Soulfly Getting Help From Lennon On New LP

Soulfly, the acclaimed metal outfit that rose from the ashes of frontman Max Cavalera's split with Sepultura, is back in the studio and is getting help from some unlikely sources.

The band is currently holed up in a Phoenix, Arizona recording studio working on its as-yet-untitled sophomore effort with producer Toby Wright (whose credits include Korn, Alice In Chains, and Sevendust). Wright's involvement in the project is hardly surprising, nor is the appearance of Deftones' frontman Chino Moreno, who lends vocals to a track called "Pain" along with Will Haven's Grady Avenell.

However, few could have expected the band to team up with Sean Lennon. According to Soulfly's record label, the eccentric pop experimentalist (and son of John Lennon) is currently working with Cavalera on material for the new album. In addition to his writing help, Lennon is also expected to play on the new Soulfly effort.

The world of heavy music is new to Lennon, as the musician is better

known for his work in New York's indie scene playing with Cibo Matto, Butter 08, and most recently Prince Paul and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura's Handsome Boy Modeling School project. Lennon also released his own solo album, "Into The Sun," in 1998.