ALBUM REVIEW: Soulfly – Totem


Max Cavalera, a true legend and without a doubt one of the hardest working men in Metal, is back with the first new Soulfly music since Ritual in 2018. Although never one to sit on his laurels, since then Max has also treated us to Reluctant Hero (2020), the second album from his Killer Be Killed side project, and last year’s excellent nod to the old school and self-proclaimed “Caveman Metal” record, Go Ahead And Die, with his son Igor. Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Max and Iggor Cavalera – Warbringer – Healing Magic Live at The Gramercy Theater


The Gramercy Theater was electrified with anticipation as the venue became filled to capacity. It’s a surprise to no one that this show is sold out – this was special. Special to the old heads that cut their metal teeth on Sepultura from the very beginning. Special to the later fans that came up with Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy. All these people came out to show their love and respect to Max and Iggor as they came to honor their legacy and make the masses move to songs from the classic albums Arise and Beneath the Remains.

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INTERVIEW: Igor “Iggor” Cavalera – The Ghost Cult Interview


We chatted with Igor “Iggor” Cavalera on the upcoming “Return Beneath Arise” with his brother Max Cavalera of Soulfly. We talked to the metal drumming legend about their upcoming tour celebrating Sepultura history, the early days of the band, recording “Beneath The Remains, and “Arise,” working with producer Scott Burns, being in a band with his Max Cavalera, classic Sepultura breakdowns, how his drumming has changed over the years, his web series on drumming, working with bassist Mike Leon (Soulfly) and drummer Daniel Gonzalez (Possessed/Gruesome), his other projects including Absent in Body (Relapse Records), and more! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Confess – Revenge At All Cost


With a title like Revenge At All Cost (Rexius Records) I suspected Confess’ latest to sound angry. You’re probably saying, “this is heavy metal, anger is sort of the modus operandi.” And I totally get that. We likely wouldn’t have metal or punk today if it wasn’t for a few young people coming together with some anger or resentment in their hearts and a willingness to do something about it.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Soulfly – Suicide Puppets – Breathe Atomic – Lowgear: Live at Trees in Dallas


Upon arrival at Trees in Dallas, it was evident that both the bands and the event staff were excited to welcome the return of live music to their venue. One could feel the excitement build as the empty space came alive with bands loading in gear, sound checks were completed and fans started filtering in.

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TOUR DIARY: Suicide Puppets USA Tour Fall 2021


Ghost Cult’s intrepid correspondent and concert photographer Kim Hansen followed Industrial Rock act Suicide Puppets on Tour recently as the band opened for Soulfly on a string of successful shows. What follows is her account of life on the road with an up and coming band. Continue reading


Dino Cazares to Join Soulfly as a Live Member for Next Tour


Soulfly has announced that Fear Factory legend Dino Cazares will join the band on stage as a touring member for their upcoming headline tour of the USA, stepping in for Marc Rizzo, who has been dismissed from the band. The 33-date trek kicks off on August 20 in Albuquerque, NM. The final date will be a family celebration as it will include performances by Incite, Go Ahead & Die, Healing Magic. Joining the band for select dates are Niviane and Suicide Puppets.

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Killer Be Killed Shares New Single and Video – “Inner Calm From Outer Storms”


Metal Supergroup Killer Be Killed, featuring such legends as Max Cavalera (Soulfly/ex-Sepultura), Ben Koller (Converge/Mutoid Man), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan/The Black Queen) and Troy Sanders (Mastodon/Gone Is Gone), has shared a new single and music video for the track “Inner Calm From Outer Storms”! You can watch it below. Their new album drops Nov. 20th, Reluctant Hero (Nuclear Blast Records). Pre-orders are also live at the link below. Continue reading


Killer Be Killed Shares New Single and Video – “Dream Gone Bad”


Metal Supergroup Killer Be Killed, featuring such legends as Max Cavalera (Soulfly/ex-Sepultura), Ben Koller (Converge/Mutoid Man), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan/The Black Queen) and Troy Sanders (Mastodon/Gone Is Gone), has shared a new single and music video for the track “Dream Gone Bad”! You can watch it below. They previously announced one of the year’s most anticipated heavy releases, confirming the Nov. 20 arrival of the all-star band’s sophomore album, Reluctant Hero (Nuclear Blast Records). The news comes as the foursome shares the first single from the 11-song album, debuting “Deconstructing Self-Destruction” which you can hear now. Pre-orders are also live at the link below. Continue reading