Bassist Tony Campos originally of Static-X and now on the road with Ministry, has announced that he’s leaving Soulfly, who he’s been in for over three years, in favor of joining Fear Factory. He’s wasting no time joining, as he’ll have play his first show with Fear Factory just one day after his Ministry commitment wraps up. Here’s his message, taken from his Facebook page:
Big announcement time. Now that I’m back out on the road with Ministry, I can go ahead and tell you all what’s going on without confusing everyone (hopefully). After I’m done with this Ministry run, I will begin playing bass for Fear Factory. This is the gig I wanted when Static-X was falling apart, and I’m really excited that I finally get to do it. My first show with them will be at Amnesia Rock Fest on June 20th, the day after I play with Ministry at Amnesia Rock Fest.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Max and Gloria Cavalera, and the whole Soulfly tribe for the incredible opportunity they gave me. It was a great three + years, and I enjoyed every minute of it. You have my eternal gratitude, love, and respect, and I hope we can work together again in the future.
Good work out of him. While Static-X at times sounded like Ministry, he’s out there playing with the real thing right now. And Soulfly, with its rotating guest vocalists and status alongside Cavalera Conspiracy, seems almost like a part time band.