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Max Cavalera Says Soulfly Parted Ways With Guitarist Marc Rizzo For “Personal Reasons”


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Soulfly founder Max Cavalera has issued an update on the band’s lineup in yesterday’s (August 07th) episode of his ‘Max Trax‘ streaming series. Via that video he reveals that the band’s longtime lead guitarist Marc Rizzo‘s absence from their upcoming touring is a result of him being let go. Cavalera said of that:

“Right now, for the tribe, I wanna address something that is going on with Soulfly. Of course, it’s about Marc Rizzo. He did not leave the band. We decided to part ways with him due to personal reasons. I wish Marc the best on his career. I wanna thank Marc for the 18 years with Soulfly.”

Questions emerged regarding Rizzo‘s status in the band this week when it was announced that Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares will be playing lead guitair for Soulfly on their upcoming tour. Rizzo himself has been busying himself with several other projects, including his solo project and and more.

You can catch Soulfly out with Dino Cazares on guitar at the following shows:

With Niviane:

08/20 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
08/21 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
08/22 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
08/24 Wichita, KS – Wave Outdoors
08/25 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
08/26 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
08/27 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
08/28 Pipestem, WV – Pipestem Event Center (‘Metal In The Mountains‘)
08/29 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
08/30 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
08/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
09/01 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/02 Providence, RI – Alchemy
09/03 Providence, RI – Alchemy

With Suicide Puppets:

09/04 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
09/05 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel Concert Lounge
09/06 West Chicago, IL – WC Social Club
09/07 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
09/08 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
09/09 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
09/11 Orlando, FL – Warlando Festival (Soulfly only)
09/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/14 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/15 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
09/16 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/17 Tyler, TX – Country River Club
09/18 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
09/19 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill

Soulfly only:

09/21 Tucson, AZ – Encore
09/22 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/23 Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
09/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky

With Incite, Go Ahead & Die & Healing Magic:

09/25 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater (D-Low memorial show)

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