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

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Below is our complete Sepultura news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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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Sepultura Bassist, Paulo Xisto Honoured In Brazil

SEPULTURA bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Junior has issued the following message:


Last Monday (April 21st, 2008) I was decorated with the Medalha da Inconfidência (one of the biggest honors of the country). And I'd like to share this honor with all my family, band and friends, without whom this would never become true.

The solemnity took place in Tiradentes (Ouro Preto) and was hosted by Minas Gerais Governor Aécio Neves.

The 'Inconfidência Medal' was created in 1952 by Juscelino Kubitscheck to pay homage to individuals who contributed in the developement of the state of Minas Gerais and the country.

Thank you!!"

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Sepultura Give Fans Chance To Be Part Of New Album

Sepultura have posted the following message via their Myspace account:

"(Via Myspace) Send us a phrase, through comment or message to this profile, about "A Clockwork Orange", (book by Anthony Burgess, film by Stanley Kubrick) and we'll pick one to write a song inspired on it. We'll give credits to the winner on the album and one exclusive CD and one DVD."

Send your suggestions to the official Sepultura Myspace here.

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Sepultura Post New Rehersal Footage Online

Sepultura have posted another video of them rehersing a new song online, you can watch it below.

As previously reported, the new Sepultura album will be another concept album, this time based on the Anthony Burgess classic book "A Clockwork Orange". More...

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Cavalera Brothers Roadrunner Q&A Part 4 Posted

Roadrunner Records reports:

"We definitely want to tour with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY... we just don't know when yet. Obviously with Cavalera Conspiracy we do things one step at a time; it's not like a huge plan where we know when we are going to be playing..." - Iggor Cavalera

Here it is, the penultimate installment of the Cavalera Conspiracy fan Q&A. If you have missed the first 3 parts of this series, you should check out their media page and catch up! You have seriously been missing out! Part 5 will be here on Monday 17th of March.

The album hits shelves on March 25th!

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Cavalera Brothers Interviewed In Germany

SEPULTURA founding members and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY collaborators Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) were interviewed by Rock Hard magazine during the duo's recent visit to Germany.

Watch the two-and-a-half-minute clip below.

Max and Igor will take part in a signing session on Monday, March 17 at Zia Records in Phoenix, Arizona. Pre-order the album from Zia Records today and get a wristband (while they last) that gives you front of the line privileges.

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.


Zia Records
2510 W. Thunderbird Road
Phoenix, AZ 85023

Store Phone: 602-866-7867

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY is the new project featuring Max and Igor alongside vocalist Joe Duplantier (bass) of the French progressive death metallers GOJIRA and SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo.

Max and Igor Cavalera will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, March 14 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's debut album, "Inflikted", will be released in North America on March 25 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. More...

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Cavalera Brothers Answer More Fan Questions

Roadrunner Records reports:

"...You have a trademark that you play a certain way. For some musicians, their whole life they spend developing this... it becomes a trademark thing. If it does remind people of Roots or Chaos AD, it should because it's me and him and our own path and our own instinct...There's definitely a resemblance." - Max Cavalera

In this, Part 3 of our 5 part interview with Max and Iggor answering your questions, we learn about how the songs on debut album Inflikted came together, and what we can expect from the ‘sound' of Cavalera Conspiracy, amongst other things.

Part 4, will also be available on March 14th.

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Cavalera Conspiracy Directors Cut Video Online

The uncensored version of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's video "Sanctuary" is currently available at this location.

Roadrunner Records has posted their second video online from their five part fan-submitted Ask The Artist series with Max and Iggor (Cavalera). You can view the streaming windows media video by clicking this link here. Part 3 from the series will be posted online on March 12, and a mini-site for the band featuring more interviews with Max, iggor, and Joe Duplantier and more previews of the Inflikted album that will hit stores by March 25th.

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Cavalera Brothers Answer Fans Questions

SEPULTURA founding members and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY collaborators Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) took part in the "Ask the Artist" video feature during the duo's recent visit to the UK. The first of five installments — which sees Max and Igor answering questions submitted by fans — can be viewd at this location (Windows Media).

Max and Igor will take part in a signing session on Monday, March 17 at Zia Records in Phoenix, Arizona. Pre-order the album from Zia Records today and get a wristband (while they last) that gives you front of the line privileges.

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.


Zia Records
2510 W. Thunderbird Road
Phoenix, AZ 85023

Store Phone: 602-866-7867

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY is the new project featuring Max and Igor alongside vocalist Joe Duplantier (bass) of the French progressive death metallers GOJIRA and SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo.

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New Sepultura Interview Posted Online

A new interview with vocalist Derrick Green of Brazillian thrash legends Sepultura has been posted at Fire Angel Design.

