Details Announced For New Sepultura Retrospective Set

Courtesy: BMG

BMG will revisit a series of Sepultura’s albums this fall.

The company is scheduled to release the new collection dubbed SepulnationThe Studio Albums 1998 – 2009 Oct. 22. The set will release separately on an 8 LP vinyl set and 5 disc CD set.

As an added bonus, the collection will also feature Sepultura’s rare covers EP, Revolusongs digitally. The EP features the band’s take on classic songs from acts, such as Exodus, U2, and Public Enemy. The band premiered the video for its take of Public Enemy’s ‘Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos‘ Thursday.

The albums featured in SepulnationThe Studio Albums 1998 – 2009Against (1998), Nation (2001), Roorback (2003), DanteXXI (2006), and A-Lex (2009) — reach back to current front man Derrick Green’s beginnings with the band after taking over from now former front man Max Cavalera and reach up to the noted point. From that point, the band, with Green, has released four more albums, Kairos (2011), The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be The Heart (2013), Machine Messiah (2017) and Quadra (2020).

In related news, Sepultura released its new quarantine record, Sepulquarta Aug. 13 through Nuclear Blast Records. The semi-live recording culls performances that the band recorded during its “SepulQuarta” video podcast throughout the pandemic. The performances were by famous figures, such as Phil Campbell, Devin Townsend, and Alex Skolnick.

The full track listing for SepulQuarta is noted below.

This is the full tracklist featuring all international guest musicians:

01. Territory (feat. David Ellefson)
02. Cut-Throat (feat. Scott Ian)
03. Sepulnation (feat. Danko Jones)
04. Inner Self (feat. Phil Rind)
05. Hatred Aside (feat. Angélica Burns, Mayara Puertas & Fernanda Lira)
06. Mask (feat. Devin Townsend)
07. Fear, Pain, Chaos, Suffering (feat. Emmily Barreto)
08. Vandals Nest (feat. Alex Skolnick)
09. Slave New World (feat. Matthew K. Heafy)
10. Ratamahatta (feat. Joao Barone & Charles Gavin)
11. Apes Of God (feat. Rob Cavestany)
12. Phantom Self (feat. Mark Holcomb)
13. Slaves Of Pain (feat. Fred Leclercq & Marcello Pompeu)
14. Kaiowas (feat. Rafael Bittencourt)
15. Orgasmatron (feat. Phil Campbell)

The limited edition, marbled pressing of the recording is already sold out, but black vinyl pressings are still available along with CD pressings. Additionally, the album is available digitally.

In other news, the band announced last month, it hopes to finally launch its “Quadra Tour” next spring. The band has scheduled the tour’s launch for March 4 in Sacramento, CA.

The tour was originally scheduled to take place in spring 2020, and was initially postponed until this year as a result of the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 tour was then postponed because of the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.

The month-long tour, which is in support of the band’s most recent album, Quadra, is scheduled to run through March 9 in Berkeley, CA. It features performances in cities nationwide, such as Atlanta, GA; Minneapolis, MN and Greensboro, NC. Sacred Reich will serve as support for the tour, along with Crowbar and Art of Shock.

The upcoming tour’s schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.

Confirmed dates for SEPULTURA‘s “North American Quadra” 2022 tour with SACRED REICHCROWBAR, and ART OF SHOCK are:
3/04/2022  Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA 
3/05/2022  The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT*
3/06/2022 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO*
3/08/2022 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA
3/09/2022 Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
3/10/2022 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
3/11/2022   Harpo’s – Detroit, MI 
3/12/2022  The Forge – Joliet, IL*
3/13/2022  Thunderbird Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA*
3/15/2022  Irving Plaza – New York, NY
3/16/2022  Opera House – Toronto, ON CANADA
3/17/2022  Corona Theater – Montreal, QC CANADA
3/18/2022  Big Night Live – Boston, MA 
3/19/2022  Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/20/2022  Soundstage – Baltimore, MD 
3/21/2022  House of Blues – Cleveland, OH 
3/23/2022  Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC*
3/24/2022  Masquerade – Atlanta, GA 
3/25/2022  Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL 
3/26/2022  The Orpheum – Tampa, FL* 
3/28/2022  Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA*
3/29/2022  Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX*
3/31/2022  Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
4/01/2022  Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
4/02/2022  GMBG – Dallas, TX*
4/03/2022  Rockhouse – El Paso, TX 
4/05/2022  The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ* 
4/06/2022  House of Blues – San Diego, CA 
4/08/2022  Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA 
4/09/2022  The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
* New shows and not rescheduled

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Dino Cazares Joining Soulfly For Upcoming Tour

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Soulfly is getting a helping hand from a big name for its upcoming tour.

