Max Cavalera Doesn’t Know Yet Who Will Play Second Guitar On Soulfly’s Upcoming U.S. Tour
SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera says that he does not know but who will play second guitar for the band when it launches its U.S. tour subsequent month. The 35-date trek will kick off on February 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada and make stops in Seattle, Minneapolis, Nashville, and Baton Rouge, amongst different cities, earlier than concluding in Gallup, New Mexico on March 19. Joining SOULFLY on choose dates can be 200 STAB WOUNDS.
In August, SOULFLY parted methods with longtime guitarist Marc Rizzo resulting from private variations. A everlasting alternative guitarist has but to be introduced. FEAR FACTORY‘s Dino Cazares performed guitar for SOULFLY on the band’s final U.S. tour which came about in August and September.
Earlier immediately (Friday, January 14), Max took half in Zippo Encore‘s “Art Of Rock” livestream sequence and spoke about SOULFLY‘s upcoming tour. He mentioned (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Right now we do not know who’s gonna play guitar for SOULFLY. So I believe we’re simply gonna form of hold doing that — simply inviting some actually cool-ass buddies like [Dino]. It’s so cool that now we have wonderful buddies like that within the business. That you’ll be able to name Dino up and he is accessible. So [it’s] simply actually nice.
“We do not know who we’re utilizing for this subsequent tour — we’re nonetheless engaged on that — however that was a lot enjoyable, man, as a result of Dino… We grew up collectively,” Max continued. “I used to be an enormous FEAR FACTORY fan. I helped them get signed [to Roadrunner]. And then, after all, he performs on ‘Eye For An Eye’ on the primary SOULFLY [album]; he performs guitars on it. So after we invited him to try this tour, it was an ideal match. And the followers, they misplaced their shit. It was so cool. Sometimes I’d keep on the bus and I’d watch Dino get out of the bus and he’d simply get mobbed; 10 youngsters would simply encompass him. I used to be, like, ‘Oh, that is cool, man. This is what’s up. This is a few true metallic shit proper right here.'”
Rizzo addressed his break up with SOULFLY in an interview with “The Ex-Man” podcast hosted by Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES). Speaking concerning the circumstances that led to his exit from the band, Rizzo mentioned: “There’s lots of confusion that goes on there, clearly. Everybody is aware of the historical past of the band — lots of confusion. Which is all proper — there’s confusion all over the place on this world. But I undoubtedly was placing in additional than what I [was] getting out, clearly, and I believe the followers have acknowledged that. They see the dwell present became that, the information became that. It’s fairly apparent what was occurring. I’ve bought a whole bunch of followers writing me day by day understanding on-line right here. It is what it’s. It’s the politics of the band. It’s Max‘s [Cavalera, SOULFLY frontman] band — that is undoubtedly his factor. Was I doing extra because the years went on? Absolutely. And, clearly, you’ll be able to see that in dwell reveals. The dwell present’s proper there in entrance of you — in black and white — what was occurring. So, when this entire [pandemic] hit, it was simply, like, 18 years in, and I’m working a day job now, and I wasn’t actually getting nice recommendation, per se, so far as what to do, so far as sure issues and learn how to get loans [from the government] or no matter it was. I attempted submitting for these issues. I took the knowledge that was given to me, and none of it made sense. I could not work out something. I attempted making use of for a few of these issues, and I could not determine it out. So, nevertheless the opposite two guys within the band — Max and Zyon [Cavalera, SOULFLY drummer] — bought no matter mortgage [to help them financially during the pandemic] is past me. If I am unable to determine it out, then I’m certain they could not determine it out. So there should have been some form of band accountant or someone that did stuff [for them].”
Marc went on to say that his working relationship with SOULFLY merely “ran its course. Honestly, I believe I stayed too lengthy,” he mentioned. “I in all probability ought to have stop — I needed to stop about 5 [or] six years in the past. That’s when issues, for my part, simply began to go downhill. There’s lots of issues which can be simply apparent, once more, when you watch the dwell present that I’m not even nitpicking about — the followers are speaking about. If you go to any message board, the followers at all times speak about the identical issues concerning the dwell present. I believe 5 – 6 years in the past, I actually in all probability ought to have break up. But I felt unhealthy, and I felt I had some loyalty to everyone and I did not wanna depart everyone hanging. Obviously, I had a significant half within the riffing within the dwell present and on the information. But, fortunately, every part went down the way in which it did. COVID opened my eyes to lots of issues, and I’m in a approach higher place now.”
In August, Max instructed Metal Kaoz that Marc has been spewing out “lies and bullshit” in a few of his latest interviews concerning his departure from SOULFLY. “All these accusations — it hurts,” he mentioned. “It hurts to listen to. After every part that we did for him, which was rather a lot — we put him on all of the information and at all times took actually excellent care of him, at all times actually, actually gave good therapy to him. To hear him backstabbing us like that, it is simply not good. He’s clearly attempting to get followers to be towards me and make him the sufferer… It simply sucks to listen to all that. It undoubtedly hurts me once I hear all these accusations that I do know are lies and bullshit; it is all fabricated by his loopy thoughts. I do not know. It’s a wierd state of affairs.”
He added: “I do not need to flip this into an unpleasant factor. I do not wanna discuss unhealthy about him; I actually do not. Of course I do not like these accusations, and it is bullshit, however he has the appropriate to say no matter. But I believe we handled him actually good by means of all these years. We put him on the map just about. When he joined the band, not many individuals knew him. Just a bit little bit of gratitude would have been good. Because even on ‘Max Trax’ [Cavalera‘s twice-weekly Internet video series in which he discusses the inspiration for many of the songs spanning his nearly 40-year music career], once I talked about that I fired him, I thanked him for the 18 years of SOULFLY, and I mentioned good luck on his tasks. I’m not bitter. I do not wanna be a bitter man.”
Rizzo joined SOULFLY in 2004, and has since appeared on the entire band’s subsequent information, together with “Prophecy” (2004), “Dark Ages” (2005), “Conquer” (2008), “Omen” (2010), “Enslaved” (2012), “Savages” (2013), “Archangel” (2015) and “Ritual” (2018). In 2007, Rizzo turned a member of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, the facet undertaking of SEPULTURA co-founders, brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, and has carried out on all CAVALERA CONSPIRACY releases together with “Inflikted”, “Blunt Force Trauma”, “Pandemonium” and the critically acclaimed 2017 LP “Psychosis”.
Max and his bandmates have spent the previous few months engaged on the follow-up to 2018’s “Ritual” at Platinum Underground in Phoenix, Arizona with producer Arthur Rizk, who has beforehand labored with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE.