SOULFLY are set to return with their sixth album, simply dubbed ‘CONQUER’ on 28th July.
Armed and ready for battle with their skull-clobbering new metal masterwork, the SOULFLY tribe features the same line up from 2005’s Dark Ages – vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera, guitarist Mark Rizzo, bassist Bobby Burns and drummer Joe Nunez. SOULFLY are one of the premiere bands that helped revive the metal genre in the late ‘90s and through the new millennium, thanks to the way they meld metal, world music and Brazilian culture.
Cavalera, who spent his formative years changing the heavy metal landscape with the groundbreaking Brazilian metal legends, Sepultura and who recently reunited with his brother (and former Sepultura bandmate) Iggor for The Cavalera Conspiracy side project, is primed and ready to go with Conquer. About Conquer, Cavalera cryptically says, referencing key album titles from his illustrious career that spans Sepultura, Nailbomb and Soulfly, “From the beginning of this Devastation, from Visions of Schizophrenia and battles Beneath The Remains to Arise in this Chaos A.D. From Point Blank executions to trying to find the Roots of your soul. From Primitive ways to Trinity, from Prophecies to Dark Ages Inflikting the world with metal. The mission continues, stronger than ever. Conquer your fear and you’ll conquer life and death.”
Conquer continues the Soulfly sonic assault of stormy, thrashy guitar riffs, thunderous, tribal-influenced percussion and an infusion of atypical, world music conventions that Cavalera has built his hard-earned reputation on.
he track listing for Conquer is as follows. In the time-honoured Soulfly tradition, the album concludes with a self-titled track.
Blood Fire War Hate
Fall Of The Sycophants
Touching The Void