The band made the announcement Thursday through a news release. The document states Fear Factory guitarist and founding member Dino Cazares is joining Soulfly for its upcoming North American tour. The press release announcing Cazares’ addition to the band’s lineup gave no reason for his replacement of guitarist Marc Rizzo.

The 33-date tour, which was originally announced in June, is scheduled to launch Aug. 20 in Albuquerque, NM and to run through Sept. 25 in Tempe, AZ. The upcoming tour also features performances in cities nationwide, such as Providence, RI; Houston, TX and Atlanta, GA. Niviane and Suicide Puppets are scheduled to share time as support throughout the tour.

Soulfly front man Max Cavalera spoke highly of Cazares as he discussed Cazares joining the band’s lineup for the tour.

“I’m very excited to be sharing the stage with Dino,” said Cavalera. “He is a true OG riff master, It’s going to sound heavier than Soulfly has ever sounded before! Dino’s legendary Fear Factory crunch guitar sound mixed with Soulfly is going to sound insane.”

Cazares shared Cavalera’s excitement for joining the band on the road through his own comments.

“Over the past 30 years, I’ve guested on a few of Max’s projects and jumped on stage whenever and wherever I could,” he said. “Now it’s a great honor to be doing this tour alongside Max as the second guitarist. It’s going to be amazing for all the fans to see the two of us playing a selection of Soulfly songs and a few familiar extras. Much respect to Max and his family –  thank you for always making me feel at home with the Soulfly Tribe.

Additionally, Cazares recalled warmly, his first meeting between himself and Cavalera.

“The first time I met Max in 1991, I knew we were going to be long-time friends,” said Cazares. “I was standing at the bar, he grabbed my arm and yelled ‘Papa Capado.’ I was like ‘who the F@#% are you? He said “I’m Max’ and from there we just hit it off. That same night I played him the Fear Factory demo tape on his cassette Walkman in his hotel room while we were attending a music convention in Los Angeles. He liked it so much that he wouldn’t give it back, so I had to wrestle him and take it out of his walkman, haha. It was my only copy.

Added Cazares, “Max told Monte Conner, the A&R director from Roadrunner Records, that we had a new demo that he needed to check out, so our manager at the time sent our demo to Monte after many labels turned us down. The rest is history.”

The schedule for Soulfly’s upcoming tour is noted below. Tickets are available here.

Confirmed dates for the Soulfly’s US Tour are:

8/20/2021  Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM **
8/21/2021  Marquis Theater – Denver, CO **
8/22/2021  Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO **
8/24/2021  Wave Outdoors – Wichita, KS **
8/25/2021  The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS **
8/26/2021  Red Flag – St. Louis, MO **
8/27/2021  Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN **
8/28/2021  Metal In The Mountains @ Pipestem Event Center – Pipestem, WV **
8/29/2021  Skully’s – Columbus, OH **
8/30/2021  Rec Room – Buffalo, NY **
8/31/2021  Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA **
9/01/2021  Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY **
9/02/2021  Alchemy – Providence, RI **
9/03/2021  Alchemy – Providence, RI **
9/04/2021  The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY ^
9/05/2021  Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI ^
9/06/2021  WC Social Club – West Chicago, IL ^
9/07/2021  Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN ^
9/08/2021  Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY ^
9/09/2021  Zydeco – Birmingham, AL ^
9/11/2021  Warlando Festival – Orlando, FL *
9/12/2021  Hell @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA ^
9/14/2021  Scout Bar – Houston, TX ^
9/15/2021  Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX ^
9/16/2021  Trees – Dallas, TX ^
9/17/2021  Country River Club – Tyler, TX ^
9/18/2021  Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX ^
9/19/2021  Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX^
9/21/2021  Encore – Tucson, AZ *
9/22/2021  Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA *
9/23/2021  Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA *
9/24/2021 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA  *
9/25/2021 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ+
* = No Support
** – 8/20 – 9/3 – NIVIANE
^ – 9/4 – 9/19 – SUICIDE PUPPETS

Soulfly’s upcoming live dates are in support of its latest album, Ritual and its latest EP, Live Ritual NYC MMXIX. Cavalera announced in January, that he is working on Soulfly’s next album, but has offered no update on the album’s progress in the months since.

