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Former SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera joined SOULFLY, the band led by his brother, and fellow CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and ex-SEPULTURA member, Max Cavalera, on stage on March 1 at O2 Academy Islington in London, England to perform the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY song “Sanctuary” and the SEPULTURA classic “Troops Of Doom”. Fan-filmed video footage of Igor‘s appearance can be seen below.

In 1996, Max exited SEPULTURA after the rest of the band fired Max‘s wife Gloria as their manager.

Igor left SEPULTURA in June 2006 due to “artistic differences.” His departure from the band came five months after he announced that he was taking a break from SEPULTURA‘s touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son (who was born in January 2006).

After Max exited SEPULTURA, there was a rift between him and Igor, one that was eventually repaired through the redemptive power of music. Some time had passed and Max and Igor were unable to resist the musical pull in their magnetic fields and their musical collaboration was renewed. The duo are back for round two with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, which released its debut album, “Inflikted”, in March 2008 and follow-up effort, Blunt Force Trauma”, in March 2011.

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY‘s third album will be released this fall via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by John Gray, who has previously worked with SOULFLY.

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY recently recruited Nate Newton of CONVERGE as its new bassist.

Max and Igor played together for the first time in 10 years at the 10th annual D-Low Memorial Festival on August 17, 2006 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona.

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Niclas Müller-Hansen of Sweden’s Metalshrine recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Metalshrine: You’re just two years older than me and I just feel that there’s so much time left for you to put out cool music and have more cool stories. What made you [write your “My Bloody Roots” autobiography] now?

Max: Well, it was an idea that kinda came out of nowhere, actually. I thought it was a good time for it because of what happened with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. What happened was that the notebook that I wrote SEPULTURA on for the first time, the schoolbook, we actually donated it to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland and they displayed it together with Dimebag‘s [PANTERA] guitar and a bunch of stuff from other metal bands. I think that kinda led to the idea of now being a good time to do a book. I came all this way from being a kid in Brazil to be part of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. That’s a huge journey, but you’re right. There’s a lot more to be done and the story will continue for many more years, but we just felt that it would be good to tell the story right now and we had Joel McIver, who’s a really good writer. He approached us and offered to write the book for us and we saw what he’d done. I read parts of his METALLICA book, the Randy Rhoads book and the MOTÖRHEAD one and I really like how Joel writes. We started working on it and it’s out in Brazil, finally, and it will be out in the rest of the world in January 2014. It’s a very cool book with cool stories and a lot of great people involved. Dave Grohl [FOO FIGHTERS] wrote an amazing introduction. People in Brazil are really digging it. It was a good time for it now. I’m 44 and let’s just see what happens from now on.

Metalshrine: Did you sit down with Joel or was it mostly done via phone or Skype?

Max: We did most of it over the phone, but I sat down with Joel twice. We were touring a lot, but he came to two of the shows and we sat down during the day and we talked a lot. But a lot of it was done by phone. It was like an hour-and-a-half phone calls and three times a week. It was horrific and I did not look forward to them. It was, like, “Oh no, the phone call’s coming!” and I had to try and remember everything that happened during all these years. It was like therapy sessions.

Metalshrine: Were there things he brought up that you had forgotten about?

Max: Yeah. He was trying to get as much as possible. We ended up forgetting a couple of things, which is really amazing to me. For example, SEPULTURA toured with the RAMONES and that’s not in the book. Incredible that I left that I forgot about that. How could I? [laughs] It was just too many stories, too many things, but that’s why it’s so cool that Gloria [Max‘s wife and manager] has her blog that tells all these other stories that are not in the book. The making of the book was a long, long process and I think it took about three years all together. Gloria found a lot of cool pictures. There’s pictures of my grandfather and pictures of my great grandmother, who was an Indian, so there’s a really cool picture of her. Then there’s pictures of us as kids in Brazil and my mom and my dad and our teenage years and SEPULTURA. You see the whole madness developing. It’s really cool.

Metalshrine: This project you have together with Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), Troy Sanders (MASTODON) and Dave Elitch (ex-THE MARS VOLTA), have you recorded everything [for your debut album]?

