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

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Max Cavalera Gives CC Album Overview

Metal Hammer Germany recently conducted a track-by-track interview with Max Cavalera for the forthcoming CAVALERA CONSPIRACY debut, Inflikted. An excerpt appears below:

‘Inflikted’: "It was the first lyric for the album. Back in 1992 I was in Indonesia with Iggor for SEPULTURA shows. There we visited this really crazy ritual with lot’s of fire and piercings – all very self inflicted. But while hurting themselves they didn’t feel the pain because they were tranced. I was very intrigued by this ritual. Because it’s me and Iggor now, I thought it cool to start the album with a track that’s based on such an old experience."

‘Sanctuary’: "I like about this song that it’s almost a NAILBOMB song. Very fast and straight forward. It rips your head of right away. The vocals are very aggressive – some people told me it might be my best vocals so far.I like that a lot. And the middle section is just fine. Marc Rizzo sings with 'everybody die tonite' in kind of a punk rock feeling. Old BIOHAZARD-style. And it’s the first video for the album."

‘Terrorize’: "Iggor’s drumbeat at the beginning is a very cool but simple groove from northern Brazil. It’s very ritualistic. I like the groove and the lines of the lyrics. It is dedicated to Jesse Pintardo of NAPALM DEATH and TERRORIZER, because Terrorizer is a huge influence for me."

Read the full article at this location.

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Sepultura Announce More Tour Dates

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have scheduled the following dates:

Feb. 23 - Fortaleza, Brazil - Arena
Mar. 13 - Lima, Peru – [to be announced]
Mar. 14 - Guayaquil, Equador - [to be announced]
Mar. 15 - Quito, Equador - [to be announced]
Mar. 22 - Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil - Centro Internacional de Eventos
Mar. 28 - Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil - SESC
May 01 - Villarrobledo, Albacete, Spain - Viña Rock Festival 2008

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Scuzz TV Interviews The Cavalera Brothers

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY were recently in the UK and SCUZZ TV caught up with them for a little chat about their new project together- their first since they parted ways in 1996. If you missed it on the channel, they have now loaded this into their website, and you can view it here.

Don't forget that debut single 'SANCTUARY' out digitally on Monday 3rd March and you can pre-order that here.

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Max Cavalera Slams Killswitch Engage

The February 2008 issue of Sweden's Close-Up features an interview with SEPULTURA founding members Max and Igor Cavalera, who are currently collaborating in CAVALERA CONSPIRACY. An excerpt from the chat follows (quotes taken from the interview's original English-language transcript).

Igor, when did you lose interest in metal and why?

"Actually, by playing," says the drummer. "First too much touring and then losing the passion for playing. Plus the scene… I can't remember one amazing band. To be completely honest with you, I still today don't know one new band, metal band, that I like. Maybe I would listened to it and find some things here and there interesting."

"I went to see LAMB OF GOD in that States and they were alright, but KILLSWITCH ENGAGE opened and it was the gayest show I've ever seen," says Max Cavalera. "I was like, I'm not part of this scene, it's fucking gay.' They were acting like they were U2 and I was like, 'Hmm….' The attitude was so ridiculous. I don't know these guys, they're on my label [Roadrunner] and all, but it was completely disappointing and gay. Like really lame, such a lame band live, everything about the whole attitude. LAMB OF GOD came out and destroyed them and I don't even like LAMB OF GOD that much, but they were so much better coming after KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. I was like, 'If that's what the scene is about, hey fuck it, it ain't got nothing to do with me."

"Actually, I must say something," says Igor. "The last metal album that I bought was JUSTICE. You know JUSTICE?"

JUSTICE?

"Yeah, it's a dance band."

It's a dance band?

"From Paris."

Okay.

"Their stuff, in my opinion, is so metal. I can put that 'cause they are. For me they are like metal in their own way. Distorted, heavy, but still they make music for the dance floor for people to dance to it. So I have to say… Plus the visual is so metal. For me they're like a revival of BLACK SABBATH in a whole different way. They even use the cross, you know. You should check them out."

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Sepultura Post Writing Process Video Online

Sepultura have posted a new video from the first day of their writing sessions for their latest albumonline on their official YouTube page. The video can be viewed below.

As previously reported, Sepultura will be following the same route they did with the previous album (Dante XXI) and will be writing another concept album. This time it will be based around the book/ movie, "A Clockwork Orange" and the life of it's author. More...

