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Formed: 1997
From: Brazil
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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 Guitarist Marc Rizzo Releases Instrumental

Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo has released an instrumental CD, which is available through his website www.marcrizzo.com. The CD contains guest appearances from members of Soulfly, Coretez, Ill Nino, and 3 Kings.

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Soulfly Apologizes, But Questions Remain

Soulfly's management is apologizing for their non- performance in Window Rock this weekend. The band enraged audiences when they abruptly canceled a gig and then refused to return to take the stage during a metal festival (see related story).

Publicist Jamie Roberts sent a statement to the Native American Times in response to an account that posted on our website Monday.

“SOULFLY would like to issue an apology to our fans in Window Rock, AZ for the last-minute postponement of the show at Dean C Jackson Memorial Arena. We did not want to postpone the show, but had to, due to numerous problems with the production as well as the weather conditions. We have every intention of coming back to the area and making it up to all who came out to see us as soon as possible,” Roberts stated.

Promoter Randall Hoskie, a 33-year-old Navajo from Window Rock, said that band still pocketed the $5,000 advance before departing for another gig in Tempe.

Soulfly manager Gloria Cavalera said there were problems with the show from the promoter’s end, including inadequate preparation for weather problems.

" There were a lot of production requirements he didn't do," Cavalera said. " We postponed the show because the weather was unpredictable. We were straight up told we could not put up our equipment. The whole sky was black and there was just a tiny bit of light coming through.” She also criticized Hoskie for not providing the band with catered food.

As far as the money goes, Cavalera said that Hoskie gave the band a “deposit,” and that the cash is currently in the possession of the band’s booking agent.

"I guess [Hoskie] has to let the booking agent know if he is going to rebook the show,” she said.

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Vote For Best Metal Videos Of The New Millennium

MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.

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Soulfly Cancel Window Rock Fest II Appearance

Rick Abasta of NativeTimes.com is reporting that SOULFLY cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Window Rock Fest II in Window Rock, Arizona on Saturday (August 14) because of a brief shower of rain early Saturday evening.

SOULFLY's decision to cancel their appearance at the festival doesn't bode well with the festival organizer, Randall Hoskie of Rancid Savage Productions, especially the seemingly deceitful method the band chose to leave the venue.

"They told my stage manager they were going to shower up and get ready," Hoskie said Sun. night. "I tried to find them and kept calling. I finally got a hold of them and their manager said the band decided not to have the show."

Christina Winters, manager for SOULFLY, called Hoskie from the freeway and said the band was traveling to their next tour stop and would not perform in Window Rock.

The Window Rock promoter was stunned from the news and fought back anger. More...

Read the full article at NativeTimes.com.

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Soulfly, Ill Nino Confirmed For Window Rock Fest

Soulfly have been confirmed as the headliners of "Window Rock Fest II" on August 14, 2004 in Window Rock, Arizona. Dubbed the largest metal music festival on Native American Soil, the one-day event will feature performances by 34 bands of hardcore, rock, punk, and blues music on three stages, a rave with DJ Abel, A skateboarding and bike competition, and main stage MCed by The Lizardman. Direct support at the festival will come from Ill Nino, with additional performances by Death Angel and Crisis. They will all be supported by 21 of the best Navajo/Native American metal/punk bands around, and some of the best bands from the southwest.

The main stage will be MCed by The Lizardman, described as "one of the most complete sideshow performers in history." In addition to his unique physical transformation, he has mastered an incredible repertoire of unusual acts and skills. He and his stage partner, Scott, combine these skills with extensive and diverse experience in live performance to create one of a kind show for all occasions.

On the main stage will be an exhibition by Fireblood, a team of body modification experts that use the art of suspension, piercing the flesh with hooks and being hoisted up in the air by wires attached to the hooks, in their act. There will also be an amateur skateboarding and bike competition by Tsosie Shindig in the Gorman Hall, which will be turned into the savage skateboarding and bike pavilion.

After the competition is completed and the bands performing on the third stage are finished, then DJ Abel will take over with his own brand of DJing for the rave, which will last until the closing of the event at 2:00 am.

Parts of the proceeds are going to the development of a skateboarding park for the youth of the Navajo Nation, which will be planned for the Window Rock area.