Max: We’re still recording and we’re actually going to the studio right now. I have to finish two more guitars and we’re singing today, which is cool. All the drums are done, twelve songs. There are some great songtitles like “Set Fire To Your Flag” and “A Throat Full Of Broken Glass” and some other crazy titles. I think it’s gonna be really, really cool. It’s really energetic and there are all these melodic parts that troy’s gonne be singing and bring that kinda MASTODON vibe to it. It’s exciting and it’s a combination of all the bands involved. A little bit of DILLINGER, a little bit of MASTODON, a little bit of SOULFLY and a little bit of Dave playing as in THE MARS VOLTA. It doesn’t really sound like any of those bands but you can hear parts of them. A cool fact is that the three of us are gonna sing on every song and that’s gonna make the singing really exciting. It’s like a metal version of THE TRANSPLANTS. It’ll probably come out late next year, because [SOULFLY‘s new album] “Savages” is just coming out and we’re gonna let it take its course and we’re gonna tour for a long time. After that we’ll probably release the project.

Metalshrine: Are you doing a new CAVALERA CONSPIRACY album before or after the project?

Max: After. CAVALERA CONSPIRACY is taking quite a long break right now. It’s good though. That’s the way CAVALERA is created, no stress. There’s no pressure and we can do it anytime we want. It’s SOULFLY now and then the project and once that’s settled, we can work on the new CAVALERA CONSPIRACY album, which is probably gonna be towards the end of next year or beginning of the year 2015.

Metalshrine: Why don’t you just call it THE PROJECT?

Max: Yeah, we don’t have a name yet, but that’s a possibility. We’re totally running out of ideas.

Metalshrine: Who’s producing it?

Max: We have this guy Josh Wilbur. He produced LAMB OF GOD‘s last records and the last GOJIRA record. He’s a very cool guy and very young. He’s only like 35 and very energetic. He’s doing a great job so far and he’s been able to get a lot out from us and the music is really coming out great and powerful. I think it’s gonna be a great thing.

Read the entire interview at Metalshrine.

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A new video interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA) in which he talks about being kicked out of religious school, the death of his father and rocking out with his grandchildren can be seen below.

SOULFLY‘s ninth album, “Savages”, is scheduled for release on October 4 via the band’s new label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced by Terry Date, who is known for his work with such acts as PANTERA, DEFTONES and SOUNDGARDEN, among many others. Guest vocal appearances on “Savages” include SOULFLY bass player Tony Campos, CLUTCH‘s Neil Fallon, NAPALM DEATH‘s Mitch Harris, Jamie Hanks of I DECLARE WAR and Max Cavalera‘s son Igor Cavalera (of LODY KONG).

“Savages” will be released as a limited-edition digpack CD, 2LP vinyl and digital download.

“Savages” track listing:

01. Bloodshed (feat. Igor Cavalera)
02. Cannibal Holocaust
03. Fallen (feat. Jamie Hanks)
04. Ayatollah Of Rock ‘N’ Rolla (feat. Neil Fallon)
05. Master Of Savagery
06. Spiral
07. This Is Violence
08. K.C.S. (feat. Mitch Harris)
09. El Comegente (feat. Tony Campos)
10. Soulfliktion

Limited-edition CD and 2LP vinyl bonus tracks:

11. Fuck Reality
12. Soulfly IX

The cover artwork for “Savages” was created by renowned artist Paul Stottler, who is best known for his work on SACRED REICH‘s legendary “Surf Nicaragua” cover.

Date previously mixed SOULFLY‘s “3” (2002), “Prophecy” (2004) and “Dark Ages” (2005) albums, but had never produced any of the group’s CDs.

The drum tracks on the new SOULFLY CD were laid down by Max‘s 21-year-old son, Zyon Cavalera, who joined the band as its touring drummer for its recent rampage through North America.

Zyon previously played with SOULFLY during the band’s tour of Brazil in February 2012.

It is Zyon‘s unborn heartbeat that can be heard during the intro of SEPULTURA‘s classic song “Refuse/Resist”, which appeared on the band’s RIAA-gold-certified “Chaos A.D.” album, released three years before Max‘s departure from the group.

