SOULFLY have announced a couple of UK shows in July, as part of their European summer festival run. These low-key shows were originally intended as part of a UK cluster that included a slot on the now-cancelled Sonisphere Festival this year, but the band still wanted to come play these dates, when many other bands were cancelling whole runs.
The dates come in support of their eighth studio album, ‘Enslaved’, which is available at Amazon, Play.com and iTunes.
While many artists barely make it to a third album, Max Cavalera is still going strong over two decades in and 2012 also marks SOULFLY‘s 15th anniversary of making a tribally-influenced metallic racket. The powerhouse line-up has received a shake-up and now features Max and long-standing guitar dynamo Marc Rizzo, with Static-X’s Tony Campos taking up the bass. The ranks are rounded out by new drummer David Kinkade, formerly of Borknagar, whose brutality behind the kit brings a further extreme dimension to the band’s sound.
Dates line up as follows:
Wed 4th Jul – SOUTHAMPTON Talkin’ Heads
Thu 5th Jul – PLYMOUTH White Rabbit
Fri 6th Jul – OXFORD O2 Academy
Tickets are on sale now from all usual agents and online at www.kililive.com.