Soulfly incite a musical uprising on Enslaved, their eighth album for Roadrunner Records, which was released in March.
Enslaved is a concept record about slavery — a first for legendary frontman Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY).
The genesis of Enslaved can actually be traced back to Sepultura's groundbreaking and seminal album Roots in 1996. Shortly after its completion, Cavalera began pondering the idea of doing an entire album centered around the theme of slavery.
"I've had this concept for a long time," revealed Cavalera. "I actually thought it would be a Sepultura album, but that never happened. Soulfly went on, and I never forgot about the idea. Coming off the road supporting Omen (2010), I knew this was the best moment to do it. We're tackling an extreme subject with the heaviest music we've ever done. Everything is connected. When you're singing about something harsh like this, heavy music is the perfect match."
"I want people to go mental when they hear Enslaved," he declares. "I want them to freak the fuck out. This is extreme. This is Soulfly."
As previously reported, Zyon Cavalera, son of Max Cavalera, has announced that he'll be joining Soulfly as its touring drummer for the band's next rampage through North America, in early 2013. (This isn't his first time collaborating with his dad, of course; Zyon's fetal heartbeat was the first sound heard on Sepultura's Chaos A.D. album, in 1993.) Watch him play Soulfly's 'Prophecy' in the clip below:
Thus far, four shows have been confirmed:
15 - LVCS - Las Vegas, NV
16 - Key Club - West Hollywood, CA
8 - Virgin Mobile Mod Club - Toronto, ON
11 - Higher Ground - South Burlington, VT