Metal icons SOULFLY have announced to enter the studio in January to record the follow-up to 2015's Archangel which will most likely be released in summer 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
The as of yet untitled album will be recorded with Josh Wilbur, who also worked with Max Cavalera's other band, KILLER BE KILLED as well as heavy-hitters LAMB OF GOD and GOJIRA.
In an interview with Backstage Axxess, Cavalera said: "I'm actually writing right now. I'm collecting the riffs right now and getting the ideas.I'm excited, because I think the album will have a little bit of a return to some tribal sounds that I haven't done since Prophecy. So that'll be cool, to return to some of that. And then the rest of the album will be a continuation of Archangel; a lot of people like Archangel. And, of course, I think that it will be also somehow influenced by Psychosis, 'cause Psychosis was such a cool record that I'm sure that somewhere in the SOULFLY record we'll have the influence of that on top of it too. So it'll be a really cool record to work on."
In another interview with the No Limits Music Show, he explained that the next SOULFLY album will be "deeply tribal, very spiritual. There's a concept. I cannot tell you much about it, 'cause it's kind of a surprise. But there is a concept behind the record, and I have not done a record with a concept like this since »Roots«. So this one has got the same kind of feeling that Roots has."
Catch SOULFLY on their U.S. tour next year with NILE. Confirmed dates are as follows.
"From The Amazon To The Nile" co-headlining U.S. tour 2018
04/17/2018 Diamond Pub and Billiards - Louisville, KY
04/18/2018 Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
04/19/2018 The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
04/21/2018 The Chance- Poughkeepsie, NY
04/22/2018 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
04/24/2018 The Firmament - Greenville, SC
04/25/2018 Orpheum - Tampa, FL
04/26/2018 Kelsey Theater -West Palm Beach, FL
04/27/2018 The Masquerade -Atlanta, GA
04/28/2018 The International - Knoxville, TN
04/29/2018 The Muse - Wilmington, NC
05/01/2018 Diesel Nightclub - Pittsburgh, PA
05/02/2018 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
05/03/2018 Token Lounge - Westland, MI
05/04/2018 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
05/05/2018 Oddbody's - Dayton - OH
05/06/2018 The Forge - Joliet, IL
05/07/2018 Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI
05/08/2018 The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
05/09/2018 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
05/10/2018 Hermans Hideaway - Denver CO
05/11/2018 Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT
05/12/2018 Diamondz Event Center - Jerome, ID
05/13/2018 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
05/14/2018 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland. OR
05/16/2018 The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA
05/17/2018 Whiskey a Go Go - West Hollywood, CA
05/18/2018 City National Grove - Anaheim, CA
05/19/2018 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
05/20/2018 El Rey Theater - Albuquerque, NM
05/22/2018 Trees - Dallas, TX
05/23/2018 Rock Box - San Antonio, TX
05/24/2018 White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
Archangel was released on August 14th 2015 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment and charted in several territories around the globe.
Archangel world chart positions include:
Czech Republic 17
World Chart 23
The album was produced and mixed by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, BEHEMOTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM), and features stunning cover artwork of artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, ICED EARTH, SODOM).
Order Archangel in various formats from this location: http://nblast.de/SoulflyArchangelNB
Or order the album digitally: http://nblast.de/SoulflyDownloads
More on Archangel:
'We Sold Our Souls To Metal' lyric video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YXRxGJPV2I
'Sodomites' feat. Todd Jones (NAILS) lyric video: https://youtu.be/2Zj4bhARfWw
'Archangel' music video: https://youtu.be/0WMMdgttj_0
'Titans' lyric video: https://youtu.be/pZZRDg9Ufoc
Studio trailer #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O65x584R29I
Studio trailer #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ5G5dtAr58