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Igor Cavalera's "Mixhell" Announces U.S. Dates

MIXHELL — the DJ/hip hop/electro project featuring former SEPULTURA drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera and his wife Laima Leyton — has scheduled the following U.S. dates:

Feb. 09 - Echo Franki Chan and My Gay Husband, Los Angeles, California (w/ Data)
Feb. 11 - Franki Chan's Party, Los Angeles, California
Feb. 12 - Vice Party, Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb. 14 - Hiro Ballroom New York, New York (w/ Moby)
Feb. 15 - Click @ Fluid Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar. 13 - AM Only SXSW showcase at Beauty Bar Texas
Mar. 13 - SXSW - VICE Scion Metal Show at Stubbs Texas
Mar. 13 - Vice SXSW showcase at Vice Texas
Mar. 15 - Vice Scion Dance Show at Stubbs Texas
Mar. 15 - Vice Late Late Night Party Texas

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 Cavalera are currently collaborating on a new project called CAVALERA CONSPIRACY. The group's debut album, "Inflikted", will be released in March via Roadrunner Records.

Video footage of MIXHELL performing in Londrina, PR, Brazil on September 15, 2007 can be viewed below. More...

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Sepultura Begin Writing New Album

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued the following update:

"We started the writing process for the Sepultura new album today in our studio in Sao Paulo. All the equipament was prepared yesterday by our crew and today we tried some ideas for songs. We will follow kind of the same steps we did in our last album, Dante XXI, but this time we will be inspired by the book A Clockwork Orange, first released in 1962 written by Anthony Burgess and it's a movie, a classic, made by Stanley Kubrik. We will write our soundtrack for this story and Burgess' life will be an inspiration also to write the music, lyrics and for the artwork. Today at the studio, really good ideas came up, the vibe is great and the songs are coming in a easy and brutal way."

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Cavalera Conspiracy Reveal Album Artwork

The cover artwork of "Inflikted", the debut album from THE CAVALERA CONSPIRACY — the new project featuring SEPULTURA founding members Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) alongside vocalist Joe Duplantier (bass) of the French progressive death metallers GOJIRA and SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo — has been posted online at this location. (Note: The previously circulated "artwork" for this album was used on the promotional CD only and was never intended for the finished product.)

"Inflikted" will be released in North America on March 25, 2008 via Roadrunner Records (one day earlier internationally). Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) makes a cameo bass appearance on one track. Another song is a collaboration between Max, Joe and Richie Cavalera (INCITE) on vocals.

This long-anticipated reunion between the Cavalera brothers is something fans across the globe have been waiting for since SEPULTURA's last gig at Brixton Academy in December 1996. Hailing from Belo Horizonte in central Brazil, SEPULTURA gained a legendary reputation as the one of the most highly regarded and successful death/thrash metal bands of all time, with two gold albums under their belts both in the UK and the USA — "Chaos A.D." (1994) and "Roots" (1996).

"When Igor and I met at the 10th annual D-Low Memorial Show [in 2006] and got the instruments in our hands, it was like we had never been separated. The metal was flowing in our veins," Max previously said. "It was the same in the studio."

Recording took place this past July at Undercity Studios in Los Angeles, with rising production star Logan Mader (ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist). Among the 11 songs set to appear are "Inflikted", "Bloodbrawl", "Terrorize" (formerly "Holy Poison"), "The Doom of All Fires", "Ultra-Violent" and " Sanctuary". A b-side cover of the POSSESSED death/thrash classic "The Exorcist" was also recorded.

"Inflikted" final track listing:

01. Inflikted
02. Sanctuary
03. Terrorize (formerly "Holy Poison")
04. Black Ark
05. Ultra-Violent
06. Hex
07. The Doom Of All Fires
08. Bloodbrawl
09. Nevertrust
10. Hearts Of Darkness
11. Must Kill

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Sepultura Announce South American Shows

SEPULTURA have updates their live itinerary to include the following dates:

February
23 - Fortaleza, Brazil at Arena

March
13 - Lima, Peru at Venue TBA
14 - Guayaquil, Equador at Venue TBA
15 - Quito, Equador at Venue TBA

Meanwhile, Sepultura's site has been updated with the following in regards to the upcoming solo release from guitarist ANDRES KISSER:

"Last weekend (January 27th) Andreas Kisser introduced to the press and guests his solo project Hubris, to be released this year.

In a mix of press conference, workshop and pocket show, Andreas and various musical guests played songs from Hubris and other covers."

