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."


Are you ready for some avant-garde metal music? Well, In the Woods ... have almost finished working on their fifth album, since the mixing process is done. The new record is being finalized by Frédéric Gervais at Studio Henosis and more news is coming in the near future! A snippet of the Norwegians' new music can be heard in the band's official Facebook page.



Former King Diamond bassist, Hal Patino suffered a mild heart attack over the weekend, as it was revealed by his son, singer Maryann Cotton (born Jackie Patino). Maryann had embarked on a North American tour and Hal Patino helped his son, playing the bass in the tour's gigs.

Said Maryann: "We are currently in Las Vegas headed to Canada. During our stay here, my father, Hal Patino, had a mild heart attack and has been hospitalized since Sunday, July 1st at Desert Springs Hospital. He fainted during the day at around 1:30 p.m. When we admitted him to the hospital, he had a blood pressure of 236; normal being 120. Due to his high blood pressure, he will not be able to perform in Canada. We are not sure as of now if he will need surgery or not, but we are keeping a close eye on him and hopefully he will be back to play the rest of the tour. This is a tough time for everyone, especially me, but I am positive about his recovery."

Maryann continued: "We are working on getting a stand-in for the Canada shows, and due to this setback, we really hope to give the fans a decent show. Please keep my father in your prayers."

5 years since the release of their previous album, Alice In Chains are ready to share new music with us. "Rainier Fog" is set to be released on August 24, 2018, and is now available for digital and physical pre-order. Check out the new track "So Far Under" below. The tracklisting is as follows:

01. The One You Know
02. Rainier Fog
03. Red Giant
04. Fly
05. Drone
06. Deaf Ears Blind Eyes
07. Maybe
08. So Far Under
09. Never Fade
10. All I Am