Last week Soulfly announced they'd recruited Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares for their upcoming tour, leaving fans to wonder where guitarist Marc Rizzo was. Then a few days later, Rizzo announced a new band called Hail The Horns, which was pretty suspicious timing.
Now Soulfly guitarist and vocalist Max Cavalera has revealed they've fired Rizzo over "personal reasons." Cavalera revealed the news in a recent episode of Max Trax.
"Right now, for the tribe, I wanna address something that is going on with Soulfly. Of course, it's about Marc Rizzo," said Cavalera. "He did not leave the band. We decided to part ways with him due to personal reasons. I wish Marc the best on his career. I wanna thank Marc for the 18 years with Soulfly."
In a recent Facebook livestream event, Rizzo also stated that he's moving forward with his solo projects and nothing else. Rizzo said his solo projects are "where my heart is at, where I get my writing credit, where I get credit for my work and all my hard work gets proper credit."
“I’m just going full forward with my solo project. It’s just better for me. It’s more of a healthier environment for me and my family. And being home more, and do my solo project, which I’m super stoked about. I’ve also got [my new band] Hail the Horns. We’re releasing the video that we did for a Kiss cover today. I’ve got Revenge Beast. I’ve got Acoustic Vendetta. Things are good. And I’m doing a lot of good shit. I’m going full forward with my solo project. That’s really where my heart is at, where I get my writing credit, where I get credit for my work and all my hard work gets proper credit. It’s a healthier environment.”
Rizzo played Soulfly between 2003 and 2021.