Back in January, Soulfly entered the studio with Gojira and Lamb of God producer Josh Wilbur to record the follow-up to 2015's album Archangel. After live-debuting a new song, "The Summoning," last month, Max Cavalera and Co. have detailed their anticipated eleventh LP: Ritual is due out October 19th via Nuclear Blast. It features the aforementioned track, plus the aptly named "Evil Empowered," a primal, groove-metal behemoth unleashed in tandem with the announcement.
Other expected highlights on Ritual include "Dead Behind the Eyes," featuring Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, and "Under Rapture," a collaboration with Immolation bassist and vocalist Ross Dolan. Find the full track-listing below, under Eliran Kantor's stunning album artwork.
"Working with Josh Wilbur for Soulfly this time around has been amazing," says Cavalera of the new LP. "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!"
You heard the man — pre-order Soulfly's Ritual here.
Soulfly - Ritual track listing:
02. "Dead Behind The Eyes" [ft. Randy Blythe]
03. "The Summoning"
04. "Evil Empowered"
05. "Under Rapture" [feat. Ross Dolan]
07. "Blood On The Street"
08. "Bite The Bullet"
10. "Soulfly XI"
Below, see Max Cavalera show off two of his oldest vests and reveal how Discharge inspired him to make a "battle jacket" before he even knew the term, how he constructed his own "bullet belts" out of AA batteries as a kid in Brazil, and why he chooses to safety-pin his patches on instead of sewing them.