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Max Cavalera Slams "Fake" Sepultura, Talks More About Reunion

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Ex-SEPULTURA/current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera has slammed the current touring version of his former band as "fake" and has reiterated his desire to one day take part in a reunion of the group's classic lineup. When asked during a Sirius Satellite Radio interview last month if there have been talks between him and the guys in SEPULTURA about getting back together one day, Max said, "There's been a lot of talk — rumor and stuff. I don't know… What I know is that Igor [Cavalera, Max's brother and current SEPULTURA drummer] is not on tour [with SEPULTURA] right now [Editor's Note: Igor announced earlier in the year that he was taking a break from SEPULTURA's touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son], and to me that's not SEPULTURA, man. I don't give a shit — that is not. We made the band, we created the band; it started with me and him. Andreas [Kisser, SEPULTURA guitarist] came way, way later in the picture. Paulo [Xisto Pinto Junior, SEPULTURA bassist], he got in the band 'cause he had a bass — his Dad bought a bass, [but Paulo] couldn't play. And I'm not trying to diss anybody, I'm just saying the facts — that me and Igor invented, created and carried… the Cavalera brothers carried SEPULTURA; we created it. So if it [the reunion] ever happens, it's gonna be [done] the right way for the right reason.

"I kind of compare it to parachuting — I never parachuted before, I wanna parachute one day. It's like the SEPULTURA reunion. It's like parachuting. I'm not doing it tomorrow, but I'd like to do it eventually, sometime. 'Cause I know what it did to people; it changed a lot of people's lives. My kids wanna see it. Richie's [Max's stepson] like, 'I wanna see SEPULTURA.' Zyon and Igor [Max's youngest son] are like, 'I wanna see SEPULTURA with Max — the real SEPULTURA, not the fake SEPULTURA.

"When the time comes and it happens, it will be for the right reason — I believe in all that kind of crazy shit. So it's gonna be done at the right time. I am right now where I am supposed to be, doing what I am supposed to be, and when that happens, it will be the right time."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Broken Face writes:

Max has a major point without him or igor it isnt sepultura anymore. I think they lost there way when Max left anyway, SOULFLY TRIBE 4 LIFE

# Jun 7, 2006 @ 9:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathmetalrules420 writes:

well i couldn't really agree anymore. way to be max.

# Jun 7, 2006 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. killingtime420 writes:

Agreed w/ BrokenFace.
You can't be Sepultura without Max (Igor - *wobbles hand*, he's replaceable), and you sure as hell can't replace him.
I guess we'll have to wait and see when the "right time" is.

Tribe!

# Jun 7, 2006 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. no one writes:

agreed, if there were to be a reunion there would have to be igor and max..heart and soul of what used to be SEPULTURA

# Jun 7, 2006 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. SPIRIT OF THE ELDER GODS writes:

AGREED, YOU GOTTA HAVE MAX AND IGOR IF JUST FOR "MASS HIPPYNOSIS".IT'S JUST NOT SEPULTURA ANYMORE.

# Jun 7, 2006 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. rising end writes:

its still a good band in my opinion, but the basis of their music, what set them apart has ever since been gone. forget igor, when max left their sound went elsewhere too.

# Jun 7, 2006 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BodomFan writes:

Sepultura will never be the same without Max

# Jun 7, 2006 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. crazy k writes:

max cavalera & the new sepultura are two great bands.
whatever happens all the musicians involved will keep making music that's for certain
when rob halford rejoined judas priest it was a great day..
tim ripper owens has gone on his own and is producing great music..
i have a soulfly / max cavalera link on myspace
http://spaces.msn.com/crazykindauk

# Jun 7, 2006 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Thrash Banger writes:

REUNION!!!!! REUNION!!!!!! REUNION!!!!!!

# Jun 7, 2006 @ 8:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BrianSD writes:

Yeah, it's not the original Sepultura. Let me ask this question, are there any original member (other than Max) in Soulfly anymore? I'm not knocking either band, they're both good in my opinion, especially compared to some of the crap being released these days, but the touring "band" is no different the line-up change that occurs in Soulfly with EVERY release.

