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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 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 He has since been replaced by Jean Dolabella (ex-Udora).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!!


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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Sepultura Post Live Video From Germany Online

A video clip of SEPULTURA performing their track "Convicted in Life" on Thursday, March 8 at the Musikzentrum in Hannover, Germany has been posted online at YouTube.com.

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Hatebreed's Cover Of Sick Of It All's "Ratpack"

Two songs from the forthcoming SICK OF IT ALL tribute album — HATEBREED's version of "Ratpack" and BOUNCING SOULS' rendition of "Good Lookin' Out" — are available for listening on the Sick Of It All's MySpace page for the CD.

"Our Impact Will Be Felt" will hit shelves in the United States on April 24 through Abacus Recordings and features such additional heavy hitters such as SEPULTURA, RISE AGAINST, BLEEDING THROUGH, IGNITE and UNEARTH.

Each week leading up to the album's release there will be two new songs streaming for fans to listen to and get an inside preview of the album.

"Our Impact Will Be Felt" track listing:

01. RISE AGAINST - "Built To Last"
02. UNEARTH - "Clobberin Time/What's Going On"
03. HATEBREED - "Ratpack"
04. MADBALL - "Give Respect"
05. BLEEDING THROUGH - "The Truth"
06. COMEBACK KID - "Step Down"
07. IGNITE - "Cease Fire"
08. BOUNCING SOULS - "Good Lookin' Out"
09. PENNYWISE - "My Life"
10. KILL YOUR IDOLS - "Friends Like You"
11. SEPULTURA - "Scratch The Surface"
12. HIMSA - "Maladjusted"
14. FIRST BLOOD - "Just Look Around"
16. WALLS OF JERICHO - "Us Vs. Them"
17. SUICIDE MACHINES - "Goatless"
18. BANE - "We Stand Alone"
19. NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE - "World Full Of Hate"
20. NAPALM DEATH - "Who Sets The Rules"

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Sepultura Post New Rehearsal Video Footage Online

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA are currently rehearsing for their upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off on March 6 in Stockholm. Support at the shows will come from Israeli metallers BETZEFER and South Africa's FOREVER WILL BURN.

Check out video clips of SEPULTURA rehearsing for the tour:


Pictures from the rehearsal sessions can be found at this location. More...

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Forever Will Burn To Join Sepultura On Euro Tour

Witchdoctor Records has announced that South Africa's own Forever Will Burn has been tapped to provide support for legendary Brazillian metal act Sepultura on their upcoming European tour.

The Cape Town-based band most recently released their debut, Forever Will Burn and you can check out some music on their myspace page.

March 7, 2007 Tradgarn Club Gothenburg, Sweden
March 8, 2007 Musikzentrum Hannover, Germany
March 10, 2007 Rock Cafe Club Praha, Czech Republic
March 11, 2007 Substage Club Karlsruhe, Germany
March 13, 2007 Laloco Club Paris, France
March 14, 2007 Spirit of 66 Club Verviers, Belgium
March 15, 2007 Burgerweeshuis Club Deventer, Holland
March 16, 2007 Rockhal Each/Alzette, Luxembourg
March 17, 2007 Sporthalle Stadium Boblingen, Germany
March 18, 2007 Jailbreak Concert Berlin, Germany
March 19, 2007 Backstage Club Munich, Germany
March 20, 2007 Planet Music Club Wien, Austria
March 21, 2007 Salzahaus Club Winterthur, Switzerland
March 22, 2007 Deposito Giordani Club Pordenone, Italy
March 24, 2007 Metalmania Festival 2007 Katowice, Poland

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Sepultura Announce European Tour Dates

Sepultura have announced plans for a European tour next month. Here are the tour dates so far:

March 10th in Prague, CZE @ Rock Cafe
March 11th in Karlsruhe, GER @ Substage
March 13th in Paris, FRA @ La Locomotive
March 14th in Verviers, BEL @ The Spirit Of '66
March 15th in Deventer, NET @ Buger Weeshuis
March 16th in Luxembourg, LUX @ The Rockhal
March 17th in Stuttgart, GER @ Sporthalle
March 18th in Berlin, GER @ K 17
March 19th in Munchen, GER @ Backstage
March 20th in Wien, AUT @ Planet Rock
March 21st in Winterthur, SWI @ Salzhaus
March 22nd in Reggio Emilia, ITA @ Tempo Rock
March 23rd in Athens, GRE @ TBA
March 24th in Thessaloniki, GRE @ TBA

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Green Reacts To Max Cavalera's Reunion Talk

Washington D.C.'s Express recently conducted an interview with SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

Express: Did you feel like you won the lottery when you became SEPULTURA's new singer in 1996?

Green: Yeah, definitely, as a musician, having a whole new challenge in front of me. It's a lot of work, you know? There's a lot of work that goes into being in the band and being able to move to a different country and adapt a different language. There were a lot of things that went into being in this band. It's been an amazing journey.

Express: What are your future plans for SEPULTURA?

Green: To come back here and do some festivals, to really make ourselves known again here. To get on some hot bills with young bands and some older bands. There's a big part of the world we haven't played yet: Asia, a lot of Central America, South Africa.

