SOULFLY Shares New Single ‘Scouring The Vile’ Featuring OBITUARY’s JOHN TARDY

SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera spoke to The Bogcast in regards to the band’s upcoming twelfth album, “Totem”, which shall be launched on August 5 through Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2018’s “Ritual” was recorded at Platinum Underground in Mesa, Arizona by John Aquilino and Arthur Rizk with help from John Powers. Produced by Max alongside Arthur Rizk (KREATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, CODE ORANGE),the LP boasts visitor appearances from John Powers (ETERNAL CHAMPION),Chris Ulsh (POWER TRIP),and John Tardy (OBITUARY). Rizk was additionally accountable for enjoying lead guitar on the file. The paintings for the album was created by James Bousema.

The second single from the album, “Scouring The Vile”, that includes Tardy, might be streamed under.

SOULFLY‘s Max Cavalera feedback: “‘Scouring The Vile’ is SOULFLY‘s private fuck-you letter to most cancers! The lyrics are angered by the lack of family members. It was superb to share the vocals with an previous veteran, John Tardy of OBITUARY.”

Max beforehand informed The Bogcast about “Scouring The Vile”: “We misplaced so many good individuals [to] most cancers. I keep in mind once I was writing the file, L.G. [Petrov] from ENTOMBED handed away, and Chuck [Schuldiner] from DEATH [died 20 years ago], and likewise members of the family that succumbed to most cancers. And so I used to be, like, ‘I wanna write a tune towards most cancers’ — a ‘fuck you, most cancers’-type letter, like a letter to most cancers: ‘Fuck you. You are not gonna deliver all of us down. We’re gonna combat you.’ That is one of many heaviest songs on the file.”

Relating to the opposite lyrical themes lined on “Totem”, Max mentioned: “The [first single] ‘Superstition’ was impressed by Superstition Mountains. I ended up doing quite a lot of studying about it and the entire Misplaced Dutchman. Lots of people died there. It is a actually mysterious, mystic place, so I sort of made the lyrics sort of related to that, which was fairly cool. Within the precise refrain, it says, ‘Superstition is more durable than stone.’ I am referring to the mountain itself. That is a tough mountain. It has been there ceaselessly and doubtless shall be there until the top of instances.

“The entire file is impressed by nature,” he continued. “That is why it is referred to as ‘Totem’. I do not know in the event you guys noticed the duvet, however we have got this totem pole with a bunch of various animals in it. Supposedly it is sort of like our spirit animals somewhat bit and our indicators. There’s virtually like a lion combined with a warthog and there is a goat with the horns. And there is an owl, eagle on high of it. And it is within the forest.

“So, yeah, the file was impressed by nature — the spirits in nature,” Cavalera added. “I discover that fascinating. I really like that. I believe the desert could be very non secular and really mysterious. And in addition the forest. We tour lots, so we go to Iceland and Norway, and all of us see these lovely forests and stuff.

“So quite a lot of the file was impressed by, I suppose you’d name it the worshipping of nature, virtually as a god. A number of natives have that perception — that nature is sort of a god that you simply worship. So I believe that turned the sort of focus level for the file. There’s positively songs that take care of totally different matters on it. Additionally there’s one which’s sort of somewhat bit about society basically, and it is referred to as ‘Filth Upon Filth’. It’s extremely, very ‘Reign In Blood’ influenced; I used to be listening to quite a lot of ‘Reign In Blood’ once I wrote that tune. The tempo of it’s a very killer SLAYER sort of groove. There may be one tune referred to as ‘The Injury Performed’. It is about all of the deforestation. I used to be studying lots in regards to the Amazon, how they’re simply raping and pillaging and destroying and that is just like the lungs of the world. It is sort of as much as us at the least to speak about a few of these matters, so I believe it was sort of cool to provide it a shot.”

Based on Max, “Totem” closes with a 10-minute observe referred to as “Spirit Animal”. “It’s kind of like an epic sort of tune,” he mentioned. “It is actually impressed by previous heavy steel tracks, like closers of BLACK SABBATH albums that have been actually lengthy, like eight [or] 9 minutes lengthy, like ‘Heaven And Hell’-type shit. I needed to put in writing one thing like that. So it is acquired quite a lot of components — tons of riffs. It is a riff fest. [Laughs] And it is nice, ‘trigger it is also acquired… Richie from INCITE sings on it, my [step]son. And we have got Chris from POWER TRIP doing the solos on it. He is additionally in MAMMOTH GRINDER. He is an awesome musician. So he did the solos on ‘Spirit Animal’, and it got here out sick.”

