We Sold Our Souls to Metal

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"We Sold Our Souls to Metal"
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Single by Soulfly
from the album Archangel
ReleasedJuly 3, 2015
FormatDigital download
Recorded2015
GenreThrash metal
Length3:00
LabelNuclear Blast
Songwriter(s)Max Cavalera
Producer(s)Matt Hyde
Soulfly singles chronology
"Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla"
(2014)
"We Sold Our Souls to Metal"
(2015)
"Sodomites"
(2015)

"We Sold Our Souls to Metal" is a single by Soulfly.[1] The lyric video of this song was unveiled on June 30, 2015[2] and is the first song played on the album Archangel. According to Max Cavalera, this song is a dedication to heavy metal and their fans,[1][3] "This lyric video is a celebration of all forms of metal. This song was written as an anthem for metalheads all over the world! We gathered footage and photos from our tribe, showing how free the spirit of metal really is. Respect!"[1]

This song is thrashy with punk vocals during choruses, though it ends in a very Pink Floyd-like way, which Cavalera was conflicted about saying, "I don't know why we did that. I still don't know if it was the right thing, but it came out like that. Marc [Rizzo] just did some really crazy guitars at the end of it that is just, like… It goes from total metal into crazy Pink Floyd, but it works. I mean, it's really wild. And we like wild stuff. I always was drawn to weird, weird stuff, and that's definitely weird, in a good way."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Soulfly Unveil New Track 'We Sold Our Souls to Metal'". Ultimate Guitar. 1 July 2015.
  2. ^ "A new Soulfly track titled "We Sold Our Souls To Metal" is now online". Lambgoat. 30 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "We Sold Our Souls to Metal". Songfacts. Retrieved 8 August 2015.

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