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Soulfly Working On Its Next Album

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Soulfly is officially back in the studio.

The announcement was made Friday through a news release distributed to the media. The document states the band is now working on the follow-up to its 2018 album Ritual. Additionally, it states the band is working with producer Arthur Rizk (Cavalera Conspiracy, Code Orange, Power trip) on the album. Expectations are that the album will release in late 2021.

According to front man Max Cavalera, work on the album was already underway prior to getting back into the studio.

“I’ve been working on this record with my son, Zyon, since June of last year,” he said. “We are in the studio now with producer Arthur Rizk, creating a really wild record. Expect the unexpected! No rules, no limits, not holding anything back, just pure SOULFLY!”

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‘Live Ritual NYC MMXIX’ Is A Surprisingly Disappointing Live Offering From Soulfly

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With the COVID-19 outbreak effectively having shut down live music in towns and cities nation and worldwide, music acts of all types are finding every way that they can to bring live music to the masses.  Metallica is airing free concerts every Monday through its official Facebook page.  Many other bands are taking archived concerts that were previously unreleased to their official YouTube channels in whole for everyone to enjoy for free, too.  And now Soulfly is doing its part to give audiences some sense of normalcy with its new live EP Live Ritual NYC MMXIX.  Released digitally over the weekend through Nuclear Blast Records, the performance featured here was originally recorded Feb. 11, 2019 at the Gramercy in New York City.  The concert was part of a larger tour that was in support of Soulfly’s most recent album Ritual.  The recording is a bit of a toss-up, to be honest.  That is due in part to its set, list, which comes in at just under half an hour.  This will be discussed shortly.  This matter plays directly into another issue for this recording, the concert’s audiovisual aspect.  This is another concern that cannot be ignored.  It will be addressed a little later.  The one positive to those this presentation, if one wants to call it a positive, is its availability options.  Each item noted here is critical in its own way to the whole of this recording.  All things considered, they make Live Ritual NYC MMXIX a disappointing presentation from an otherwise great band.  It is difficult to say this about an offering from a band the caliber of Soulyfly, but it is an unavoidable truth.  Whether the band or the label is to blame for this presentation is a discussion for another time.  Regardless, the reality is that this is a live recording that should have stayed shelved.

Soulfly’s new digital live EP Live ritual NYC MMXIX is a disappointing offering from a band that has built quite the successful reputation and resume for itself over the course of 23 years and 11 albums.  That is due in part to the recording’s set list.  Spanning a total of seven songs and just over 27 minutes, the concert, originally recorded Feb. 11, 2019 at the Gramercy in New York City, the band’s performance here is just a glimpse into what is in reality a much larger and longer set.  The full concert runs just short of an hour (approximately 53 minutes to be exact).  The songs featured in the recording are, by connection, only a portion of a much larger set that also featured a cover of Iron Maiden’s hit song ‘The Trooper.’  The other songs featured in that concert that are not featured in this recording are: ‘Arise Again,’ ‘Dead Behind the Eyes,’ ‘Rise of the Fallen’ and ‘Babylon.’  Given, the full set list, which also features the opening of ‘Jumpdaf***up” is not exactly an in-depth presentation of the band’s catalog, but is still much more enjoyable than the brief little glance that is featured in this recording. What’s more, the set list featured in this recording do not even go in the same order as the show from which they were lifted.  They are just snippets of the bigger show.  Keeping in mind the problem posed by the shortened set list here, it ties into another important item that cannot be ignored, the availability of the concert’s full, audiovisual presentation.

The whole of the concert from which this EP was pulled is available now entirely free through Revolver magazine’s official YouTube channel unless it has been pulled by the time this review is posted.  The performance, as a matter of fact, has been streaming through the noted YouTube channel since May 8, 2019. The video clip that the people at Nuclear Blast have released in order to promote this EP was taken from the presentation in question.  In other words, while Nuclear Blast is only giving people a portion of that concert only in audio format, the full audio-visual presentation has been available, and for free since early last year.  Keeping all of this in mind, it would have made more sense for Nuclear Blast and Soulfly to have just released the whole performance to DVD/BD/CD in some format than this essentially abbreviated presentation for those who want to enjoy it any time when they do not have access to the internet or don’t want to go online.  To that end, the overall presentation of Live Ritual NYC MMXIX is sadly, very much a disappointment and is just not worth the download.  For all of the negatives from which this recording suffers, it does have at least one positive.  That positive is the various platforms through which it is available.

