Longtime Roadrunner Records recording artist SOULFLY, lead by metal deity Max Cavalera, have just completed a stint at Edge of the Earth Studios in Los Angeles, where they recorded their seventh album. Roadrunner will release album, titled Omen, on May 4. Logan Mader served as co-producer.
Omen follows up 2008s Conquer, which enjoyed incredible critical reception. Alternative Press awarded the album 4.5 out of a possible 5 stars, deeming it a furious, sonically adventurous metal disc awesome while Kerrang! hailed Conquer as packed with enough invention, aggression and sheer quality tunes to make most other metal bands blush.
In the true Soulfly style and tradition, the album will feature notable guest appearances. Dillinger Escape Plans Greg Puciato and Prongs Tommy Victor will lend their voices to separate songs, while Maxs songs, Zyon and Igor, will also appear on special B-sides, making Omen an album that is truly all in the family!
Of the collaborations, Cavalera said The first one is a song with Tommy Victor from Prong sharing vocals on a song called Lethal Injection. The other is Rise of the Fallen, with shared vocals from Greg Puciato, Dillinger Escape Plan's singer. I also recorded two B-sides with both of my sons playing drums. Igor Cavalera plays on Exel's Your Life, My Life, and Zyon Cavalera plays on Sepultura's Refuse/Resist cover.
Anyone that appreciates Soulfly, knows that they are well known for lots of heavy thrash metal, with a twist of percussion, great guitar riffs, and topped off with some wicked unique sounds throughout their tracks, which can be anything from just plain rain and thunder, to metal workers working in a metal factory in Turkey! Currently the members that are touring for the latest album released "Dark Ages."are: Max Cavalera (vocals and guitar), Marc Rizzo (guitars), Joe Nunez (drums) and Bobby Burns (bass). The show at the House of Blues in Chicago was quite excellent. I couldn't understand why the band was not sold out, considering they have quite a fan base in the metal world, and since they have been around since 1998 and have released 4 fantastic heavy thrash albums to date.. Soulfly performed with awesome intensity, and during the set they even had some people that appeared to come from the audience, and from backstage to do a drum line where a metal "keg."was brought out as a drum. Unrated Magazine got the opportunity to interview with Marc Rizzo, who also happens to have his own solo record out "Colossal Myopia." If Soulfly hits your town, I recommend going, and I guarantee you won't regret it!