Roadrunner Records Issues Shortest Press Release Ever

Tony Campos

You’d think they’d be proud of a new member joining one of the bands in their illustrious lineup.

But nope. When Tony Campos — known for his work with Possessed, Static-X, Prong, Ministry and Asesino — joined Soulfly, replacing Bobby Burns on bass, they released a paragraph and a sentence about it.

Basically, it said what that last paragraph said, and added “Campos will be performing his first show with the band at a festival in Belgium on July 31st.” The stand-alone sentence? “Soulfly’s latest album Omen is out now.”

Not sure if I like this “just the meat, no bone” approach to the conveyance of band info, but maybe I do. Maybe we don’t need to get a bajillion tour dates again, for the umpteenth time, or read another obligatory “Super glad to be part of this band” statement from some dude who’s been in the fold a week. Maybe short, sweet, and to the point is the way to go. Take note, PR folk.

In a recent series of Facebook posts, Burns, who left in early 2010, threatened to go public with “some shit” about Max Cavalera, should the Soulfly frontman and Sepultura legend continue “talking shit.”

Calling Max “a fucking idiot,” Burns apparently didn’t like statements Max made about his departure. Burns — in the posts — told Max to “take some more pills,” and warned “if he keeps talking shit, I’m gonna let the whole world know some shit about their cover band leader hero.”

Burns claims Max was “lying” in some interview he did, during which he attacked Burns’ commitment.

Good luck, Tony.

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