Vocalist Travis Ryan of San Diego, Californa extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION has recorded a guest appearance on the new SOULFLY album, due in early 2012 via Roadrunner Records. Travis — who was a replacement for SOULFLY‘s original choice, OCEANO‘s Adam Warren — recorded his portion of the vocals at Frick’in Studios in San Marcos, California with engineer Dan Frick.
Commented Ryan: “It’s an honor to receive a call from someone you had pictures of on your wall as a kid asking you to be on a new album of theirs. I literally had a picture of Max [Cavalera, SOULFLY mainman] and Gloria [Max‘s wife and manager] holding [Gloria‘s son] Richie in her arms that I ripped out of a copy of Metal Maniacs on my wall when I was 15 or 16. Now they’re asking for my artistic hand in one of their creations; [it] just doesn’t get much more surreal than that. Very honored and the song is very ‘death metal-ish’ and completely crushes. Happy to be a part of it!”
The producer of SOULFLY‘s new album, Chris “Zeuss” Harris (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, THE RED CHORD) stated about Travis‘ contribution, “The vocals fucking rule!!!! Fits the song perfect… Very refreshing for me to hear these days.”
SOULFLY‘s new CD was recorded at a Phoenix, Arizona studio and will feature an additional guest appearance by DEVILDRIVER/COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara. The follow-up to 2010’s “Omen” was described by SOULFLY‘s new drummer, David Kinkade (BORKNAGAR, ARSIS, MALEVOLENT CREATION), as “crushing, fast thrash, blasting, tribal and fueled by extreme burrito fury. . . The record is sounding fucking SICK. Thrashy as fuck… totally ‘Arise’ [referring to SEPULTURA‘s classic 1991 album] on crack and speed.”