# Jun 7, 2006 @ 9:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. killingtime420 writes:

Nope, no original members left in Soulfly but Max these days.

Original:
Cavalera - vox, guitar
Banderia - guitar
Rapp - Bass
Mayorga - drums

Current:
Cavalera - vox, guitar
Rizzo (ex-Ill Nino) - guitar
Burns (ex-Primer 55) - bass
Nunez - drums

# Jun 7, 2006 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Hardcore in El Paso,Tx. writes:

Can someone help me and answer my question why in the hell did he leave Sepultura? He should just stop messing around and go back with them and just play!!! Enuff with this political bs and just jam!!!

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 2:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. TIM writes:

ANYONE WHO'S SEEN THE CURRENT SEPULTURA LINE UP KNOWS THERE A RIPPING BAND AND THE NEW MATERIAL IS SOLID,SOULFLY IS A DIFFFFERENT ENTITY.I THINK MAX SHOULD PULL HIS HEAD IN IF HE WANTS ANY CHANCE OF THE SCHIZOPHRENIA LINE UP TO REFORM AGAIN.SEPULTURA WENT THRU ALOT OF sh** WHEN MAX QUIT AND TO THEIRS AND DEREKS CREDIT STUCK THRU THE HARD TIMES AND HAVE MADE SOMETHING OF THE SMOULDERING ASHES OF SEPULTURA-LONG LIVE THE SEPS(WHATEVER LINE UP THEY DECIDE ON)

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 2:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. kady_666 writes:

i love this artical at least he speaks his mind and doesnt seem to care what other think.. nice going
rock on guys

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 6:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. psythe writes:

I'll agree with you on this, seeing as how what Max said was pretty much true.

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 6:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BrianSD writes:

Killingtime420: Wasn't Mikey Doiling (from Snot, probly spelled name wrong) in Soulfly for awhile?

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. killingtime420 writes:

Correct. He played on the records "Primitive" and "3" (Doling).
He, Rapp, and Mayorga are currently in a band called "Abloom", formerly known as "Mothra".
Check out: purevolume.com/abloom
Besides this Mayorga was also recruited to track drums on Stone Sour's new album, he was then accepted as a member, thus replacing Joel Ekman
.
Here's an interesting bit: Logan Mader (Machine Head) was Soulfly's touring guitarist in support of their self-titled record.

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BrianSD writes:

killingtime420: You're full of info. thanks though. big machine head fan too.

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. metalhead644 writes:

hate both soulfly and newer sepultura.... but seeing the original sepultura would be amazing!

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. darkrichard6389 writes:

RIGHT ON, MAX!!!!!!!!!

# Jun 13, 2006 @ 11:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. boozeroony writes:

Sepultura have been sh** since Chaos AD (Roots is SOOOOO f***ing over-rated), but they're still good to see live (because most of what they play is pre-chaos ad). First Soulfly album was good, the rest is sh** - as far as creative inspiration I think both camps are past their used-by date, but a Sepultura reunion (Max, Igor, Andreas and Paulo) would be f***ing awesome to see live.

# Jun 22, 2006 @ 5:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Me writes:

Max Cavelera is a complete bellend. The "fake" Sepultura? He ditched Sepultura back in 96 right after album "roots", with one maybe 2 decent songs on it and all that God awful tribal sh**e. It would be a major blow to Sepultura to replace Derrick after 10 years, and dbelieve me, if you've seen them live with him you would agree with me.

# Jun 30, 2006 @ 5:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. OLD SKOOL THRASH writes:

LOL ! sepultura = igor and max, no other sh**, brothers stick together..
reform and f***ign thrash the old sh** like beneath the remains and arise! sepultura is nothing without you 2! THRASH till f***ing DEATH!

# Jun 30, 2006 @ 7:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Me writes:

They play all the old stuff at gigs, only a few tracks from thier actual Derrick Green albums.

And you only need look at the dictatorsh** hes running with Soulfly to know he would ruin it for everyone

# Jun 30, 2006 @ 8:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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