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Formed: 1984
From: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Last Known Status: Active

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Artists Pay Tribute To Max Cavalera

Brazil's Roadie Crew and Argentina's Jedbangers magazines recently collaborated on a very special story on SOULFLY/ex-SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera. In addition to arranging a lengthy interview with Max conducted by Thiago Sarkis and Fernando Ibáñez, the two publications invited several world-renowned musicians who witnessed and/or toured with Cavalera in the early years of his career to talk about his importance to the heavy metal scene and to reveal interesting stories about him and SEPULTURA. This ultimate tribute to the most important and influential South American metal musician and band ever is the cover story in the brand new issue of Roadie Crew (which is out on the newsstands right now) and will be a highlight in Jedbangers' next issue, which will be released in two weeks (featuring MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine on the cover).

Here is what some of heavy metal's most renowned musicians have had to say about Max Cavalera and SEPULTURA:

Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD):

"Max Cavalera is a very important man. He with the rest of SEPULTURA were the first Brazilian band to play outside of Brazil, and gain a large, fanatical following. We met them in 1991 when we played together, and we soon realized they were arrogant sons of bitches same as we were! Since then we've played with Max, SEPULTURA, then SOULFLY, and with SEPULTURA featuring Derrick, the big lad. They always put on a great show, the fans go crazy, and they keep pushing the odds. Luck to them."

Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, ex-PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN):

"Max is metal! We had the pleasure of having both SEPUTURA and SOULFLY touring with PANTERA and every night they gave us a run for the money. Max writes intense lyrics and delivers them with conviction and passion. His riffs are crushing and he has always had a great metal guitar sound. In short, Max is a metal god and he lives and breathes it every day. He and his bands put Brazil on the heavy metal map and brought a new tribal feel to the scene. So, here's to Max: 'dente preto my brother!!!'"

Mille Petrozza (KREATOR):

"I've known Max since '85. He was my first penpal from Brazil. Back then his name was Max Possessed and his brother Igor drew a self-made SEPULTURA t-shirt for me. Max is still a good friend who hasn't changed a bit over the years. If we run into each other on festivals nowadays it's always cool and relaxed. Max is one of metal's most creative and down-to-earth characters. A living legend!"

Kelly Shaefer (ATHEIST, NEUROTICA, UNHEARD):

"Max Cavalera is a fucking living legend, easily one of the most influential characters to ever play metal. When we first met years ago during the recording of 'Beneath the Remains', I was fortunate enough to work with him on a tune called 'Stronger Than Hate'. I wrote some lyrics, and helped him with his pronunciations, etc., because at that point he was not speaking English nearly as well as he does today. When I first heard the finished product, I was blown away at the quality of the music of SEPULTURA: they had great riffs, massive drumming, and it was quite memorable. I think since then, he has influenced many, many bands, and many in today's metal scene owe him a great deal of gratitude. I have maximum respect for Max, and all his work including SOULFLY. I tip my metal hat to you Max, you're a bad-ass mutherfucker!!!"

L.G. Petrov (ENTOMBED):

"Max and SEPULTURA were the ones that opened the doors for many bands from South America, and they got the rest of the world's attention with their full on thrash metal! I love Max's aggressive and energetic vocals. Personally he is one of my favorite singers of all time."

David Vincent (MORBID ANGEL):

"I've always had good thoughts of Max. I'm not only a contemporary and a friend, but also a fan. From SEPULTURA's 'Morbid Vision' death metal days to the innovation of SOULFLY, Max forged a path that in my opinion has given tremendously to the world of music. His early successes helped introduce the world to many new Brazilian artists who may not have had the same opportunities previously. I've seen the 'drink 'till you drop' days of the early 1990s and now the balanced, spiritual plateau he has achieved today, and Max remains a true star. From myself and the rest of MORBID ANGEL: 'Obrigado meu Amigo'!"

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Sepultura Guitarist Posts Another Update

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has posted this message on his MySpace page:

"Living and learning. It's amazing to be a part of a band that has the privilege of travel the world so many times. Today (August 1), I've walked around Jena, a city that used to be East Germany, very nice people and beautiful buildings. I knew a little bit about Goethe, Johann W. Goethe the great German poet. But, he was not only the writer of 'Faust' but a far bigger genius. His influence in Jena is felt everywhere. Between the years of 1775 to 1830, he came here to write and to help. He made and inspired many improvements in the city like road construction and modernization of the city structure. He also was a scientist responsible for the creation of the Botanical Gardens, where he lived while in town, the creation of the Jena University library, from his own books, wrote on anatomy, mineralogy, botany. Truly a Genius like the others of Einstein and Da Vinci. Amazing!

We need no politicians to do the stuff we need for ourselves. We only need the inspiration and guidance of brilliant minds that understands and respects the planet and the human nature."

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Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four-disc, 70-song set boasts classic tracks from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead and Slayer, among dozens of others.

Arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1991, the compilation also boasts hits from bands like Deep Purple, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, Pantera, Alice Cooper, Venom, Testament, Rush and Megadeth; the project will be packaged in a box resembling a Marshall guitar amp.

