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Incite touts its new album as it gears to start tour in ABQ

Vocalist Richie Cavalera is super-stoked to be starting a tour featuring his band, Incite, in Albuquerque.

“Albuquerque is the first night of the tour. It’s going to be crazy,” Cavalera said. “Like I said, starting off in Albuquerque, it’s one of the better markets in America as far as metal heads go, so it’s going to be a rager.”

Incite opens at the Sunshine Theater for headliners Soulfly, fronted by Cavalera’s stepfather, Max Cavalera.

“We haven’t actually toured with him for maybe six or seven years, so I think it will be cool to get out there and put each other to work every night, which is always good, you know, family competition up there to bring the best out of each other,” Richie Cavalera said.

Incite’s new album, “Built to Destroy,” will be released the day of the Albuquerque show, Friday, Jan. 25. Audiences will get to hear five songs from the album on this tour. The band has already released three singles from the new album that fans have been receptive to.

“People are really digging everything,” Cavalera said. “For us, that’s a killer thing to feel coming out of making a record and doing all of the work that you got to do to get this thing done, so seeing everybody’s reaction at this point is really exciting. I think there’s a lot of killer songs on this record that people are just going to trip on. You know, I think it’s going to be one of the better albums released this year.”

“Built to Destroy” is “extremely heavy” with a “huge groove” and reminiscent of Incite’s “The Slaughter” album, released in 2009.

“It’s definitely there, but I think it expanded and so much more from that as far as the guitar soloing and the lead work on this record,” Cavalera said. “It’s just absolutely insane. It’s almost on every song where I think it was done tastefully where it doesn’t get boring or overdone. I think people are going to find that really cool, as well as the vocal sound. I think I’ve really come into my own as far as being a frontman and performing in the studio, so I think they’ll definitely notice that and just everything feels just really huge.”

Incite has never wavered from being true to itself since its inception in 2004.

“We don’t worry about what people say, as long as we’re keeping true to how we like music and the things that we want to play,” Cavalera said. “You know, we’re not up there playing things that are forced upon us or we’re not happy with. You might get money and all the things you want, but then going to work might become a bore for you, whatever it might be. I think with what we do it will always remain fun, and ultimately, I think that is what it’s all about.”