SOULFY’s video for the song “Bloodshed” can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s ninth album, “Savages”, which was released on October 1 via SOULFLY’s new label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced by Terry Date, who is known for his work with such acts as PANTERA, DEFTONES and SOUNDGARDEN, among many others. Guest vocal appearances on “Savages” include SOULFLY bass player Tony Campos, CLUTCH’s Neil Fallon, NAPALM DEATH’s Mitch Harris, Jamie Hanks of I DECLARE WAR and SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera’s son Igor Cavalera (of LODY KONG).
“[‘Bloodshed’] is about the absurdity of the human condition in territories plagued by bloodshed all over the world,” commented Max Cavalera. “Not just recent events like Iraq, but also historical conflicts such as the U.S. Civil War, World Wars I and II, etc.”
“Savages” track listing:
01. Bloodshed (feat. Igor Cavalera)
02. Cannibal Holocaust
03. Fallen (feat. Jamie Hanks)
04. Ayatollah Of Rock ‘N’ Rolla (feat. Neil Fallon)
05. Master Of Savagery
07. This Is Violence
08. K.C.S. (feat. Mitch Harris)
09. El Comegente (feat. Tony Campos)
Limited-edition CD and 2LP vinyl bonus tracks:
11. Fuck Reality
12. Soulfly IX
The cover artwork for “Savages” was created by renowned artist Paul Stottler, who is best known for his work on SACRED REICH’s legendary “Surf Nicaragua” cover.
Date previously mixed SOULFLY’s “3” (2002), “Prophecy” (2004) and “Dark Ages” (2005) albums, but had never produced any of the group’s CDs.
The drum tracks on the new SOULFLY CD were laid down by Max’s 20-year-old son, Zyon Cavalera, who joined the band as its touring drummer for its recent rampage through North America.
“I am very proud and it is very cool that Zyon is in the band,” said Max Cavalera. “He brings a lot of energy to the band. He is 20 years old now and already a really good drummer. He is permanently on tour with us now and every night he really plays his heart out. We are all very excited to have him in the band and he did a really good job on the new album.”