The liner notes will include extensive photos, track commentary and interviews with Ronnie James Dio and Lita Ford.

Here is the track list for "The Heavy Metal Box": More...

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Sepultura Guitarist Schedules London Guitar Clinic

The Guitar Institute (part of London, England's Institute of Contemporary Music Performance) has announced that SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will deliver an exclusive clinic during the Institute's Metal Hammer Weekender this summer.

This fantastic two-day weekend event, sponsored by Metal Hammer magazine, is the ultimate metal workout, building up the skills needed to tackle the most demanding elements of this style. It will take place August 18-19 and will be hosted by the Institute's resident metal gurus, Martin Goulding and Charlie Griffiths. Andreas will host his exclusive metal guitar clinic for students on Saturday, August 18.

And as if this weren't enough, Pin and Dan from SIKTH will also participate in the event and the weekend's top shredder will win a fantastic pro-guitar rig worth over £1,200, provided by Line 6 and Peavey.

To attend this clinic you must either be enrolled on the Metal Hammer course OR you must be a current or past student of the Institute. To sign up call 020 7328 0222.

About Andreas Kisser: Andreas was born in Brazil in 1968 and started playing acoustic guitar in 1981, learning the basic chords with popular Brazilian music. He later discovered KISS and QUEEN, and that changed his life. In his early years Andreas was hugely influenced by OZZY, BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, TWISTED SISTER, WHITESNAKE, VENOM and METALLICA. He learnt a lot from all those guitarists, plus bands like PINK FLOYD and YES and guitarists such as Eric Clapton, John Williams, Romero Brothers, Leo Brower, Baden Powell, Villa Lobos, etc.

Andreas joined SEPULTURA in 1987 after meeting the band on a holiday. He recorded his first LP, "Schizophrenia", the same year. With that album SEPULTURA got a contract to release the next record worldwide.

Andreas is currently on the road with SEPULTURA, touring all over the world. He is also working on his first solo album, which he hopes to release in early 2008.

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Sepultura Guitarist Issues Another Update

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued the following update:

"We just came from beautiful Slovenia to play at the Earthshaker Fest [in Germany]; we close the day tomorrow [Thursday, July 19].

"In Slovenia I've got an incredible adventure, [which was] totally [unexpected].

"My mom is from Slovenia, she was born in the city of Maribor and came down to Brazil when she was four years old, so I'm Slovenian-Brazilian, but I don't know how to speak the language which is very hard. Lately I've been more in touch with my family in Slovenia, in Maribor and Ljubljana. So, my cousins came to visit and see the show at the Metalcamp festival in Tolmin, and for my surprise they arranged a small visit to a cave that was very close to the festival grounds. This cave was the inspiration that Dante Aliguieri had to write Hell on 'The Divine Comedy'. He was here on exile from his city Venezia in the year of 1319. He stayed in Goriza nearby and he made the visit to the cave during those days. Today the cave is a touristic [attraction] visited by many people and is called Dante Jama (Dante's Cave). We went inside the cave with the help of a guide who took us to a big galeria, about 600 meters inside. Very cold, humid and dirty, I felt like Dante giving his firsts steps towards Hell, it was an amazing feeling. At the Galeria, the guide asked us to turn the lights of our helmets off and he started palying a local typical flute. It was totally, dark, we couldn't see anything, just the little drops of water falling from the top, little bats flying around and the music...amazing! It was a great surprise, prepared from my cousins knowing the influence Dante has on our music."

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Inflikted Launch Official Myspace

The new project of Max and Igor Cavalera, recently revealed to be named Inflikted, have launched an official Myspace account. Although there are no songs posted as of yet you can still add the band and do all the usual stuff. Check it out at this location

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Max Cavalera Announces Title Of New Project

Metal Hammer writer Jerry Ewing spoke to SOULFLY/ex-SEPULTURA Max Cavalera about his new collaboration with his brother Igor (ex-SEPULTURA).

Metal Hammer: Who made the first moves to get in touch between you and Igor?

Max: "Igor made the contact. I was touring Europe doing a lot of festivals and I got a phone call and someone passed me the phone and said, 'It's your brother,' and I almost had a fucking heart attack. I hadn't talked to my brother in like ten years and this guy hands me the phone like it's the pizza man! He just said, 'What's up, man? I gotta see you.' I hadn't even thought about a project at that time. But we kept in touch and later on I told him I'd written some songs with him in mind and did he want to come over and play. They don't fit anywhere else, not SOULFLY, not SEPULTURA. It wasn't like I was asking him to join SOULFLY, it was something new and fresh. Like a new beginning of our lives. He liked it very much and that's where we are at the moment."

Metal Hammer: That must feel pretty good?

Max: "It feels really cool. It's something we've both wanted to do for a very long time. We had to go through this ten year period and it's something that we couldn't force. I was very patient about it and just kept doing my thing, SOULFLY and stuff, and Igor was doing his."