Soulfly’s new live EP is available through a variety of platforms for streaming and download.  Those available platforms are: Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, Apple Music, iTunes, tidal, YouTube Music and Pandora.  Gooogle Play and Amazon both price the EP at $6.99.  Apple Music offers previews of the EP’s songs, but does not list a price.  In order to stream the recording thought Tidal, Spotify and Apple Music, audiences have to sign up for those services.  Of course the services are free at the basic level, but still mean being inundated with emails from those services in the long run.  The same applies for those who want to take in the recording through Deezer.  Simply put, audiences have plenty of listening options.  The price for purchase is not that bad, but at the same time, audiences should keep in mind before downloading the recording, that they are not getting the entire concert even in that case.  So in the bigger picture, there are plenty of free streaming options for this recording.  The purchase price of $6.99 is not that bad, either, but either way, audiences are not getting the entire concert either way.  Keeping that in mind, the availability of the concert is a positive, but still has a difficult time overcoming the reality that the concert featured herein is not the whole concert.  Considering this item and the rest of the EP’s concerns, the whole of the recording proves to be a surprisingly disappointing offering from a band that has given audiences so much more over the years.

Soulfly’s new live EP Live Ritual NYC MMXIX is the band’s first major live recording for American audiences, and those elsewhere.  The band did release a live EP titled Tribe in 1999, but that recording was released only in Australia.  Keeping that in mind, this latest live recording is technically the band’s first major worldwide live recording.  Keeping that in mind, it is a disappointing live debut for the band, especially considering Soulfly has existed for more than 20 years.  It is such a disappointment in part because the seven-song set list featured here is only a portion of the bigger 53-minute set that the band held at its Feb. 11, 2019 show at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.  It is in fact, approximately 27 minutes of that concert, and basically cherry picks from that set.  Adding to that matter is that Nuclear Blast has released this recording solely through digital.  There was not even an attempt to release the concert in any fashion through a full, audiovisual presentation.  Meantime, the full concert can be streamed for free through Revolver magazine’s official YouTube channel.  What this means is that in the bigger picture, Nuclear Blast has given audiences even less motivation here to download Soulfly’s new live EP.  While the EP is available through a variety of streaming services, audiences have to either sign up for the basic level of service through those platforms or they have to pay to download what is not even the entire concert.  So they are paying for only a portion of a whole or they sign up for said services and get inundated with emails, all for the sake of listening to a portion of a bigger concert.  Simply put, it is difficult to find one positive about Soulfly’s new EP Live Ritual NYC MMXIX.  That is even more disappointing, considering this is Soulfly’s first major widespread live recording.  One can only hope that Nuclear Blast and the band will learn from this major misstep and make the band’s next live recording something much better, when and if that happens.  More information on Live Ritual NYX MMXIX is available along with all of Soulfly’s latest news at:










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Max Cavalera Talks ‘Ritual’ Artwork In New “Making Of” Video

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Veteran metal outfit Soulfly is set to release its 11th full-length studio recording, Ritual on October 9, and in anticipation of its release, the band has released a new “making of” video featuring the band’s front man and founder Max Cavalera.

Cavalera discusses in the new, nearly five-minute video, the album’s artwork and how it came to fruition. He talks about the evolution of the album’s cover art and how Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom) helped bring it to fruition, along with Kantor’s work on Soulfly’s 10th album, Archangel.

He also discusses the work of Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, hatebreed, Kreator) — who handled the album’s package design — the album art’s ties to the album’s lyrical themes and other related items in the video, which is streaming online now here.

The new video’s release follows the release of the album’ lead single ‘Evil Emppowered.’  That song actually plays behind Cavalera during his new making of video, too, so audiences who haven’t heard the song will get to hear it in that video, too.

Pre-orders are open now for Ritual.  The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Killer Be Killed, Lamb of God, Gojira).  It features guest vocal performances from Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe, Immolation front man/bassist Ross Dolan and others.

