back to solos & great thrash riffs.

INSIDE_OUT666: How long did it take to record the new album?

MARC RIZZO: Not long at all; it took about a month to record the basic guitars, bass & drums. Max took a bit of time doing the vocals & going over the world to find those weird instruments. It took us about six months all together.

INSIDE_OUT666: When it came time to record ‘Dark Ages’ did you approach it in a different way to albums you have worked on in the past?

MARC RIZZO: I think we talked about getting back to the thrash style because Joe & myself are really into that style of music & we’re both well schooled in that style of music. Max also wanted to go back into more of the world music vibe that he’s always had. He continued to go around the world to look for strange instruments to use on the record.

INSIDE_OUT666: Max recently said in an interview that he is looking forward to playing shows again in the future with Sepultura. With statements such as that & yourself having side projects, what does the future hold for the Soulfly?

MARC RIZZO: I think Soulfly will be going on forever. For as long as Max is around Soulfly will continue. If Max put Sepultura back together that would be awesome, I’m the first person who’d love to see that. I’m a huge Sepultura fan, I grew up on Sepultura, & they’re still one of my favorite bands.

INSIDE_OUT666: Now Soulfly are heading back out on tour this month, what can fans expect to see this time around?

MARC RIZZO: This time around we’re going to do everything off the new record; the fans can really expect to see a thrash set. We’re also going to be doing all the old classic Soulfly songs & a lot of old Sepultura stuff like ‘Inner Self’, ‘Dead Embryonic Cells’, ‘Territory’ & ‘Mass Hypnosis’. We try to get all these songs perfect, note for note cause we’re such fans of the music. I think you can expect a fast, brutal & heavy set from us.

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Stemm Plan CD Release Party

Friends of Chimaira and harcore band Stemm, from Buffalo, NY, are planning a CD release party on Saturday November 12th. The show is sponsored by 103.3 The Edge Presents and will also feature the Committee of Thirteen (Featuring Marc Rizzo-Guitarist of Soulfly), Waiting For Never, Three Minutes of Hate, and As Summer Dies. It's an all ages show and doors open at 5pm with tickets running $10.

You can arrive early for a meet and greet with STEMM and the premiere viewing for the MONSTER VIDEO (courtesy of Jagermeister) and prizes and giveaways!!!

The show will take place at:

Buffalo Icon
391 Ellicott Street,
Downtown Buffalo, NY 14203

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Marc Rizzo's Committee of Thirteen Gigs

Marc Rizzo, guitarist for SOULFLY (and ex-Ill Nino), will be doing 3 shows with his side project COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN before he heads out on the road with SOULFLY (and THROWDOWN) in October in support of their new album "Dark Ages", out on October 4th via Roadrunner Records.

You can pick up a copy of COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN's self titled debut at their official website as well as Marc's solo debut "Colossal Myopia" via Shrapnel Records.

August 29 - New York City, NY @ Don Hills
September 15 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown
September 23 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

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