Professionally filmed video footage of SOULFLY's May 30, 2010 performance at the Rock In Rio festival in Lisbon, Portugal can be viewed below (the footage originally aired on the Portuguese cable television channel SIC Radical).According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, "Omen" is on track to sell between 10,000 and 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. SOULFLY's last album, "Conquer", opened with 8,400 units back in August 2008 to land at position No. 66 on The Billboard 200 chart. This number was in line with the opening tally of the CD's predecessor, "Dark Ages", which shifted a little more than 8,000 copies during its first week of release in October 2005 to enter the chart at No. 155. Frontman Max Cavalera fuels "Omen" with the same blood, fire and spirit that made him a genre icon with SEPULTURA, SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY. Following the warpath left by 2008's critically acclaimed "Conquer", "Omen" is a sign of SOULFLY becoming an even fiercer, fierier and more furious metallic monster, seven albums into their storied career. Various SOULFLY traditions remain upheld over the course of the album's 11 tracks. Bobby Burns' bass rumbles and roars on teeth-gnashing opener "Bloodbath and Beyond", as Joe Nunez commences pure percussive pummeling. Marc Rizzo tears through throat-slitting leads, while still making room to groove on the likes of "Lethal Injection". Max's unmistakable vocals and riffs work in tandem for the ultimate aural assault. Marc's six-string experimentation led to a unique solo on "Rise of the Fallen" and a pensive acoustic outro on "Mega-Doom". Max lauds him saying, "Marc is such an exciting guitar player. He blew me away again. Marc came up with crazy, electronic sounds. He makes the guitar sound like a computer or a cell phone. It's a bit influenced by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. The album is split between those noises and some incredible melodic solos. Marc really outdid himself on 'Omen'."
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