Sepultura are currently working on their 11th studio album. Much like 2006's "Dante XXI" it will be a concept album based around a classic book. This time the album will be based on the cult novel "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess. The book is perhaps better known as the controversial 1971 film starring Malcom McDowell as the main character "Alex".

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Sepultura Guitarist Andreas Kisser Checks In

Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser has posted the following update:

"This last weekend Iron Maiden came to Brazil once more to play an awesome concert and also to play a soccer game a day before the concert. I..ve played on the Brazilian side with the My Space team against the well trained Iron Maiden team. We lost the game but it was not an 8 x 0 game but a 7 x 2. Ok, still is a bad loss but we did score 2 goals. Steve Harris brought an English squad, very well trained, they play together for years, with an offside line made by their defense that was very pro. But it was an awesome afternoon, with a great game, beer and barbecue. Thanks to the great Steve Harris and crew for this great day, thanks to Thiago from My Space Brazil and EMI Brazil, I hope next time we could do a game with our team, Sepultura against the Iron team, and we will see the result.
The concert was amazing, full of classics in a Sold Out stadium!. Long Live Iron Maiden!!!

We are on our studios in SP developing the sounds and lyrics for our album. I..m very excited with the material so far and the nexts gigs we have here in Brazil we will be able to play a new song.

A. Kisser"

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Sepultura Cancel Ecuador and Peru Dates

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have cancelled their previously announced tour dates in Ecuador and Peru. They will be rescheduled soon.

The group's itinerary is now shaping up as follows:

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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Max Cavalera Talks About Split From Sepultura

ARTISTdirect recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, ex-SEPULTURA). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

ARTISTdirect: What was the creative process like for CAVALERA CONSPIRACY?

Max: Well, it's moved very differently, just because I'm playing with Igor [Cavalera, Max's brother] again. That's a huge thing in and of itself. We spent more than a decade apart. For over 10 years, we didn't speak or see each other. When the idea came to do this album, I was very excited. So I wrote a lot of riffs and lyrics. I wanted to do something different from what I normally do in SOULFLY. I like both, but SOULFLY's more experimental. This is Igor and I going back to the roots of metal, punk, death metal and the shit we grew up with. I just threw down 11 classic metal songs and recorded them [laughs]. We had some good people working with us, too: Marc Rizzo, my guitarist in SOULFLY, is in the band. Joe from GOJIRA, a French band I like a lot, is playing bass. People are talking about the album a lot, and I'm very happy to be doing this.

ARTISTdirect: Was writing riffs different? This album feels thrashier.

Max: Not too much on my part, because my riffs are very basic, man. I cannot riff any other way. I play four strings, and I don't play lead. Even when I try to do something different, it always has that Max sound to it. It's good and bad, I guess. I think what's different, is Igor and I are together again. The songs have Max and Igor's secret playing style, which nobody can figure out — even us! When we play together, there's something cool that happens. It's very special. The brutal parts are super fast, but there are a lot of cool grooves too. Being from Brazil, we both are very into grooves and percussion. That's all I can think of as to why this project is different from SOULFLY, or even SEPULTURA. We're doing this right now, and we've been interested in all kinds of different music. I always let music influence my shit all the time. I'm not afraid to capture new music, so I think that's what's different. It's very thrashy, like you said. People are also saying, "It's the heaviest shit, I've ever done." So I'm good with that.

ARTISTdirect: It's very passionate, too. You guys just went into the studio and captured what was going on in the moment.

Max: It is, man. It's hard to understand, but my emotions are going really deep on this record, because I'm back with a brother I grew up with. Because of the music we loved so much, we didn't speak for 10 years. We were separated for this long period of time. The album's brutal and all, but inside of this brutality, there's emotion. It was a fucked up time for Igor and me, but we made it through together. We are brothers. It all shows on the record. So, I'm glad for that. It's definitely special. I'm always going to like this record a lot, because it's the first thing I've done with my brother in so long. More...

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Sepultura Announce Venue for Equador Dates

SEPULTURA have updated their tour itinerary to announce the venues for their previously announced dates in Equador.

The band's upcoming live dates include:

2/23 - Fortaleza, Brazil - Arena
3/13 - Lima, Peru - venue tba
3/14 - Guayaquil, Equador - Coliseo Abel Jimenez Parra
3/15 - Quito, Equador - Plaza De Torosquito
3/22 - Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil - Centro Internacional de Eventos
3/28 - Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil - SESC
5/1 - Villarrobledo, Albacete, Spain - Viña Rock Festival 2008 More...

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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?"


"Yeah, it's a dance band."

It's a dance band?

"From Paris."


"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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