Soulfly part ways with guitarist Marc Rizzo

Marc Rizzo
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Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera says long-serving guitarist Marc Rizzo has been fired from the band due to “personal reasons”.

In a new episode of Max Trax! – a twice-weekly Facebook video series in which Cavalera discusses tracks from the band's decades-spanning catalogue – the guitarist asserts that Rizzo “did not leave the band”.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.