Soulfly Welcome Former Havok Bassist Mike Leon as New Member

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After Tony Campos left the band earlier this year to join Fear Factory, Soulfly were in need of a new bass player. They’ve now filled the vacancy with Mike Leon, formerly of metal vets Havok.

“Soulfly fans get ready,” says frontman Max Cavalera. “I’m really excited to announce that Mike Leon is going to be playing bass on our upcoming North American tour. I’m a big fan of Mike’s work and having him in Soulfly is going to bring some of the killer thrash metal vibe to the band! He’s a great guy and I can’t wait to be on stage tearing it up with Mike. See you in the pit!”

Leon says, ”It is an indescribable feeling to be joining up to shred with Soulfly! I’ve been a fan of Max and his music since I was a little kid, and to be playing with him and the guys now is truly unbelievable! I cannot wait to bring the ruckus on stage for all of the Tribe around the world! Rest assured that I’m going to rock extra hard for you guys! See y’all on the road!!!”

The “We Sold Our Souls To Metal” tour with SoilworkDecapitated and Shattered Sun kicks off Sept. 30 in Los Angeles. A second leg of the trek that features CrowbarIncite and Shattered Sun begins Nov. 6 in Las Vegas. The trek is in support of Soulfly’s new album Archangel.

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