Soulfly's "Ritual", the follow-up to 2015's "Archangel", is going to be released in the fall. The new album, which will be published in October by Nuclear Blast, was recorded with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, All that Remains). Max Cavalera recently spoke about "Ritual": "I know musicians [always] say their new record is their favorite, but [this new] Soulfly [album] really hits home, man, because it's got a little of everything that I really love about Soulfly. It's got some of the tribal elements back in the groove, and it's got a lot of fast stuff. It's almost like a 'tribal thrash' record, which is kind of… it's never been done before. So it's a real political and spiritual [album mixed] with tribal [and] thrash [sounds]. The tribal grooves go right in hand with fast thrash, death metal stuff. So it's pretty cool, man. I think people are gonna be turned up when they hear the new Soulfly". According to Max, "["Ritual"] has a little bit of a 'Chaos A.D.'[Sepultura] kind of feeling to it — that kind of groove, but also [with elements of] thrash. It's a contemporary record — it feels like it's done right now. I'm really stoked on it. I think it does kind of have that classic 'Chaos A.D.' feeling to it, which is great; I think it's really cool to have that kind of feeling on the record." And concluded about his bandmates' contributions: "Marc Rizzo [Soulfly guitarist] is doing some amazing guitar stuff. All the players — Zyon [Cavalera, Max's son and Soulfly drummer] did a great job on the drums. I tried really hard to have different topics and different lyrics, so my vocals are a bit different and I'm touching different subjects on the album. So all that together makes it into something special."