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Soulfly & Nile Announce 2018 “From The Amazon To The Nile” U.S. Co-Headlining Tour!

Metal Fans can wipe away the Tuesday Blues (is there even such a thing) thanks to the announcement that Soulfly and Nile made earlier this morning. Yes you guessed it, the pair of Metal powerhouses will unite for a co-headlining tour. Check out the poster and official Press Copy below. I’ll close us out with some editorial afterwards.

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The Press Release:
Metal icons SOULFLY and Egyptian themed technical death metal champions and label mates NILE are proud to announce their 2018 From The Amazon To The Nile co-headlining U.S. tour! The 35-date trek kicks off at Diamond Pub and Billiards in Louisville on April 26th and will make stops in Atlanta, Cleveland, and West Hollywood before ending on May 24th in Houston, Texas.

SOULFLY guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera states, “From the Amazon to the Nile, it’s gonna rage!”

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring NILE fans in the States a last round of touring supporting the “What Should Not be Unearthed album”, comments NILE founding member KARL SANDERS. “Teaming up with SOULFLY is going to make for a killer package sure to please Metal Fans.

‘2018’ coincidentally also happens to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka release, so we are likely going to playing some not-heard-in-years material from that classic recording as well as fan favorites from our entire catalog ,and of course tracks from our latest release, What Should Not be Unearthed. Metal will Take Place!”
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“Vampire Girl”/”Zombie Girl” by The Misfits

Artist: Misfits
Title: “Vampire Girl”/”Zombie Girl”
Label: Misfits Records
Release Date: 12/11/2015
Genre: Horror Punk
Rating: 4/5

The latest musical works from The Misfits come care of the double CD of new singles with “Vampire Girl” and ”Zombie Girl” who have been paired up on this disc for the general malaise of mankind. Since there are only two tracks I’ve tossed my thoughts together on each of the tunes.

“Vampire Girl” – With “Vampire Girl” there is a slightly 1950’s vibe to the track which doesn’t surprise me since Only had recently issued the expanded version of “Project 1950”. For those in the unaware that is the album with Misfits versions of classic tunes from the era. “Vampire Girl” is a straightforward tune with a four on the floor beat that sings of romance with a very different kind of lady of the night. One that always prefers red over white unless we are talking blood cells since she’d likely enjoy both in that case. It’s a catchy tune for sure and I found myself humming along with it after only a couple of listens. Here’s an interesting side not. When Misfits last played in NYC, Only debuted the track for the audience and called up Miss Alicia Vigil of the She-Demons to play some bass for it. Remember that name going forward. Now onto the second tune on the disc.
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“Inflikted” by Cavalera Conspiracy

Artist: Cavalera Conspiracy
Title: “Inflikted”
Label: Roadrunner Records
Release Date: 3/24/2008
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 4/5

It seemed that while the legendary Brazilian Metal band Sepultura had continued on for many years with different members in its roster that the hardest core of its following had not so secretly hoped for a reunion of the band with singer Max Cavalera fronting it once again. For many this made sense as over time the band had morphed quite a bit from its original style with their no longer new singer Green, but when Igor Cavalera chose to move on from the lineup as well it seemed as though the brothers would never again be working together – until now. Presenting the Cavalera Conspiracy, a reunion of sorts but in truth also a brand spanking new and exciting collaboration between the siblings that is sure to satisfy even the most critical of the Sepultura legions. The band also features the talents of Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Il Nino) and Joe Duplantier (Gojira) on guitar and bass respectively and in the end delivers a crushing debut that offers a number of highlights. One could expect that with this lineup making up the bands core that there would be tastes of the Thrashing we found in bands like Soulfly and Sepultura with a lot of the groove we found in Gojira and in the end that is pretty much was is to be found on this hell raising release. The album starts off strong and finds the brothers in a lock with one another that might surprise those who recall the more than ten years it had been since they worked on material together. It’s great to find that the familial bond had kept these guys in sync with one another and the tightness of the band can literally be felt on every track. The album begins with “Inflikted”, which is not only a crushing intro to the band but it had a tasty Middle Eastern guitar vibe during parts of it that made it all the more interesting. Coincidently, “Inflikted” was supposed to be the bands name but I think it was the wiser choice to play off the family name for this project. “Sanctuary” will start off the circle pits without question as Rizzo deftly displays just how good a guitarist he is over the thundering drumming of Igor, it’s a tune that is half Thrash and half slow breakdowns that will really get the audience moving when delivered in concert.
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Soulfly @ Blender Theater at Gramercy (11/14/2008)

In just about four months time, the Metal maniacs of the Big Apple would get another appearance of one of their favorite performers, the one and only Max Cavalera. The musician has been a busy man with new Soulfly material and the project with brother Igor Cavalera in Cavalera Conspiracy, but this report is about Soulfly as we reported on the CC project elsewhere in these pages. The show was at Blender Theater this time around and found some cool openers along for the ride. We had young upstarts Incite, and Oklahoma’s Bleed The Sky and Devastation.  Talk about getting more bang for your buck.  A large part of the night was covered in words and images so scroll past the logo to see it all.

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Artist: Soulfly
Venue: Blender Theater (New York, NY)
Opener: Bleed The Sky, Incite
Date: 11/14/2008
Label: Roadrunner Records

It was only a few months ago that guitarist/singer Max Cavalera had graced the New York City Metal faithful with an appearance in the “side-project” band known as Cavalera Conspiracy. The appearance was nothing less than a momentous occasion for all who attended either one or two of the area dates and the reason behind this was mainly because it was also the reunion of Max and his brother Igor. Each of them originally members of the legendary Brazilian band Sepultura and it had been at least ten years since the pair performed music together. That story and concert piece are documented elsewhere on the site and tonight’s appearance of Soulfly would not only be working off the momentum of that other tour but also be celebrating the bands newest CD entitled “Conquer”. The gigs featured three openers in Devastation, Incite and Bleed The Sky, but since I had not known about the very first bands participation I missed them entirely and instead arrived just as Incite were set to hit the stage.
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Cavalera Conspiracy @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (7/19/2008)

The Cavalera Conspiracy found the brothers formerly known for their work in Sepultura back in action together again. The tour also featured The Dillinger Escape Plan, Throwdown and Incite and we were on point to deliver the story. Readers can scroll past the logo below to be brought to the article.

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Artist: Cavalera Conspiracy
Venue: The Fillmore NY (New York, NY)
Opener: Dillinger Escape Plan, Throwdown, Bury Your Dead, Incite
Date: 7/19/2008
Label: Roadrunner Records

There was a lot of excitement in the Metal community when it became known that Max and Igor Cavalera were not only going to be recording and releasing a new album, but also doing some touring in support of it. The album was titled “Inflikted” and the band would come to be known as the Cavalera Conspiracy. It would feature not only Max and Igor, but also Marc Rizzo of Soulfly and Joe Duplantier of Gojira and be a straight ahead Metal record that delivered on all counts. The bands appearance in NYC would find them hosting not one, but two sold out nights at The Fillmore NY venue. We would hit the Saturday performance and make sure that we were in place to enjoy all five of the bands that would be featured on the bill this evening. Clearly this was going to be a long night, and the summer heat was only going to escalate with this much Metal to absorb. Incite would be the first group up for the night.
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