Soulfly Debuts ‘Ritual’ Title Track

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Soulfly has debuted the title track from its new album.

The band debuted Ritual‘s title track Thursday and set it against the backdrop of a 360-degree “video” that lets audiences check out the album’s cover in-depth.  Musically speaking, the new single boasts a sound that will appeal to front man Max Cavalera’s work with his previous band Sepultura.

Cavalera said in an interview that ‘Ritual’ almost didn’t make the final cut for the record, explaining the amount of time and effort put into the song was to blame for it almost being omitted.

“This song took a long time and almost didn’t make the record,” Cavalera said.  “We recorded it as an instrumental and ran out of time in the studio.  We ended up having to fly Josh Wilbur (producer) out to my house to finish the vocals.  He kept on telling me he wanted more of that ‘tribal s***’ like some of the stuff on our first record and ‘Primitive.’  We ended up creating the chorus on the spot and layering something like 12 or 16 tracks of chanting for it.  After we heard it and were listening back, we got really excited and were high-fiving each other.  Josh just turned to me and said that was what he wanted to hear as a fan, and he was really happy to get that out of me.  We both knew it was a new Soulfly classic for the ages and had to be the album opener.  I’m really proud of this song, and I think old-school fans of my work will are going to love it.”

Ritual‘s title track is the album’s second single to be released so far.  The album’s lead single ‘Evil Empowered‘ is streaming now.  Two videos featuring Cavalera discussing the album’s artwork and the band’s work with Wilbur are also streaming.

Pre-orders are open now for Ritual.  The album’s track listing is noted below.

Ritual track listing:
1.  Ritual
2.  Dead Behind The Eyes (feat. Randy Blythe)
3.  The Summoning
4.  Evil Empowered
5.  Under Rapture (feat. Ross Dolan)
6.  Demonized
7.  Blood On The Street
8.  Bite The Bullet
9.  Feedback!
10.  Soulfly XI

More information on Ritual is available online now along with all of Soufly’s latest news and more at:






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