Soulfly have unveiled the official 360-degree video for “Ritual," the title track of their forthcoming eleventh album.
Comments vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera: "This song took a long time and almost didn't make the record. We recorded it as an instrumental and ran out of time in the studio. We ended up having to fly Josh Wilbur out to my house to finish the vocals. He kept on telling me he wanted more of that 'tribal shit' like some of the stuff on our first record and Primitive. We ended up creating the chorus on the spot and layering something like 12 or 16 tracks of chanting for it. After we heard it and were listening back, we got really excited and were high-fiving each other. Josh just turned to me and said that was what he wanted to hear as a fan, and he was really happy to get that out of me. We both knew it was a new Soulfly classic for the ages and had to be the album opener. I'm really proud of this song and I think old-school fans of my work are going to love it."
Ritual was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur, and features cover artwork by Eliran Kantor. Additional booklet art as well as package design was handled by Marcelo Vasco. The album features multiple guests, including Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) and Ross Dolan (Immolation).
Ritual track listing:
02. Dead Behind The Eyes (feat. Randy Blythe)
03. The Summoning
04. Evil Empowered
05. Under Rapture (feat. Ross Dolan)
07. Blood On The Street
08. Bite The Bullet
10. Soulfly XI
Ritual is due out October 19 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.