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Soulfly, Crisis and Ill Nino Tour Dates

The Soulfly, Crisis and Ill Nino tour kicked off today in Spokane Washington. The rest of the dates are as follows:

8/4 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy Concert House
8/5 - Seattle, WA - Graceland
8/6 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
8/7 - Sacramento, CA - The Colonial Theatre
8/8 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
8/10 - San Diego, CA - Cane's Bar & Grill
8/11 - W.Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
8/12 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
8/13 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
8/15 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
8/17 - El Paso, TX - Club Xcape
8/18 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
8/19 - Moore, OK - Diamond Ballroom
8/20 - Austin, TX - The Backroom
8/21 - Corpus Christi, TX - The Pavilion
8/22 - McAllen, TX - La Villa Real
8/24 - Houston, TX - Meridian
8/25 - Ft. Worth, TX -Ridglea Theatre
8/26 - Springfield, MO - Rockwell
8/27 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont
8/28 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
8/29 - Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
8/31 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Pieres
9/2 - Minneapolis, MN - Quest Club
9/3 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
9/4 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
9/5 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theatre
9/8 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
9/9 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
9/10 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
9/11 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza (tba)
9/12 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
9/12 - Philadelphia, PA -Theatre of the Living Arts
9/15 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
9/16 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
9/17 - Slayerville, NJ - Starland Ballroom

Crisis' video "Blood Burden" (Low / High) currently getting aiplay on MTV2 "Headbangers Ball" and other regional outlets. You can download an mp3 of the song here. Crisis is also planning to release a DVD on October '04.

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Soulfly And Ill Nino Announce Tour Dates

Some east coast dates have been added to the forthcoming Soulfly, Ill Nino, Crisis, Twelve Tribes tour. They are as follows:

September 9 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Downunder
September 10 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
September 12 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
September 16 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

More to be announced soon.

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North Side Kings Singer Got A Good Lucky Jab

North Side Kings singer Danny Marianinho recently spoke to Unboundzine.com about his altercation (video) with Danzig frontman Glenn Danzig following Danzig's performance in Tuba City, Arizona on July 3. Asked how North Side Kings got on the same bill as Danzig in the first place, Danny said, "We have played in Tuba City a few times with Soulfly and became friendly with the promoter. We figured it would be a fun show. The kids up there go crazy, and it's fun to play for different crowds. I grew up with his music so I was real excited to play, and would never thought it would end up the way it did. I don't know what he was thinking when he threw me back. Did he expect me to have a jock shoving match or did he expect me to start yelling for it to be broke up?? He should know being from NJ — you lay your hands on someone, you better expect to get hit. I got a good lucky jab that shut him down. If I didn't, I am not so sure I would have been able to go the distance with him. But I was real fucking mad, and I forgot to take my blood pressure medicine that morning..."

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Headbangers Ball CD Tracklisting

The tracklisting for the forthcoming Headbangers Ball Vol. II, which will be making it's way onto store shelves in late September: More...

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Soulfly, Ill Nino To Do "Dreadlock 2004" Tour

Following their tour with CRISIS, SOULFY and ILL NINO will be hitting the road again once more in September for a full US tour with TWELVE TRIBES titled 'Dreadlock 2004 Tour'.

Dates, and more info. to come soon.

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Stereo Black Live Photos, Tour Dates, MP3 Online

Logan Mader's (STEREO BLACK, ex-MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY) official web site has uploaded several photos from STEREO BLACK's first gig at The Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood on March 8.

In other news, STEREO BLACK have announced two more live dates during the coming days. They are as follows:

Mar. 31 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (w/ TESLA)
Apr. 01 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go (w/ (HED)P.E.)

The group are currently shopping around for a record deal. A full-length MP3 of the track "No Sympathy" can currently be downloaded at this location.

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Max Of Soulfly To Conduct Signing In Phoenix

SOULFLY leader Max Cavalera will be signing copies of the band’s new record, Prophecy, at Zia Records Exchange (2510 West Thunderbird, Phoenix, AZ) at midnight on March 30th.

As previously reported, the limited edition two-CD set with special packaging will feature material recorded live at the Hultsfred Festival in Sweden on June 15th, 2001.

The tracklisting: More...

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Soulfly Set South African Tour Dates

SOULFLY are venturing to to South Africa for the first time in their career this month. The dates are as follows:

March
17 - Dockside in Cape Town
19 - Vodaworld in Johannesburg
20 - Vodaworld in Johannesburg
21 - TBA in Durban

Online tickets are available now at this location.

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Soulfly Video For Prophecy Posted Online

The video for the title track to SOULFLY's upcoming fourth full-length album, "Prophecy", has been made available for viewing at this location. The clip features a guest appearance by former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who played on four cuts on the forthcoming SOULFLY CD: "Prophecy", "Execution Style", "Defeat U" and "Mars". The remaining songs were handled by bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist).

