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Rapper Ill Bill, who is also the former bassist/vocalist of underground death metal band Injustice and the brother of self-proclaimed "death-rapper" Necro, has posted his new music video online for the song "War Is My Destiny." You can check it out below. The song features guest vocals from Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy/former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera as well as a verse from the rapper Immortal Technique. The song is featured on Ill Bill's latest album, "The Hour Of Reprisal" which also features guest vocals from Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones. More...
Former Sepultura frontman and current leader of Soulfly Max Cavalera will appear as the host of the L.C.H.C. (Liberty City Hardcore) radio station in the new video game, "Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost And Damned" Rockstar Games revealed today. The radio station will include some more metal songs this time around, including "I Cum Blood" by Cannibal Corpse, Bathory's "Call From The Grave", Entombed's "Drowned" and "Fear Of Napalm" by Terrorizer. The Classic Rock station will also be updated to include "Wild Side" by Motley Crue and "Wheels Of Steel" by Saxon amongst others. You can check out a sample of the new stations and DJ by heading to the games official website.
Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser recently conducted an interview with Blistering.com. During which he gave his opinions on former Sepultura and current Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera. Some excerpts from the interview can be read below.
Q: Is there any resentment toward the new lineup in Brazil? In North America, it seems the old lineup is that all people want to concern themselves when it comes to Sepultura.
A: "Everywhere we feel very positive vibrations. (Former Sepultura frontman) Max (Cavalera - SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) has played a lot more in America than us, so his point of view was spread much more in the press. I guess that’s normal, it’s propaganda. Max is crazy - he says crazy stuff in interviews, contradicts himself a lot and you can never count on what he says, so I guess people are confused. People can say or think whatever they want, but I wish we could have done without that. We are going to have the chance to go back to America. This album is really strong and the reaction has been strong as well. I’ve been doing a lot of interviews with people in the United States and it’s been very positive. People have to listen to the music with an open mind and ears and not with all the gossip and politics and bullshit. Sepultura is something that is alive. It’s not something that stopped in ’95 or ’96. We create this band everyday." More...
Read the full article at Blistering.com.
Max Cavalera was recently interviewed by UWeekly, where he talked about the possibility of a Sepultura reunion and how he'd like it to happen, his friendship with the Abbot brothers and more. Some excerpts from the interview are as follows:
UW: Now that you’ve reconciled with your brother Igor, do you see a Sepultura reunion happening in the future?
Well, it’s not impossible, you know? But it’s also something that we’re not spending too much time on now because there is really a long way to go to that. I’m just happy to make peace with Igor, really… and doing the Conspiracy album. Playing with Igor again is great. Maybe. Everybody knows we would like to have a reunion, and even to the person who said it would happen … to be fair to the hardcore fans, it would also be good to invite the other players, not just the classic lineup … some of the guys from the first period of the band, which was the first 10 years — it was more death metal, you know, Sepultura … it really was a death-metal band in the beginning — and have these guys come out and do some of the reunion. If it happens … if it happens, I would want to do it this way. It would be more … it would have more integrity than just the Sepultura that everybody knows. More...
Read the full article at UWeekly.
SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY guitarist Marc Rizzo has launched a MySpace page for his newest side project, INPSYCHOBLEEDIA, in which he handles lead guitar and lead vocals. Three songs have already been completed: "Blind Lead The Blind," "Silent Til Disturbed" and "Tortured Mind." Check the songs out and future tour dates on the band's MySpace page.
Cavalera Conspiracy bassist Joe Duplantier will be unable to participate in the "Infliktour" this summer as the tour clashes with recording sessions of his main band Gojira. In his place will be Johnny Chow of Fireball Ministry.
Check out Cavalera Conspiracy live at the following dates: More...
Cavalera Conspiracy have posted two of the recordings that were made during the "Inflikted" sessions online at their official Myspace. The tracks include a cover of the Possessed classic "The Exorcist" and the song "In Conspiracy".
You can catch Cavalera Conspiracy on tour with Dillinger Escape Plan, Throwdown, Bury Your Dead and Incite this July.
Metal gods Judas Priest will be heading down under this September to tour in support of their forthcoming album "Nostradamus". Also joining them on the tour will be Cavalera Conspiracy and Australian metallers Daysend.
The tour dates are as follows:
10 - Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia
12 - Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia
13 - Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia
14 - Entertainment Centre - Adelaide, Australia
16 - Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia
SOULFLY's website has posted the following message:
"The day has come for the announcement of the annual D-Low Memorial Show - the Cavalera familiy's yearly Arizona-based festival held in memory of Max's slain stepson, Dana Wells.
"On August 7th, 2008, the 12th Annual D-Low Memorial Festival will be held at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona. So far, the bands scheduled to perform include SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SACRED REICH, THROWDOWN, BURY YOUR DEAD and INCITE.
"D-Low will be Soulfly's first performance following the release of their new album Conquer, which will be in stores on July 29th. Every year this celebration of the Soulfly tribe has proven to be the host to some of the most memorable events for Soulfly. Plan your trip now and come to pay respect to the ones who have already passed on, party with the tribe, and be the first to jam out to CONQUER! Ticket information will be coming soon.
See you at D-LOW!"
Soulfly are also planning to shoot their first video for the new album "Conquer" soon. The track chosen to film is called "Unleash".
As previously reported, Ozzfest will be a one day even this year, taking place on August 9th in Dallas, Texas. Two more acts have been added to the "Texas Stage", namely The Destro and Within Chaos.
The lineup so far is as follows:
Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA, SERJ TANKIAN, HELLYEAH, JONATHAN DAVIS, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SHADOWS FALL, APOCALYPTICA, IN THIS MOMENT, All-Star Tribute To "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott.
Second Stage: SEVENDUST, DEVILDRIVER, KINGDOM OF SORROW, SOILENT GREEN, WITCHCRAFT, GOATWHORE.
Texas Stage: THE SWORD, DROWNING POOL, RIGOR MORTIS, WITHIN CHAOS, THE DESTRO.
OZZFEST--the original and iconic hard rock festival--returns in 2008 as a one-day stadium spectacular on Saturday, August 9 in Dallas, Texas that teams OZZFEST founder and namesake Ozzy Osbourne (in his only U.S. concert appearance this summer) with Metallica (marking their OZZFEST debut).
Produced by Sharon Osbourne and AEG LIVE, the all-day festival at Pizza Hut Park in hard music-loving Dallas will feature three stages of non-stop talent (with many OZZFEST alumni) and reliably twisted OZZFEST side attractions.
The full main stage lineup will also spotlight performances by Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Hellyeah, Jonathan Davis (Korn), Cavalera Conspiracy, Shadows Fall, Apocalyptica and In This Moment. Also scheduled on the main stage is a special all-star tribute to slain Pantera guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott. Second stage acts include Sevendust, Devildriver, Kingdom of Sorrow, Soilent Green, Witchcraft and Goatwhore. The Texas (third) stage—“an homage to the “many great metal bands that come from Texas,” says Sharon Osbourne--features The Sword, Drowning Pool and Rigor Mortis.
“Ozzy just finished an 11-month world tour so I think he deserves a summer off,” Sharon says about this year’s one-day OZZFEST. “We’re going to be a stadium destination festival for now--we have gone past doing the sheds every summer. We’ve given everyone else the blueprint and we have to keep evolving OZZFEST. This is just the beginning; AEG Live and I have a lot of new ideas for OZZFEST."
This year’s dynamic line-up encompasses artists who’ve played OZZFEST before in different incarnations such as Serj Tankian (System of a Down); Jonathan Davis (Korn); Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul (Pantera) and Chad Gray (Mudvayne); Kingdom of Sorrow’s Jamie Jasta (Hatebreed) and Kirk Windstein (Down); and Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Sepultura) of Cavalara Conspiracy. Other OZZFEST graduates include Shadows Fall, Sevendust, Devildriver, Drowning Pool and In This Moment.
“Ozzy has great relationships with all of the bands that have played OZZFEST,” says Sharon. “We’re the only real festival for harder edge bands and these artists have been very loyal to us--there is lots of love on this line-up."
Cavalera Conspiracy have added some more shows in the U.S. which can be seen below. Also joining them will be Dillinger Escape Plan, Throwdown, Bury Your Dead and Incite.
July 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
July 18 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
July 19 - New York, NY @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
July 20 - New York, NY @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
July 21 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
July 23 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
July 25 - Toronto, ON @ Toronto Island Wakefest
July 26 - Calgary, AB @ Monsters of Rock
August 3 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Cavalera Conspiracy have announced the first North American dates in support of their debut album "Inflikted." Joining them on the trek will be Dillinger Escape Plan, Throwdown, Bury Your Dead and Incite. Check out the dates below:
July 17 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 18 - Palladium - Worcester, Massachusetts
July 19 - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza - New York, New York
July 20 - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza - New York, New York
July 21 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, Massachusetts
July 25 - Toronto Island - Wakefest Toronto, Ontario
July 26 - Ozzy Osbourne's Monsters Of Rock - Calgary, Alberta
Igor Cavalera was recently interviewed by Metal-Rules.com, in which he had this to say about his former band Sepultura:
Metal-Rules.com: Are you on good terms with your former bandmates in SEPULTURA?
Igor: Yeah, yeah it's fine. You know it's like, no drama, I just wanted to continue to do different stuff I wish them all the best.
Metal-Rules.com: So they have your blessing to continue to use the name SEPULTURA without you or Max?