The official lyric video for “Superstition”, created by Aimed & Framed alongside 3D character artist Álvar Gómez Padilla, might be seen under.

“Totem” observe itemizing:

01. Superstition
02. Scouring The Vile
03. Filth Upon Filth
04. Rot In Ache
05. The Injury Performed
06. Totem
07. Ancestors
08. Ecstasy Of Gold
09. Soulfly XII
10. Spirit Animal

In a latest interview with the “Rez Metallic” podcast, Max said about “Totem”: “It was created somewhat bit totally different. The bulk was simply me and my son Zyon enjoying collectively, so we sort of wrote the majority of the fabric. After which I had an awesome producer buddy, Arthur Rizk; he labored with POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE. Arthur is nice, man. And I used to be curious how Arthur would make a SOULFLY file sound if he was in cost [of] it. And we created one thing that, to me, feels sort of like… It is virtually like a biography of Max music. We cowl every little thing from the early days all the best way… So there’s some black steel issues, there’s some loss of life and thrash, there’s some groove steel — there’s every little thing. So the file actually goes deep into all totally different areas of steel. So due to that, the album feels very various. On the finish of the day, I simply needed to make a stable, full-on angle file that simply says, ‘We’re right here to fuck shit up.’ That is what we do. Because of this I really like enjoying steel, due to the vitality it provides me.

“I do not wanna describe the file an excessive amount of — I would moderately have individuals hear it and see what they assume — however to me, it seems like that is only a actually, actually energetic SOULFLY file,” Cavalera added. “It is sort of cool to have that sort of… After so many information, in the event you can nonetheless put an lively file out, it says one thing about your profession; you are not slowing down — you are going, really, the alternative approach. So I am extra within the trenches than ever with this one. It seems like [I’ve been] rejuvenated; I really feel like a younger child once more enjoying steel. These are nice parts to have. Particularly once you’re getting older, lots of people go extra gentle and decelerate. I am not a type of individuals. I wanna simply get much more wild, get heavier. However all the time with the SOULFLY groove, ‘trigger I believe that is a key aspect of SOULFLY; it is all the time been the groove. So we pay actually shut consideration to the… We really added quite a lot of percussion to it, so it sort of goes again to information like ‘Primitive’; a number of the grooves return to songs like ‘Primitive’ and ‘Growth’, however a number of the different stuff is tremendous aggressive and it is like quite a lot of the present excessive steel that I hearken to proper now from quite a lot of different bands.”

SOULFLY carried out “Superstition” and “Filth Upon Filth” on its latest U.S. tour.

In April 2021, Max informed Chris Enriquez of Saint Vitus Presents: Age Of Quarantine that Rizk took the brand new SOULFLY mission “tremendous significantly. He mentioned, ‘Hey, Max, I do not wanna do exactly one other SOULFLY file. I wanna do the very bestSOULFLY file,'” he recalled. ‘I used to be, like, ‘All proper. I take the problem. Let’s do it, man.'”

In December 2020, Max informed the “Sappenin’ Podcast With Sean Smith” in regards to the songwriting course of for the brand new SOULFLY album: “The cool factor about Zyon, the best way he performs drums, is he is a bit like a wild animal — he has no restraint, man, and he simply unleashes on the drum equipment. Pure, pure brutality energy drumming, and I really like that. In order that takes me again to quite a lot of the early information that I like — quite a lot of the previous ENTOMBED stuff and CARCASS and NAPALM DEATH; out-of-control shit. So I believe we’ve got that sort of spirit happening on quite a lot of the brand new tracks.”

In August 2021, SOULFLY parted methods with longtime guitarist Marc Rizzo because of private variations. A everlasting substitute guitarist has but to be introduced. FEAR FACTORY‘s Dino Cazares performed guitar for SOULFLY on the summer time 2021 U.S. tour and as soon as once more dealt with second-guitar duties on the band’s most up-to-date run of exhibits.

In June 2020, SOULFLY launched a brand new digital EP, “Stay Ritual NYC MMXIX”. The trouble was recorded at The Gramercy in New York Metropolis on February 11, 2019 whereas SOULFLY was on tour in help of its most up-to-date full-length album, “Ritual”. The audio for the EP was combined and mastered by Charles Elliott (ABYSMAL DAWN) from Tastemaker Audio. Cowl paintings was comprised of stay photographs taken by Rodrigo Fredes.

“Ritual” was launched in October 2018 through Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015’s “Archangel” was produced, recorded and combined by Josh Wilbur (KILLER BE KILLED, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA).

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