NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 10-20-23


 

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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases 10-20-23


 

What new albums are you excited for this week!?Continue reading


Video: Soulfly Archangel, Fall Tour With Soilwork, Decapitated Nears


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Soulfly has released the video for the title track for their new album, Archangel, released last month from Nuclear Blast. You can watch the Robert Sexton (The Devil Wears Prada, Death Angel) directed video at this link or below:

 

 

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Speaking earlier this summer to Steve Tovey of Ghost Cult, Max Cavalera reflected on why this album is so fulfilling to him:

“We went in with a very clear head and wanted to make a very different record, and from the beginning we wanted to shake things up. As much as I like Savages (Nuclear Blast), I wanted to do something quite different from that. My own tastes in music has changed through the years and there’s now more extreme metal in Soulfly than before and from the beginning of the writing of the riffs, from the influences that got into the making of Archangel, to the producer we used, it was all new and different.

I’m very pleased, it’s the right album to make – it’s the perfect tenth album.”

 

Soulfly’s “We Sold Our Souls To Metal” 2015 Tour With Soilwork, Decapitated, Shattered Sun
Sep 30: Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 01: Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Oct 02: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Oct 03: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Oct 04: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Oct 06: Level Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
Oct 07: Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
Oct 08: O’Brian’s Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
Oct 09: Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
Oct 10: Amsterdam – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 11: Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Oct 12: Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
Oct 13: Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
Oct 14: Opera House – Toronto, ON
Oct 15: Corona Theater – Montreal, QC
Oct 18: Northland Performing Arts Center – Columbus, OH
Oct 19: Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
Oct 20: Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Oct 21: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Oct 22: The International – Knoxville, TN
Oct 23: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Oct 24: Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
Oct 25: State Theater – St Petersburg, FL
Oct 27: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Oct 28: Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
Oct 29: Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
Oct 30: Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

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Soulfly – Archangel


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So, the facts: Archangel (Nuclear Blast) is Soulfly’s 10th album. It has 10 tracks of thrash based heaviness with occasional flourishes of groove metal. It has a lead off single called ‘We Sold Our Souls to Metal’ which is every bit as heavy and thunderous as you would expect from Max Cavalera. Right: to the review.

One of the golden rules that businesses talk about is expectation management. Make sure the customer understands what they are going to be getting and then deliver it for them. If you can, don’t just meet their expectations, exceed them and delight them. If this adage be true, and there is plenty of supporting evidence, then Max Cavalera is a very smart businessman indeed. Archangel sounds exactly like a Soulfly album and, as a consequence, one’s reaction to a new release from Brazil’s favourite heavy metal son largely depends on your view of the nine other Soulfly records that you can also pick up at your local heavy metal dealership.

This then, self evidently, is a good thing or a bad thing, dependent on that point of view. Cavalera’s position and importance in the development and progress of heavy metal as an art form is cemented; he doesn’t have anything left to prove, but Archangel seems to find Cavalera in particularly spiky form. Whatever your view, what is not in doubt is, this is 40 minutes of relentless heaviosity and brutality.

Archangel is probably closest in tone to Soulfly’s fifth record, the largely well received Dark Ages (Roadrunner) which, almost unbelievably, is now ten years old. Opening track ‘We Sold Our Souls to Metal’ could easily have found itself on a Cavalera Conspiracy record, such is its accessibility but the overwhelming feeling on Archangel is the return of the groove and just how bloody brutal it all is. The title track is a decent example of heavy metal thrash laden thunder but, equally, the pounding ‘Sodomites’ would serve just as well: both are bone crushingly heavy slabs of groove metal and, as any fule kno, this is a good thing.

Elsewhere, ‘Live Life Hard’ is a manic hardcore track with Matt Young of King Parrot picking up the vocal duties; it’s low rent fun but ultimately lightweight; of more considerable heft and resonance is ‘Titans’ which has echoes of mid period Anthrax running through it whilst Max wails like the proverbial banshee. ‘Bethlehem’s Blood’ is a highlight: four and a half minutes of bilious rage against organised religion and a bit of a horn section thrown in for good measure: it’s a dark composition and all the better for the musical diversions thrown into the thrashy soup.

If you like Soulfly, you are likely to embrace this record warmly; if you don’t, well there won’t be anything here to change your world view but you might just want to doff the cap for a single-mindedness and obstreperousness that shows no signs of waning anytime soon.