Igor: Yeah, I mean, it's not my choice. I left SEPULTURA same way as Max. I don't think it's my choice to stop them from doing it. I think people have to decide whether they want to see SEPULTURA without me and Max. It's not up to us, really.
Metal-Rules.com: How would you feel about one day doing a full-on SEPULTURA reunion?
Igor: Not really, man. Max wanted to have that, especially for his kids, he wanted his kids to see a SEPULTURA gig once, with the original lineup, but…I don't know, I like doing CAVALERA better. It's new music, for me it's great, I don't have a problem with anything we've done in the past, I'm really proud, I just don't wanna live from the past. So the reunion I think for me, it would be kinda like going back and living off what we did before. CAVALERA, for me, is more exciting.
Metal-Rules.com: I read that in the early days of SEPULTURA, you specially handpainted a SEPULTURA t-shirt for Mille Petrozza from KREATOR, you've come a long way since then…
Igor: We handpainted some SEPULTURA shirts, we sent one to Mille, we sent one to Chuck [Schuldiner, late DEATH mainman] and we sent one to Trey from MORBID ANGEL… and we saw the three of them wearing it in different fanzines, and at the time me and Max were like, "OK. That's it….we don't need to do anything else. We made it." We have these people that we fucking idolize wearing our shirts, that's OK, we don't need anything else. I remember being so happy about it….having the response from Chuck, from all these people and I was like cool, it's like having somebody like Lemmy wearing your shirt.
Read the full article at Metal-Rules.
Cavalera Conspiracy have announced that the full touring lineup for their run of North America will be as follows: CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THROWDOWN, BURY YOUR DEAD and INCITE. The band plan to announce tour dates at the end of the week.
A posting on the official Download festival website has confirmed that six more bands have been announced. Legendary former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is one of the acts confirmed who has been away from the UK for many years. Aussie rockers Airbourne have been added to the bill aswell as have southern rock favourites Black Stone Cherry. Irish Indie band Ash are also announced as have Elliot Minor. Finally, drum and bass act Pendulum are scheduled to perform.
This year's lineup has been the most controversial one yet. Many fans in the UK have been complaining of its choice of headliners and other acts with more British metal festival goers deciding to attend foreign festivals than before. More...
With 3 Inches of Blood just confirmed for Ozzy's Monsters Of Rock concert that is to take place July 26th we will be at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Shadows Fall has now confirmed their participation. The planned lineup currently includes the following bands:
3 Inches of Blood
Dillinger Escape Plan
The Download website has announced some more bands for this years festival. Metal and rock fans who have been previously disapointed and even angry will probably not find any comfort in the latest batch of acts confirmed for the festival. Bullet For My Valentine, Madina Lake, Fightstar, Seether and Biffy Clyro have been confirmed as the latest additions to the British festival.
The full line up so far is as follows:
The Offspring (headliners)
Lost Prophets (headliners)
Judas Priest (special guests)
A Day To Remember
Black Dahlia Murder
Bullet For My Valentine
Children Of Bodom
Coheed And Cambria
The Devil Wears Prada
Dillinger Escape Plan
Jimmy Eat World
Job For A Cowboy
Stay tuned for more updates on the event.
Ryan Ogle recently conducted an extensive interview with Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy guitarist Marc Rizzo for CrusherMagazine.com. They cover Rizzo's solo project, flammenco influences, Soulfly, and The Cavalera Conspiracy. Here's an excerpt from the interview:
Ryan Ogle: You’re also part of what is arguably one the most anticipated metal band ever, Cavalera Conspiracy.
Marc Rizzo: That’s another great project. That’s a funny story too; I was on tour with Flaw and had to jump off the tour early and fly out to LA from Michigan because we were starting the record. It was just kind of a last minute thing. To be in the studio with Max and Igor…Damn, it was like a dream come true for me. It was so weird, because I was such a huge fan of Sepultura and grew up listening to them and playing their songs in cover bands. To be in the studio with Igor and Max and to be a part of the writing process; it was unbelievable. It definitely sounds like old Sepultura – Arise, Chaos A.D – but it’s got its own vibe to it. It’s hard to say. When you hear it, you’re gonna say "Okay, this is Igor and Max." But it has its own vibe too.
Read the full article at Crushermagazine.com.
Roadrunner Records reports:
"We definitely want to tour with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY... we just don't know when yet. Obviously with Cavalera Conspiracy we do things one step at a time; it's not like a huge plan where we know when we are going to be playing..." - Iggor Cavalera
Here it is, the penultimate installment of the Cavalera Conspiracy fan Q&A. If you have missed the first 3 parts of this series, you should check out their media page and catch up! You have seriously been missing out! Part 5 will be here on Monday 17th of March.
The album hits shelves on March 25th!