Video footage of new SOULFLY drummer David Kinkade talking about the recording sessions for the band's new album can be seen below.
Kinkade, who has previously played with BORKNAGAR, ARSIS and MALEVOLENT CREATION, described SOULFLY'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."
SOULFLY's new CD 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. Due in early 2012 via Roadrunner Records, the follow-up to 2010's "Omen" will feature guest appearances by Adam Warren, vocalist for Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO, and DEVILDRIVER/COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara.
Kinkade joined SOULFLY a few months ago following the departure of the group's longtime skinsman Joe Nunez.
Max Cavalera's son Zyon sat behind the drum kit for the band's July 31 performance at the Lokerse festival in Lokeren, Belgium. The concert also marked the debut appearance with SOULFLY of the band's new bassist Tony Campos (STATIC-X, PRONG, ASESINO, MINISTRY, POSSESSED), who replaced Bobby Burns this past spring.
"Omen" sold 6,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 73 on The Billboard 200 chart.