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Max Cavalera Announces that Songwriting For A New Soulfly Album Is Underway

Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera told Pete Bailey of ‘Primordial Radio’, that things have begun for the next Soulfly album.

This record, we’re actually working more together than ever,” Max said. “And it’s really great, because I get to really explore the strengths that [Zyon] has as a drummer. He’s a very unique drummer — he has a lot of energy, and he’s mostly not really a technical drummer, but a very powerful, energetic drummer. And I want to really embrace that side of it. 

“My wish would be to make a Soulfly record that feels a little bit like a compilation of my whole career, that goes through all the stages and showcases a little bit of everything,” he advised. 

“So you have a really full, diverse record that has everything and encapsulates everything from the early days to the thrash days to the tribal stuff — it has everything.” 

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Cavalera then discussed his ongoing series of Soulfly self titled songs saying: “I was thinking about even experimenting more with those, maybe record them in a different country,” he said. 

“There’s always a possibility of getting different instruments involved, so I’ve been thinking about maybe record something in Northern Africa, have something really exotic for the album — very tribal and exotic and different, that a lot of people don’t do these days. 

“On [2018’s] ‘Ritual’, I did a thing with the [Native American] Navajos here in Arizona, so they were involved in the record. But I have a lot of connections in really cool countries like Egypt and Tunisia. It would be kind of cool to maybe expand more of that — maybe in a Soulfly instrumental song, have one that’s very much influenced by that… And then I always am very keen on the collaborations too. I’m looking forward to the next Soulfly collaboration. I haven’t thought about who I’m gonna ask to be on the record.”

In the meantime you can pick up Cavalera’s side project, Killer Be Killed’s new sophomore album “Reluctant Hero”.

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