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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.
MosNews.com has issued the following report:
SOULFLY, the band led by former SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera, cancelled its concerts in the Russian Far East cities of Vladivostok and Khabarovsk after an incident involving a Russian politician.
The thrash metal group was boarding a plane from Moscow to Vladivostok on April 29 when Valery Kan, a local MP in the city of Ussuriisk, reportedly attempted to take Cavalera's stepdaughter Roxanne to the business class section of the plane, SOULFLY's Russian promoters, FeeLee Management, were quoted by a Vladivostok television company as saying.
He approached Cavalera's wife [manager Gloria Cavalera] and stepdaughter with two bodyguards. Cavalera was already sitting in his seat on the plane with the other musicians. The group's backstage personnel was boarding together with his wife and daughter and tried to intervene but Kan started to threaten them. When the police arrived, Kan showed them his indentity papers, mentioning his immunity as a deputy. The policemen then told the musicians that they were unable to intervene.
SOULFLY decided to cancel its concerts in Vladivostok on April 29 and in Khabarovsk on May 3.
Initial reports suggested that Kan was drunk. When Cavalera's wife attempted to stand up for her daughter, Kan reportedly pushed her away shouting obscenities.
Later, Kan was quoted by a journalist of the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper as saying he did not harass Roxanne and accused the group members of offending him. He said he did not shout obscenities or push Cavalera's wife. Kan said he was in the airport with a children's taekwondo team that came home from the championship in Italy, and just wanted to have a conversation with the musicians, but they told him to go away. However, he did not want the journalist to mention his deputy status.
According to a post at SoulflyWeb.com, SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has been announcing during recent concerts in Europe that the the band's new album will be entitled "Dark Ages".
Cavalera recently returned to the recording studio to finish up a couple of tracks for the group's fifth full-length CD, tentatively due in September via Roadrunner Records. Mixing duties are being handled by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA and DEFTONES, among others.
SOULFLY's most recent studio album, "Prophecy", was issued in March 2004.
Soulfly recently released their debut DVD, "The Song Remains Insane" and the video of Soufly playing "Roots Bloody Roots" live (as taken from the DVD) is available at the following links:
Russian "angry" metallers HOSTILE BREED will be supporting SOULFLY on their upcoming Russian tour beginning on April 21.
Confirmed SOULFLY/HOSTILE BREED tour dates:
Apr. 21 - S-Petersburg, RUS @ Port
Apr. 22 - Kaliningrad, RUS @ City Park
Apr. 23 - Moscow, RUS @ DKG
Apr. 24 - N.Novgorod, RUS @ Matrix
HOSTILE BREED's latest album, "The Second Cut", was released last April via top Russian metal record label Irond Ltd. "The Second Cut" includes a guest appearance on vocals by SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel on the song "Show Me the Road", a guitar solo by INVOCATOR's Flemming C. Lund on "Civilization of Hatred", and an appearance by the singer from Danish band SACRIFICIAL on the song "Color of Freedom". Production on the album was handled by Jacob Hansen (INVOCATOR, MNEMIC, RAUNCHY, HATESPHERE). The CD cover artwork was conceived by the Moscow art studio Traum.
Roadrunner Records is in the process of putting together a groundbreaking record to mark the label's 25th Anniversary. Tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars", the full length release, a 'master-class' in hard rock, will contain original tracks that are collaborations between past and present Roadrunner stars.
Four central musicians will be chosen to produce and write all the songs. Those chosen thus far are Joey Jordison (Slipknot), Dino Cazares (ex-Fear Factory/Brujeria) and Robert Flynn (Machine Head). The fourth writer/producer is yet to be named. These four musicians will not only play on the songs they have written but also assemble a unique team of artists to appear on each track. In order to cover as wide a spectrum as possible, no musician will play for more than one writer/producer and each song will feature a different vocalist.
Musicians who have already recorded for this project are Dino Cazares (ex-Fear Factory/Brujeria), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Paul Gray (Slipknot), Roy Mayorga (ex-Soulfly), Logan Mader (ex-Machine Head), Marcelo Dias (ex-Soulfly), Dave McClain (Machine Head), Nadja Peulen (ex-Coal Chamber) and Mike Sarkisyan (Spineshank). More...
I recently attended the Soulfly and Morbid Angel show in Philadelphia, Pa on February 25th. I got the chance to take some pictures for the site, they're not up in the gallery section, go here to check 'em out.
I recently had the chance to attend the Soulfly and Morbid Angel show in Philadelphia on Friday, February 25th at the Trocadero Theater. I also got to take a bunch of pictures as well, they will be up on the site in the very near future. Anyway, this is how the show went: More...