Metal Hammer: Have you got a name for the project yet?

Max: "Yes, it's called INFLIKTED. It's a real metal/punk thing. Anyone who knows SEPULTURA will know we were pioneering in terms of introducing metal fans to bands like DEAD KENNEDYS, working with Jello Biafra before he did anything with anyone else in metal. I love metal but me and Igor also love hardcore and punk, so it's coming from that mentality."

Metal Hammer: So can we expect some pretty extreme sounds?

Max: "Very punk, very hardcore, but also metal too. You'll hear stuff and you'll know it's coming from songs like 'Arise' and 'Beneath The Remains'. I've even done some death metal stuff 'Morbid Visions'-style which I haven't done for ages. Everyone was into it and it was such fun to record that shit. And we did fun stuff like a POSSESSED cover, 'The Exorcist', but we did it in a more punk style."

Metal Hammer: How worried are you that people will look at you reuniting with Igor and jump the gun by assuming it's some kind of SEPULTURA reunion?

Max: "I tried to do this as naturally as possible. If you play together and that's the way the music comes out then you can't really change anything, even if you wanted to. There's a natural fucking energy coming out of both of us playing together. It's something I have no control over, because we have both worked on different things for many years and learned different stuff. Using the first drum track, that's something I wish I would have done with SEPULTURA so many times. Things like 'Refuse/Resist' or even 'From The Past Comes The Storms' from 'Schizophrenia', the best take was the first one but we re-recorded it and screwed it up. I listen to the album and then the tapes and the first take was so much better, so much more powerful. So my attitude [with this] was to try and capture that, but everything else is natural man. But you do hear a lot of SEPULTURA and SOULFLY, and also in what Igor drums on but that's understandable."

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Sepultura Guitarist Andreas Kisser Checks In

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA are in the middle of European headlining tour in support of their "Dante XXI" CD. The group's guitarist, Andreas Kisser, has issued the following update:

"We came from Hungary, from the region of Tokaj. It was a great festival with many local bands and a great crowd. We closed the night with our complete set and was another great gig. We feel better by the minute on stage and it's an awesome feeling. We also tried the Goulash, a very traditional soup in Hungary with the Tokaj wine, very famous in the region too. That's one of the best things about touring the world, the chance to try out and taste different foods and drinks made by the local masters. Priceless!

"We arrived yesterday [July 15] to play at the Masters of Rock festival, too bad we missed the MOTÖRHEAD gig, but the day was a good one. It's a nice little town, it was very hot and a lot of people around. we met some Sepulfreaks that gave us a lecture on local beer and local food. It was really great! Later we watched STRATOVARIUS and CHILDREN OF BODOM.

"Today [July 16] we are going to a sprts bar to watch the Copa America Final between Brazil and Argentina. It's going to be a war! BRAZIL!" [NOTE: Brazil beat Argentina 3-0]

IPC TV, which produces and broadcasts a variety of community programs in Portuguese to an increasing Brazilian community in Japan, has posted a lengthy video report on SEPULTURA, featuring interviews with the band and footage of the group performing in Brazil and France.

This past winter SEPULTURA finished filming the second video from their "Dante XXI" album, for the song "Ostia". The clip was shot on March 3 at a studio in São Paulo prior to the band's departure for their European tour. During the following week, the video crew and the main actor shot the outdoor scenes in downtown São Paulo. The script, which adapts the story from the book "The Divine Comedy" to the modern days, was directed by Geraldo Moraes.

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Sepultura Guitarist Speaks Of Polish Adventure

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued the following update:

"We just had a Polish adventure; it was amazing. We played at the Hunterfest festival in Szczytno by the side of a big castle that was a Nazi camp during the WW II, including a balcony where Hitler made a speech, beatiful place. It was a great festival and a great show. Too bad it was the only date in Poland.

"We stayed in a hotel in a region called Galindia. We were escorted by the locals, all dressed in animal skins, with torches in their hands to light the way. They took us to a boat and we crossed the river rowing till we arrived in Galindia's world. Spectacular! It's a people that are keeping their tradition that started some time B.C. and today they keep a hotel that is visited by many people, specially in summer.

"Thanks very much for everybody at Galindia, the hospitality and friendship. Hope to see you all soon.

"Brazil lost to the USA at the world cup [soccer] under 20 in Canada! Oh well, Brazil lost to Poland also but it manages to qualify. Poor display!"

IPC TV, which produces and broadcasts a variety of community programs in Portuguese to an increasing Brazilian community in Japan, has posted a lengthy video report on SEPULTURA, featuring interviews with the band and footage of the group performing in Brazil and France. Watch the "Agenda" report at this location (in Portuguese).

This past winter SEPULTURA finished filming the second video from their "Dante XXI" album, for the song "Ostia". The clip was shot on March 3 at a studio in São Paulo prior to the band's departure for their European tour. During the following week, the video crew and the main actor shot the outdoor scenes in downtown São Paulo. The script, which adapts the story from the book "The Divine Comedy" to the modern days, was directed by Geraldo Moraes.

