SOULFLY will be performing as NAILBOMB and playing “Point Blank” in full - first time ever in Canada! NEW DATES ADDED and VENUE CHANGES DUE TO SOLD OUT SHOWS / HIGH DEMAND! See below dates for changes.
Point Blank is the sole studio release from Max Cavelera’s 1994 industrial sludge/groove side project Nailbomb, featuring Fudge Tunnel singer/guitarist Alex Newport — in its entirety.
"My wife Gloria came up with the idea and I thought it was great," Cavalera says. "We're doing it because my other band Cavalera Conspiracy recently played [the Sepultura album] Roots on [the Return to Roots] tour and it was so great and successful. People really liked the nostalgic feeling, so we talked about what we could have Soulfly do that would be kind of like that. And we decided on Nailbomb."
The roots of Nailbomb can be traced back 1994, when Sepultura were touring behind the previous year's Chaos A.D. album, with support from Nottingham, England, sludge/noise band Fudge Tunnel. While they were on the road, Gloria Cavalera's stepdaughter, Christina, started dating Newport. After the tour, the couple moved to Phoenix near the Cavaleras. Max liked Newport, so the two hung out and soon started jamming.
"I loved the ultra-heavy guitar tones on Fudge Tunnel's [1991 album] Hate Songs in E Minor and Alex showed me how he plays them," Cavalera says. "And Alex asked me if I could show him how to play the really fast thrash riffs from albums like [1991's] Arise. We were just having fun. We didn't have any plan to make a record."
The show Within caught was at the Legendary Opera House in Toronto's East end with it's iconic opera cornice detailed stage and vintage interior set the perfect tone for the tour.New Yorks Uncured opened the show blazing out some wicked licks.Uncured played most of Medusa and being one of the most upcoming Metal acts blazed open with hammering guitar leads and soundscapes folllowed by heart pounding drumming.The next band I felt almost took the show and there's a good reason why.because it's the next generation of Cavalera's Igor and Zyon blaze the elements of this band with a type of heavy sludge metal influence.
Lody Kong is no stranger to playing live and hauling some serious ass in speed and accuracy this band is so tight it's hard it's endless to tell where this band will go. You couldn't help but draw attention to the smoke stream rising up from the drum kit that almost seem to explode from being rocked so hard.Today is the Day followed up after Lody Kong an Experimental band from Nashville,Tennessee that has Hardcore elements fused with grindcore metal influences and industrial element of samples and keys. Today is the Day has been around since the Nineties and came out with "Willpower" around the same time as Nailbomb's "PointBlank". They had the "Temple of the Rising sun" banner hanging up behind set playing a mix of the tracks from earlier to later works.
Soulfly is no stranger to blazing speed accuracy and being extremely tight as a band with Zyon playing behind the kit Max Cavlaera brought back the energy and feel of one of the most iconic earlier punk/metal fuse albums of all time.The set list had some quick changes off the start and some alterations had to be made.
"Vai toma no cu" was taken off the original setlist along with "For Fuck Sakes" and Sepultura's "Refuse Resist" and Soulfly's "Eye for Eye" where added to the new setlist. Mark Rizzo did an massive solo intro paying homage to Eddie VanHalen and Slayers Jeff Hanneman blazing a blistering fast guitar solo leading into "World Of shit".
Exploitation had a crowd circle pit going on and it seemed the highlight of the night was the two added song's that really fueled and topped of the show.
Max's topics of lyrcial content over the years from his works in Nailbomb to Cavalera Conspiracy and Soulfly touches on topics of corruption political gain and atrocities against Native indigenous people. We had a conversation about the current political situation in the United States where he mentioned the atrocities against the Navajo tribes. Max's wife Gloria has been along time tour manager and has created a website called "Growing up Green" that focuses on family and beliefs and doing things right and learning about the many cultures and ways of the Navajo and indigenous people's way of life.