7.0/10

MAT DAVIES


Audio: Soulfly Release Archangel Title Track, Album Release This Friday


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Soulfly have released the title track to their new album Archangel, which releases this Friday from Nuclear Blast. You can hear the track at this link or below:

 

‘Archangel’ is available as an instant grat track, along with previous singles ‘We Sold Our Souls To Metal’ and ‘Sodomites’ when you pre-order the album digitally at this link. https://youtu.be/xq_qnN9SQcg

 

Archangel Track listing

Archangel track list:
1. We Sold Our Souls To Metal
2. Archangel
3. Sodomites (feat. Todd Jones of NAILS)
4. Ishtar Rising
5. Live Life Hard! (feat. Matt Young of KING PARROT)
6. Shamash
7. Bethlehem’s Blood
8. Titans
9. Deceiver
10. Mother Of Dragons (feat. Richie Cavalera of INCITE, Igor Cavalera of LODY KONG, Anahid M.O.P.)
BONUS TRACKS FOR CD/DVD SPECIAL EDITION:
11. You Suffer (NAPALM DEATH cover)
12. Acosador Nocturno
13. Soulfly X 

Bonus DVD: Live At Hellfest 2014 (SPECIAL EDITION ONLY)
1. Cannibal Holocaust
2. Refuse/Resist
3. Bloodshed
4. Back To The Primitive
5. Seek ‘N’ Strike
6. Tribe
7. Rise Of The Fallen
8. Revengeance
9. Roots Bloody Roots
10. Jumpdafuckup/Eye For An Eye

 

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Soulfly’s “We Sold Our Souls to Metal” 2015 Tour with Soilwork, Decapitated, Shattered Sun
Sep 30: Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 01: Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Oct 02: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Oct 03: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Oct 04: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Oct 06: Level Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
Oct 07: Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
Oct 08: O’Brian’s Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
Oct 09: Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
Oct 10: Amsterdam – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 11: Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Oct 12: Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
Oct 13: Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
Oct 14: Opera House – Toronto, ON
Oct 15: Corona Theater – Montreal, QC
Oct 18: Northland Performing Arts Center – Columbus, OH
Oct 19: Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
Oct 20: Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Oct 21: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Oct 22: The International – Knoxville, TN
Oct 23: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Oct 24: Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
Oct 25: State Theater – St Petersburg, FL
Oct 27: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Oct 28: Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
Oct 29: Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
Oct 30: Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

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Video: Soulfly Release Lyric Video For We Sold Our Souls To Metal


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Soulfly have released a lyric video for the brand new song ‘We Sold Our Souls To Metal’. You can hear the track at this link or below:



Max Cavalera commented on the lyric video:

This lyric video is a celebration of all forms of Metal. This song was written as an anthem for Metalheads all over the world! We gathered footage and photos from our Tribe, showing how free the spirit of Metal really is. Respect!”

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Soulfly’s 10th album Archangel will be released on August 14th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Archangel was produced and mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Behemoth, Children Of Bodom). The stunning cover artwork created by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom).

Cavalera also shared some thoughts on Archangel:

I feel it is my most mystic album since Prophecy. The guest collaborations have always been a trademark of SOULFLY and Archangel is no different! We can’t wait to play this live for the worldwide tribe!”

Pre-orderArchangelin a variety of standard and limited edition formats: http://nblast.de/SoulflyArchangel

 

Check out the track list for all formats and list of guest performers on the album below:

Archangel track list:
1. We Sold Our Souls To Metal
2. Archangel
3. Sodomites (feat. Todd Jones of Nails)
4. Ishtar Rising
5. Live Life Hard! (feat. Matt Young of King Parrot)
6. Shamash
7. Bethlehem’s Blood
8. Titans
9. Deceiver
10.Mother Of Dragons(feat. Richie Cavalera of Incite, Igor Cavalera of Lody Kong, Anahid M.O.P.)
Bonus Tracks For Cd/Dvd Special Edition:
11. You Suffer (Napalm Death cover)
12. Acosador Nocturno
13. Soulfly X

Special Edition Only:Bonus DVD: Live At Hellfest 2014
1. Cannibal Holocaust
2. Refuse/Resist
3. Bloodshed
4. Back To The Primitive
5. Seek ‘N’ Strike
6. Tribe
7. Rise Of The Fallen
8. Revengeance
9. Roots Bloody Roots
10. Jumpdafuckup/Eye For An Eye