Soulfly Part Ways With Guitarist Marc Rizzo for “Personal Reasons,” Recruit Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares for Upcoming Tour

In June, primitive bounce-metallers Soulfly announced a North American tour with Sacramento crew Niviane and symphonic act Suicide Puppets. Now, Soulfly have revealed that they have parted ways with longtime lead guitarist Marc Rizzo for “personal reasons,” and have brought in Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares to replace him.

Regarding Rizzo’s departure, Max spoke to fans on the latest edition of his ‘Max Trax’ streaming series. “Right now, for the tribe, I wanna address something that is going on with Soulfly,” said the frontman. “Of course, it’s about Marc Rizzo. He did not leave the band. We decided to part ways with him due to personal reasons. I wish Marc the best on his career. I wanna thank Marc for the 18 years with Soulfly.”

Replacing Rizzo on the upcoming tour will be Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, who the band introduced with a Facebook post saying, “TRIBE! We’re excited to announce that Fear Factory‘s Dino Cazares will be joining us on stage for the upcoming U.S. Tour!”

Catch Soulfly with Dino at one of the following dates later this year.

08/20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater **
08/21 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater **
08/22 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios **
08/24 – Wichita, KS @ Wave Outdoors **
08/25 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck **
08/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag **
08/27 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s **
08/28 – Pipestem, WV @ Metal In The Mountains/Pipestem Event Center **
08/29 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s **
08/30 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room **
08/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse **
09/01 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre **
09/02 – Providence, RI @ Alchemy **
09/03 – Providence, RI @ Alchemy **
09/04 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon ^
09/05 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Concert Lounge ^
09/06 – West Chicago, IL @ WC Social Club ^
09/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater ^
09/08 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub Concert Hall ^
09/09 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco ^
09/11 – Orlando, FL @ Warlando Festival *
09/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ^
09/14 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar ^
09/15 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live ^
09/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees ^
09/17 – Tyler, TX @ Country River Club ^
09/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center ^
09/19 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill ^
09/21 – Tucson, AZ @ Encore *
09/22 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick *
09/23 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar *
09/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky *

* = no support
** = w/ Niviane
^ = w/ Suicide Puppets

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Words by Chris Krovatin