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Cavalera Conspiracy Post Video Greetings Online

A short video message from SEPULTURA founding members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) shot earlier this month by Germany's Metal-Hammer.de web site during the Cavaleras' European promotional trip for the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY project can be viewed below. Also available is a separate video message from Max which was filmed exclusively for the Metal-Online.com web site.

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY — the project featuring Max, and Igor alongside vocalist Joe Duplantier (bass) of the French progressive death metallers GOJIRA and SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo — will release its debut album, "Inflikted", in North America on March 25, 2008 via Roadrunner Records (one day earlier internationally). Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) makes a cameo bass appearance on one track. Another song is a collaboration between Max, Joe and Richie Cavalera (INCITE) on vocals.

This long-anticipated reunion between the Cavalera brothers is something fans across the globe have been waiting for since SEPULTURA's last gig at Brixton Academy in December 1996. Hailing from Belo Horizonte in central Brazil, SEPULTURA gained a legendary reputation as the one of the most highly regarded and successful death/thrash metal bands of all time, with two gold albums under their belts both in the UK and the USA — "Chaos A.D." (1994) and "Roots" (1996).

"When Igor and I met at the 10th annual D-Low Memorial Show [in 2006] and got the instruments in our hands, it was like we had never been separated. The metal was flowing in our veins," Max previously said. "It was the same in the studio."

Recording took place this past July at Undercity Studios in Los Angeles, with rising production star Logan Mader (ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist). Among the 11 songs set to appear are "Inflikted", "Bloodbrawl", "Terrorize" (formerly "Holy Poison"), "The Doom of All Fires", "Ultra-Violent" and " Sanctuary". A b-side cover of the POSSESSED death/thrash classic "The Exorcist" was also recorded.

"Inflikted" final track listing:

01. Inflikted
02. Sanctuary
03. Terrorize (formerly "Holy Poison")
04. Black Ark
05. Ultra-Violent
06. Hex
07. The Doom Of All Fires
08. Bloodbrawl
09. Nevertrust
10. Hearts Of Darkness
11. Must Kill

Metal-Hammer.de video message:
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Sepultura To Appear On Brazil's PlayTV

A report on SEPULTURA's recent visit to India will air on Brazil's PlayTV tonight (Thursday, January 17). The show will be available for streaming via the Internet beginning at 12:00 a.m. GMT at this location.

Another Brazilian TV report on SEPULTURA's Indian tour can be viewed below.

Andreas Kisser is putting the finishing touches on his solo debut, entitled "Hubris I & II". A two-disc set, it is tentatively scheduled for release in April 2008 via Holland's Mascot Records. The CD was recorded in part at A Voz do Brasil studio in São Paulo, Brazil. More...

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Cavalera Brothers To Do Artists Q&A

Max and Iggor Cavalera of the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY are participating in the Roadrunner Records Ask The Artist feature, inviting fans to write in with their questions. Go to this location to participate.

As previously reported, Cavalera Conspiracy released the following press release:

“The Cavalera Conspiracy, is about a sense of being unleashed,” says vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA). “You bottle a monster for ten years and then let it out. It’s explosive, and we waited a long time for this beast to be set free.”

It’s true. The wait is over. And the time is now. Many said it would never happen, that Max and Iggor Cavalera (new spelling of his first name), the Brazilian brothers and visionaries that formed the groundbreaking metal band Sepultura in 1983 would reunite to make electrifying music together again. Despite having spent 12 years apart, the inescapable fact remains: Max and Iggor share blood and are musical soulmates. Their time away from each other fostered musical growth leading to the newly inspired metallic magic. Hence, the Cavalera Conspiracy was born. While the Cavalera Conspiracy and their Roadrunner Records debut Inflikted may seem like the closest we’ll get to a Sepultura reunion, make no mistake. The Cavalera Conspiracy is its own maniacal, untamable beast with its own set of rules.

Iggor sums up their musical connection, simply stating, “We don’t need to speak. We look at each other and we know. With one look, we know if we’re going in the right direction.” That’s how clearly they understand one another.

Max continues, “There was over ten years of not seeing or talking to each other at all, which is a long ass time. That’s what made it more special when it did finally happen. While we were working together, I was thinking about how the last time I saw him, I was on a tour bus, after my last show with Sepultura at the Brixton Academy. Fast forward and I’m picking him up at the airport in Phoenix. It was heavy and emotional. Obviously, all those feelings, along with years of musical history, came flooding back, and once the personal relationship was restored, the musical one began to take shape.

