PitCam Production conducted an interview with SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo at this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. You can now watch the chat below.
As previously reported, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN frontman Greg Puciato will join SOULFLY on stage at the 14th annual "D-Low Memorial" on Saturday, August 28 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona to perform the song "Rise Of The Fallen". Other bands that are confirmed to appear at the event are INCITE, HOWITZER, 49 TIL MIDNIGHT and NORTH OF NOWHERE.
The "D-Low" show is held every year in memory of SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera's stepson, Dana Wells, who was killed in a car accident in 1996 (article). It is one of SOULFLY's biggest shows of the year and draws fans from all over the United States. In 2004, SOULFLY filmed portions of its "The Song Remains Insane" DVD at the event.
In a recent interview with I Heart Guitar, Max stated about SOULFLY's collaboration with Puciato on "Rise of the Fallen", "That was one of the great surprises of [the latest SOULFLY album] 'Omen'. It turned out to be such a classic song, really a great, killer song, and it was done from scratch. I had the idea to invite Greg after I bumped into him at a DEFTONES concert in L.A. that we both sang with the DEFTONES, I invited him to come to the studio, and I mentioned the name of the song, 'Rise of the Fallen', and I wanted him to write original lyrics for it, and he felt really good about that. So he wrote all original verses and he helped me with the choruses. Every time I say 'rise of the fallen,' there's a Greg response to that. He was just a great guy to work with. A lot of energy, really excited about the song. He really wanted to make the best song possible. I give him a lot of credit for making 'Rise Of The Fallen' one of the most exciting songs I've been part of in my career. It's a track that stands out from the rest, I think. Greg's ideas were really flowing."
SOULFLY recently confirmed the departure of bassist Bobby Burns. According to the band, "The split was completely amicable and there was no animosity on either side."
Johny Chow, who has played with SOULFLY's Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Marc Rizzo (guitar) in CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and is a member of FIREBALL MINISTRY, is loaning his skills to SOULFLY tours for the immediate future until the position is filled.