Soulfly signed to Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a new division of Nuclear Blast owned by Monte Conner, who the band have a pretty heavy history with dating way back to the first signing of Sepultura!
Soulfly not only signed the deal, but will begin kicking ass on their ninth studio record with producer Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, Soundgarden). Max Cavelera is pretty damn pumped-
"I'm really excited to be signing Soulfly to Nuclear Blast Records," commented legendary frontman Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy). "On top of it, we're going to be reunited with Monte Conner who I've worked with for over 20 years at Roadrunner. Soulfly 's new album is going to be recorded in Seattle with the great producer Terry Date, and it's going to come out later in the year through Nuclear Blast worldwide. Keep it metal!"
…and so is Conner, especially given their history together-
"It feels so right to be reunited with Max Cavalera," added Monte Conner. "He is the second artist I signed and we've made 17 albums together over the years, including several metal classics. Max's voice remains just as unique and powerful as the day I met him and I felt the last Soulfly album Enslaved was his strongest work since the band's Gold-selling debut. I am honored to call him a friend and to continue to be a part of his mission."
Here's to a heavy record, right? I've never really been all too huge on the band, but given their history with Conner and the fact that Date is working on it with them, this might be one for the records. Or it won't; I really have no idea. Wait, see and hope for the best!