Soulfly Announces New Album Details; Debuts Albums’ Lead Single, Lyric Video

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Soulfly will release its new album this summer.

The band announced Thursday, it is scheduled to release its latest album, Totem, Aug. 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. The record will be the band’s 12th album, and will come more than three years after the release of the band’s then latest album, Ritual. Audiences who pre-save Totem will have a chance to win a prize package that includes the new album, as well as t-shirt, Soulfly towel, socks, and bandana.

In anticipation of the album’s release, the band premiered its new single, ‘Superstition‘ Thursday, along with its lyric video. The song’s musical arrangement is everything that audiences have come to expect from Soulfly. The familiar thrash leanings from founder/front man Max Cavalera’s days in Sepultura add even more of a welcome touch to the arrangement.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the pending release of the new album and the premiere of the single and video. While no information was provided, it can be at least somewhat inferred that maybe this song is a commentary about the damage that the belief systems incorporated into our belief systems. That is just this critic’s interpretation.

The lyric video features the song’s lyrics placed over imagery, such as a Native American chief on horseback, cave paintings, and a totem pole. The visualization seems to play even more into the implications of the lyrics.

Totem will release on a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below along with the album’s track listing.

Totem will be available in the following formats:

  • CD Jewelcase
  • Blue Cassette (Limited to 300)
  • Long Box 
    • CD Jewelcase
    • Sticker
    • Pin
  • Vinyl
    • Black
    • Gold
  • Bundle
    • Album Shirt
    • CD Jewelcase

Below is the Totem tracklisting:

  1. Superstition
  2. Scouring The Vile
  3. Filth Upon Filth
  4. Rot In Pain
  5. The Damage Done
  6. Totem
  7. Ancestors
  8. Ecstasy Of Gold
  9. Soulfly XII
  10. Spirit Animal

More information on Soulfly’s tour schedule is available online, along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:




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