The many faces of Soulfly. Though there is no official count on this, I'd guess there have been about nine members to grace this four piece outfit since the creation and release of their self titled debut LP in 1998. Two members have always remained constant - first and foremost is founder MAX CAVALERA, and the other being bassist Marcello Rapp. Actually Marcello has been with MAX much longer, he was once a roadie for Sepultura, basically from the beginning. So how do seven people make up the remaining 2 slots? Drums - The original drummer was Roy Mayorga, who was previously signed to Roadrunner about 5 years earlier in a NY based band called THORN (goth meets Fear Factory). THORN did put out one self titled LP on Roadrunner. Roy was the drummer for the recording of the first LP and was in the band basically for the whole touring cycle. However, he left towards the end of the tour, at which point a couple different drummers played in the band during the remaining dates. Tis a bit foggy as to who all played drums on these remaining dates, but among them were Dave Chavarri (Ill Nino) and a couple roadies. Shortly before the recording process for "PRIMITIVE" started, Joe Nunez joined the band and is the current drummer to this day. Joe, who used to be in the Chicago based band FLESHOLD, was actually recommended to MAX by Dave Lombardo (Slayer drummer). Guitar - The original guitarist was Jackson Bandera, whose Brazil based band Chico Science happens to be one of MAX's favorite acts. Jackson recorded in the studio with SOULFLY, however never played a live show with the band - in fact, the only performance you can catch with Jackson in SOULFLY is the video for the track "Bleed" (see VIDEO section). After Jackson went back to Chico Science, Logan Mader (ex Machine Head) took over the axe duties and toured with Soulfy for about a year. After Logan's departure, Mikey Doling (ex Snot) joined the band, finished the tour, and is still the guitarist for SOULFLY today. So, when February 1st of the New Year hits, and you and your friends hop in ma's minivan to go catch Soulfly in the states with Pantera and Morbid Angel, you know who you will be seeing: original members MAXand Marcello, and the rest of the tribe being Joe and Mikey. As this lineup has been together since the recording of "PRIMITIVE", throughout the first US "PRIMITIVE" tour dates, and current European dates, what you are going to see and have is an incredible experience. I better see some show reviews posted on this in the IN THE PIT section! See you at the show. Enjoy...