Max Cavalera and the rest of the boys in Soulfly are hard at work in the studio putting the finishing touches on their next album, Savages. According to Soulfly.com, Savages will be released on October 1st (North America) and October 4th (Europe) in various formats: a limited-edition digipak CD, 2LP vinyl, and digital download. The band’s 9th studio album will feature guest vocals from bass player Tony Campos, Max Cavalera‘s son Igor Cavalera (Lody Kong), Clutch’s Neil Fallon, Napalm Death’s Mitch Harris, and Jamie Hanks of I Declare War fame.
“Recording Savages was an amazing experience for me. I was so excited to work with Terry Date, whom I consider to be one of the best producers of all time. He has done some great records and we have been in contact for a while since he mixed three Soulfly albums in the past. He came to see Soulfly whenever we played in Seattle, and we finally made it work that he would be the producer for Savages.
My teammates were awesome. Marc did some crazy guitar noises and we did a ‘Mars Part Two’ at the end of ‘El Comegente’ – it’s very Led Zeppelin influenced and Marc kicked some ass on it. I wrote ‘El Comegente’ with Tony Campos. It’s in Portuguese and Spanish and it’s about Vargas – a Venezuelan cannibal from the 80s. He is theLecter of the Andes. Crazy shit! I worked for the first time on a full album with my son, Zyon. Before recording the album, I first worked closely at home with him in pre-production, and it was great to spend weeks on the songs with Zyon, shaping the sound of the record. Zyon did a great job and he hits really hard just like his uncle Igor – it was amazing recording with my son. A whole record! A dream come true for a father whose life is dedicated to metal. Savages is a celebration of all that.”
It’s a safe bet that Soulfly will be hitting the road to tour this bitch in the near future.
Pre-orders can be made at NuclearBlast.de.
Want more from Soulfly in the studio? Check it out:
Savages track list:
01. Bloodshed (feat. Igor Cavalera)
03. Fallen (feat. Jamie Hanks)
04. Ayatollah Of Rock ‘N’ Rolla (feat. Neil Fallon)
05. Master Of Savagery
07. This Is Violence
08. K.C.S. (feat. Mitch Harris)
09. El Comegente (feat. Tony Campos)
Limited Edition CD & 2LP vinyl bonus tracks:
11. Fuck Reality
12. Soulfly IX
Rock Hard \m/