Former MEGADETH and current F5 bassist Dave Ellefson will be filling in for SOULFLY bassist Bobby Burns at two SOULFLY live shows next week. Burns is unable to make the dates due to a "family emergency." The details are as follows:
Aug. 12 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Aug. 13 – Long Beach, CA @ Vault 350
Ellefson played on four cuts on SOULFLY's 2004 CD, "Prophecy", and appears on the song "Riotstarter" on the band's follow-up album, "Dark Ages".
In a recent interview with Greece's Metal Temple magazine, Ellefson commented on the collaboration, stating, "I really dug working on the 'Prophecy' album as that was a transitional period for [SOULFLY mainman] Max [Cavalera]. I think that album really moved him away from the nu-metal tendancies that early SOULFLY records had and firmly planted him back into the thrash/hardcore movement where he came from with SEPULTURA."
"Dark Ages" is scheduled for release on October 4 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was produced by Cavalera and was mixed by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA and DEFTONES, among others.