Fun fact, especially for all you Deftones fans out there: the name Soulfly was actually taken from the Deftones track “Headup” off their 1997 album Around the Fur
. If you go back and listen, Max Cavalera, who lent his vocals on the song, is screaming “soul fly” in the chorus. (The more you know!)
Anyway, Cavalera and brother Igor Cavalera started the thrash/groove metal band Sepultura, which rose to fame through the ’90s and released some incredible records that would influence a generation of metalheads and hardcore punks. Max Cavalera eventually wound up leaving the band to start Soulfly in 1997, which has more of a nu-metal flare to it, compared to the thrash roots of Sepultura.
Also on the bill: Nile, a death metal band whose lyricism is punctuated with references to Egyptian curses and sacrifices. You know, real metal shit.
$25-$30, Wed May 23, 6pm, The Rock Box, 1223 E Houston, (210) 677-9453, therockboxsa.com.
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