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

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Ellefson Coffee Company Grand Opening Celebration Grows Again

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Next weekend’s grand opening of Ellefson Coffee Company’s first brick and mortar store keeps growing.

The festivities for next weekend’s grand opening of Ellefson Coffee Company’s Jackson, MN store now include performances by two more acts.  Kik Tracee/Zen From Mars vocalist Stephen Shareaux and Bang Tango/Zen From Mars guitarist Drew Fortier will perform at the store throughout the weekend.  The duo will perform songs from Kik Tracee and Zen From Mars over the weekend.

Also added to the weekend’s festivities is Bryn Arens, front man of beloved local Minneapolis-based band FLIPP.  Arens, Shareaux and Fortier are just the latest additions to next weekend’s grand opening celebration. Local Jackson, MN-based stock car racer Luke Sathoff’s Ellefson Coffee Company-sponsored car will be on display at the store throughout the weekend, too.

The newly noted additions to next weekend’s festivities join already announced celebrities That Metal Show co-host Don Jamieson and paranormal author and investigator Adrian Lee.

Jamieson will be at the store April 8 while Lee will lead Ellefson and others on an exploration of Loon Lake Cemetery, the local Jackson, MN cemetery that inspired Megadeth’s hit song ‘Mary Jane.’

The permanently displayed “Museum of Deth,” which features artifacts and memorabilia from Ellefson’s personal collection. The items that will be on display include Ellefson’s own high school marching band uniform and memorabilia from other acts including Korn, Machine Head, Max Cavalera and Coal Chamber.

Ellefson said in a recent interview he was looking forward to next weekend’s events.

“As the grand opening draws nearer, it’s amazing to see the excitement build and be able to announce some more killer things we have planned for the grand opening and beyond!,” Ellefson said.  “We have people traveling from all over the country to join us in this celebration of all things coffee and metal and we’re going to show them all a great time.”

Ellefson Coffee Company Marking Director Thom Hazaert agreed.

“The Ellefson Coffee Company store has turned out to be an amazing way for David to have a permanent face in his hometown, while being able to tie in EMP, Jackson, Dean, SIT and everything else in our universe,” Hazaert said.  “With the huge sense of Megadeth history in Jackson, we are excited to be able to create a really unique an amazing fan (and coffee) experience that, as predicted, is turning out to not only be a highlight for the people of Jackson, but a destination for Megadeth fans from around the world.”

Ellefson Coffee Company’s new brick and mortar store sells more than just coffee.  It also serves as an outlet for anyone looking to purchase products from Ellefson’s EMP Label Group, Jackson Guitars, SIT Strings, Puck Hcky, Dean Guitars and other companies connected with Ellefson and EMP Label Group.

Ellefson Coffee Company’s grand opening will take place Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9 at 404 2nd Street, Jackson, MN.  The store can be contacted by phone at 507-847-4065.  More information on Ellefson Coffee Company is available online now at:









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All Hail The Yeti Premieres ‘Mr. Murder’ Video

Courtesy:  Minus Head Records

Courtesy: Minus Head Records

All Hail The Yeti released the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its latest single ‘Mr. Murder’ online this week exclusively through Music Choice. The song is taken from the band’s latest full-length studio recording Scream From a Black Wilderness. Front man Connor Garritty talked about the video, saying that while it gives fans a view of the band’s live show it also pays tribute to one of the band’s close friends, Matthew Berube.

“We are very excited to finally release the video for ‘Mr. Murder,” Garritty said. “This was shot over the last few tours compiled with live footage and tour antics while paying tribute to our brother Matthew Berube, who passed away in 2015.  it also features our dear friend Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists who flew out from Alaksa to join us on the Haunted and Damaged Tour to perform live and film the video. This song is very difficult for us to perform live given the subject matter, but it also brings us great happiness to immortalize our best friend. Hope you all enjoy…Hail ‘Mr. Murder’!”

All Hail The Yeti is preparing to join Max and Iggor Cavalera’s “Return to Roots Tour.”   they will join The Black Dahlia Murder, Combichrist, Allegeon, and Oni as support for the tour.  The tour launches this Sunday, Sept. 25.

Along with its dates on the “Return to Roots Tour,” All Hail The Yeti will also perform at a number of off-date shows with Combichrist during its October tour.

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