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Formed: 1997
From: Brazil
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Soulfly 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Soulfly UK Headlining Dates Added

Soulfly will be out on the road for a number of UK headlining dates in August around their appearance at this year’s ‘Boomtown Fair‘. Below’s how their entire European tour schedule runs:

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

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Soulfly Share Teaser For Eleventh Studio Album

Soulfly tease some new material below that they have in the works for their eleventh studio full-length. Recording sessions for that album are to start this month with Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira) helming the production.

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Marc Rizzo Teases New Track "Spectral Intensities"

Guitarist Marc Rizzo (Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy) is about to release his new studio album “Rotation” via the recently reactivated Combat Records on March 30th. Recording sessions for the album took place with Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Hatebreed, Rob Zombie) helming the production. A brief teaser for the new song “Spectral Intensities” can be streamed below. In other news Soulfly themselves will enter the studio in January to begin recording their new full-length.

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Soulfly To Record New Album

Soulfly have announced that they will be entering the studio in January to record the follow-up to 2015's ‘Archangel’, which will most likely be released in summer 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The as of yet untitled album will be recorded with Josh Wilbur who also worked with Max Cavalera's other band Killer Be Killed, as well as heavy-hitters Lamb Of God and Gojira.

In an interview with Backstage Axxess, Cavalera said:
"I'm actually writing right now. I'm collecting the riffs right now and getting the ideas." and added: "I'm excited, because I think the album will have a little bit of a return to some tribal sounds that I haven't done since ‘Prophecy’. So that'll be cool, to return to some of that. And then the rest of the album will be a continuation of ‘Archangel’; a lot of people like ‘Archangel’. And, of course, I think that it will be also somehow be influenced by ‘Psychosis’, 'cause ‘Psychosis’ was such a cool record that I'm sure that somewhere we'll have the influence of that on top of it too.”

In another interview with the No Limits Music Show, he explained that the next Soulfly album will be:

"... deeply tribal, very spiritual. There's a concept. I cannot tell you much about it, 'cause it's kind of a surprise. But there is a concept behind the record, and I have not done a record with a concept like this since ‘Roots’. So this one has got the same kind of feeling that ‘Roots’ has."

Stay tuned for more information in due course…

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Soulfly & Nile Co-Headlining U.S. Tour Announced

Soulfly and Nile will co-headline the "From The Amazon To The Nile U.S. Tour" in the spring next year. Comments Nile‘s Karl Sanders of the tour:

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Nile fans in the States a last round of touring supporting the ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed‘ album. Teaming up with Soulfly is going to make for a killer package sure to please Metal Fans.

‘2018’ coincidentally also happens to mark the 20th Anniversary of the "Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka" release, so we are likely going to playing some not-heard-in-years material from that classic recording as well as fan favorites from our entire catalog ,and of course tracks from our latest release, What Should Not be Unearthed. Metal will Take Place!"

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Soulfly plays Nailbomb at Tampa Show

Those who follow closely the career of Brazilian Metal icon, Max Cavalera, know that Nailbomb's "Point Blank" (his album collaboration with Fudge Tunnel's Alex Newport) probably is one of the most in-your-face recordings the legendary musician has ever produced. That's why Soulfly's current American tour is so historically-poignant. The Cavalera's fronted band is playing the aforementioned 1994 classic album in its entirety. Of course, this is a reason to rejoice.

Soulfly—along with fellow openers Lody Kong and Harm's Way—visited one of Tampa Bay's premier music venues, The Orpheum, on November 1. They played "Point Blank" from start to finish, castigating the audience with classic Nailbomb fare like the rabid "Wasting Away," "24 Hour Bullshit", "Vai Toma No Cú" and "Cockroaches," among many others.

Even if the crowd was modest in numbers—let's remember that it happened on a week day, just after Halloween—the response of those present was tremendously energetic. Cavalera commanded the show with his down-to-earth-yet-larger-than-life stage persona. Song after song, he and his band kept everyone on edge, chanting, moshing, singing along and living the mayhem. No doubt, this Brazilian icon and his comrades still are at the top of their musical powers.

During that night at the Orpheum, Soulfly managed to perfectly channel "Point Blank's" sonic panache. They delivered the most punishing Metal performances witnessed by a Tampa Bay audience this year. If Soulfly visits your town during the remaining dates of this tour, make sure to go and see it. You will be blown away—Nailbomb style.

