Soulfly will release their tenth studio album, ‘Archangel’, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on August 14. It will feature guest performances from Todd Jones of Nails, Matt Young of King Parrot, as well as Richie and Igor Cavalera.
“I am so proud to be releasing Soulfly’s tenth album,” commented founder/vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera.
“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!”
The band have published the sleeve artwork (pictured right) created by artist Eliran Kantor, who previously who has worked with the likes of Testament, Iced Earth and Sodom.
Kantor stated: “I’ve been a fan of Max’s music ever since discovering ‘Beneath The Remains’ in high school. When my wife and I got married, ‘Territory’ was even played at the dance party part of our wedding.
“Max asked me to do a traditional piece depicting Archangel Michael – and I tried to go beyond the straight-up neo-classical style as that has been perfected centuries ago, so I mixed in Soulfly’s own visual world: hence the wings and spear being shaped like the Soulfly tribal icon, the cliff with the ocean view just like on the first record, and the Brazilian flag being the core of its colour scheme.”
‘Archangel’ was produced and mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet) and will be available for pre-order soon at iTunes and Amazon, with special editions and limited edition blue vinyl available from Nuclear Blast’s online store.
Soulfly play the following UK dates in July:
Saturday 25 – London, O2 Academy Islington
Sunday 26 – Cardiff, Globe
Monday 27 – Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
Tuesday 28 – Manchester, Club Academy
Wednesday 29 – Sheffield, Corporation
Thursday 30 – Stoke On Trent, Sugarmill