Soulfly are allowing us to download the new track “World Scum” guest appearing on vocals the Gore King Travis Ryan from Cattle Decapitation and his part gives me the fucking chills. “World Scum” is a good song that is heavy, fast and full of relentlessness ass kicking. You can get the track HERE but you only have 48 hours to do so. Get it now or miss out entirely.
This new song makes me want to kick down a fucking building.
“A quick little snippet from Travis’ phone of Josh tracking a song for Cattle Decapitation’s brand new 2012 album. A full strings studio report coming soon!”
SOULFLY‘s current lineup features Max and guitar dynamo Marc Rizzo, with STATIC-X‘s Tony Campos taking up the bass. The lineup is rounded out by drummer David Kinkade (BORKNAGAR, ARSIS, MALEVOLENT CREATION), a new-school, extreme skinsman whose brutality behind the kit brings a new flavor to the band.
While many groups barely make it to a third album, SOULFLY is still going strong two decades deep. 2012 also marks the band’s 15th anniversary of making a tribally-influenced metallic racket and what better way to celebrate than with a new record? The album will be released via longtime label Roadrunner, which has been SOULFLY‘s home for the course of its career. The label has also been Cavalera‘s home for the duration of his career, which began in the ’80s as a member of SEPULTURA, who essentially rewrote the rules of heavy music when they arrived on the scene; Max continues to do the same today.
As is customary with SOULFLY, the band will introduce some new and unexpected elements into the mix, including a guest violinist. SOULFLY also collaborates with two metal veterans: Dez Fafara of DEVILDRIVER and Travis Ryan of CATTLE DECAPITATION. With Dez and Max sharing a longtime connection through the Roadrunner family, it was only a matter of time before Fafara guested on a SOULFLY album.
Cavalera wrote a song, “Revengeance”, about his slain stepson Dana Wells, whose death was the catalyst for the creation of SOULFLY. He partners with his sons Igor and Richie on vocals, while his other son Zyon plays drums. It is the first time Max has performed with three of his sons.
The band tracked 14 songs, 11 of which will be on the record, with the other three being made available for the special edition.
Track titles are as follows:
* World Scum
* American Steel
* Redemption Of Man By God
* Plata O Plomo
* Soulfly VIII
Travis Ryan — who was a replacement for SOULFLY‘s original choice, OCEANO‘s Adam Warren — recorded his portion of the vocals at Frick’in Studios in San Marcos, California with engineer Dan Frick.
Commented Ryan: “It’s an honor to receive a call from someone you had pictures of on your wall as a kid asking you to be on a new album of theirs. I literally had a picture of Max [Cavalera, SOULFLY mainman] and Gloria [Max's wife and manager] holding [Gloria's son] Richie in her arms that I ripped out of a copy of Metal Maniacs on my wall when I was 15 or 16. Now they’re asking for my artistic hand in one of their creations; [it] just doesn’t get much more surreal than that. Very honored and the song is very ‘death metal-ish’ and completely crushes. Happy to be a part of it!”
Zeuss stated about Travis‘ contribution, “The vocals fucking rule!!!! Fits the song perfect… Very refreshing for me to hear these days.”
From Travis Ryan himself, supreme bad ass vocalist of Cattle Decapitation:
“We spent the first two days mapping out tempos and getting things situated, drums mic’d all that stuff. We are on day three of tracking drums and everything is sounding great! We’re excited to start laying down some tones and getting this beast finished and in the hands of our fans and friends.”
Fans of the band can look forward to studio video reports via the band’s YOUTUBE channel and getting the full album details in the coming weeks when album title, cover image and track listing as well as immediate U.S. and European tour plans are revealed!