The lyric video for the song "Sodomites" from SOULFLY can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "Archangel", which will be released on August 14 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced by Matt Hyde, who has previously worked with SLAYER and CHILDREN OF BODOM. The cover artwork was created by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM).
Said SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera: "I wrote this track about the wrath God which struck down Sodom for their sinful behavior. I used quotes from the Old Testament in some of the lyrics. It was also really exciting to work with Todd from NAILS on this track since I'm a big fan!"
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"Archangel" track listing:
01. We Sold Our Souls To Metal 02. Archangel 03. Sodomites (feat. Todd Jones of NAILS) 04. Ishtar Rising 05. Live Life Hard! (feat. Matt Young of KING PARROT) 06. Shamash 07. Bethlehem's Blood 08. Titans 09. Deceiver 10. Mother Of Dragons (feat. Richie Cavalera of INCITE, Igor Cavalera of LODY KONG, Anahid M.O.P.)
Bonus tracks for CD/DVD special edition:
11. You Suffer (NAPALM DEATH cover) 12. Acosador Nocturno 13. Soulfly X
Bonus DVD: "Live At Hellfest 2014" (special edition only)
01. Cannibal Holocaust 02. Refuse/Resist 03. Bloodshed 04. Back To The Primitive 05. Seek 'N' Strike 06. Tribe 07. Rise Of The Fallen 08. Revengeance 09. Roots Bloody Roots 10. Jumpdafuckup/Eye For An Eye
In regards to the band and the album cover, artist Eliran Kantor states: "I've been a fan of Max's music ever since discovering 'Beneath The Remains' in high school. When my wife and I got married, 'Territory' was even played at the dance party part of our wedding.
"Max asked me to do a traditional piece depicting Archangel Michael — and I tried to go beyond the straight-up neo-classical style as that has been perfected centuries ago, so I mixed in SOULFLY's own visual world: hence the wings and spear being shaped like the SOULFLY tribal icon, the cliff with the ocean view just like on the first record, and the Brazilian flag being the core of it's color scheme."
Speaking about "Archangel", Max told RockRevoltMagazine.com: "It's a very biblical, very mystic, very exotic kind of a album. This is a totally different vibe [from 2013's 'Savages']. There's songs like 'Sodomites', about the destruction of Sodom; there's songs like 'Shamash', about the Akkadian god of the sun; 'Ishtar' (since retitled 'Ishtar Rising'),which is the Babylonian queen; 'Titanomachy' (since retitled 'Titans'),which is about the war of the titans. So there's really more mystic, exotic sounds and songs and lyrics. So it's really cool. It's really artistic, the new SOULFLY, which I like about it."
In an interview with Metal Wani, Max called "Archangel" "an interesting record." He explained: "It's one of those [records] that come out once in a lifetime, an album like that comes out — really crazy sounds and very different dimensions. It's more experimental than the other stuff. It's still heavy as hell, and it's still fast. And Zyon's [Cavalera, Max's son] playing drums on it. He's actually playing really good. He reminds me of a young Dave Lombardo [SLAYER]. The fills that he's doing [are] really amazing; he surprised everybody in the studio. Matt Hyde is producing; he worked with SLAYER before. So it's really cool; a really good team."
SOULFLY will embark on a North American headlining tour at the end of September. Joining them on this epic campaign are Swedish melodic death metal visionaries SOILWORK, Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED, and hot newcomers SHATTERED SUN.