Soulfly Announces North American Tour Dates With Kataklysm

Tribal metal pioneers Soulfly has announced that they will embark on a headlining tour of North America, beginning in January of next year, in support of their latest album, “Ritual,” which will be released on October 19th through Nuclear Blast. Joining them on the trek will be Kataklysm, as well as Incite, Chaoseum, Alukah, and Skinflint on select dates. Frontman Max Cavalera recently spoke to Metal Underground about the album, which you can see below.

Commented vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera: “Fuck yeah! We’re finally getting ready to tour America and Canada! We have the almighty Kataklysm and thrash masters Incite with us to pulverize city after city, night after night! We are gonna destroy everything that comes in our path! Join us and let the ritual begin!!!”

The tour dates are as follows:

With Incite
January 25 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
January 26 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
January 27 – Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
January 28 – New Orleans, LA – Santos
February 3 – 4 – 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise (Soulfly only)
With Kataklysm, Incite, Chaoseum (5-11), Alukah (12 – 18), Skinflint (19-26)
February 5 – Orlando, FL – Soundbar
February 6 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
February 7 – Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
February 8 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
February 9 – Reading, PA – Reverb / Tsunami Fest
February 10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
February 11 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
February 12 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
February 13 – Flint, MI – Buick City Events Center
February 14 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
February 15 – Ft Wayne, IN – Piere’s
February 16 – Dayton, OH – Oddbodys
February 17 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
February 18 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
February 19 – Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
February 20 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
February 22 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
February 23 – Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
February 24 – Portland, OR – BossaNova
February 25 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theatre
February 26 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720 Club

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Bruise Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Grief Ritual”

Indiana’s Bruise premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Grief Ritual”, which will be out in stores this Friday, August 31st on Unbeaten Records.

Check out now “Grief Ritual” in its entirety below.

Live Dates:

9/14 – Louisville, KY @ Spinelli’s
9/15 – South Bend, IN @ The Well
9/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
9/17 – Kittanning, PA @ Radioactive Events Centre
9/18 – Baltimore, MD @ The Rockwell
9/19 – Columbia, SC @ Tapp’s Art Centre
9/20 – Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawks
9/22 – Ocean Springs, MS @ Crooked Letter Brewery
9/23 – Houston, TX @ White Swan
9/24 – Dallas, TX @ Killers Tacos
9/25 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel Tavern
9/27 – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
9/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ JJ’s

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Soulfly Mainman Max Cavalera Discusses Working With Josh Wilbur

Metal icons SOULFLY are set to release their devastating new album Ritual, on October 19 via Nuclear Blast. The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur (KILLER BE KILLED, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA) and in today’s album trailer, guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera discusses what it was like recording and working with him:

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Bloodbath Detail Upcoming New Album “The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn”

Bloodbath‘s fifth full-length effort “The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn” is planned for an October 26th release via Peaceville. The outfit’s guitarist Anders “Blakkheim” Nyström says of it:

“What are we presenting with this album? Humanity’s unfaltering march prone towards downfall. The threat to this world isn’t from far beyond the sun, the enemy is right here, within the walls. Only the god of emptiness will survive us all. The arrow of Satan is drawn!”

“There’s no mitigating circumstances coming your way any time soon… The world is a mad place full of darkness, horror, disease and terror! Hell on Earth is real and not just limited to fiction. The dark ages transcend all frontiers, ever present but yet unseen.”

The outing will be released in both standard and deluxe editions.

Among the album’s songs is “Bloodicide“, featuring guest appearances from Jeff Walker of Carcass, Karl Willetts of Bolt Thrower/Memoriam fame and John Walker of Cancer.

Says Blakkheim of that in particular:

“It wasn’t deliberately planned to be just British guests, but as it randomly turned out that way, it became a really cool feat!. Nick [Holmes], Jeff, Karl and John are all legends respectively within the UK death metal scene and we’re proud to bring them all together on our little old school soiree to tribute the days of old.”

01 – “Fleischmann”
02 – “Bloodicide” (feat. Jeff Walker, Karl Willetts and John Walker)
03 – “Wayward Samaritan”
04 – “Levitator”
05 – “Deader”
06 – “March Of The Crucifers”
07 – “Morbid Antichrist”
08 – “Warhead Ritual”
09 – “Only The Dead Survive”
10 – “Chainsaw Lullaby”

Limited edition bonus tracks:

11 – “Ride The Waves Of Fire”
12 – “Wide Eyed Abandon”

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Bloodbath Reveals New Album, “The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn” Details

Death metal supergroup Bloodbath has revealed that they will release their fifth album, “The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn” on October 26th. Like all gore-drenched sequels, demonic death metal supergroup, Bloodbath’s fifth slice of morbid savagery comes even darker, nastier and sicker than before. It’s been four years since “Grand Morbid Funeral,” and Stockholm’s shadiest death cult – with members drawn from metal luminaries Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Opeth and Craft – return with a new slab of old-school, HM-2 driven blackness: “The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn.”