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The as-yet-unnamed project featuring Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA), THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN frontman Greg Puciato, Dave Elitch (ex-THE MARS VOLTA) and Troy Sanders (MASTODON) has entered Fortress Studio in Los Angeles, California with producer Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA) to begin recording its debut album for a 2014 release.

Talking to U.K.’s Terrorizer magazine en route to the studio yesterday, Max said: “It’s going to be cool. We just don’t have a name yet. The name is a pain in the ass to find a name, but the music is great. We have been working on this for two years.

He continued: “Greg approached me kinda like how Alex [Newport; FUDGE TUNNEL] approached me to do NAILBOMB in that he was really, really trying to get me to do this project. I told him already I was pretty busy doing SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY [and] I was not really looking for an extra thing, but he was pretty insistent and then I just gave up and was, like, ‘Let’s fucking do this!’

“It started with just me and Greg and then we got Dave Elitch — he’s an amazing drummer — and then Greg knew Troy and we asked him to be the bassist so it kind of became a supergroup all of a sudden. We jammed a couple of times and the last jam we did it sounded killer; the songs are really powerful real heavy. It’s hard to describe but I think the coolest thing about this project is that all three of us are going to sing on every song.”

Earlier this year, Puciato told Noisecreep about how the project started: “We were at a DEFTONES show in L.A. at the Palladium and we were talking backstage about old thrash metal, punk and hardcore and we found ourselves referencing many of the same things and we were like, ‘Fuck, man, we should make a record together and do it as a one-off like NAILBOMB.’ A month later, I talked to Max again and he said we should actually do that.

“No one in metal makes collaborative records like people in jazz and hip-hop do. It doesn’t have to be like a band that you’re launching from the ground that you go on tour with. There is something to be said for collaboration and throwing yourself out there and learning something new from working with different people. Dave was a buddy of mine already and he’s a phenomenal drummer. He was the first person I thought of to play drums.

“We [DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN] spent a lot of time touring with MASTODON and Troy seemed like a really obvious fit. We had a really easy time writing. We can’t release it right behind the DILLINGER record and we also have to figure out when the MASTODON record is coming out and the same for whatever Max is doing next. It’s going to come out. It’s just going to be a matter of logistics as to when.”

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“Lokaos Rock Show” conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA) before SOULFLY‘s August 25 concert at Carioca Club in São Paulo, Brazil. You can now watch the chat below (in Portuguese, with English subtitles).

SOULFLY‘s ninth album, “Savages”, is scheduled for release on October 4 via the band’s new label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced by Terry Date, who is known for his work with such acts as PANTERA, DEFTONES and SOUNDGARDEN, among many others. Guest vocal appearances on “Savages” include SOULFLY bass player Tony Campos, CLUTCH‘s Neil Fallon, NAPALM DEATH‘s Mitch Harris, Jamie Hanks of I DECLARE WAR and Max Cavalera‘s son Igor Cavalera (of LODY KONG).

“Savages” will be released as a limited-edition digpack CD, 2LP vinyl and digital download.

“Savages” track listing:

01. Bloodshed (feat. Igor Cavalera)
02. Cannibal Holocaust
03. Fallen (feat. Jamie Hanks)
04. Ayatollah Of Rock ‘N’ Rolla (feat. Neil Fallon)
05. Master Of Savagery
06. Spiral
07. This Is Violence
08. K.C.S. (feat. Mitch Harris)
09. El Comegente (feat. Tony Campos)
10. Soulfliktion

Limited-edition CD and 2LP vinyl bonus tracks:

11. Fuck Reality
12. Soulfly IX

The cover artwork for “Savages” was created by renowned artist Paul Stottler, who is best known for his work on SACRED REICH‘s legendary “Surf Nicaragua” cover.

Date previously mixed SOULFLY‘s “3” (2002), “Prophecy” (2004) and “Dark Ages” (2005) albums, but had never produced any of the group’s CDs.

The drum tracks on the new SOULFLY CD were laid down by Max‘s 21-year-old son, Zyon Cavalera, who joined the band as its touring drummer for its recent rampage through North America.

Zyon previously played with SOULFLY during the band’s tour of Brazil in February 2012.

It is Zyon‘s unborn heartbeat that can be heard during the intro of SEPULTURA‘s classic song “Refuse/Resist”, which appeared on the band’s RIAA-gold-certified “Chaos A.D.” album, released three years before Max‘s departure from the group.

Commented Max Cavalera: “Recording ‘Savages’ was an amazing experience for me. I was so excited to work with Terry Date, whom I consider to be one of the best producers of all time. He has done some great records and we have been in contact for awhile since he mixed three SOULFLY albums in the past. He came to see SOULFLY whenever we played in Seattle, and we finally made it work that he would be the producer for ‘Savages’.

“My teammates were awesome. Marc [Rizzo, guitar] did some crazy guitar noises and we did a ‘Mars Part Two’ at the end of ‘El Comegente’; it’s very LED ZEPPELIN-influenced and Marc kicked some ass on it.

“I wrote ‘El Comegente’ with Tony Campos. It’s in Portuguese and Spanish and it’s about Vargas — a Venezuelan cannibal from the ’80s. He is the Hannibal Lecter of the Andes. Crazy shit!

“I worked for the first time on a full album with my son, Zyon. Before recording the album I first worked closely at home with him in preproduction, and it was great to spend weeks on the songs with Zyon, shaping the sound of the record.

Zyon did a great job and he hits really hard just like his uncle Igor.

“It was amazing recording with my son. A whole record! A dream come true for a father whose life is dedicated to metal. ‘Savages’ is a celebration of all that.”

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Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) will contribute guest vocals to one song on the forthcoming album from Scottish extreme metal maniacs MAN MUST DIE, tentatively due in late October via Lifeforce Records. The band states: “Super-stoked doesn’t even begin to explain it!”

A photo of Max in the studio putting his tracks down can be seen below.

MAN MUST DIE are an extreme metal band hailing from Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in 2002 and originally born of the founding members’ desire to push their music to new levels of intensity and brutality, the band’s dedication to their craft has since manifested itself in a rich touring history, sharing stages with such acts as EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD and DECAPITATED.

MAN MUST DIE has released three full-length studio albums thus far: 2004’s “…Start Killing” (Retribute Records), “The Human Condition” (2007, Relapse Records) and “No Tolerance For Imperfection” (2009, Relapse Records). Their music manages to incorporate the heaviest elements of extreme metal whilst retaining an attuned sense of melody, confidently shifting from epic, uplifting passages to pure sickness. Augmented by a keen compositional flair and furious, socially aware vocals, MAN MUST DIE is a highly focused musical force.

MAN MUST DIE is:

Joe McGlynn – Vocals
Alan McFarland – Guitar
Dan Firth – Bass
James Burke – Drums

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Roadrunner Records celebrates its three-decades-plus legacy as one of the most highly regarded labels in heavy metal and hard rock history by releasing a four-CD boxed set covering a broad spectrum of heavy music with tracks from dozens of the world’s most legendary artists.

The set, due for release on October 1, includes 54 tracks spread across four discs, packaged in a deluxe fold-out paneled box, at a retail price of $39.98. Decibel contributor Chris Dick has written the liner notes, which trace Roadrunner‘s entire history and include quotes from founder Cees Wessels; legendary A&R guru Monte Conner; and artists such as KING DIAMOND, SEPULTURA/SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY mastermind Max Cavalera, TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy, OPETH leader Mikael Åkerfeldt, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and more.

“XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records” delivers a blistering overview of the label’s formidable first three decades of existence spread across four carefully assembled CDs. The first disc, “Foundations,” highlights the label’s early, reputation-building years with ultra-heavy tracks by MERCYFUL FATE, CARNIVORE, DEICIDE, BRUJERIA, SUFFOCATION, BIOHAZARD, TYPE O NEGATIVE and more. The second disc, “Horns Up,” sums up Roadrunner‘s indelible impact on the metal scene of the 1990s with moshpit-detonating anthems from SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, SEPULTURA, COAL CHAMBER, FEAR FACTORY, and many others. The third disc, “And Metal For All,” brings the listener into the 2000s and up to the present with the pounding sounds of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, DREAM THEATER, OPETH, GOJIRA and more, as well as a track from 2005’s “all-star” Roadrunner United album. The final disc, “Rock For The Ages,” focuses on Roadrunner’s hard rock contingent with tracks from mainstays such as RUSH, NICKELBACK, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, AIRBOURNE, BLACK STONE CHERRY, and KORN featuring Skrillex, among others.

