SOULFLY has set “Ritual” as the title of its new album, tentatively due in October via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015’s “Archangel” was recorded with producer Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others.
Fan-filmed video footage of SOULFLY performing a new song called “The Summoning”, which will appear on “Ritual”, on June 28 in Zwolle, Netherlands can be seen below.
Regarding the musical direction of the new SOULFLY material, Max told Jack Antonio in recent interview: “The record, to me, has a little bit of a ‘Chaos A.D.’ [SEPULTURA] kind of feeling to it — that kind of groove, but also [with elements of] thrash. I don’t know… It’s kind of hard to explain, but it has the sound of right now too, which is cool. It’s a contemporary record — it feels like it’s done right now. I’m really stoked on it. I think it does kind of have that classic ‘Chaos A.D.’ feeling to it, which is great; I think it’s really cool to have that kind of feeling on the record.”