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Soulfly Kicks Off Tour October 6th

Metal legend Max Cavalera created a massive buzz earlier this year after hinting about Soulfly's North American Point Blank tour, and now the wait is over. Soulfly will begin the highly-anticipated tour this Friday, October 6th in San Diego, CA. Each night on the tour, the iconic top-charting band - featuring Max Cavalera on vocals and guitar, Mike Leon on bass and backing vocals, renowned guitarist Marc Rizzo on leads, and Zyon Cavalera (also of support group Lody Kong) on drums and percussion - will perform Nailbomb's classic full-length album, "Point Blank," in full.

Nailbomb was an industrial-influenced thrash metal project established by Max Cavalera and Alex Newport of Fudge Tunnel in the early 1990's. "Point Blank" is its only release and features guest performances by Iggor Cavalera, Fear Factory's Dino Cazares, and others. The album has remained an underground favorite of heavy metal fans since its release, and as expected, the original announcement of this tour stirred up a frenzy. These performances will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all - don't miss this tour!

Tickets can be purchased via individual venues. Support on the tour will feature Cannabis Corpse (October 6-24), Harms Way (October 28-Nov. 8), Noisem and Lody Kong (which, as stated above, features Zyon Cavalera in addition to Igor Cavalera, Jr.). See below for a full listing of tour dates:

Point Blank - North American Tour w/special guests Noisem & Lody Kong
*- w/ Cannabis Corpse | # - w/ Harms Way

10/6 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick *
10/7 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go *
10/8 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge *
10/9 - Portland, OR @ Dante's *
10/10 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven *
10/11 - Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center *
10/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall *
10/13 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *
10/14 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room *
10/15 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre *
10/16 - Joliet, IL @ The Forge *
10/17 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom *
10/18 - Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge *
10/19 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House Toronto *
10/20 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques *
10/21 - Brighton, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
10/22 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre *
10/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge *
10/24 - Richmond, VA @ Broadberry * More...

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Sunday Old School: Soulfly

Revenge is a motivation that's created some of the biggest moments in history, as well as many famous names in pop culture. Were Bruce Wayne not spurred on by the death of his parents (spoiler,) he wouldn't have become Batman and in a world closer to our own, we wouldn't have Megadeth if Dave Mustaine hadn't been kicked out of Metallica and sworn to create a faster, heavier and more intense group. Similarly, after the decision made by three of the four Sepultura members to fire their manager, her husband, the group's leader, Max Cavalera, quit the group and almost immediately founded a new one. One which has rivaled the commercial success of his previous outfit. One named, Soulfly.

Soulfly began life in 1997 in Phoenix, Arizona, where Max Cavalera and his wife Gloria had made their home. In addition to dealing with the split with Sepultura, Gloria's son, Dana, who was also a close friend of Max, had been murdered the previous year and as expected, left the couple with a feeling of total devastation. Inspired by a line in the Deftones song, "Head Up," on which Cavalera appeared, he named his new group Soulfly and recruited Lúcio Maia on guitar, bassist Cello Dias, who had previously played with another Sepultura alumnus, Jairo Guedes back in Brazil and drummer Roy Mayorga, formerly of the crust punk band Nausea and Hare Krishna hardcore group, Shelter. More...

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Body Count Album To Feature Mustaine And Blythe

In response to a fan question on Ice-T's Twitter profile, Body Count has now revealed that Max Cavalera, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, and Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe will all appear on new album "Bloodlust" coming via Century Media Records.

An official music video for first single "No Lives Matter" is coming on February 17th, with a previously posted teaser clip available right here.

Ice-T states: "With our last album 'Manslaughter,' we tested the waters and got a great response from the fans and critics. Now it’s time to go kill it and make a more aggressive album and keep the Body Count style intact." More...

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Once Human Teases New Song & Video

California's Once Human - featuring ex-Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader - teases a new song and music video for a new song, which will be featured on the new album "Evolution" due out on January 20th via earMusic.

Along with the album teaser the band shares also the cover art (done by Seth Siro Anton of Septic Flesh) and track listing for the effort: More...

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Battlecross Kicking Off U.S. Tour

Next week, the Motor City thrashers from Battlecross and Massachusetts-based extreme metal outfit Abnormality will take to the streets with Soulfly, Suffocation, and Lody Kong for an extensive U.S. trek.

The nearly month-long excursion runs from April 22nd through May 20th, with additional Battlecross one-off shows confirmed prior to and following the tour.

Battlecross will be touring in support of latest album, "Rise To Power," which landed on the Billboard charts at #103, marking the band's second Billboard entry (2013's "War Of Will" entered the charts at #130) Having recently signed to Metal Blade Records, Abnormality will release sophomore full-length album "Mechanisms Of Omniscience" on April 29th. More...

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Soulfly Streaming New Pro-Shot Footage

Soulfly is streaming a new professionally filmed video clip performing the Sepultura classic "Roots Bloody Roots" on July 16, 2015 at the Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Spain.