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Gojira Frontman Comments On Playing With Cavaleras

Guitarist/vocalist Joe Duplantier of the French progressive death metallers GOJIRA will play bass on the debut CD from the new project featuring SEPULTURA founding members Max and Igor Cavalera. Recordings for the album began this past weekend in Los Angeles with producers Dirty Icon (Logan Mader [ex-MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY] and Lucas Banker). A late 2007 release via Roadrunner Records is expected.

Commented Duplantier: "Playing with Max and Igor is like living a dream, I've always had so much respect for their musical achievements; it is an incredible personal experience for me."

In a recent interview posted on SOULFLY's official web site, Max stated about his collaboration with Igor, "I think it's sounding like a combination of things I've done with NAILBOMB and SEPULTURA, and even SOULFLY, of course, but these songs are coming to be more live on the spot. I recorded some simple four-tracks for a lot of them, similar to the ones that people may have heard through the SOULFLY MySpace, and I sent out a CD to everybody about a month ago with like 10 songs, but at that time I didn't even know exactly who else I'd be working with in the project. I knew that Igor would be doing drums and percussion, and I'd be doing vocals and guitar. Now Marc Rizzo is going to be playing lead guitar and and the [guitarist] and vocalist from GOJIRA will help us out to give it a bit of a different vibe. I like GOJIRA a lot — they're a fucking kick-ass band. It's a special album for me because it's a very global group of musicians. One from France [from GOJIRA], one from the U.S., and two from Brasil. I think that's going to add something very cool, even trippy, and definitely my style."

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Max Cavalera Talks About Project With Igor

SOULFLY's official web site, Soulfly Web, has been updated with a new question-and-answer session with the group's leader, Max Cavalera. It follows here in its entirety:

Soulfly Web: Can you tell us what what you're going to be up to this month?

Max: Yeah, man, this week is actually really exciting. The date today is 7/7/7 and tomorrow we are starting to record on the new project that I'm doing with my brother Igor. I've talked about it a bit last year and throughout this year, and now finally we are pulling through with it and we're entering the studio tomorrow morning — and it's just going to be some brutal, aggressive, out-of-control shit.

Soulfly Web: Have you been jamming with him at all, or is the first time you guys are playing together going to be in the studio?

Max: Nah, we're going to do it all in the studio. I think it's sounding like a combination of things I've done with NAILBOMB and SEPULTURA, and even SOULFLY, of course, but these songs are coming to be more live on the spot. I recorded some simple four-tracks for a lot of them, similar to the ones that people may have heard through the SOULFLY MySpace, and I sent out a CD to everybody about a month ago with like 10 songs, but at that time I didn't even know exactly who else I'd be working with in the project. I knew that Igor would be doing drums and percussion, and I'd be doing vocals and guitar. Now Marc Rizzo is going to be playing lead guitar and and the bassist and vocalist from GOJIRA will help us out to give it a bit of a different vibe. I like GOJIRA a lot — they're a fucking kick-ass band. It's a special album for me because it's a very global group of musicians. One from France [from GOJIRA], one from the U.S., and two from Brasil. I think that's going to add something very cool, even trippy, and definitely my style.

Soulfly Web: Who are you going to be working with in the studio tomorrow?

Max: The album's being done Logan Mader and Dirty Icon in L.A., where I did the last two things that I've recorded in the studio. I just did the "Beautiful People" [MARILYN MANSON] cover for Kerrang! that came out a couple of weeks ago, and and I also did four lines for a rapper named ILL BILL from the East Coast. It was very cool — I'm not usually very big into rap, but he contacted me, he's a fan of mine from way back, and he actually met me and Igor way back on our first U.S. tour with SEPULTURA. So he sent me a copy of this song he did called "War Is My Destiny" — and it's fucking kick-ass. It's the most evil rap I've ever heard in my life — both the music and the lyrics. So when I was here last time, I recorded a couple lines and added some stuff on top of it. All of this shit was recorded with Logan — who has played with MACHINE HEAD and with me in SOULFLY right after the first record — out here in L.A., and it's really cool to work with Logan as a producer because he's an amazing engineer, we know him already, and it's fit perfect. I give my respect to Gloria [Cavalera, wife/manager] because it was all planned very well and she did a fucking kick-ass job finding the right people for the studio. All that's left for us to do now is to go into the studio tomorrow and jam out a sick-ass record, and that's what we're aiming for.

Soulfly Web: Do you think SOULFLY's going to be working on their new album with him this fall, as well?