The first seeds of the Max/Iggor reunion were planted when the duo played together at the Dana Tribute show, an annual benefit played for Max’s slain stepson. “I was playing with Iggor at a show that was so meaningful,” Max admits. “We got to play ‘Roots’ and ‘Attitude,’ which is a song I wrote with Dana. From that point on, I couldn’t help myself. I knew I wanted to record with him again. I had not done a ‘project’ since NAILBOMB, which was a long time ago. Iggor loved the idea. With no name, I just wrote songs all day long. We had to find musicians, and set the mood so we could just write a kick ass record.” Iggor has similar fond memories of that show and that feeling, “Once we hit the first note, it felt like a bomb had dropped on stage. From that moment on, I knew we needed to do something together musically.”

Iggor continues, “We reunited as a family first. Naturally, music came next. At first, we had no idea we would do music again. I have my own new project, and that takes so much of my time. I had no plans at all of going back and doing a metal project. But at the same time, it was natural to play again with Max.” Max compares the situation to The Godfather Part III, exclaiming, “Just when Al Pacino thought he was out, his family pulled him right back into the shit again! That’s what I did: I pulled him right back.”

The brothers recruited Gojira guitarist Joe Duplantier to play bass. Guitarist Marc Rizzo, who plays guitar in Max’s main band Soulfly, was enlisted to play guitar. The duo purposely chose more up and coming musicians, because they didn’t want to detract from the music. “We didn’t want big names,” Max says. “It was about me and Iggor finding ourselves. This is about the music. We found cool musicians without pretension, who wanted to go into the studio and just kick ass.”'

Once recording commenced, Max brought a bunch of songs he had written. Album opener 'Inflikted' is an urgent, thrashy anthem designed for the most riotous moshpits, while 'Sanctuary' has a classic Beneath The Remains-era Sepultura vibe. Max says, “I brought the tracks to the studio without the fury. Iggor put his ‘thunder drums’ on top of it and it became something else!” Although Iggor exited Sepultura and is working on his electronic music project, that familiar feeling coursed through his veins when he sat down to track drums. “We had no pressure on our backs. The most important thing is that we were happy in the studio; we worked a lot and it was a blast. That translates into the music,” Iggor says.

By the time the record was finished, Max knew that they had recaptured the magic. “My brother makes the drums sound like thunder like no one else. Not many musicians can grab a kit and change the sound and personality of the drums, but he can. It’s fucking scary.” While the Soulfly and Sepultura comparisons will undoubtedly – natch - arise, both brothers contend that the Cavalera Conspiracy is different because their tastes and influences have grown over the years. There’s less of a world vibe on Inflikted, but it’s every bit as dangerous, thanks to its “fuck the world” attitude. “Why do I get goosebumps when listening to this? I don’t want to know,” says Max.

According to Iggor, Inflikted’s balance of the old and the new is what he loves about it and he thinks metalheads across the globe will share the same notion. “When I listen to the album, it sounds old school, but new in its own way,” he says. “It’s a mix of both worlds. We both listened to so much different music during the time apart. Here, we each had our own input, so it came out different than back in the day.”

Summing up their personal chemistry, which is palpable on the booming 'Ultra-Violent', 'Bloodbrawl', and the uber thrash attack 'Terrorize', Max says, “I’m crazy. I used to drink. I talk. He is quiet. He has never drank before. It’s this weird combo that becomes lethal together. You either like it or hate it, but you can’t ignore it. We’re like a bomb.”

Inflikted is currently scheduled for release via Roadrunner Records internationally on March 24th and in North America on March 25th. The tracklist for the album is as follows: 'Inflikted', 'Sanctuary', 'Terrorize', 'Dark Ark', 'Ultra-Violent', 'Hex', 'The Doom Of All Fires', 'Bloodbrawl', 'Hearts Of Darkness', 'Nevertrust', 'Must Kill'.

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Max Cavalera Speaks On Cavalera Conspiracy

The following press release has been revealed:

“The CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, is about a sense of being unleashed,” says vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA). “You bottle a monster for ten years and then let it out. It’s explosive, and we waited a long time for this beast to be set free.”