For those of you who have been reading news that the debut Soulfly DVD - "The Song Remains Insane" - has been delayed, they are wrong...and right. Those reports are for the release of the DVD outside of the US, as they are the only areas affected. In the US, the DVD works damn fine, and will still be released this coming Tuesday, March 1st, as planned.
Soulfly have once again tapped Terry Date (Deftones, dredg, White Zombie) to mix their forthcoming new album, which is tentatively expected out in August via Roadrunner. More on that can be found in a recent interview with band frontman Max Cavalera located here. As previously reported, Soulfly's live DVD effort "The Song Remains Insane" will hit stores on March 01st.
This March, God Forbid will begin their final round of touring in support of their critically acclaimed and highly successful "Gone Forever" album. The band will first serve as direct support to Soulfly for a string of East Coast dates, followed by a headlining stint in the U.K. This will lead immediately into their first U.S. headlining tour, which also features Caliban, It Dies Today and Full Blown Chaos. The four-week trek, which runs through April, includes a stop at the esteemed New England Metal And Hardcore Fest.
The group will proceed to enter the studio in May to begin recording their highly anticipated new album, "IV:Constitution Of Treason," with Jason Suecof (Trivium) at Audiohammer Studios and Eric Rachel (Atreyu, Dillinger Escape Plan) at Trax East. The album is tentatively set for a fall 2005 release.
Doc Coyle (guitars, vocals) checks in with the following report: More...
Rising from the ashes of his former group, Max Cavalera and Soulfly burst onto the metal scene almost a decade ago with abrasive guitars, pounding rhythms and a primal guttural roar sounding their arrival. Elements of thrash, hip-hop, reggae and world beats collide and blend on record to create a sound that is engaging, unique and unmistakably Soulfly. But those albums are just a part of the equation - to see Soulfly live to see them at their best and this DVD does just that.
"The Song Remains Insane" is an all-access journey with Soulfly captured live around the world throughout their career. Complete with all of the band's videos, over an hour of live footage, interviews with Max Cavalera and much more, "The Song Remains" Insane is like a concrete exclamation point to the undeniable hard rock statement that is Soulfly.
"The Song Remains Insane" DVD includes: More...
ABLOOM, the Los Angeles-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar, ex-SNOT), Marcelo Dias (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have parted ways with vocalist Jasan Radford (ONESIDEZERO). The group, who are currently unsigned, are seeking a replacement.
Soulfly have enlisted Terry Date (Deftones, Pantera) to mix their upcoming new album which they have been recording as of late. A release through Roadrunner in the spring is expected. In related news, band bassist Bobby Burns will be hitting the studio early next month to produce new material for KY-based band 7daysun.
Soulfly began recording their new album yesterday in an Arizona area studio. Band frontman Max Cavalera is producing the effort with a spring/summer release date through Roadrunner being planned. In the meantime, the band will release their new DVD effort "The Song Remains Insane" through Roadurnner on January 25th.
A number of Soulfly/Morbid Angel North American tour dates have been revealed:
February 5 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station
February 6 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
February 8 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
February 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
February 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
February 12 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
February 15 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
February 22 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
February 23 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
February 24 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
February 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
February 26 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
February 27 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
February 28 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
MORBID ANGEL's manager, Gunter Ford of World Management, Inc. has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that MORBID ANGEL and SOULFLY will be embarking on a U.S. co-headlining tour in February. "[It will be] just a two-band bill to give both bands a great chance to play a good-quality set and show for the fans," Ford said. "And yes, because of the success and great time everyone had in South America with South American fans and those shows, David [Vincent, bass/vocals] is doing these shows [with MORBID ANGEL]. We did this years ago with SEPULTURA in Europe and had a great time together. Max [Cavalera, SOULFLY/ex-SEPULTURA frontman] and Gloria [Max's wife/manager] are longtime friends."
So far, these are the only three confirmed dates for the trek:
Feb. 22 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Feb. 27 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Feb. 28 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Spanning the spectrum of complete-and-in-stores and it's-in-the-works, Roadrunner Records have an ecard especially made for their current and upcoming DVDs. Chimaira, Ill Nino, Soulfly, Slipknot. Check it out here.
ABLOOM have posted up brand new music, courtesy of the Zippo Music tour. The song 'Blood, Sweat, and Tears', can be found here. Abloom are largely made up of former Soulfly and Onesidezero members.
Soulfly's plans to hit the road in November have been derailed as frontman Max Cavalera is suffering from a leg injury. As previously reported, the group's DVD release "The Song Remains Insane" is expected out on January 11th through Roadrunner.
Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here