Metal icons Soulfly will release their tenth studio album, Archangel, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on 14th August. The band have also revealed the sleeve artwork created by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom) for the band’s upcoming dark and atmospheric masterpiece.
I am so proud to be releasing Soulfly’s tenth album. I feel it is my most mystic album since Prophecy. The guest collaborations have always been a trademark of Soulfly and Archangel is no different! We can’t wait to play this live for the worldwide tribe!
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 colour scheme.
Archangel was produced and mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet) and will be available for pre-order soon at iTunes and Amazon, with special editions and limited edition blue vinyl over at Nuclear Blast’s online store.
Archangel track list:
- We Sold Our Souls To Metal
- Sodomites (feat. Todd Jones of Nails)
- Ishtar Rising
- Live Life Hard! (feat. Matt Young of King Parrot)
- Bethlehem’s Blood
- Mother Of Dragons (feat. Richie Cavalera of Incite, Igor Cavalera of Lody Kong, and Anahid M.O.P.)
BONUS TRACKS FOR CD/DVD SPECIAL EDITION:
- You Suffer (NAPALM DEATH cover)
- Acosador Nocturno
- Soulfly X
Bonus DVD: Live At Hellfest 2014 (SPECIAL EDITION ONLY)
- Cannibal Holocaust
- Back To The Primitive
- Seek ‘N’ Strike
- Rise Of The Fallen
- Roots Bloody Roots
- Jumpdafuckup/Eye For An Eye