Metal icons SOULFLY have announced to enter 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 influenced by »Psychosis«, ’cause »Psychosis« was such a cool record that I’m sure that somewhere in the SOULFLY record we’ll have the influence of that on top of it too. So it’ll be a really cool record to work on.”
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.”
Max and his brother Iggor Cavalera are currently touring Europe, playing the iconic SEPULTURA album »Roots« in its entirety.
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MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA return to ROOTS
08.12. GER Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle (Ruhrpott Metal Meeting)
09.12. GER Giessen, Hessenhallen
10.12. B Antwerp, Trix
11.12. GER Saarbrücken, Garage
12.12. UK London, Forum
Archangel was released on August 14th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment and charted in several territories around the globe.
Archangel world chart positions include:
The Czech Republic 17
World Chart 23
The album was produced and mixed by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, BEHEMOTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM), and features the stunning cover artwork of artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, ICED EARTH, SODOM).
Order Archangel in various formats from this location: http://nblast.de/SoulflyArchangelNB
Or order the album digitally: http://nblast.de/SoulflyDownloads
More on Archangel:
‘We Sold Our Souls To Metal’ lyric video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YXRxGJPV2I
‘Sodomites’ feat. Todd Jones (NAILS) lyric video: https://youtu.be/2Zj4bhARfWw
‘Archangel’ music video: https://youtu.be/0WMMdgttj_0
‘Titans’ lyric video: https://youtu.be/pZZRDg9Ufoc
Studio trailer #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O65x584R29I
Studio trailer #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ5G5dtAr58