Express: You must know that [original SEPULTURA vocalist] Max [Cavalera] has been telling the media that he'll be reuniting with the group. How does that strike you?

Green: It struck me as kind of strange. Nobody in our band's talked to him in years. I think it's something that he wants to do and I thought: After 10 years, why now? We've been supporting the band and keeping it alive after he left. I feel that I'm a part of the band and people see me as part of the band. I think it's kind of bizarre, but I'm not that surprised.

Read the full article at Express.

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Sepultura Plan US Tour

Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura have announced their long-awaited return to American shores in November. The band kicks off their 28-city tour at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ on Thursday, November 11.

Their latest album, "Dante XXI", has been heralded by the press and the heavy metal community worldwide as a true return to form, along with being one of the very finest metal releases of the year. The album, based on "Divina Comedia", one of the master works of Italian poet and philosopher, Dante Alighieri, has turned heads both for it's razor-sharp sonic aesthetics and it's forward-thinking, literate approach to heavy metal.

As previously reported, Igor Cavalera left the band this past summer and the band debuted their new drummer Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA) at the Vilar de Mouros festival in Portugal.

Here are the scheduled US Tour dates: More...

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Just For Fun

Young Band Covering Sepultura, Iron Maiden

A hot new band is tearing up the scene with some awesome covers of classic metal acts. You can check them out on YouTube or below. More...

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Photo Of Max and Igor Cavalera Reunited Online

A photo of brothers and former Sepultura bandmates Max and Igor Cavalera - who reunited for the first time in 10 years at the 10th annual D-Low Memorial Festival on August 17, 2006 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ - has been posted online at SoulflyWeb.com. As previously reported, Igor came out and joined headliners Soulfly for renditions of the Sepultura classics "Attitude" and "Roots Bloody Roots".

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Sepultura, Sworn Enemy, Diecast US Tour Dates

Sepultura, Sworn Enemy, Diecast, and Suicide Silence will tour the U.S. together in November and December. Here are the tour dates:

11/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
11/17 Long Beach, CA @ The Vault
11/18 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
11/21 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/22 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
11/24 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/26 Fargo, ND @ Rivolie Theater
11/27 Minneapolis, MN @ The Rock
11/29 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
11/30 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
12/1 Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
12/2 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
12/4 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/5 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
12/6 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
12/8 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's
12/9 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
12/11 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/12 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
12/14 Houston, TX @ The Meridian
12/15 Dallas, TX @ Galaxy Theatre
12/16 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12/19 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
12/20 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
12/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A GoGo
12/22 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse

Sepultura's line up will feature Igor Cavalera's replacement, Jean Dolabella on drums. Jean has proven his capability on Sepultura's Brazilian tour with 3,000+ fans coming out to a show September 16th in Vitória, Espirito Santo.

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Sepultura Perform On 'Programa do Jô'

Sepultura's official web site has been updated with links to video footage of the band's entire two-song performance on the Brazilian TV show 'Programa do Jô' on September 7th. You can watch 'Crown & Miter' and 'Convicted in Life' at YouTube or below. More...

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Kings Of Death and Speed Metal On 'Horror" DVD

The third volume of the "Horror Pain Gore Death" DVD collection of horror music videos (horror films mixed with metal music) from established and obscure death, thrash and '80s metal bands will be released on September 26. The complete track listing for the set is as follows:

CANCER - Blood Bath
EXODUS - A Lesson In Violence
SLAYER - Criminally Insane
MENTORS - Peepin' Tom
MORTA SKULD - Consuming Existence
SODOM - Outbreak Of Evil
NECKTIE - Hostages
BLÜDWÜLF - The Horror
SLAUGHTER - Fuck Of Death
TOXIC HOLOCAUST - Thrashing Death
SEXCREMENT - Menstrual Money Shot
SAVAGE GRACE - Into The Fire
SUFFOCATION - Infecting The Crypts
KREATOR - Pleasure To Kill
SEPULTURA - R.I.P. (Rest In Pain)
VENOM - Don't Burn The Witch

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Sepultura to Cease Using Name After Current Tour?

In a brand new interview with the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo, former SEPULTURA drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera is quoted as saying that he and the current SEPULTURA members have come to an agreement that the name SEPULTURA can only be used until the end of band's current "Dante XXI" touring cycle. However, in the same article, the group's bassist, Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr., denies that any such agreement was ever made.

Speaking to BLABBERMOUTH.NET back on June 13, 2006, Igor was asked if, in his opinion, SEPULTURA should go on without either of the Cavalera brothers in the lineup. "I don't have the right to say whether it should exist, or if it should go on, since I left the band," he said. "I think if it was like, if they threw me out of the band, or if it was like a fight, or if it was a different situation, I could have a different opinion, as far as continuing or not continuing. But as far as the way I see it [now], I think it's really up to them if they want to continue or if they wanna stop with SEPULTURA." Asked if he would try to stop the remaining SEPULTURA members if they tried to continue and record a new album under the SEPULTURA name with a different drummer, Igor said, "No, not at all."

SEPULTURA played their first official show in their home country with the group's new drummer, Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA), on August 5 at the Circo Voador in Rio de Janeiro.

Igor announced earlier in the year 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). Filling in on drums during the band's 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.

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