Soulfly finally announces new guitarist to replace Marc Rizzo

The time has come! With a host of early 2023 tours on the books, Spiritually has taken the step to replace the former guitarist Marc Rizzo in the band and reveals that Mike DeLeon will be their new guitarist when they hit the road.

DeLeon joins the band after playing along Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals and Encourage among other groups. The guitarist himself revealed the news via his Social Mediastating, “It’s official I’m going to jam the ax for the one and only.. Mighty Soulfly!! It’s a total honor to play with Max and the tribe. Rehearsals have been amazing and full of metal! Check out the soulfly! dates spread the message and see you all very soon.”

The Max Cavalera-led band has gone through several changes over the years, and the latest addition could cause some confusion as Mike DeLeon will now be rocking alongside bassist Mike Leon, who previously joined the group in 2015. The four piece is rounded out. by Max Cavalera’s son, Zyon Cavalera, who has handled the drums for the band since 2012.

Soulfly parted ways with Rizzo in 2021 after an 18-year tenure. At the time, Cavalera cited “personal reasons” for the split and the group withdrew Fear Factory‘s Dino Cazares to help fill the void in tour dates. Rizzo revealed his plans to pursue a solo project, and shortly after his exit, he revealed that he had rejoined Ill Nino.

Soulfly announced their 2023 tour plans back in November. The tour, which has Bodybox as direct support, will feature three legs with different openers (Half Heard Voices, Skinflint and Drift) and comes in support of their latest album Totem. You can see all the stops below.

Soulfly 2023 Tour Dates

Jan. 25 – Tucson, Ariz. @ The rock*
Jan. 26 – Flagstaff, Ariz. @ Orpheum*
Jan. 27 – Farmington, NM @ Inspired Moments Event Center*
Jan. 28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad*
Jan. 29 – El Paso, Texas @ RockHouse*
Jan. 31 – Tulsa, Oklahoma. @ The Vanguard*
February 01 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees*
February 02 – Austin, Texas @ Come And Take It Live*
February 03 – San Antonio, Texas @ The Rock Box*
February 04 – Houston, Texas @ Scout Bar*
February 05 – New Orleans, La. @ Parish*
February 07 – Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. @ Downtown Music Hall*
February 08 – Jacksonville, Fla. @undermaven*
February 09 – Orlando, Fla. @ The garden*
February 10 – Tampa, Fla. @ Orpheum*
February 11 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ Culture Room*
February 13 – West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern*
February 14 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Height 27*
February 15 – Bensalem, Pa. @ Broken Goblet Brewing*
February 16 – Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage*
February 17 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz+
February 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg+
February 19 – Hamden, Ct. @ Space Ballroom+
February 20 – Boston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall+
February 21 – Burlington, Vt. @ HigherGround+
February 23 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon+
February 24 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room+
February 25 – Mechanicsburg, Pa. @ Lovedrafts+
February 26 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @Crafthouse+
February 28 – Columbus, Ohio @ Skully’s Music Diner+
March 01 – Flint, Mich. @ Maskinværkstedet+
March 2 – Battle Creek, Mich. @ Musikfabrikken+
March 3 – Joliet, Ill. @ The Forge+
March 4 – Belvidere, Ill. @ Apollo Theater+
March 5 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club+
March 7 – Omaha, Neb. @ Waiting Room^
March 8 – Springfield, Mo. @ Outland Ballroom^
March 10 – Denver, Colo. @HQ^
March 11 – Greeley, Colo. @ Moxi Theatre^
March 13 – Billings, Mont. @ Pub Station^
March 14 – Great Falls, Mont. @ The Newberry^
March 15 – Spokane, Wash. @ The knitting factory^
March 16 – Seattle, Washington. @ El Corazon^
March 17 – Portland, Ore. @ Bossanova Ballroom^
March 18 – Eugene, Ore. @ WOW Hall^
March 19 – Reno, Nev. @ Virginia Street Brewhouse^
March 21 – Petaluma, California. @ The Phoenix Theatre^
March 22 – Roseville, California. @ Goldfield Trading Post^
March 23 – Santa Cruz, California. @ Atrium @ The Catalyst^
March 24 – San Francisco, California. @ DNA Lounge^
March 25 – Fresno, California. @ Strummer’s^
March 26 – Ventura, California. @ Ventura Music Hall^
March 28 – Palmdale, California. @ Transplants Brewing Company^
March 29 – Los Angeles, California. @ Teragram Ballroom^
March 30 – Pomona, California. @ Glashus^
March 31 – San Diego, California. @ Music box^
April 1 – Tempe, Ariz. @ The Marquee Theatre^

* with half-heard voices
+ with Skinflint
^ with Drift

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