Check out now "Roots Bloody Roots" below.

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Battlecross Announces Tour With Soulfly

This spring, Motor City thrashers Battlecross and Massachusetts-based extreme metal outfit Abnormality will hit the road with Soulfly, Suffocation, and Lody Kong for an extensive U.S. tour. See below for all dates.

Battlecross will be touring in support of latest album, "Rise to Power," which landed on the Billboard charts at #103, marking the band's second Billboard chart entry. Having recently signed to Metal Blade Records, Abnormality will be also releasing a debut for the label this upcoming April. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

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Soulfly Posts New Lyric Video

Soulfly has released a lyric video of epic proportions for the track "Titans." The song comes from the band's recently released, groove-laden 10th studio album, "Archangel."

On February 10th, the band will also kick off a European tour in support of "Archangel." Max Cavelera comments:

"Now it's Europe's turn to have a taste of the 'We Sold Our Souls To Metal' tour 2016. It's gonna be epic and unforgettable. Plus, we got Lody King, Incite, and King Parrot. No stone will be left unturned. Prepare your metal head, we'll see you in the pit!" More...

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King Parrot Headed To Europe With Soulfly

After a triumphant run of the North American and Australian circuit, King Parrot will be touring Europe as direct support to Soulfly in January, February and March 2016. The bill will also include U.S. thrash/groove metallers Incite.

King Parrot will step foot on European soil for the second time since a March trek with Weedeater, giving fans the chance to live through the experience of new album, "Dead Set", in the flesh. The album was released in May 2015 on Agonia Records, shortly after the band's nomination for a Metal Hammer (UK) Golden God Award.

Commented by frontman Matt Young: "Having the opportunity to tour with Soulfly through the UK and Europe is an honour and we are really looking forward to our most extensive tour of the continent. Our new record 'Dead Set' has been received really well there, but it's our live show where the band excels. We feel like our live performance is pushing boundaries within the extreme realm of music, so having this chance to perform in a lot of new places is really important to us. We look forward to bring our new brand of chaos to the stages across Europe in 2016." More...

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Soulfly Announces Headlining Tour

Metal icons Soulfly just announced dates for the band's upcoming European headlining tour in early 2016 taking place in support of latest album, "Archangel."

Max Cavalera comments: "Now it's Europe's turn to have a taste of the 'We Sold Our Souls To Metal' tour 2016. It's gonna be epic and unforgettable.

"Plus, we got Lody Kong, Incite, and King Parrot. No stone will be left unturned. Prepare your metal head, we'll see you in the pit!" More...

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Soulfly Premieres 360° Live Video "Archangel"

Soulfly premieres its 360° live video for "Archangel", which was shot by director Robert Sexton (The Devil Wears Prada, Death Angel).

Comments Sexton: "Not to overplay it, but the 360° aspect of this clip, and the fact that it’s Soulfly, is pretty epic. Sure, it’s only one set up, but it’s the whole room and the viewer is standing in the middle of the pit! No one in metal has really exploited this new tech as of yet. Definitely a cool perspective."

Check out now "Archangel" below.

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Shattered Sun To Support Soulfly On Tour

After performing this year's Rockstar Mayhem festival, Texas metal band Shattered Sun will provide support on both the first and second legs of the upcoming "We Sold Our Souls To Metal" Soulfly tour.

The first leg includes Soilwork and Decapitated, while the second leg will feature Crowbar and Incite. Prior to the first leg, Shattered Sun has additionally announced select home state shows with local support. A full listing of upcoming Shattered Sun tour dates is as follows:

9/12/2015 - Alice, TX @ Revo
9/13/2015 - Austin, TX @ Dirty Dig Bar
9/17/2015 - McAllen, TX @ Thirsty Monkey
9/19/2015 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Theos Billiards More...

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Soulfly Releases "Archangel" Video

Soulfly just released a music video for the title track of 10th studio album, "Archangel." The clip was directed by Robert Sexton and can be viewed below.

"Archangel" was released on August 14 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment and charted in several territories around the globe.

"I woke up this morning and I saw the charts for 'Archangel' worldwide and I was very happy," commented frontman Max Cavalera. "I want to thank all of the tribe and everyone at Nuclear Blast for supporting this record, and making all the hard work meaningful. I would also like to thank Matt Hyde of the great production and Eliran Kantor for the killer artwork. Can't wait to see the tribe on tour!" More...

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Soulfly Premieres Title Track Of New Album

Soulfly premieres the title track of its tenth studio album "Archangel", which is set tp drop August 14 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The new album was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom), the cover artwork was created by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom).

Check out now "Archangel" below.

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