Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares Joins Soulfly for U.S. Tour
Dino Cazares is joining Soulfly — at least for a little while.
The Max Cavalera-fronted project has enlisted the Fear Factory guitarist for their upcoming tour of the United States, which kicks off later this month.
The statement making the announcement makes no mention of the band’s regular guitarist, Marc Rizzo, who has been replaced (via Photoshop, clearly) with Cazares in Soulfly’s new promo photo (above). But conflicting solo tour dates shared on Rizzo’s Facebook page make it clear why he’s sitting out this trek. The question is: will he be coming back later? Rizzo has been playing with Soulfly for almost twenty years, so his absence is notable.
While we wait for more details, here’s a comment from Cavalera…
“I’m very excited to be sharing the stage with Dino. He is a true OG riff master, It’s going to sound heavier than Soulfly has ever sounded before! Dino’s legendary Fear Factory crunch guitar sound mixed with Soulfly is going to sound insane.”
…as well as one from Cazares:
“The first time I met Max in 1991, I knew we were going to be long-time friends. I was standing at the bar, he grabbed my arm and yelled ‘Papa Capado’ [Dino’s moniker in Brujeria]. I was like ‘who the F@#% are you? He said ‘I’m Max’ and from there we just hit it off. That same night I played him the Fear Factory demo tape on his cassette Walkman in his hotel room while we were attending a music convention in Los Angeles. He liked it so much that he wouldn’t give it back, so I had to wrestle him and take it out of his walkman, haha. It was my only copy.
“Max told Monte Conner, the A&R director from Roadrunner Records, that we had a new demo that he needed to check out, so our manager at the time sent our demo to Monte after many labels turned us down. The rest is history.
“Over the past 30 years, I’ve guested on a few of Max’s projects and jumped on stage whenever and wherever I could. Now it’s a great honor to be doing this tour alongside Max as the second guitarist. It’s going to be amazing for all the fans to see the two of us playing a selection of Soulfly songs and a few familiar extras.
“Much respect to Max and his family – thank you for always making me feel at home with the Soulfly Tribe.
“Let’s Do This!!!! Um Dois Três Quatro”
Here are the dates:
8/20/2021 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM ** [tickets]
8/21/2021 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO ** [tickets]
8/22/2021 Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO ** [tickets]
8/24/2021 Wave Outdoors – Wichita, KS ** [tickets]
8/25/2021 The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS ** [tickets]
8/26/2021 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO ** [tickets]
8/27/2021 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN ** [tickets]
8/28/2021 Metal In The Mountains @ Pipestem Event Center – Pipestem, WV ** [tickets]
8/29/2021 Skully’s – Columbus, OH ** [tickets]
8/30/2021 Rec Room – Buffalo, NY ** [tickets]
8/31/2021 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA ** [tickets]
9/01/2021 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY ** [tickets]
9/02/2021 Alchemy – Providence, RI ** [tickets]
9/03/2021 Alchemy – Providence, RI ** [tickets]
9/04/2021 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY ^ [tickets]
9/05/2021 Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI ^ [tickets]
9/06/2021 WC Social Club – West Chicago, IL ^ [tickets]
9/07/2021 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN ^ [tickets]
9/08/2021 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY ^ [tickets]
9/09/2021 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL ^ [tickets]
9/11/2021 Warlando Festival – Orlando, FL * [tickets]
9/12/2021 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA ^ [tickets]
9/14/2021 Scout Bar – Houston, TX ^ [tickets]
9/15/2021 Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX ^ [tickets]
9/16/2021 Trees – Dallas, TX ^ [tickets]
9/17/2021 Country River Club – Tyler, TX ^ [tickets]
9/18/2021 Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX ^ [tickets]
9/19/2021 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX^ [tickets]
9/21/2021 Encore – Tucson, AZ * [tickets]
9/22/2021 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA * [tickets]
9/23/2021 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA * [tickets]
9/24/2021 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA * [tickets]
9/25/2021 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ+ [tickets]
* = No Support
** – 8/20 – 9/3 – Niviane
^ – 9/4 – 9/19 – Suicide Puppets