Max: It's still too early to say. Right now this project is literally consuming all of my time. I'm still writing for the next SOULFLY, and Marc is, as well, and so are Bobby and Joe. We've all been in good contact over the break and we're all excited to be going into the new SOULFLY album, but that's going to be a chapter of its own that will have its own time. I like to keep touring, but I'm the kind of guy that likes to focus on one of my projects at a time to give it its own attention. I did NAILBOMB at nearly the same time that SEPULTURA was recording "Chaos A.D.", but they still had their own time for me. So yeah there's idea floating around, but as far as technical things like which producer, where to record, or even the general vibe of the CD — these are things that we haven't decided yet. I think it's going to be very cool, and in fact, this project will probably have a strong influence on what comes out of the next SOULFLY album. I know that NAILBOMB strongly had an influence for me in the "Chaos A.D." recordings, and even on into "Roots". I hope this project is going to do the same for SOULFLY, and it's going to provide some excellent inspiration.

Soulfly Web: Is this project going to be similar to NAILBOMB in the same way that you won't be performing live, or do you have plans for more shows than you played with NAILBOMB?

Max: We're going to try to play more shows than me and Alex [Newport] did with NAILBOMB. NAILBOMB was very unique the original idea between me and Alex was that we'd never play live and it's what we believed while we were making the songs in the studio. But we received a request for Dynamo Open Air that we just couldn't refuse. For them to put NAILBOMB in front of 120,000 people on the bill was incredible, and we were like, "We've got to do this one, man!" It's not everyday that you get to play in front of 120,00 people so we went ahead and did the show, but originally we never thought we play live. So this should be a bit different — I'm liking the material we've got so far quite a bit and it'd be very fun to do more live shows. My goal in the end would be to play a couple of shows in North America, a couple of shows in Europe, a couple of shows in Australia, a couple of shows in South America, so that all the fans of me and Igor's shit can get the opportunity to see what we're doing together live. It'd be fairer to my fans to play more than one show this time around, so we'll try to do a small number of shows, but play them all over the place.

Soulfly Web: You mentioned that you're going to be on ILL BILL's next album, "The Hour of Reprisal". Does Igor's collaboration with ILL BILL's little brother and fellow hip-hop artist NECRO have anything to do with your decision to record some lines for Bill, or is your only connection with him the chance meeting you guys had when you were in SEPULTURA?

Max: Igor working with Necro actually had nothing to do with it. Bill called me completely out of the blue. When he sent me the CD, I'm going to have to be honest, I didn't know much about what he did. The only thing that I did know for sure was that he had met me and Igor in New York on our first or second U.S. tour and we went to get some pizza with him. He grew up as a metalhead and a SEPULTURA fan I thought that was pretty respectable coming from someone from the rap world. He does something very different from a lot of the bullshit that's out there in rap. This is rap with a very different, almost "metal," attitude woven into it and it sounds very fucking cool. He told me it was an honor to have me on his record, but as far as I can tell, I don't think Necro working with Igor really had anything to do with it. I haven't met Ill Bill for quite a while though, and we're going to get to reunite at a festival that we're both playing at over in Europe this summer. The guest spot was his idea, he contacted me, and I put some vocals on top of it. Since he was a big SEPULTURA fan, I decided to do something I normally don't do, and I took a couple lines that fit his song from "Arise" and "Chaos A.D.", and I screamed those over the top of the rap that he's doing. It's going to sound fucking wild when it's done — lots of intensity and some very evil rap. Even if you don't like rap, I'd suggest giving Ill Bill a try, because it's a lot closer to some of the things that we do in metal than you might think.

Soulfly Web: Finally, do you have anything special in mind for SOULFLY's short European tour in August or for the 11th annual D-Low Memorial show that SOULFLY's scheduled on August 31st in Tempe, Arizona?

Max: Whoa, yeah, you know, we've got a lot that we're doing all at once right now, between the studio and touring in Europe, and of course, the Dana memorial show. The one thing that I think would be cool for this year's D-Low Memorial Show would be to have our new project play live at the show before SOULFLY. Every year the D-Low show is a very special one — at last year's show I talked to Igor for the first time in person in 10 years. My fans here in Arizona deserve that and I think SOULFLY fans are going to fucking love it if it happens — yeah, we'll get to SOULFLY the end, but before that we'd hopefully play through some songs from the project. The bill isn't completely confirmed yet, but we're working on it, and we hope to get some guests who have known Dana in the past to come out. 90% of the people I've worked with have had some type of connection with Dana — from the first D-Low show when the DEFTONES played with DUB WAR until now. Throughout the years most bands that have played have met Dana, or they know about it, and it's important to keep that involved. That awareness is what the show is really about — it's an opportunity for us to remember Dana as a friend. He was a very awesome metal fan, he was here for the music, and that music was his salvation from all the bullshit. He stayed away from shit like drugs, stealing, and all of that crap because he had music, you know? He loved music more than anyone I know and I hung out with him everyday playing music; he was one of the best friends that I've ever met. It fucking sucked to lose him, so I'm just trying to do my part to let people know about Dana. I don't want to let the world forget Dana ever — the impact he made and the memories we share — and that is the most important thing that this show will be about.

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Igor Cavalera To Be In New Questions Video

Former SEPULTURA drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera makes an appearance on the new album and in the new video from the São Paulo, Brazil-based hardcore band QUESTIONS.

