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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: Fudge Tunnel

Earache Records is without a doubt one of the biggest record labels in metal music. They made their name by signing some of the best extreme bands around, but also branched out into more experiemental areas at times, including with today's featured band, Fudge Tunnel. Fudge Tunnel were formed in 1988 in the English city of Nottingham, where the original lineup of singing guitarist, Alex Newport, drummer Adrian Parkin and a bassist known only as, Mark, would rehearse above a working men’s club. After Mark decided he’d be more comfortable playing guitar, the group recruited a new bass player named, David Ryley, before Mark left altogether. The trio’s first release was a self-titled EP, which hit the shelves via Pigboy Records in 1990 and was very well received by the music press. They built on their attention by joining up and coming industrial metal outfit, Godflesh on a tour and releasing a second EP named, "The Sweet Sound of Excess," both of which helped them to gain a record deal with Earache, who were based in Nottingham and had made a name for themselves by signing such popular acts as Napalm Death, Carcass and American death metal group, Morbid Angel.

Their debut album, "Hate Songs in E Minor" drew controversy before it was even released. Just three weeks prior to the record’s release, the Earache Records office was raided by the Nottingham Vice Squad, who confiscated any "offensive material" which included the original artwork for the album (as well as, according to Carcass frontman, Jeff Walker, an Alice Cooper poster.) The setback forced Fudge Tunnel to using live images for the cover art instead (charges were eventually dropped and the original artwork appeared on t-shirts.) The album itself met a very strong reception from metal fans and featured a unique sound which remains very difficult to pinpoint, as well as some unique song titles and two covers, both classic rock staples, namely, "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream and "Cat Scratch Fever" by Ted Nugent, who the album was also dedicated to. Among the album’s admirers was Sepultura frontman, Max Cavalera, who was so impressed with the record that he invited the band out on tour with Sepultura, though Newport would later express his distaste that the tour seemed to have lumped Fudge Tunnel into the metal category. More...

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Watch Nailbomb's "Wasting Away" Music Video Online

A rare NAILBOMB music video for the track "Wasting Away" has been posted online on Roadrunner's site.

NAILBOMB was the short-lived side project of then-SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera and FUDGE TUNNEL's Alex Newport, formed between the recording of SEPULTURA's "Chaos A.D." and "Roots" albums. This video includes extremely rare footage that was nearly burnt in a fire that nearly killed Max Cavalera's family friend.

Max Cavalera's current main band, SOULFLY, are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "Dark Ages", available now on Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Prophecy" was produced by Max and was mixed by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA and DEFTONES, among others.

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