Aldaspan.com has uploaded video footage of SOULFLY‘s press conference prior to the band’s May 10 performance in Almaty, Kazakhstan. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below.
Drummer Zyon Cavalera was forced to miss SOULFLY‘s shows in Kazakhstan and Russia after he broke two fingers and was committed to taking part in a recording session with his side band, LODY KONG. Filling in for him was Kanky Lora, who plays drums for SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo‘s solo band.
SOULFLY‘s ninth album, “Savages”, sold 4,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 84 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Enslaved”, opened with 5,900 units in March 2012 to land at No. 82.
“Savages” was released on October 1, 2013 via SOULFLY‘s new label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced by Terry Date, who is known for his work with such acts as PANTERA, DEFTONES and SOUNDGARDEN, among many others. Guest vocal appearances on “Savages” include SOULFLY bass player Tony Campos, CLUTCH‘s Neil Fallon, NAPALM DEATH‘s Mitch Harris, Jamie Hanks of I DECLARE WAR and SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera‘s son Igor Cavalera (of LODY KONG).
The cover artwork for “Savages” was created by renowned artist Paul Stottler, who is best known for his work on SACRED REICH‘s legendary “Surf Nicaragua” cover.
Date previously mixed SOULFLY‘s “3” (2002), “Prophecy” (2004) and “Dark Ages” (2005) albums, but had never produced any of the group’s CDs.