As previously reported, "Prophecy" is scheduled for release on March 30 through Roadrunner Records. The album (view cover here) was produced by mainman Max Cavalera at The Saltmine Studio Oasis in Mesa, Arizona and was mixed by Terry Date (DEFTONES, PANTERA) at Studio X in Seattle, Washington.

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Logan Mader's Stereo Black To Make Live Debut

STEREO BLACK (formerly NEW BLACK), the new band fronted by former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, will make their live debut on Monday, March 8 at The Whisky A Go Go (8901 Sunset Boulevard) in West Hollywood, California.

As previously reported, STEREO BLACK (photo) reportedly sees Logan returning to his heavier roots, and at the same time, incorporating what he has learned from his early days as a guitarist to present. The group, whose lineup is completed by Lucas Banker (guitar), Clyde Shorey (guitar), Jason Evigan (bass, backing vocals) and Christopher Antonopoulis (drums), recently finished mixing a demo in Amsterdam with beatmaster extraordinaire JUNKIE XL and are currently shopping around for a record deal.

STEREO BLACK currently have a total of 13 tracks under their belt, according to a posting on Logan's official web site.

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Soulfly 'Prophecy' MP3 For Download

The title track to SOULFLY's upcoming fourth full-length album, "Prophecy", has been made available for download in MP3 format. (lyrics can be viewed here).

"Prophecy" is scheduled for release on March 30 through Roadrunner Records. The album (view cover here) was produced by mainman Max Cavalera at The Saltmine Studio Oasis in Mesa, Arizona and was mixed by Terry Date (DEFTONES, PANTERA) at Studio X in Seattle, Washington.

SOULFLY shot a video for "Prophecy" late last month at a location seven hours outside of Phoenix. Guesting in the clip is former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who played on four cuts on the forthcoming SOULFLY CD: "Prophecy", "Execution Style", "Defeat U" and "Mars". The remaining songs were handled by bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist).

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More Bands Confirmed For Metal Mania Festival

More bands have been confirmed for the upcoming Metal Mania festival. The festival is scheduled to take place on March 13th in Spodek (Katowice) Poland. Here are all of the confirmed bands:

Soulfly, Moonspell, TSA, Morbid Angel, Michael Schenker Group, Lacuna Coil, Vital Remains, Decapitated, Krisun, Hedfirst, Luna And Noctum, Atrophia Red Sun, Tenebrosus, Bright Ophidia, and 11 TBA.

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Max Cavalera "Misses Sepultura"

SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera recently spoke to MetalUK.com about the group's upcoming CD, "Prophecy", and the recent personnel shuffles that have plagued the band, including the guest appearance on the album of former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Asked what he feels the influx of fresh new people has brought to the record, Max said,

"It brought more fire to the whole album. It's one thing playing with people you know, you know exactly what you're going to get, and [another] playing with somebody that comes fresh and new, full of new ideas. [A] perfect example would be [former ILL NINO guitarist] Marc Rizzo, [who] has made the guitars on this album…the first time I've had guitars like this since SEPULTURA days, and I think that was a missing link in my music for a long time. Many people, including myself, always missed that killer rhythm and lead type chemistry I had in SEPULTURA, and I could never get it right in SOULFLY, and it was always a struggle. Marc comes in and makes this album completely much more the way it's supposed to be."

With regards to SOULFLY's collaboration with Ellefson, Max said: More...

Read the full article at MetalUK.

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Logan Mader's New Band Is Stereo Black

Former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader has changed the name of his new band to STEREO BLACK from the previously announced NEW BLACK.

As previously reported, STEREO BLACK — whose lineup is completed by Lucas Banker (guitar), Clyde Shorey (guitar), Jason Evigan (bass, backing vocals) and Christopher Antonopoulis (drums) — reportedly sees Logan returning to his heavier roots, and at the same time, incorporating what he has learned from his early days as a guitarist to present. The group recently finished mixing a demo in Amsterdam with beatmaster extraordinaire JUNKIE XL and will soon begin shopping around for a record deal.

STEREO BLACK currently have a total of 13 tracks under their belt, according to a posting on Logan's official web site.

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Logan Mader Gets Heavy Again In New Black

NEW BLACK, the new Los Angeles-based band led by former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, have a total of 13 tracks under their belt, according to a posting on Logan's official web site.

NEW BLACK — whose lineup is completed by Lucas Banker (guitar), Clyde Shorey (guitar), Jason Evigan (bass, backing vocals) and Christopher Antonopoulis (drums) — reportedly sees Logan returning to his heavier roots, and at the same time, incorporating what he has learned from his early days as a guitarist to present. The group recently finished mixing a demo in Amsterdam with beatmaster extraordinaire JUNKIE XL and will soon begin shopping around for a record deal.

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