QUESTIONS recently released its second CD on Liberation Records, entitled "Fight for What You Believe". Cavalera can be heard in the track "Conscience", for which the band recently shot a video. Watch the clip online at this location. A short documentary-style clip featuring footage of QUESTIONS recording "Conscience" with Igor can be found at YouTube.

As previously reported, MIXHELL — the DJ/hip hop/electro project featuring former SEPULTURA drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera and his wife Laima Leyton — is featured in a new Brazilian commercial for Nokia in which five DJs come together to perform live using only mobile phones. Watch the three-minute commercial at YouTube.

Igor Cavalera left SEPULTURA in June 2006 due to "artistic differences." He has since been replaced by Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA).

Igor's departure from SEPULTURA came five months after he announced that he was taking a break from the group's touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son (who was born in January 2006). Filling in on drums during the band's spring 2006 European tour with IN FLAMES was Roy Mayorga, who played with Igor's brother Max in SOULFLY for several years in the late '90s and again in 2001-2003.

Igor is the second Cavalera to leave SEPULTURA. In 1996, Max Cavalera exited the group after the rest of the band fired Max's wife Gloria as SEPULTURA's manager.

Igor and Max are currently working on a brand new project which will feature collaborations with various guest musicians. "This project is going to be very much like a volcano exploding," Max said in a recent interview. "We've had so much anger and aggression building up, and I know that Igor is going to fucking destroy the drum kit in the studio. I really doubt the drum kit will even survive the recording, and I hope doesn't. So far it's sounding very aggressive, but again, at this point there are no rules or limitations with it. It's going to be mainly just me and Igor, but I want to have some other guys involved with it. It's going to be similar to NAILBOMB in that it's only two guys, some friends, and one album — but it's definitely going to have its own style. It's metal Cavalera style, and it's the closest thing that anyone's going to get to seeing any type of reunion. I don't know what the fuck is going to happen with it, but I'm very excited to see where it goes and what we can do." More...

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Sepultura Spreading Positivity Through Music

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has checked in with the following update:

"Lleida, Catalunya (Spain): We started the [European] tour yesterday [june 29] in Alba, Italy, near Torino and for the first show it was very great! The crowd in Italy is always special with a great support and we couldn't choose a better place to start this European leg. Awesome. Grazie Italia! Today we arrived in Barcelona in the morning and we heard the news about a car that drove in flames at a terminal at the Glasgow airport. Fucking terrorism. In London the police found two cars full of bombs ready to destroy. Shit! Cowards, stupid idiots that create fear and violence. Enough of this crap. For the love of God, PEACE! We are going soon to Glasgow and hopefully this events will not get in the way of our concerts. Make music, not war! Stop this culture of fear!"

"Dundee, Scotland: What a long day! Finally, we have arrived in Scotland, unfortunately we had to cancel the Dundee gig [on July 1]. We only got here late a night. We just passed by where the attack happened at the Glasgow airport. The burning smell was evident everywhere, but everybody were calm and confident, all the policemen and airline personnel, keeping all the passengers in order and safe. We had patience and everything was resolved with no bigger problems. Tomorrow we are going to Iverness to continue the tour and spread positive vibes trough music."

IPC TV, which produces and broadcasts a variety of community programs in Portuguese to an increasing Brazilian community in Japan, has posted a lengthy video report on SEPULTURA, featuring interviews with the band and footage of the group performing in Brazil and France. Watch the "Agenda" report at this location (in Portuguese).

This past winter SEPULTURA finished filming the second video from their "Dante XXI" album, for the song "Ostia". The clip was shot on March 3 at a studio in São Paulo prior to the band's departure for their European tour. During the following week, the video crew and the main actor shot the outdoor scenes in downtown São Paulo. The script, which adapts the story from the book "The Divine Comedy" to the modern days, was directed by Geraldo Moraes.

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Max And Igor Cavalera To Enter Studio In July

According to Brazil's Bizz magazine, the as-yet-unnamed new project featuring Sepultura founding members and brothers Max and Igor Cavalera will enter a Los Angeles studio in July to begin recording its debut album for a late 2007/early 2008 release via Roadrunner Records. Although it has not yet been confirmed, it is rumored that production duties on the Cd will be handled by former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader, who worked with Soulfly on their cover of Marilyn Manson's "Beautiful People" for the recently released Kerrang! magazine compilation "Higher Voltage". The project, which will coexist with Max's main band Soulfly, is expected to include guest appearances by Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo and other, as-yet-undisclosed musicians. While the bulk of the album will be recorded in Los Angeles, a possibility exists that two or three songs will be tracked in Brazil, according to Max, who described the new music as "hardcorish."

In a recent interview posted on Soulfly's official web site, Max stated about his collaboration with Igor. "This project is going to be very much like a volcano exploding. We've had so much anger and aggression building up, and I know that Igor is going to fucking destroy the drum kit in the studio. I really doubt the drum kit will even survive the recording, and I hope it doesn't. So far it's sounding very aggressive, but again, at this point there are no rules or limitations with it. It's going to be mainly just me and Igor, but I want to have some other guys involved with it. It's going to be similar to Nailbomb in that it's only two guys, some friends, and one album, but it's definitely going to have its own style. It's metal Cavalera style, and it's the closest thing that anyone's going to get to seeing any type of reunion. I don't know what the fuck is going to happen with it, but I'm very excited to see where it goes and what we can do."

