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Sepultura Vow To Continue Despite Igor Cavalera's Departure

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Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have yet to comment on yesterday's announcement that their drummer and co-founder, Igor Cavalera, has left the group due to "artistic differences." However, according to a posting on the band's official web site, guitarist Andreas Kisser, Derrick Green and Paulo Xisto Jr. have vowed to continue with the group despite this major setback. In the meantime, SEPULTURA's latest CD, "Dante XXI", will receive its long-awaited South American release (featuring two bonus tracks) next month. Tour dates in Brazil and North American are expected to be announced soon.

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.

SEPULTURA have now officially selected Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA) as their new touring drummer following Roy Mayorga's decision to join STONE SOUR as a full-time member.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Thrash Banger writes:

No one is going to show up at any of thier shows.

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2. KORNDOGG writes:

f*** THEM NOW, THEY SUCK!

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3. Hardcore in El Paso,Tx writes:

I agree I think that was the final nail in the coffin for the rest of the band. R.I.P. Andreas,Paulo, and Derrick!! Everyone knows that the Cavalera brothers are the core of the band!

# Jun 14, 2006 @ 1:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. korndog is a bitch writes:

Korn Give me a f***in break, ur band sounds like the chunks of sh** that come out of my a$$ when i take a sh** in ur outh u dumb f***in b****. I would love to curb u , and end ur rap nu metal, raver pants, wannabe dreadlocks ass. U b****

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5. broken face writes:

i agree with Hardcore in El Paso the cavaliera bros were the main bk bone of the band. Looks like sepultura r in there final hour

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6. DamnItAllToHell writes:

they need to continue on and not give up like little b*tches, but i think they need to change the band's name. Without the Cavaliera brother's, the name Sepultura needs to be put to rest.

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7. Keoni writes:

rest in f**king hell!!!

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8. Anti2633 writes:

I'm really curious as to whether or not Igor will team back up with max, or if max has released any statments about igors departure. It's a sad day for thrash, it really is. But if you think about it, Andreas did a third or so of the song writing with max in the band and then all of it afterwards, so the songwriting isnt going to suffer as much as the performance, cuz igor was a f***ing awesome drummer.

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