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Soulfly Joined By Ex-Havok Bassist, Share 360° Footage From “Archangel” Video Shoot


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Soulfly have tapped Mike Leon (ex-Havok) as their new bassist. Soulfly frontman/guitarist Max Cavalera commented of Leon‘s addition:

“I’m really excited to announce that Mike Leon is going to be playing bass on our upcoming North American tour. I’m a big fan of Mike‘s work and having him in Soulfly is going to bring some of the killer thrash metal vibe to the band! He’s a great guy and I can’t wait to be on stage tearing it up with Mike. See you in the pit!”

Leon himself added:

“It is an indescribable feeling to be joining up to shred with Soulfly! I’ve been a fan of Max and his music since I was a little kid, and to be playing with him and the guys now is truly unbelievable! I cannot wait to bring the ruckus on stage for all of the Tribe around the world! Rest assured that I’m going to rock extra hard for you guys! See y’all on the road!!!”

Leon takes over the role previously held by Tony Campos, who left the band to join Fear Factory. Meanwhile, some 360° footage of Soulfly‘s “Archangel” music video shoot has also been released and can be viewed below. Director Robert Sexton (The Devil Wears Prada, Death Angel) commented:

“Not to overplay it, but the 360° aspect of this clip, and the fact that it’s Soulfly, is pretty epic. Sure, it’s only one set up, but it’s the whole room and the viewer is standing in the middle of the pit! No one in metal has really exploited this new tech as of yet. Definitely a cool perspective.”

The actual music video itself can be viewed here. Soulfly have extensive North American touring booked for the year with this run with Soilwork, Decapitated & more and this run with Crowbar, Shattered Sun, etc. already booked.

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