Igor Cavalera left Sepultura in June 2006 due to "artistic differences." He has since been replaced by Jean Dolabella (ex-Udora).

Igor's departure from Sepultura came five months after he announced that he was taking a break from the group's touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son (who was born in January 2006). Filling in on drums during the band's spring 2006 European tour with In Flames was Roy Mayorga, who played with Max in Soulfly for several years in the late '90s and again in 2001-2003.

Max Cavalera left Sepultura in December 1996 after the rest of the band fired his wife Gloria as the group's manager.

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Thrash Metal Book To Surface In September

Zonda Books has posted this press release:

Garry Sharpe-Young's latest book, "Thrash Metal", is being readied for publication this September. In addition, Zonda Books publishes Garry's "Death Metal", "Black Metal" and "Power Metal" all before the end of the year. These MusicMight titles replace the 2001 editions, which have consistently ranked number 1 on their Amazon.com searches for five years and more.

Thrash Metal. At first mocked by the Rock traditionalists Thrash would swamp the hard n' heavy world propelling one of its own - METALLICA, to the very pinnacle of Rock's elite.

In the early 80s Thrash breathed new life into the Rock scene providing older acts with a much needed kick. This new force opened the floodgates to armies of teens armed with flying Vs, bullet belts and a sense of purpose that would fuel genres such as Thrashcore, Crossover and technical Speed Metal. Without Thrash there would be no Death Metal, no Black Metal. That explosion of aggression has seen subsequent afterblasts, most recently Europe and South America has seen a genuine renaissance of Thrash Metal.

Without doubt, Thrash Metal still continues to make its mark in the biggest possible way. The "big four" - METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and SLAYER are all documented here in the greatest possible detail with full, up to the minute histories, exclusive photographs and global discographies, which include demos, albums, singles, chart positions, track listings and catalogue numbers. Over 400,000 words leave no stone left unturned in pursuit of knowledge of ex-members, rare recordings and career milestones. The author has interviewed all these major acts. Indeed, he interviewed METALLICA's late Cliff Burton just days before his passing. The early days of MEGADETH are straight from the mouth of Dave Mustaine.

Also covered are the legion of groundbreaking Bay Area acts such as METAL CHURCH, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL and HIRAX. The European thrash explosion of KREATOR, RAGE, DESTRUCTION, SODOM, GRAVE DIGGER and HELLOWEEN is also covered in frightening detail. The Pagan Thrash of SABBAT, the avant garde eccentricity of CELTIC FROST and the Funk Thrash of MORDRED - it's all here. The second wave of thrash with major artists such as SEPULTURA, PANTERA and MACHINE HEAD takes the genre right up to the new breed of Thrashers, now a truly world-wide phenomenon. All examined in depth.

Having achieved its quarter of a century, Thrash Metal is not only alive, it is thriving. If you thought this rawest form of Heavy Metal was consigned to the past this book will deliver a rude awakening! Read the book, buy the records and bang that head!!

The scope of 'Thrash Metal' includes artists such as A.N.I.M.A.L., ABANDONED, ABATTOIR, ACCUSSER, ACID, ACID DRINKERS, ACID REIGN, ACROPHET, AFTERMATH, AGENT STEEL, AGONY, AGRESSOR, AIRDASH, AMEBIX, ANESTHESY, ANGEL WITCH, ANGKOR WAT, ANNIHILATOR, ANTHRAX, ANVIL, ANVIL CHORUS, APOKALYPTIC RAIDS, ARBITRATER, ARCH ENEMY, ARMORED SAINT, ARMOURED ANGEL, ARTILLERY, ASSASSIN, AT WAR, ATHEIST, ATOMIZER, ATOMKRAFT, ATROPHY, AZOTIC REIGN...

And that's just some of the "A"'s!

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Max and Igor Cavalera Writing Together Again

According to Sirius Satellite Radio, brothers Max and Igor Cavalera are writing together again. According to Sirius, the new songs may include guest appearances by members of Napalm Death and Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo.

Igor Cavalera has been a free agent since he left Sepultura in June 2006 to work on personal issues. He was replaced by ex-Udora drummer Jean Dolabella.

In December 1996, following the tragic death of Max’s stepson, his bandmates — including his brother — tried to fire his wife and grieving manager Gloria Cavalera because they weren’t happy with the way she was handling the band’s business. Max viewed the move as an act of betrayal, quit the band and cut off contact with Igor until last year. Then on August 17 at the D-Low Memorial Festival in Tempe, Arizona, an event to honor the memory of Max’s late stepson, the guitarist and his brother took the stage to play two Sepultura songs, “Roots Bloody Roots” and “Attitude.”

