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Russian Politician Scares Soulfly Out Of The Country

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MosNews.com has issued the following report:

SOULFLY, the band led by former SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera, cancelled its concerts in the Russian Far East cities of Vladivostok and Khabarovsk after an incident involving a Russian politician.

The thrash metal group was boarding a plane from Moscow to Vladivostok on April 29 when Valery Kan, a local MP in the city of Ussuriisk, reportedly attempted to take Cavalera's stepdaughter Roxanne to the business class section of the plane, SOULFLY's Russian promoters, FeeLee Management, were quoted by a Vladivostok television company as saying.

He approached Cavalera's wife [manager Gloria Cavalera] and stepdaughter with two bodyguards. Cavalera was already sitting in his seat on the plane with the other musicians. The group's backstage personnel was boarding together with his wife and daughter and tried to intervene but Kan started to threaten them. When the police arrived, Kan showed them his indentity papers, mentioning his immunity as a deputy. The policemen then told the musicians that they were unable to intervene.

SOULFLY decided to cancel its concerts in Vladivostok on April 29 and in Khabarovsk on May 3.

Initial reports suggested that Kan was drunk. When Cavalera's wife attempted to stand up for her daughter, Kan reportedly pushed her away shouting obscenities.

Later, Kan was quoted by a journalist of the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper as saying he did not harass Roxanne and accused the group members of offending him. He said he did not shout obscenities or push Cavalera's wife. Kan said he was in the airport with a children's taekwondo team that came home from the championship in Italy, and just wanted to have a conversation with the musicians, but they told him to go away. However, he did not want the journalist to mention his deputy status.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Rulin Kmadd writes:

I would be offended too if that shiitty a$$ band sat in the same plane with me too. Max is the
Brazil's answer to Jonathan Davis.

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2. BLACKDOG writes:

Fishy !

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3. metalthekid writes:

fck that, soulfly kick as,s. you have no idea what youre talking about

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4. Rue writes:

Why oh why did Max ever have to leave Sepultura. They suck a$$ now that Max is gone. And Soulfly is good. Nothing spectacular though.

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5. Lonely_One writes:

ha ha Soulfly kicks ass!!!

# May 16, 2005 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RememberMetal? writes:

odd indeed. Soulfly have never been my cup of tea (what idiot cripples himself by removing three guitar strings BECAUSE THEIR WEAK) but Cavalera has a pretty commanding voice....cavaleras a trouble magnet he's always butting heads with people whether it's his own fault or not.

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7. Spanky82 writes:

good job comrade, get their b**** asses out of there

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8. a writes:

soulfly kicks ass. but i would prefer the older sepultura. maybe one day they will reunite again.

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9. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Never happen. Max and his c***ass wife are moneygrubbing whores.

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10. Rulin Kmadd writes:

kuntass wife.

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