There’s an extra nasty layer on “The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn.” This time, among the usual chainsaw riffs and blasts, the darkness is also reflected in the addition of new guitarist Joakim Karlsson of Swedish black metal plague Craft. It’s a step forward that’s only given the band’s already fearsome fangs extra rabid bite.

He’s not the only extra face getting covered in gore. Track 2 “Bloodicide” – quite literally meaning ‘The Killing Of Blood’ – features a full house of British death metal guest stars, with Carcass’ Jeff Walker, Bolt Thrower/Memoriam UK singer Karl Willetts and Cancer Official Band’s John Walker all lending their larynxes to the madness.

Beware – for Satan’s Arrow Is Drawn…

Tracklisting:
1. Fleischmann
2. Bloodicide
3. Wayward Samaritan
4. Levitator
5. Deader
6. March Of The Crucifiers
7. Morbid Antichrist
8. Warhead Ritual
9. Only The Dead Survive
10. Chainsaw Lullaby

Bonus Tracks on Ltd Edition CD
11. Ride The Waves Of Fire
12. Wide Eyed Abandon

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Soulfly Posts New Album, “Ritual” Trailer Online

Metal icons Soulfly are set to release their devastating new album Ritual on October 19th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band has released the first of several album trailers. Watch guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera discuss the exceptional album artwork for Ritual, below.

Comments Max Cavalera: “I am really stoked to be working again with two of my favourite artists, Eliran Kantor and Marcelo Vasco! The Ritual artwork is very mystic and captures the vibe of the album perfectly. For this one, we really tried to retain the groove of early Soulfly as well as my love for the heavy, fast stuff I’m into: like death and black metal and some hardcore. Working with Josh Wilbur for Soulfly this time around has been amazing. He’s a huge fan and added a lot to the record. I would fight for the fast songs and he would always push me to add more groove. I think in the end we created a really cool mix of songs that covers a lot of ground in my career. Let the Ritual begin!”

Metal Underground caught up with Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera this week in Bristol, England to discuss “Ritual,” which you can also view below.

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Soulfly Premiere New Song “Evil Empowered” & Detail Upcoming New Album “Ritual”

Soulfly premiere a new song entitled “Evil Empowered”, taken from their upcoming new album “Ritual”. Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe and Immolation bassist/vocalist Ross Dolan are among the effort’s guests with the track listing and cover art (done by Eliran Kantor) available at the bottom of this post.

Speaking of the “Ritual“, the band’s mastermind, frontman/guitarist Max Cavalera commented:

“I am really stoked to be working again with two of my favorite artists, Eliran Kantor and Marcelo Vasco! The Ritual artwork is very mystic and captures the vibe of the album perfectly. For this one, we really tried to retain the groove of early Soulfly as well as my love for the heavy, fast stuff I’m into: like death and black metal and some hardcore.

Working with Josh Wilbur for Soulfly this time around has been amazing. He’s a huge fan and added a lot to the record. I would fight for the fast songs and he would always push me to add more groove. I think in the end we created a really cool mix of songs that covers a lot of ground in my career. Let the Ritual begin!”

Check out now “Evil Empowered” below.

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Primal Fear Premiere New Video “The Ritual” From Upcoming New Album “Apocalypse”

“The Ritual”, the new music video from Germany’s powermetal outfit PRIMAL FEAR, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the group’s new effort, “Apocalypse”, which will be out in stores on August 10 through Frontiers Music Srl.

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Bruise Premiere New Song “Resonate” From Upcoming New Album “Grief Ritual”

Hailing from central Indiana, hardcore/sludge metal outfit Bruise premiere a new song entitled “Resonate”, taken from their upcoming new album “Grief Ritual”, which will be released August 31 via Unbeaten Records.

Check out now “Resonate” below.

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Cave Bastard Premiere New Video For “Purity Through Oblivion” From Latest Album “The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth”

San Diego’s extreme metal/grind quintet CAVE BASTARD – which unites ex/current members of Cattle Decapitation, Gutrot, Ritual Torture, Bridge Jumper, Temblad, and more – begins their West Coast US tour this Friday, July 27th, in support of their “The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth” LP, out now through Accident Prone Records.

As the band prepares to embark on the trek, an official video for the LP’s “Purity Through Oblivion” is now streaming below:

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