Marc Rizzo has once again stepped out from his six-string duty with SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY to deliver his new solo project, "Legionaire", due on January 5 via Phlamencore Records.
"Legionaire" was written and recorded over a two-year period while Rizzo was on tour with SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY. Rizzo would break and get into the studio to record, then return to the road.
"I'm really excited about this record," states Rizzo. "I had a lot of time since my last record to really think about this new album. I think traveling all over the world, writing all the new material, really influenced the sound.
"After two U.S. solo tours in 2008, I think I really figured out what songs work well live.
"I'm really excited to play these new songs in front of a live audience. It's very cool to see kids slam-dancing and going off to instrumental music."
"Legionaire" track listing:
01. Release The Kraken
02. ...By Great Odins Beard
04. Victim In Shred
05. The Emerald Goblet
06. The Wrath Of Crom
07. Peaks And Vallies
09. Life And Will
10. Fenestrelle Fortress
11. The Metallurgist
"Legionaire" U.S. tour dates:
Jan 08 - Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
Jan 09 - Erie, PA @ Sherlocks
Jan 10 - Lexington, KY @ Busters
Jan 12 - Parkersburg, WV @ Club Vibe
Jan 13 - Kent, OH @ JB's
Jan 14 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
Jan 15 - Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's
Jan 16 - Amelia, OH @ Big Ed's
Jan 18 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Jan 19 - Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
Jan 20 - Salina, KS @ Blue Goat
Jan 21 - Kansas City, MO @ Crosstown station
Jan 22 - Wichita, KS @ Lizard Lounge
Rizzo's INPSYCHOBLEEDIA project recently made two new songs — "Ageless Wisdom" and "Demonic Crypto History" — available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
INPSYCHOBLEEDIA made its live debut on May 2, 2009 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts as direct support to GOJIRA.
Marc Rizzo - Guitar, Vocals
Dennis Kimak - Guitar
Elo Hernandez - Bass
Kanky Lora - Drums
Rizzo's latest solo album, "The Ultimate Devotion", was released on July 31, 2007 through Shrapnel Records in the U.S. and Mascot Records throughout Europe.
SOULFLY released its most recent album, "Conquer", on July 29, 2008 via Roadrunner Records.
Marc Rizzo recently took part in an in-studio acoustic session at Ear Candy Records in New York City. A three-minute video clip of his appearance can be viewed below (courtesy of D-Lux Denim Brand).