Under Metaltowns så fick Rocksveriges Emil Agrell intervjua ett flertal band. Här är en intervju med thrashgitarristen Marc Rizzo i Soulfly. I intervjun så berättar Marc bland annat om hur han träffade Max Cavalera samt varför han slutade använda sin välkända ryggsäck på scen. Intervjun gjordes i Soulflys turnébuss över en fika och Joe Satriani på TV:
Rocksverige - So, having a good time in Sweden so far?
Marc Rizzo - Yeah! So far it's great. We played this festival last year with Cavalera Conspiracy and that was a really good time.
RS - Yes, I saw you there. It was pretty bad weather but a really great show.
MR - Yes, but this year looks good!
RS - Yes. Your new album Enslaved, can you tell me about it?
MR - I think it's the best Soulfly record today! It's deffenitly the most heavy one too. The new guys brought a whole new vibe to the band, so it's kind of more death meataliy, more tecnical.
RS - How did Tony and David join the band?
MR - We´ve known Tony for a while. From touring with Prong, and we are big fans of Tony both with Prong and Static - X. You know Tony is a badass, so it's great to have him in the band. And Dave I think someone at Roadrunner hooked us up with. But they both brought a whole new element to the band!
RS - Yes, it ended up being really great. And while you were wearing a backpack on stage. Why did you have it?
MR - Well, I always had it until 2004. While we were on tour I just had my personal stuff in it. There was a lot of thiefs out there trying to steal our stuff, you know. So I just brought it on stage.
RS - So it was personal things you had in it? Or just like your guitar stuff?
MR - Yes, personal stuff.
RS - Do you think you ever going to start wear it again?
MR - No. It got to much attention, you know. To me it was not a big deal, so I just didn't want to do it anymore.
RS - Ok. And you got the Cavalera kids on the album. They've done some concerts with you and stuff, but how was it to have them on the album?
MR - It was great. It was really cool. Those kids are great, you know, and they got their own bands. Lody Kong and Incite, so they come out and tour with us to. And I think we are going to play that song together tonight.
RS - Did they bring anything to the table for the album? Writing wise or anything?
MR - Yes on that song, Revengeance. They had a lot to do with that song.
RS - And Dez Fafara was on the album to! DevilDriver are onstage right now I think. Do you think it's any chance that we will se him perform "Redemption of Man by God" with you tonight?
MR - I don't know, maybe. Cause we have that song on the new record and maybe we will play it tonight.
RS - It would be cool to see you guys together.
MR - Yes it would be really cool!
RS - And I have some ''Fan Questions'' here. You ready?
MR - Sure!
RS - How did you meet Max at the first time?
MR - We met on FaceBook a long time ago. He friendrequested me. (Laugh) No we just met through Roadrunner Records. When Max looked for a new guitarplayer they offered me to try.
RS - You've played in any other bands?
MR - Yes, I played with another band at Roadrunner Records at the time, but when I left that band after I got to play the audition for Soulfly.
RS - Cool. And in the furture, do you think we can expect any new Cavalera Conspiracy stuff coming out?
MR - Yes, probabley next year we start with a new record and bring it on tour. We try to do that every other year.
RS - Alright. Here's a little odd question. How can you jump so high on stage?
MR - Well, I work out a lot. I like to train, and when I hear the music it gets me all pumped up. So that's when I jump high.
RS - Do you prefer the new music industry or back in the days?
MR - Yeah, back in the day. I miss the days of buying CDs in stores. It was just all better you know. These are hard times right now for musicians beacuse of downloading. People are just not buying records too much. I'm a little bit older so back 20 or 15 years back when I grew up we all just bought CDs. Your favorite musicians got paid, the record companys got paid and the small music stores would made their living. But now it's very hard to make a living on music.
RS - Can you see any positive sides in todays industry?
MR - Well, with the internet it's much easier to get your music out there to the record companys and stuff. But the flipside is that you can do it all by yourself and then it gets harder to take it to the next level.
RS - And last question. If you got to choose anyone, anywhere to work with, dead, alive, animated, anything! Who would it be?
MR - The guy that we are watching here on the TV right now. Joe Satriani, he's my favourite.
RS - Yeah, he's really good. Thank's for the interview! Good luck with the late night gig tonight!
MR - Thanks man!
|Intervju Av Emil Agrell 18 jul 2012 18:11|