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"Soulfly" is a band started by Max Cavalera in 1997 after his decision to leave Sepultura. The band has released five albums so far; ''Soulfly'', ''Primitive'', ''3'', ''Prophecy'', and ''Dark Ages''.


Brazilian heavy metal singer Max Cavalera formed Soulfly after leaving Sepultura in 1996. He recruited a lineup of Roy Mayorga on drums (formerly of Thorn), Jackson Bandeira on guitar (formerly of Chico Science) and former Sepultura roadie Marcello D. Rapp on bass with Cavalera on guitar and vocals.

On the band's website, Max Cavalera said that he founded the band "with the idea of combined sounds and spiritual beliefs." As well as leaving one of the world's most popular heavy metal bands, he had to deal with the unsolved murder of his stepson and best friend Dana Wells. The first self-titled album, ''Soulfly'' was released in the spring of 1998 and reached number 79 on the Billboard 200.

Besides fronting Soulfly, Cavalera has branched out into other areas usually not associated with heavy metal musicians. He became a much-sought-after speaker at music conventions, as evidenced by his appearances at CMJ's New Music Marathon in New York and Holland's Crossi...

years active 1997 – Present
country United States, Phoenix, Arizona
status Active
music genre Heavy metal
Alternative Metal
Nu metal
Thrash metal
Groove metal
Metal with Brazilian and World music influences ("Tribal Metal")
current members Max Cavalera
Marc Rizzo
Bobby Burns
Joe Nunez
past members Jackson Bandeira
Mikey Doling
David Ellefson
Logan Mader
Roy Mayorga
Marcello D. Rapp
website Official Site
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia