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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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On September 23, Aaron Lipscomb of the “Behind The Mask” podcast (web site) conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY). You can now listen to the chat below.

SOULFLY‘s ninth album, “Savages”, is scheduled for release on October 1 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 SOULFLY mainman 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.

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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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All About The Rock TV recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA). You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

SOULFLY‘s ninth album, “Savages”, is available for streaming in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below.

“Savages” is scheduled for release on October 1 via SOULFLY‘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 SOULFLY mainman 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.

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Soulfly’s new album album “Savages” is set for release on October 4th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today the band has teamed up with Metalhammer.co.uk to stream the full release online. Check out the entire album in the player available below

The post Soulfly Streaming Full New “Savages” Album appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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SOULFLY‘s ninth album, “Savages”, is available for streaming in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below.

“Savages” is scheduled for release on October 1 via SOULFLY‘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 SOULFLY mainman 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 first in a two-part series of video clips featuring a track-by-track breakdown of SOULFLY‘s ninth album, “Savages”, by the band’s mainman, Max Cavalera, can be seen below.

“Savages” is scheduled for release on October 1 via SOULFLY‘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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Max Cavalera was interviewed by Aniruddh “Andrew” Bansal on the fifth episode of the “Metal Assault” radio show on the Los Angeles-based station Razor KXRZ. You can now listen to the program using the Mixcloud widget below. (Note: The Cavalera interview begins around the 36-minute mark.)

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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GENERATION KILL, the band featuring EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes, will release its sophomore album, “We’re All Gonna Die”, on November 15 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris, who has previously worked with SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL and SOULFLY, among others.

Commented Dukes: “We called this album ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ because, for the most part, the lyrics are about the darker side of the existence of humans on this planet.

“The album as a whole is so diverse, drawing from our influences that we grew up on.

“We achieved our goal of creating something that we all are so proud of. I personally think this is the strongest vocal performance of my career, and as a band we can’t wait for the hard rock/metal world to hear this album.”

Added Zeuss: “This album is not an EXODUS clone. This is an album of music where five guys got together an explored our own roots of music, the records we grew up listening to and wrote songs paying homage to what we love.”

“We’re All Gonna Die” track listing:

01. Born To Serve
02. Prophets Of War
03. Self Destruction
04. Friendly Fire
05. Carny Love
06. Vegas
07. There Is No Hope
08. We’re All Gonna Die

GENERATION KILL‘s debut album, “Red White And Blood”, was released in September 2011. The CD was recorded at J. Rod Production Studios in New City, New York (where the vocal tracks for EXODUS“Let There Be Blood” and OVERKILL‘s “Ironbound” were previously laid down).

GENERATION KILL is:

Rob Dukes – Vocals
Rob Moschetti – Bass/Backing Vocals
Jason Trenczer – Lead Guitar
Jason Velez – Lead Guitar
James DeMaria – Drums

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Before you get caught up trying to decipher the sprawling title of SEPULTURA‘s 13th album, “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart”, the core principle behind it is inspired by dystopian themes conveyed in the 1927 silent film classic, “Metropolis”. This sort of delving should be no surprise to SEPULTURA followers, since Andreas Kisser of late has been consulting literary and cinematic works for inspiration, trending by the band’s recent works “Dante XXI” and “A-lex”.

2011’s “Kairos” was more of a straightforward SEPULTURA venture with no real concept and fans at-large embraced the chewy and thrashy tone of that album. Thus, consider “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart” more in the same vein from the standpoint that Kisser and SEPULTURA 2013 (which now includes Eloy Casagrande on the drums in the stead of Jean Dolabella) are concentrating on linear modes of thrash and mash with extracurricular earthy grooves sprinkled along the hefty ride. Considering the fact SEPULTURA now has one of its founding fathers, Max Cavalera and SOULFLY as direct competitors at Nuclear Blast Records, there’s no doubt going to be a de facto square-off in the eyes of the fans.

SEPULTURA‘s conceptualizing on this record not only heralds Fritz Lang‘s visionary tale of mankind’s seduction (and ultimate dehumanizing) by the big machine, but it also dabbles in propositions that religion is fruitless and mainstream society is obtuse to the suffering of its less fortunate brothers and sisters. You know, the same as it ever was in SEPULTURA.

