SOULFLY have released the first taste of new material that the band is planning to record for the follow-up to 2015’s “Archangel” album, tentatively due this summer via Nuclear Blast.
The sample can be heard in the club below.
Max Cavalera recently said about SOULFLY’s next disc: “I’m writing right now. When I was home before [the ‘Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots’ European tour], I was writing a lot of riffs. So I’m just collecting riffs right now. This is the stage where… It’s very similar to [what] I do on every record — I normally just stack riffs, and those riffs will eventually turn into songs.”
According to Max, the “cool” thing about the next SOULFLY album will be that it will “a bit like a return to some of the tribal sounds” of the bands’s early material. “Some of the songs are more kind of like ‘Prophecy’, like [the first SOULFLY album] kind of vibe, which I think is really cool, and a lot of people, I think, are gonna be happy with that,” he said. “So we’re gonna have that heavy sound with percussion on top of it. It’s gonna be great. And the other part of it is a continuation of the heavy stuff that I love, even some elements of different extreme music I listen to, like black metal and death metal and thrash metal and stuff like that that I always love and I have fun doing.”
Max said that he was “very inspired” by the song “Judas Pariah” on the latest CAVALERA CONSPIRACY album, “Psychosis”. CAVALERA CONSPIRACY features Max and his brother, former SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera. “I think it was one of my favorite songs [on the latest CAVALERA disc] — and I wanna make more songs like this, so I’m probably gonna go have a couple of songs on the SOULFLY [album] that will be kind of like that, kind of black metal style together with the tribal,” Max said. “I think it’s cool. I think it’s gonna be an unpredictable kind of record.”
SOULFLY’s new album will be recorded later this month with producer Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others.