SOULFLY’s Max Cavalera says that he still doesn’t know who will play second guitar for the group when they hit the road for their U.S. tour next month.
The 35-date run commences on February 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada and wraps up Gallup, New Mexico on March 19. Joining SOULFLY in the support role will be 200 STAB WOUNDS.
Back in the summer, SOULFLY famously parted ways with guitarist Marc Rizzo who was replaced for touring duties by FEAR FACTORY’s Dino Cazares specifically for those shows.
Yesterday, (Friday, January 14), Max sat down with Zippo Encore‘s “Art Of Rock” livestream series and discussed the situation and the band’s upcoming tour. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Right now we don’t know who’s gonna play guitar for SOULFLY. So I think we’re just gonna kind of keep doing that — just inviting some really cool-ass friends like [Dino]. It’s so cool that we have amazing friends like that in the industry. That you can call Dino up and he’s available. So [it’s] just really great.
“We don’t know who we’re using for this next tour — we’re still working on that — but that was so much fun, man, because Dino… We grew up together,” Max continued. “I was a huge FEAR FACTORY fan. I helped them get signed [to Roadrunner]. And then, of course, he plays on ‘Eye For An Eye’ on the first SOULFLY [album]; he plays guitars on it. So when we invited him to do that tour, it was a perfect match. And the fans, they lost their shit. It was so cool. Sometimes I would stay on the bus and I’d watch Dino get out of the bus and he’d just get mobbed; 10 kids would just surround him. I was, like, ‘Oh, this is cool, man. This is what’s up. This is some true metal shit right here.'”
You can watch the full interview at this location.
SOULFLY have recently been spending time working on the follow-up to 2018’s “Ritual” at Platinum Underground in Phoenix, Arizona with producer Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE.