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Cavalera Conspiracy

Formed: 2007
From: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Cavalera Conspiracy Issues Album Update

Cavalera Conspiracy, the band featuring legendary metal brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, is in the final stages of working on a third album (and first for new label home Napalm Records).

The band is working with producer John Gray (Soulfly) and plans on having the record ready for release in Fall of 2014. Frontman Max Cavalera checked in from the studio to give an update.

On working with his brother: "It has always been some kind of killer magic whenever I play with my brother. We have a special connection that comes out through the music and the crowd reacts to it in an insane way."

On the recording process: "Pretty much I have to get into Cavalera Conspiracy mode. I wanted the new album to be faster and thrashier with the concept of Old Babylon. As far as recording equipment, we use everything! We don't rely too much on Pro Tools like other bands. All Iggor's tracks are live drums. The energy is all there and we play all the guitars and sing of top of it, so in a way, it's like the old ways of recording."

On feelings of pressure regarding the band's third album: "There's pressure but I also like the challenge. I think it is the Cavalera Conspiracy's most and intense and fastest record yet. I am very proud of it."

More updates and news on the band's new album will be released in the coming weeks.

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Cavalera Conspiracy Issues Album Update

Cavalera Conspiracy - the band featuring metal brothers Max and Igor Cavalera - is currently in the mixing stage for a third album and the band's first for new label home Napalm Records.

The band is working with producer John Gray (Soulfly) and plans on having the record ready for release in Fall of 2014. Members of the band and producer John Gray took some time to give an update on the recording process. Gray comments:

"This is by far the fastest and heaviest record I have ever had the pleasure of working on with Max Cavalera. Max, Igor and Marc were on the same page musically from the moment they walked in the door, and recording this album was a very smooth process. I had never worked with Igor Cavalera before and I was very impressed with his ability to work out the arrangements with Max and get some extremely complex drum parts done live with hardly any re-takes necessary.

"Marc Rizzo, as always, was spot-on and a true guitar virtuoso. I love to work with Marc because he always pushes himself to perfection, but he is very down to earth and keeps things light when he's under pressure. What can I say about Nate Newton- he killed it on the bass tracks with very little back and forth. I'm really impressed with his talent, and I look forward to meeting him someday." More...

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Cavalera Conspiracy Signs To Napalm Records

Napalm Records has announced the signing of Cavalera Conspiracy. The thrash metal outfit, which features ex-Sepultura members/brothers Max & Igor Cavalera, has signed a worldwide record deal with the Austrian based label.

The band is currently working on the still-untitled third studio effort. According to a press release: "Metal fans can expect another ground breaking and innovative record that will shake the foundations of the music scene!"

Max commented: "I am so excited that Cavalera Conspiracy has signed with Napalm Records. This is gonna be our third album and it's going to be a brutal grind-core style. I am already working on the riffs, and it is going to come out next year. Get ready to be brutalized by Cavalera Conspiracy and Napalm Records!"

Igor added: "I am very excited to record the new CC record...Me and Max have been planning this for a while, and all I can say is that it will be a 'Brutal' record. Also I'm super proud to join Napalm Records, home of lots of amazing artists."

Stay tuned for more updates with regard to the highly anticipated follow-up to "Blunt Force Trauma!" More...

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Max Cavalera Talks Highlights Of 2012

Roadrunner Records asked a variety of the label's artists to fill out a brief survey explaining the highlights of their year.

Exceprts from Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera's responses can be found below (or read the full interview right here).

Best show you played: Soulfly live in Sao Paulo. The show was put together by fans. They demanded to see Soulfly live and the energy in the building was unbelievable. They sang every song so loud and I had my son, Zyon, playing drums and he stage dived into the crowd at the end of the show. What a great night!

Favorite song of 2012: Deftones, "Poltergeist," from their new album. Wicked!

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ArmyOfOneTV Interviews Soulfly Guitarist

Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo spoke to ArmyOfOneTV after his show at The Loft in Poughkeepsie, NY on Dec 15th. On the video Marc Rizzo discussed how he met with Max Cavalera and Soulfly back in 1990. He also discussed his solo touring and the recording process for the new music of his current bands Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy, along with his solo career. Watch the video below.

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Lynchmada To Support Cavalera Conspiracy

Brisbane crushers Lynchmada will dominate stages across the country as main support on The Cavalera Conspiracy for the band's January/February Australian tour dates.

Lynchmada is touring in support of the band's new album "To The Earth," which was released through Truth Inc. Records. The band also recently unveiled another new song, “Blackout”, which is being premiered exclusively via Hails And Horns Magazine here.

The upcoming tour dates are as follows:

JAN 24 - Newcastle, AU @ Panthers
JAN 26 - Canberra, AU @ Anu Bar
JAN 28 - Sydney, AU @ Metro Theatre
FEB 01 - Melbourne, AU @ Billboard
FEB 06 - Brisbane, AU @ The Hi Fi

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Max Cavalera To Release Autobiography In 2012

In a recent interview with 107.7 The Bone's Nikki Blakk, Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy frontman Max Cavalera revealed that he is currently working on his autobiography with journalist Joel McIver, who has previously written books about such bands as Motorhead and Metallica. Cavalera also revealed in the interview that the foreword to the book will be written by Foo Fighters frontman/former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl. You can watch the interview below. More...

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Cavalera Conspiracy Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Cavalera Conspiracy, the band featuring Sepultura founding members Max and Igor Cavalera, has announced the initial dates for their tour of North America, which will be in support of their latest studio album, "Blunt Force Trauma." Joining them on the trek will be Otep, Earth Crisis and Mold Breaker.

The initial tour dates are as follows (more to be announced shortly):

October 4 - Dallas, TX - South Side Music Hall
October 5 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
October 8 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
October 13 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place
October 15 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Batisse Indusrielle
October 17 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
November 2 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club

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Graspop Metal Meeting: Day Three

After the grey and miserable weather the day before, it was nice to awake on the final day of Graspop and be greeted with plenty of sunshine. While that may not have been the most metal sentence I have ever written, the roster of bands on display may well have been the most extreme of the weekend.

Like the previous day, we wasted a little time in the campsite before heading into the main area to catch the second main stage band, in today's case, Canadian heavy metal heroes, Anvil. Of course, everyone knows the story of Anvil by now, and perhaps that's made this set such a special one. From the opening guitar shrieks of "March Of The Crabs/666" there were smiles all around, not least from frontman Steve "Lips" Kudrow. The fact that everyone could see how much fun the band were having made the fans enjoy it all the more, which I'm sure in turn only fueled the smiles on the faces of Anvil. It might seem a strange word to use to describe a performance from a metal band, but Anvil are a really fun live experience. It's impossible to watch them and not headbang or raise the horns. Kudrow's interaction with the crowd is simply great, not least because he doesn't patronise the audience with cliche lines like "Are you ready to party?" I was also impressed by his ability to perform his guitar duties flawlessly, while still singing. Drummer Rob Reiner and bassist Glenn Five also deserve alot of credit, as their skills were on full display today, particularly Reiner's during, "White Rhino." Having only a fairly short set, only three songs from the group's new album, "Juggernaut Of Justice" were performed today, namely the title track, "On Fire" and "New Orleans Voodoo," but they all went down well with the crowd, who did their best to sing along to the latter. Another highlight came during Kudrow's guitar solo, which he did by playing his axe with a vibrator. An unorthodox method, but effective. As one might expect, they closed their set with the anthemic, "Metal On Metal," which went down a treat for all viewing. While they may not be the greatest heavy metal band to ever grace the Earth, they might well be one of the most enjoyable and were a great way to start the day.

It was then over to Marquee 2 for a little crossover thrash from D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles.) There were plenty of old school thrashers in attendance for them, complete with upturned caps and white shoes, and they all seemed to enjoy what they were witnessing. As much as I've always liked the band and crossover in general, I found watching them for as long as I did to be a little much, as most songs follow a similar formula, resulting in the performance getting a little boring after a short while. It seems I was not alone in this opinion, as there were plenty who came in to watch, then left after a couple of songs. D.R.I. are, like Anvil, all about having fun, but they don't possess the same stage presence. Songs like "Snap/I'd Rather Be Sleeping" and "Asleep At The Wheel" are always good to hear, but they felt rather tame today. Perhaps it would be better to catch them in a small club setting, because they weren't able to make it work in the Marquee. More...

