SOULFLY Is Putting Finishing Touches On New Studio Album, Says MAX CAVALERA

Soulfly In The Studio

In a new interview with Chris Enriquez of Saint Vitus Presents: Age Of QuarantineMax Cavalera said that SOULFLY is putting the finishing touches on its twelfth album for a tentative late 2021 release via Nuclear Blast Records.

The follow-up to 2018’s Ritual was recorded at Platinum Underground in Phoenix, Arizona with producer Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACYPOWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE.

“I’ve been working on the new SOULFLY since last year with my son Zyon [who plays drums in SOULFLY],” Max said. “We brought Athur to Arizona. And that’s pretty killer. That’s some good s**t. I’m excited for that.”

As Cavalera says, Rizk took the project “super seriously. He said, ‘Hey, Max, I don’t wanna do just another SOULFLY record. I wanna do the best SOULFLY record,'” he recalled. ‘I was, like, ‘All right. I take the challenge. Let’s do it, man.'”

Speaking on the musical direction of the new SOULFLY material, Max noted: “It’s full-on. I think it’s got kind of like the best of all the years. I think it’s a compilation Max Cavalera record of the whole 50 years. [Laughs] That’s what it feels like — it’s got old stuff, it’s got middle stuff, it’s got very SOULFLY vibes. It’s got a lot of groove. It’s got a lot of fast stuff. We’re in the process of finishing it up right now. Hopefully it’s gonna come out this year.”