Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA) has posted an audio update on his TheLiveLine profile regarding CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY, and his new project featuring THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN singer Greg Puciato.
Max: "SOULFLY's taking a little break right now. We're probably gonna have a new album for you guys next year, SOULFLY's eighth album. I'm probably gonna start working on it at the end of the year, and it should come out sometime next year."
On his project with Greg Puciato from THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN:
Max: "I'm also working with Greg from THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN; we're gonna do a NAILBOMB-type project. We are selecting the musicians right now and getting the songwriting [together]. Greg's gonna come here [to Max's home base in] Phoenix and spend some time with me. We're gonna write some tunes. It's gonna be kind of like NAILBOMB, so it's gonna be a one-off kind of project, super-heavy.
"Me and Greg decided to do it. We had a lot of fun making the 'Rise Of The Fallen' song [on] the SOULFLY 'Omen' CD where me and Greg sang together. We think our voices are really cool together, so we decided to make a whole, full record. And that's gonna come out sometime next year also."
You can hear Max's entire TheLiveLine message using the audio player below (message originally recorded on Wednesday, February 23).
NAILBOMB was Cavalera's 1994 one-off industrial punk-infused metal collaboration with FUDGE TUNNEL's Alex Newport.
Puciato joined SOULFLY on stage at the 14th annual "D-Low Memorial" on August 28, 2010 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona to perform the song "Rise Of The Fallen". Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below.
In an interview with I Heart Guitar, Max stated about SOULFLY's collaboration with Puciato on "Rise of the Fallen", "That was one of the great surprises of [the latest SOULFLY album] 'Omen'. It turned out to be such a classic song, really a great, killer song, and it was done from scratch. I had the idea to invite Greg after I bumped into him at a DEFTONES concert in L.A. that we both sang with the DEFTONES, I invited him to come to the studio, and I mentioned the name of the song, 'Rise of the Fallen', and I wanted him to write original lyrics for it, and he felt really good about that. So he wrote all original verses and he helped me with the choruses. Every time I say 'rise of the fallen,' there's a Greg response to that. He was just a great guy to work with. A lot of energy, really excited about the song. He really wanted to make the best song possible. I give him a lot of credit for making 'Rise Of The Fallen' one of the most exciting songs I've been part of in my career. It's a track that stands out from the rest, I think. Greg's ideas were really flowing."
TheLiveLine is a service MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine launched that enables musicians to connect to their audience over the phone.
For more information, visit www.theliveline.com.
About TheLiveLine: In the spring of 2008, Dave Mustaine and friend Scott Holmen approached the founders and president of SmartReply, Inc. with Dave's concept of using their technology to engage fans and artists. This innovative platform would serve as a way for fans to let the artists know what they are up to and for artists to keep fans informed of what is going on in their world.
In the summer of 2008 a Beta version of TheLiveLine.com was released and it was a smashing success. Fans and artists engaged in communication via mobile phone (voice and text messaging) and the TheLiveLine web site, which gave them exactly what they were looking for — up-to-the-minute information from each other.