Soulfly have premiered their new song recently. You can check out the stream for their song “Evil Empowered” below. The song is from the band’s upcoming Josh Wilbur-produced new album Ritual which is due out on October 19th via Nuclear Blast.
Vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera commented on the album:
I am really stoked to be working again with two of my favorite artists, Eliran Kantor and Marcelo Vasco! The Ritual artwork is very mystic and captures the vibe of the album perfectly. For this one, we really tried to retain the groove of early Soulfly as well as my love for the heavy, fast stuff I’m into: like death and black metal and some hardcore.
Working with Josh Wilbur for Soulfly this time around has been amazing. He’s a huge fan and added a lot to the record. I would fight for the fast songs and he would always push me to add more groove. I think in the end we created a really cool mix of songs that covers a lot of ground in my career. Let the Ritual begin!
Speaking of producer Josh Wilbur, he commented on the record:
Before I had ever recorded a record, in my formidable years, Max released the holy trinity that was (at least to me) ‘Chaos A.D.‘, ‘Roots‘, and ‘Soulfly 1‘. I wanted to make a record that captured what I loved about those when I was growing up! Those records inspired me and introduced me to heavy metal.
Fast forward to now and I was given the opportunity to make the record I wanted as an fan! So I set up some mics, recorded some riffs, we banged on some galvanized metal, roto toms, djembes, and anything else we could get, then I told Max to ‘BRING DA SHIT’!