It’s true. The wait is over. And the time is now. Many said it would never happen, that Max and Iggor Cavalera (new spelling of his first name), the Brazilian brothers and visionaries that formed the groundbreaking metal band Sepultura in 1983 would reunite to make electrifying music together again. Despite having spent 12 years apart, the inescapable fact remains: Max and Iggor share blood and are musical soulmates. Their time away from each other fostered musical growth leading to the newly inspired metallic magic. Hence, the Cavalera Conspiracy was born. While the Cavalera Conspiracy and their Roadrunner Records debut Inflikted may seem like the closest we’ll get to a Sepultura reunion, make no mistake. The Cavalera Conspiracy is its own maniacal, untamable beast with its own set of rules.

Iggor sums up their musical connection, simply stating, “We don’t need to speak. We look at each other and we know. With one look, we know if we’re going in the right direction.” That’s how clearly they understand one another. More...

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Roadrunner To Re-issue More Albums

Roadrunner Records will repackage/reissue titles from SEPULTURA, MADBALL and LIFE OF AGONY in their "two-for-the-price-of-one" series.

Titles due for release on February 12th include: SEPULTURA - Against/Nation, MADBALL - Demonstrating My Style/Look My Way, LIFE OF AGONY - Ugly/Soul Searching Sun, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY - Tactical Neural Implant/Millennium.

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Sepultura Post 'Ostia' Video Online

SEPULTURA's video for the song "Ostia" can be viewed here. The second clip from the Brazilian thrashers' "Dante XXI" album was shot at a studio in São Paulo, Brazil in March 2007 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 guitarist Andreas Kisser is putting the finishing touches on his solo debut, entitled "Hubris I & II". A two-disc set, it is tentatively scheduled for release in April 2008 via Holland's Mascot Records. The CD was recorded in part at A Voz do Brasil studio in São Paulo, Brazil. More...

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Single Bullet Theory To Release Sepultura Cover

Philadelphia metallers, Single Bullet Theory, issue the following update on their Myspace page:

"We will be recording two brand new songs and a cover of Territory by Sepultura."

"The songs will not be release via Crash Music (or any other label on that note) and will be available on ITUNES and SNOCAP only."

"We want to thank everyone for their support thus far and hope that you all enjoy the new material."

"Mixing duties will be handled by our close friend Carlos Alverez, who has proven himself to be a FANTASTIC Pro-Tools engineer."

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Sepultura Post End Of Year Update

SEPULTURA have issued the following update:

"We wish you all a Happy New Year, health and success in whatever you do. All the best to you all! We also thank you very much for coming to our shows and for buying our albums, your support means a lot!

We are working on a new album, which will probably be released in the second half of 2008 and Andreas Kisser's first solo-album called Hubris I & II will be out in April.

We will keep you informed about the writing/recording-process of our new album, tour-dates, interviews, etc."

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Video Of Sepultura Football Game Posted

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued the following update:

"Yesterday we did another SEPUL-event, a benefit soccer game we do every year to collect food for charity. More than 3,000 people showed up, each one of them brought 1kg of non-perishable goods, it was a great afternoon! The game was organized by Paulo, our bass player, with his brothers, friends and also the support of a local TV station, local soccer clubs (Atletico MG and America MG, who is the owner of the stadium the game was realized, the Idependencia Stadium BH) and Topper, who made all the uniforms for both teams.

"The Sepultura And Friends team was a mixture of musicians and professional soccer players and the other team, Uniao Solidaria, was composed by veterans players, mainly from Atletico MG. The game ended in a draw, 6 to 6, a record-scoring game for us, SEPULTURA.

"Thanks for all the people involved, especially the crowd who came to see a good game and to help people suffering from hunger. Hopefully we will continue to do this game, every year, growing with the help and support from all.

"The game closed a great year of 2007 for me, my projects, solo album, SEPULTURA and my family. We feel a more mature band, especially with our new drummer Jean and now we are ready to write a new album for next year.

"Thanks for the support of you all, in our shows, on your comments, criticism and eulogies. I wish you all a great Christmas and a great new year!"

Watch a Brazilian TV report (in Portuguese) on yesterday's charity soccer game featuring SEPULTURA: More...

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Sepultura Guitarist Talks About Reunion And More

Rockinvasion.de conducted an interview with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser during the band's German tour this past summer. A short two-minute preview clip can be viewed below. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Rockinvasion.de: Why did [drummer] Igor [Cavalera] leave [SEPULTURA]? It was announced that he was tired of touring. But is that really the whole truth?

