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February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Soulfly at the Forge on February 14, 2019

Soulfly, with:

  • Kataklysm
  • Incite
  • Chaoseum
  • Alukah
  • Skinflint

Rebel Show

@The Forge
Thursday, February 14
Doors = 6:30 pm
Show = 7:30 pm
All Ages
Tickets = TBA


SoulflyMax Cavalera is the walking embodiment of creative energy, of all of the diverse layers of urgency that are possible from that select few whose artistic output defines genres. Mystic shaman, protest singer, revolutionary hero, everyday metalhead, furious consumer of heavy music of all shades, husband, father, leader, songwriter… Cavalera reigns as the adoptive tribal chief of a generation of fans, stretching from the roughest slums of South America to the coldest confines of Russia. Anywhere that people are disenfranchised, the songs of SOULFLY serve as their anthems.

Armed with Cavalera’s four-stringed guitars, unmistakable growl and instantly recognizable riffage, the muddy tones and constant rhythmic bounce of Soulfly has retained its gritty edge while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in metal. »Savages« represents a career-defining moment, solidifying the lineup with longtime lead guitarist Marc Rizzo (who has been inSoulfly  almost as long as Max was in Sepultura), bassist Tony Campos (Static X, Ministry, Prong) and Max’s 21 year-old Zyon, who splits his time between drumming in LODY KONG and nowSoulfly. 

A trailblazing pioneer and musician with millions of albums sold who nevertheless retains boundless street cred due to his grimy, raw and undeniable authenticity; Max Cavalera is one of the most prolific artists the realm of heavy music has ever known. There’s Cavalera Conspiracy, which reunited Max with his brother and former bandmate, Igor Cavalera. There was the brutal attack of Nailbomb, Max’s collaboration with Alex Newport from Fudge Tunnel, which included members of Dead Kennedys, Front Line Assembly, Biohazard, and Neurosis on-stage. There’s his forthcoming band with members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon, and The Mars Volta. Of course, there’s Max’s unassailable work as Sepultura’s founder, leading the Brazilian band from their badass lo-fi beginnings, through their era of sophisticated thrash classics, up through the cultural landmark that is ‘Roots’.

Soulfly began almost instantaneously after Cavalera’s departure from the band he founded. The eponymously titled debut “Soulfly” sold over 500,000 copies in the United States alone, further expanding upon the tribal foundation of ‘Roots’ with percussive instrumentation, forays into esoteric sounds and multiple guest performers. Across the seven albums and never-ending tours that followed, Max worked with a who’s-who of the heavy music scene as band mates, guest musicians and touring members, including guys from Slipknot, Slayer, Megadeth,Deftones, Radiohead, Stone Sour, Cypress Hill, Machine Head, Devildriver, Fear Factory, Morbid Angel, Throwdown, S.O.D., Skindred, Borknagar, Will Haven, and Cattle Decapitation, among others.

Max continues to consume new music from bands like Nails, Man Must Die, Trigger the Bloodshed, and I Declare War, even as he revisits seminal material from Metallica, Slayer, C.O.C. and the like, and indulges his penchant for world music, and gets his hands in his other projects and collaborations. It all adds up to a singular, distinct, straightforward and riff-heavy machine known as Soulfly. (Source)


KataklysmFor over a quarter century the monumental vessel of Kataklysm has overwhelmed the world with immense, powerful, death metal. Since their formation in 1991 they have uprooted influence in everything from ancient human history to the basic instincts surrounding mortal emotion. Part of what has kept Kataklysm not just surviving, but thriving for such a long period of time, is their incredible ability to explore the darkest chasms and most intricate paths of fleshly nature through music. (Source)

Kataklysm is:

  • Maurizio Iacono (Vocals)
  • JF Dagenais (Guitars)
  • Stephane Barbe (Bass)
  • Oli Beaudoin (Drums).


InciteNow close to 15-years into a career where everything was earned and nothing was taken for granted, Incite bridges the gap between multiple crowds across various metal sub-genres. As renegade disciples of trailblazing architects like Pantera, Slayer, Sepultura, and Machine Head, INCITE raise the torch for trend-killing and hipster-smashing metal.Incite is as much a part of the fabric of the style championed by Lamb Of God as the surge of newer bands like Power Trip.Incite perfected their signature brand of extreme sounds playing shows with DevilDriver, Crowbar, Brujeria, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Six Feet Under. This is a band who can open for Gorgoroth one night and Cancer Bats the next, converting true-believers out of people who grew up on Deftones or Immortal. The band’s fifth album, Built to Destroy, is a visceral, urgent, voracious distillation of modern metal, with reverence for the past, produced by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence) and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed). (Source)


ChaoseumIn 2018 the band Chaoseum has been formed by four Swiss mates, coming from different corners of Switzerland. They got together by passion and their huge influence of metal music. The four members actually got their roots in the symphonic/powermetal band called Elferya, where they used to play before. With Chaoseum they develop their personal horizon in a different type of music and style and the first album called « First Step To Hell » arose within quickly. 

The album was produced by the talented guitarist and producer Izakar (Ex-Dagoba, Blazing War Machine) while the artwork was created by the creative head Gustavo Sazes, who also worked for big bands like: Amaranthe, Arch Enemy, James LaBrie and so on… Chaoseum is especially attractive cause of their electric type of music and way of singing. Another strong characterization is the theatric performance on stage as well as their eye-catching band image. (Source)



Alukah is a Death Metal band from Waldorf, Maryland. Currently under Legend Recordings, the band consists of:

RJ Bunda- Vocals
Chris Meyers- Bass
Dante Dalton- Guitar
David Demarr- Guitar
Danny Bollwahn – Drums




Skinflint is a three-piece Heavy Metal band from Gaborone, Botswana. Since forming in 2006, Skinflint has incorporated elements from African culture with Heavy Metal music, attracting the attention of international media. Their releases “Iklwa”, “Gauna”, “Dipoko”, and “Nyemba” pay homage to ancestral beliefs and African spirituality, while still playing in the vein of Traditional Heavy Metal. The band has headlined shows across Africa, and enjoyed successful tours as far as Sweden. Their influences include iron Maiden, Black sabbath, Megadeth, and Manowar. (Source)


The Forge
22 W. Cass St.
Joliet, IL 60432 United States
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