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Watch Sepultura Perform "Convicted For Life"

A good-quality video clip of SEPULTURA performing the song "Convicted in Life" live in Luxembourg during the band's last European tour has been posted at YouTube.

SEPULTURA earlier in the year finished filming the second video from their "Dante XXI" album, for the song "Ostia". The clip was shot on March 3 at a studio in São Paulo prior to the band's departure for their European tour. During the following week, the video crew and the main actor shot the outdoor scenes in downtown São Paulo. The script, which adapts the story from the book "The Divine Comedy" to the modern days, was directed by Geraldo Moraes.

SEPULTURA will embark on another European tour beginning late June. More...

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Sepultura Announce More Tour Dates

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have lined up the following tour dates:

May 03 - Monterrey, MX - [to be confirmed]
May 04 - Torreon, MX - Poliforum
May 05 - Aguascalientes, MX - Auditorio Morelos
May 20 - Santiago, CL - Estadio Victor Jara
May 26 - Varginha, BR - Roça In Roll, Fazenda Estrela
Jun. 02 - Brasilia, BR - Porão do Rock
Jun. 16 - Caixas do Sul, BR - [to be confirmed]
Jun. 28 - Alba, IT - Altro Mondo
Jun. 29 - Alba, IT - Altro Mondo
Jun. 30 - Lleida, ES - Parc Municipal de les Basses (Senglar Rock Festival)
Jul. 01 - Dundee, UK - Fat Sams
Jul. 02 - Inverness, UK - The Ironworks
Jul. 03 - Glasgow, UK - ABC 1
Jul. 04 - Manchester, UK - University Of Manchester Union
Jul. 06 - Moscow, RU - Plan B
Jul. 07 - St. Petersburg, RU - Matrix
Jul. 09 - Woergl, AT - Komma
Jul. 11 - Belgrade, RS - Studentski Kulturni Centar
Jul. 12 - Bucharest, RO - Roman Arenas (Sfinx Experience CDA)
Jul. 13 - Tokaj, HU - Tokaj-Rakamaz Tisza Kemping (Hegyalja Fesztivál)
Jul. 14 - Vizovice, CZ - Areál Likérky Rudolf Jelínek (Masters Of Rock Festival)
Jul. 15 - Vizovice, CZ - Areál Likérky Rudolf Jelínek (Masters Of Rock Festival)
Jul. 17 - Tolmin, SI - Julisch Alps National Park (Metalcamp Festival)
Jul. 18 - Tolmin, SI - Julisch Alps National Park (Metalcamp Festival)
Jul. 19 - Rieden, DE - Kreuth bei Amberg (Earthshaker Festival)
Jul. 20 - Vilnius, LT - Ferrum
Jul. 21 - Riga, LV - Sapnu Fabrika
Jul. 22 - Tallin, EE - Rock Cafe
Jul. 23 - St. Petersburg, RU - [to be confirmed]
Jul. 25 - Helsinki, FI - Kaapelitehdas
Jul. 26 - Turku, FI - [to be confirmed]
Jul. 28 - Kuopio, FI - Kuopio RockCock Festival
Jul. 30 - Warsaw, PL - Klub Proxima
Aug. 01 - [to be confirmed], DE - [to be confirmed]
Aug. 02 - Praha, CZ - Rock Café
Aug. 03 - Salestat, FR - Centre Alsace (Léz'Arts Scéniques Festival)
Aug. 05 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli
Aug. 06 - [to be confirmed], BE - [to be confirmed]
Aug. 08 - Guadalajara, ES - Campo de Fútbol 'Pedro Escartín' (SepulArmy Party)
Aug. 09 - Barcelona, ES - Apolo
Aug. 10 - Madrid, ES - [to be confirmed]
Aug. 11 - Murcia, ES - Puerto De Mazarrón (Leyendas Del Rock Festival)
Aug. 12 - Gernika, ES - Herriko Plaza
Aug. 13 - Gijon, ES - [to be confirmed]
Aug. 15 - Kavarna, BG - (Kavarna Festival)
Aug. 16 - [to be confirmed], UK - [to be confirmed]
Aug. 17 - [to be confirmed], UK - [to be confirmed]
Aug. 18 - London, UK - Carling Academy Islington

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Sepultura Announce More European Tour Dates

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA will play a number of European dates during July. So far the following shows have been announced:

Jul. 04 - Academy 2 – Manchester, UK
Jul. 16-21 - Metalcamp - Tolmin, SLO
Jul. 19-21 - Earthshaker Fest - Kreuth, GER
Jul. 24 - DBTL - Turku, FIN
Jul. 25 - Kaapelitehdas - Helsinki, FIN
Jul. 28 - Kuopiorock - Kuopio, FIN

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Sepultura Post New Concert Video Footage Online

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have posted two new video clips on their YouTube page. Check out soundcheck footage, shot at the Abril Pro Rock festival in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil on April 14, 2007, and a performance clip of "Ostia", filmed in Buenos Aires on January 13, 2007. More...

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