Following the release of their 8th studio album, Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Max Cavalera’s Soulfly have officially confirmed a brand new Irish Tour Date! Soulfly shall be returning to Dublin this October 2012. Soulfly will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Thursday the 4th of October 2012. Tickets for Soulfly live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €24 including booking fee and will be on sale from Wednesday the 1st of August 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Soulfly live at The Academy in Dublin this coming October 2012.
Support acts / special guests for Soulfly live at The Academy in Dublin have been confirmed as Incite (fronted by Max Cavalera’s son Richie) and Lody Kong (featuring Max Cavalera’s sons Igor and Zyon).
This time around, the heavy metal tribe treads extreme territory by incorporating blast beats, violent riffs and wheezing whammy squeals into its patented groove-driven war cry. All of those elements converge within a concept record about slavery – a first for legendary frontman Max Cavalera [Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy].
This is also the inaugural offering from the group’s new line-up featuring bassist Tony Campos [ex-Static-X, Asesino] and drummer David Kinkade [Borknagar] alongside Cavalera and guitar cohort Marc Rizzo. Ever since Soulfly’s gold-certified debut in 1998, Soulfly have become deadlier and more dangerous with each critically acclaimed successive release, but Enslaved sees them roaring like never before.
The genesis of Soulfly’s Enslaved can actually be traced back to Sepultura‘s groundbreaking and seminal album ‘Roots’ in 1996. Shortly after its completion, Max Cavalera began pondering the idea of doing an entire album centered around the theme of slavery. However, he put that thought on hold. Until now.
“I’ve had this concept for a long time,” revealed Cavalera. “I actually thought it would be a Sepultura album, but that never happened. Soulfly went on, and I never forgot about the idea. Coming off the road supporting Omen , I knew this was the best moment to do it. We’re tackling an extreme subject with the heaviest music we’ve ever done. Everything is connected. When you’re singing about something harsh like this, heavy music is the perfect match.”
Max Cavalera has every reason to be proud. Nearly 15 years into Soulfly‘s career, he’s built their most bludgeoning arsenal of anthems to date. As always though, there’s no end in sight for Cavalera and co., especially once they hit the road.
“I want people to go mental when they hear Enslaved,” he declares. “I want them to freak the fuck out. This is extreme. This is Soulfly.”
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