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Friday, July 31, 2015

YES, THE KID CAN SHRED!!!

Soulfly has evolved many times in the 17 years of its life. Most past members are beloved but I admit there is a couple we are thankful are gone.... Marc Rizzo is the other half of my Lennon and McCartney of Metal, Max's ax extraordinaire....a master!!! With Soulfly's solid backbone, it's refreshing to inject new blood into the band from time to time. Along came Igor....

Igor and Max

My favorite Soulfjy bassist is without a doubt Tony Campos. How blessed I am to have been a part of his legacy. A gentleman, a partier, loyal and truthful, one of the most professional artists I know. We knew Tony was a man of many bands when he joined Soulfly and one day we would have to let him chase his dream. Shortly after Archangel was recorded, we found ourselves congratulating Tony on his move to Fear Factory. With a 6 week European/UK run on our doorstep, we enlisted our son Igor to plunk away.

Tony Campos

Igor is our seventh child and my fifth son. He got many of Max and my traits...from me, his logic and love of all things books and from Max, a many sided artist. He is the frontman, guitarist and writer of the band Lody Kong, and as many of you know, he has penned a dark novel about insanity at its deepest.






On a February tour of Mexico, when Tony was jamming with Ministry, we used Igor for the first time as bassist. He was a firecracker on stage and brought young blood to the front lines. It gave Max a shot in the arm just jamming with him...another dream morfed into reality. From this, Soulfly began their rehearsals. Igor took his job seriously and practiced at our mountain house rehearsal room and continued as he accompanied us on the recent Cavalera Conspiracy Europe/UK tour.

Igor and Aggy
Doing soundcheck

He proved himself a worthy member throughout the tour, never stopping to slow down for a minute. Catch this rare lineup soon as it's about to end, as all things must past. You may be lucky to catch one of his coveted, black, InTune picks!!

Igor rocking outat Rockharz Festival

Soulfly

Soulfly

For the Americans, you have one chance to mosh to 3 Cavaleras and the best riffer on the planet, Marc Rizzo, if you are lucky enough to get a ticket to the launch party for Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighter's Gentlemen of the Road Tour! Yes, they have asked Soulfly to headline the club show launch party! With only a very limited amount of tickets available, I suggest you find a way to jump in that pit!!! See you there!!




Class dismissed....