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SOULFLY's New Song "Ritual" Sounds Like SOULFLY

Posted by on August 31, 2018 at 11:57 am Follow on Twitter | Follow on Instagram

Soulfly are releasing their eleventh studio album on October 19th – it's called Ritual. It also happens to be the 20th anniversary of the band.

To celebrate, they have posted the lead single from the album, its title track, and if you need a heads up on what it sounds like – it sounds like Soulfly, dang it! And that's a good thing:

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Frontman Max Cavalera notes: "This song took a long time and almost didn't make the record. We recorded it as an instrumental and ran out of time in the studio. We ended up having to fly Josh Wilbur (producer) out to my house to finish the vocals. He kept on telling me he wanted more of that 'tribal shit' like some of the stuff on our first record and 'Primitive'. We ended up creating the chorus on the spot and layering something like 12 or 16 tracks of chanting for it. After we heard it and were listening back, we got really excited and were high-fiving each other. Josh just turned to me and said that was what he wanted to hear as a fan, and he was really happy to get that out of me. We both knew it was a new Soulfly classic for the ages and had to be the album opener. I'm really proud of this song and I think old-school fans of my work are going to love it."

Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) and Ross Dolan (Immolation) have guest spots on the album, whoch was  produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur. Pre-order the album here.

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