As with “Kairos”, SEPULTURA has their engines humming with plenty of velocity as well as rolling tribal percussion. Turning to Ross Robinson, who produced the band’s classic “Roots”, (and with no irony, SOULFLY‘s first full-length CD) “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart” has its songwriting moods in the right place and that equates into a bloody good ride, if not quite meeting the premise of devastating evolution Ross Robinson would have SEPULTURA fans believe.

Robinson reportedly notified Andreas Kisser of his intent to “smoke” the latter album on “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart”, a bold and potentially rash assertion. “Roots” has the benefit of innovation on its side, while SEPULTURA‘s newest project finds the band already having stretched many fragments and parameters beyond their key speed zone. What’s best about “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart” is that it feels like a proper SEPULTURA album, finding a happy medium delved from the band’s last three albums. In effect, most people should come out of this listening session pleased by the results.

Kisser‘s riff-o-matic shredding and wiggly solo jerks are trusty as always. Always overlooked for his share of SEPULTURA‘s rolling thunder, Paulo, Jr. is a rumbling engine of chaos on this album. Derrick Green (who’s finally starting to be let off the hook somewhat by the jaded sanctions of the metal public) delivers another confident performance. Green is actually allowed to show a different dimension to his customary gruff vocals on “Grief” where he wallows cleanly (and forlornly) on the verses before plowing through his raspy yelps on the choruses.

SEPULTURA these days have a young buck riding the kit and while he doesn’t yet possess the calamitous fills of Igor Cavalera, Eloy Casagrande, as Derrick Green long has, fits the mold of this group just fine. Casagrande is a little choppy on some of his rolls, but he drops more than his share of grenades upon the album. He scorches on the careening “Trauma of War” and then he delivers dynamic swaps between stamp and thrash modes on “The Vatican” that follow a nervy opening featuring church tolls, cantata and piercing synths.

In order to stand up even remotely to “Roots”, SEPULTURA is expected to fuse traditional percussion elements and while subtle in spots, blatant in others, they do deliver the goods. Some fantastic conga work busts loose upon the banging bridge on “Manipulation of Tragedy”, clapping triumphantly amidst the enormous groove of the cut. “The Bliss of Ignorants” gets extra loft out of its accusatory stomp with a gnarly segue of tribal rhythms floating out of Andreas Kisser‘s dotting solo.

If there’s any authentic connection to “Roots” on this album, it’s minute at-best, the closest coming with “The Age of the Atheist”, which finds the interchanging rhythms between crawl and blitz tapped out with fragrant percussion. SEPULTURA are returning to their heritage in increments while Max Cavalera and SOULFLY continue to raze away the tribal elements that gave the offshoot such tremendous character. With SEPULTURA, that ethnic flavor is plentiful again and most welcome. “Obsessed” operates in the same manner as “The Age of the Atheist”, only in this case, the brisker touch of the song is aided by the double-hammer acumen of none other than SLAYER‘s Dave Lombardo. Handing out more than just a mere cameo, Lombardo all but jerks SEPULTURA back momentarily to their “Beneath the Remains” days. Derrick Green sounds like he’s trying to live up to the moment by dousing the song with some of his meatiest screams and crustiest whispers on the record.

“The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart”, is adventurous, but not quite in the same manner as “Dante XXI”, “A-Lex” and of course, “Roots” long before them. The Portuguese rapping trailing throughout the funky calypso of “De Lamo Ao Caos” is a ballsy maneuver and it delivers a pretty killer payoff, at-that. It’s admirable for Ross Robinson to want to push his clients to a higher level of craft, particularly when they find themselves in the unnecessary position of having to justify themselves with every single release that’s come out since 1998’s “Against”. While it’s evident at this point Andreas Kisser, designated leader and creative spearhead of the band, has no intention of inviting overtures of a Cavelera reunion, there’s no practical reason to judge SEPULTURA with that looming specter over their heads. Andreas, Paulo, Jr. and Derrick have done justice to this band over the past fifteen years and “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart” should prove to be their moment of redemption, even in the eyes of SEPULTURA‘s naysayers.

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