Brazilian/American extreme metallers SOULFLY will premiere a brand new song, “Savages”, from their as-yet-untitled ninth album during their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on June 21 in Loreley, Germany. The CD, which is due later this year via the band’s new label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment, is being produced by Terry Date, who is known for his work with such bands as PANTERA, DEFTONES and SOUNDGARDEN, among many others.
Date previously mixed SOULFLY‘s “3” (2002), “Prophecy” (2004) and “Dark Ages” (2005) albums, but has never produced any of the group’s CDs.
The drum tracks on the new SOULFLY CD were laid down by Max‘s 21-year-old son, Zyon Cavalera, who joined the band as its touring drummer for its recent rampage through North America.
Zyon previously played with SOULFLY during the band’s tour of Brazil in February 2012.
It is Zyon‘s unborn heartbeat that can be heard during the intro of SEPULTURA‘s classic song “Refuse/Resist”, which appeared on the band’s RIAA-gold-certified “Chaos A.D.” album, released three years before Max‘s departure from the group.
Drummer David Kinkade (BORKNAGAR, ARSIS, MALEVOLENT CREATION), who played on SOULFLY‘s eighth album, “Enslaved”, left the band last October in order to focus on his personal life.