Andreas: Yeah, pretty much. I mean, he really wanted to do something else, stay more in Brazil. He got a new wife, a new kid, and he's got three kids from a previous marriage also. He just wanted to be more involved there. He's doing [gigs as] a DJ, he's not playing drums that much, that often, like he used to. He just got tired [of the SEPULTURA lifestyle], I guess. I mean, it's pretty natural. It was like 23 years in a row [being in the band]. He wanted to get in touch with his brother [former SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera] more often and stuff, and I guess that's very understandable. We reached a point where it was better for him to do something else, and for us, we had "Dante" [the latest SEPULTURA CD, "Dante XXI"] on our hands. I mean, we couldn't stop — after we recorded "Dante" and stop — so we took the challenge to move ahead, first with Roy [Mayorga, stand-in drummer on SEPULTURA's spring 2006 European tour] and now with Jean [Dolabella, current SEPULTURA drummer], and now we have reason to continue with this great drummer and this great time that we're in now. It's just, like, different choices. It was much easier to deal with Igor leaving right now than it was with Max. With Max we were on "Roots" and we were at the height [of our success] and everything was happening, and it was very confusing and very shocking to everybody involved, but because of that, I think we were better prepared to deal with this kind of situation again. I think both [of us] are in a better place now.

Rockinvasion.de: But even though he's burnt out, you've still got the fire, don't you?

Andreas: Of course. I mean, we [Igor and I] see the world in a different way — that's very obvious. (Laughs) I love to be on stage. For me, it's a privilege to be in a band like SEPULTURA, to travel the world so many times, and to really feel the changes in the world, and not only by TV and stuff. It's great. I can pass this kind of baggage and information to my family, to my kids and stuff, and bring them here when it's possible. Travelling is great — it really opens your mind and you see your own place with different eyes and with a different attitude every time you go back, so I think it's very healthy. To play music everywhere in the world — that's what I asked [for] a long time ago and that's what I worked for for so many yeas, and that's what I do.

Rockinvasion.de: I was confused by some Cavalera statements, of both [Max and Igor]. 'Cause they were talking about reuniting with the original [SEPULTURA] lineup. First of all, it doesn't go along with the "tired of touring" argument, and second of all, it didn't happen. Was it just [all talk] or was there anything true in that — are there any plans [for a reunion of the classic SEPULTURA lineup]?

Andreas: Well, you have to ask about their plans for them. (Laughs.)

Rockinvasion.de: So they didn't ask you about that?

Andreas: No, this is just, like, rumors. People can say whatever they want in the press. Like I said, everybody has an opinion. And this confusion is always there. I really think all [of Max's] interviews [contain] very contradictory statements and stuff, but whatever… There's [no talk] about a reunion, there's nothing about coming back. We're very focused on what we're doing right now. Like I said, we're preparing a new album and we're looking towards the future. And if in the future something like that will happen, it has to happen very naturally, [which is what] SEPULTURA was always about — we cannot try to force anything. So, I don't know… All the rest is just politics, you know. I'm just really concerned with what we're doing right now and looking ahead.

Rockinvasion.de: So Derrick [Green, vocals] and Jean aren't nervous about the situation?

Andreas: Not really. I mean, there's no reason to be. (Laughs) We're enjoying what we're doing and we have our plans. Nothing more to it.

Rockinvasion.de: Did you stay in contact with Igor and Max?

Andreas: Yeah, [Igor] is still in Sao Paulo and we still know the families and kids and stuff like that, but we don't talk as much as we used to. I'm here in Europe working, he's doing his stuff. The lives now are very different, so… But I have [no ill feelings towards him], I respect his position. And ever since Max left [in December 1996], we never talked. It's a very stupid [situation]. I mean, they never accepted the fact that Gloria [Max's wife] was fired [as SEPULTURA's manager] and still today, it's very difficult to move if you don't resolve your things, so they seem to be kind of stopped in a place in time. More...

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Sepultura Post European Tour Footage Online

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have uploaded a four-minute video clip featuring footage from the band's most recent European tour. Watch the clip below.

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser is putting the finishing touches on his solo debut, entitled "Hubris I & II". A two-disc set, it is tentatively scheduled for release in April 2008 via Holland's Mascot Records. The CD was recorded in part at A Voz do Brasil studio in São Paulo, Brazil.

In a recent interview with Romania's Metalhead TV, Kisser stated about SEPULTURA's current touring/recording plans, "Our intention, really, is to play as much as we can to prepare this band to start writing new material. So we're gonna start writing a new album at the end of the year, hopefully to release next year, sometime in the second [half of 2008]."

Back in March, SEPULTURA filmed the second video from their "Dante XXI" album, for the song "Ostia". The clip was shot 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. More...

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