A documentation of not just Roadrunner‘s history but metal itself, this four-disc set is testimony to the fact that as metal and heavy rock have morphed and changed over the years, Roadrunner was always, and continues to be, at the epicenter.

“XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records” will also be available digitally from all major online retailers.

The full track listing is as follows:

Disc 1 – Foundations:

01. MERCYFUL FATE – “Evil”
02. WHIPLASH – “Power Thrashing Death”
03. KING DIAMOND – “Abigail”
04. CARNIVORE – “Carnivore”
05. OBITUARY – “Slowly We Rot”
06. ANNIHILATOR – “Alison Hell”
07. DEICIDE – “Sacrificial Suicide”
08. SUFFOCATION – “Infecting The Crypts”
09. BIOHAZARD – “Punishment”
10. TYPE O NEGATIVE – “Christian Woman”
11. BRUJERIA – “Matando Güeros”
12. CYNIC – “Veil of Maya”
13. LIFE OF AGONY – “Through and Through”
14. TREPONEM PAL – “Excess and Overdrive”

Disc 2 – Horns Up:

01. NAILBOMB – “Wasting Away”
02. MACHINE HEAD – “Imperium”
03. DOG EAT DOG – “No Fronts (Jam Master Jay’s Main Edit)”
04. DEATH – “Crystal Mountain”
05. SEPULTURA – “Roots Bloody Roots”
06. COAL CHAMBER – “Loco”
07. SOULFLY – “Eye For an Eye”
08. FEAR FACTORY – “Shock”
09. SLIPKNOT – “Spit It Out”
10. SPINESHANK – “New Disease”
11. CHIMAIRA – “Pure Hatred”
12. 36 CRAZYFISTS – “Bloodwork”
13. ILL NIÑO – “What Comes Around”

Disc 3 – And Metal For All:

01. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – “My Last Serenade”
02. TRIVIUM – “Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr”
03. DEVILDRIVER – “I Could Care Less”
04. CRADLE OF FILTH – “Nymphetamine Fix”
05. HATEBREED – “Destroy Everything”
06. CAVALERA CONSPIRACY – “Inflikted”
07. ROADRUNNER UNITED – “The Dagger”
08. PORCUPINE TREE – “Fear of a Blank Planet”
09. DREAM THEATER – “On the Backs of Angels”
10. OPETH – “Heir Apparent”
11. MEGADETH – “Head Crusher”
12. DOWN – “Witchtripper”
13. HEAVEN & HELL – “Bible Black”
14. GOJIRA – “L’enfant Sauvage”

Disc 4 – Rock For The Ages:

01. NICKELBACK – “Side of a Bullet”
02. JERRY CANTRELL – “Anger Rising”
03. STONE SOUR – “30/30-150”
04. KARMA TO BURN – “Ma Petite Mort”
05. GLASSJAW – “Pretty Lush”
06. THE DRESDEN DOLLS – “Girl Anachronism”
07. AIRBOURNE – “No One Fits Me (Better Than You)”
08. MURDERDOLLS – “Dead in Hollywood”
09. THEORY OF A DEADMAN – “Bad Girlfriend”
10. BLACK STONE CHERRY – “Lonely Train”
11. KORN feat. Skrillex – “Get Up!”
12. RUSH – “Headlong Flight”
13. LYNYRD SKYNYRD – “Still Unbroken”

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Amb Pirate of CapitalChaosTV.com conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA) and his stepson Richie Cavalera (INCITE) on February 17 at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California.

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On March 8, Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA) was interviewed by Denise Falzon in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the latest episode of Exclaim! TV’s “Aggressive Tendencies” series.

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SOCIETY 1 has enlisted Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, GOJIRA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) at Darth Mader Music to mix and master the band’s new EP, “Screams Of A Sadist”.

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