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Cavalera Conspiracy Performs Sepultura Cover

New fan-filmed live footage has made its way online featuring thrash metallers Cavalera Conspiracy. The clip features the and performing "Troops Of Doom" during its June 14, 2011 performance at Klub Stodola in Warsaw, Poland. You can check out the clip in the player provided below.

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Lazarus A.D. Kicks Max Cavalera’s Ass in Chicago

This is the story of why I left a metal show early for the first time in my life.

While I’m not a serial show-goer, I have easily been to dozens, if not over a hundred, metal shows since my metal-loving life got going back in the mid-1990s, and I have always had a rule that I followed more closely than the ins and outs of “Debbie Does Dallas” – don’t leave early. Even if I was tired, drunk, pissed or the band(s) sucked, I stayed until the house lights came on and the roadies started taking the drum kit apart. Well, tonight, I broke that rule. Why? Read on… More...

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Lazarus A.D. Adds More Tour Dates

Lazarus A.D. recently returned to the U.S. from the band's first European tour. Although the group was unfortunately robbed in the U.K., Lazarus A.D. still managed to continue the tour and slay fans with their trademark high energy live show across Europe. As was previously announced, the band will be heading out on the road with Cavalera Conspiracy. New dates to that run have now also been added.

Lead guitarist Dan Gapen adds, “We're extremely excited to get back to touring the US. We missed a few cities on our last tour and we can’t wait to blow those fucking places up. It’s such a great honor to share the stage with Cavalera Conspiracy – we are going to throw down HARD on this tour!”

The dates are as follows:

4/28 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
4/29 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
4/30 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/2 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/3 Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court
5/4 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
5/5 Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
5/7 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
5/9 Towson, MD @ Recher Theater
5/10 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

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Cavalera Conspiracy Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Cavalera Conspiracy has revealed the dates for its upcoming mini-tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from Lazarus A.D. You can view the list of currently announced dates, cities and venues below. More dates are expected to be announced shortly.

04/28 W. Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues
04/29 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
04/30 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
05/02 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
05/04 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
05/10 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

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Cavalera Conspiracy Posts Live DVD Footage

Cavalera Conspiracy has posted some new live footage online taken from the bonus DVD included with its latest album "Blunt Force Trauma." You can view the "Les Eurockeennes 2008" footage below.

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Six More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that six more bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the event. Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon will be performing, as will Gwar, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Protest The Hero and the recently reunited Corrosion Of Conformity. The festival will be held in the town of Dessel from June 24th - 26th and now features the following lineup: More...

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2011 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Nominees Revealed

The nominees have been revealed for the forthcoming edition of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The 2011 event is set to take place on Monday, June 13 in London, England. The list of nominees and the award categories can be viewed below. You can vote for the award nominees at this location.

Best International Band:

Best U.K. Band:

Best Live Band:

Best New Band:

Best Underground:

Best Breakthrough:

2. Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE)
3. Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
5. Synyster Gates (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

Metal As Fuck:
4. Zakk Wylde

Event Of The Year:
1. Rob Zombie's return
2. Manowar's return
3. System of a Down reforming
4. The "Big Four" U.K. announcement
5. "Beavis And Butthead"'s resurrection

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Cavalera Conspiracy Posts Black Flag Preview Clip

Cavalera Conspiracy has posted a short preview clip online of the band's forthcoming cover of Black Flag's "Six Pack." You can check out the preview in the player below.

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Cavalera Conspiracy Posts New Music Video Online

Cavalera Conspiracy has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Killing Inside" and can be viewed below:

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's premier heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced three more names for this year's edition of the festival. Thrash metal super group Dublin Death Patrol, which features Testament frontman Chuck Billy and Hatriot/former Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, will be performing at the event, as will Rise To Remain, which includes Austin Dickinson, the son o iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, as well as All Shall Perish. The festival will take place in the toen of Dessel from June 24th-26th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Five More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that Black Label Society, Kreator, Duff McKagen's Loaded, Monster Magnet, and Legion Of The Damned have all been confirmed to play at the festival, which will take place in the town of Dessel from June 24th -26th. The lineup is now as follows:

Scorpions (Headliners)
Iced Earth
Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Heaven Shall Burn
Angel Witch
The Black Dahlia Murder
Endless Dark
Arkona More...

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