Soulfly Member Retiring From Music

Soulfly drummer David Kinkade has decided to retire from music after a career which saw him also play with Borknagar, Arsis and Malevolent Creation.

Kinkade will play a final concert with Soulfly next Tuesday, October 23 at the Hollywood Awards in Bangkok, Thailand, according to Metal Nation

They report that he informed fans of the reason for his decision via a series of Facebook postings which read in part: "I decided two months ago that music is no longer worth the effort to me anymore. After this, I'm going to retire from drumming and music all together and focus on my family rather than myself.

"I've fought my hardest for 'my dream' in music over the past 10 years and failed. [Playing with Borknagar in] Norway was the pinnacle of mistakes and I'll never let myself off the hook for it. I moved across the world for music, spent hundreds of thousands of $$$ and in the end I ended up digging myself into a deeper hole than before. I'm still trying to recover from that f**k-up.

"The only bit of light that my career ever saw was in the end, I was able to make a record and play some huge shows with a guy [Soulfly/ex-Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera] whose music I grew up idolizing. Thats good enough for me." You can read the rest of his statement here.

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