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Monday, October 3, 2022

Soulfly released “Totem”

Underground icon, extreme metal trailblazer, third-world warrior, and leader of a diverse and dedicated tribe, Max Cavalera not only survives but thrives, blasting out riff after killer riff. The same voice, body, and spirit which launched Soulfly in 1997 summons impossibly heavy noise to this day, throwing down ten slabs of monstrous music on the band’s twelfth album, “Totem”, out via Nuclear Blast Records.

Soulfly’s Max Cavalera comments:

“For nearly 30 years our SoulflyTribe has been growing steadily, from big cities to obscure corners of the world. Now we have our own Totem to celebrate our existence. Listen to it at maximum level to let your soul fly free.”

Totem was recorded at Platinum Underground in Mesa Arizona by John Aquilino and Arthur Rizk with assistance from John Powers. Produced by Max alongside Arthur Rizk, the album boasts guest appearances from John Powers (Eternal Champion), Chris Ulsh (Power Trip), and John Tardy (Obituary). Arthur Rizk was also responsible for playing lead guitar on the record. The artwork for the album was created by James Bousema.