SOULFLY will headline the 15th annual “D-Low Memorial”, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, December 30 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona. Other bands that are confirmed to appear at the event are INCITE and LODY KONG .
The “D-Low” show is held every year in memory of SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera‘s stepson, Dana Wells, who was killed in a car accident in 1996 (1999 article). It is one of SOULFLY‘s biggest shows of the year and draws fans from all over the United States. In 2004, SOULFLY filmed portions of its “The Song Remains Insane” DVD at the event.
DEVILDRIVER/COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara and CATTLE DECAPITATION vocalist Travis Ryan (stepping in for OCEANO‘s Adam Warren) will make guest appearances on the new album from SOULFLY, due in early 2012 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2010’s “Omen” was recorded at a Phoenix, Arizona studio with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris, who has previously worked with CHIMAIRA, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS, THE ACACIA STRAIN, BORN OF OSIRIS and SHADOWS FALL, among others. The band’s new drummer, David Kinkade (BORKNAGAR, ARSIS, MALEVOLENT CREATION), described the group’s new material on his Facebook page 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.”