Soulfly, on the cusp of releasing their new album later this week, Ritual, on October 19 via Nuclear Blast. Now the band has announced new headline tour dates for early 2019, with labelmates Kataklysm. Other support will come from Incite, Chaoseum, Alukah, and Skinflint. Soulfly will also perform a special exclusive set at 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, where Max And Igor Cavalera will perform their final “Return To Roots” show, celebrating their classic album Roots (Roadrunner) from 1996. Continue reading
A documentary about the history of Sepultura from its humble beginnings through today, will see release this fall on DVD and Blu-ray. Sepultura Endurance had its world premiere in May 2017 at the Regent theater in Los Angeles and now will see a wide release. Directed by Otávio Juliano, the doc is packed with archival footage, live performances, and interviews from the band and many of their peers in metal. Watch the trailer below! Continue reading
Where do I fucking start with Psychosis (Napalm) the new album from Cavalera Conspiracy and hands down, cards on table and ear holes suitably blasted away possibly the best thing either brother has done since Roots (Roadrunner)? Not to demean the album in any way, but it feels like the band has reached back into their collective back catalogues and meshed all of their sounds and ideas together to create a “Greatest Moments Of…..” and package them inside brand new songs. Continue reading
Max Cavalera recently told FaygoluversHeaven that he is currently working on the new Cavalera Conspiracy record with his brother Igor. The legendary front man went on to say, “it’s gonna be a beast of an album. We’re gonna try to make the best one of all, and make just an awesome, in-your-face great record.”
“In 1993 I saw Cathedral open for Mercyful Fate in Minneapolis, shortly after the release of their brilliant The Ethereal Mirror album. I was a massive Cathedral fan. Years earlier, in high school, I hand painted their logo on the back of a jacket and wore it daily. I painted the lyrics to ‘Serpent Eve’ down the sleeve of the jacket. Like I said I was a massive fan. Of course I wore this jacket to the gig.
As I walked in the venue, I noticed Lee Dorian hanging around in front. I approached him, showed him the jacket and he agreed to autograph it. We talked nearly for an hour about Cathedral, Napalm Death, about my loves and aspirations, and about the differences between America and the UK.
After Lee left to prepare I walked around the venue and saw Phil Anselmo at the bar. I had no idea why he was there and became even more confused when I realized he was talking with Igor and Max Cavalera of Sepultura. A few months previous to this show I had moved from small town Montana to Minneapolis and this was all quite a shock. I was 18, in the city for the first time and it was also one of my first metal concerts. I was star struck and enthralled.
I then approached Igor and he told me about the album they were releasing soon called Chaos A.D. I was truly amazed at how nice Igor and Lee were and at how honest and open our conversations were as well.
Cathedral played an amazing set and dedicated ‘Soul Sacrifice’ and ‘Ebony Tears’ to me. The overwhelming kindness shown by the bands solidified even further my love for the genre and influenced how I treat fans today.”
Best known for his work as the bassist of Agalloch, Jason Walton’s Self-Spiller project has just seen a reissue of his ambitious Worms in the Keys album on vinyl from Varia Records. Catch Jason on tour with Agalloch all summer.
Recently wrapping up six weeks of touring Cavalera Conspiracy and Death Angel criss-crossed the USA on a long tour. Both bands brought the heavy to thrash fans across the country. Joining them on the tour was Corrosion of Conformity BLIND, on their first national tour ever, and Lody Kong. Lody Kong of course counts amongst its ranks Zyon and Igor Cavalera, sons of headliner Max. The young upstarts with the metal royalty in their bloodline don’t flinch in fear of tough crowds or early stage times. COC BLIND features Corrosion of Conformity drummer Reed Mullen and singer Karl Agell (King Hitter/Leadfoot) play songs of the Blind (Columbia) album. Many of these tracks haven’t been played in concert since the tour following the album in 1991. Death Angel is still touring behind The Dream Call For Blood (Nuclear Blast) and has a new concert DVD on the way soon. They are one of the best live bands in thrash or any other genre of metal. Lastly Cavalera Conspiracy takes the stage, Max and his brother Igor (MIXHELL), reunited and thrashing just as they are meant to do together. The set list on this night included songs from the two CC albums, obligatory Sepultura hits such as ‘Territory’ and ‘Biotech is Godzilla’, a tribal drum off with a little kid from the crowd, and even a Nailbomb jam. Shot at the Hawthorne Theater by Curtiss Dunlap Photography, this was quite the entertaining night of metal!