Soulfly has officially announced their new album Ritual for October 19. We've been hearing about Ritual for quite some time now, but man, the music sounds absolutely devastating. You can check out the new song "Evil Empowered" below, which is real pissed off and very driving. The album was mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira) and there's also a song off the record called "Under Rapture" that features Lamb Of God's Randall Blythe.
Here's what frontman and guitarist Max Cavalera had to say.
“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!”