Soulfly Recording New Studio Album; Dave Ellefson Guests
Monday, November 10, 2003 @ 1:37 PM
Soulfly Hard at Work on Next A
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Soulfly have been busy working on their follow up to last year’s 3 album. The band, which currently consists of mainman Max Cavalera, guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-Ill Nino), drummer Joe Nunez (Stripping The Pistol), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-Primer 55 guitarist), have completed nine new tracks during sessions at The Saltmine Studios in Mesa, Arizona, with Cavalera himself once again handling the production duties.
Helming the mixing board will be Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, Machine Head). The album is tentatively scheduled to release in early 2004 on Roadrunner Records.
Among the tracks set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort are the following:
01. The Prophecy
02. Living Sacrifice
03. Defeat U
06. Born Again Anarchist
09. Soulfly IV
Max Cavalera recruited Megadeth bassist David Ellefson to play on some new recordings. "He's a great guy," said Cavalera. "I've been into his bass playing for a long time, and it's awesome to work with him." Cavalera invited Ellefson to play on four new Soulfly songs at the Phoenix studio. The tracks, with working titles including "Defeat U," "Prophecy," "Mars" and "Xecution," may surface on the album.
"Max and I have shared stages over the years for events like Ozzfest and Rock in Rio, but I had never actually sat down and played with him before," said Ellefson. "It was cool to work with him on a brand new Soulfly record, because the slate was clean for new ideas and it seemed he wanted to try some different things. I found it invigorating to work with musicians from different eras of the metal movement to see how they approach their writing and playing. That kind of stuff keeps your playing fresh."
Be sure to check out Soulfly.com for details.