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Max Cavalera Discusses Sepultura Reunion

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Max Cavalera was recently interviewed by UWeekly, where he talked about the possibility of a Sepultura reunion and how he'd like it to happen, his friendship with the Abbot brothers and more. Some excerpts from the interview are as follows:

UW: Now that you’ve reconciled with your brother Igor, do you see a Sepultura reunion happening in the future?

Well, it’s not impossible, you know? But it’s also something that we’re not spending too much time on now because there is really a long way to go to that. I’m just happy to make peace with Igor, really… and doing the Conspiracy album. Playing with Igor again is great. Maybe. Everybody knows we would like to have a reunion, and even to the person who said it would happen … to be fair to the hardcore fans, it would also be good to invite the other players, not just the classic lineup … some of the guys from the first period of the band, which was the first 10 years — it was more death metal, you know, Sepultura … it really was a death-metal band in the beginning — and have these guys come out and do some of the reunion. If it happens … if it happens, I would want to do it this way. It would be more … it would have more integrity than just the Sepultura that everybody knows.

UW: As a good friend of the late “Dimebag” Darrell, what are your thoughts on playing the Alrosa Villa?

There was a huge amount of respect between me and him. He really understood what I was doing and was a big fan and always showed that. He came to see me all the time, especially after my break up with Sepultura, which a lot of times I’d play cities with Soulfly and not many people came out to see me with Soulfly because it wasn’t Sepultura or whatever. But Dimebag and Vinnie [Paul] were one of the few people that came out right after I broke up with Sepultura. He gave me a pair of camouflage pants once, which I thought was really cool. Not many people knew how much I love camouflage pants, but somehow he found out and gave me a pair with a style that ‘'d never seen before. It made an impression on me and touched me very deeply. A lot of people don’t pay attention to details. I was very sad when he died. It has been on my mind since I saw the confirmation of the tour, but in another way, I think that maybe it’s another way for me to pay my tribute to him maybe by doing the show there. I’m going to try to make a really cool night, and if Dimebag was there, he would love it. But his presence will be there anyway, you know? I like to look at things that are negative and turn them around. I’ll try to turn this show that is in that place that this horrible thing happened … try to make something cool out of it with the utmost respect to Dimebag — but try to make a cool night that should be an awesome thing for everybody.

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1. KanadianKoRn writes:

When i seen Cavalera Conspiracy do some of the classics like Biotech is godzilla, roots, territory and others it was single handedly the best concert id ever seen. I hope to f*** they do a reunion!

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. That_One_Guy writes:

A Sepultura reunion would be fantastic! Not going to get my hopes up, though.

Now playing: Sepultura - "Septic Schizo"

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. weasel321 writes:

not to sound too critical "KanadianKoRn" but shouldn't it be "When I SAW" not "When i seen"?

Nevertheless, not holding my breath. It would be awesome though.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jenny writes:

If a reunion ever does happen, it be a long while til it does...

NP: "Raise The Dead" -Bathory

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. That_One_Guy writes:

weasel, whom careses abouts grammer oar speling?

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

TOG: Lol. I would love to see a reunion.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 2:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. SHREDDER13 writes:

That sounds like Max alright...
It seems like good things are coming now that I've decided to grow my hair & beard without shaving or trimming. Good things ARE coming!

NP - Sepultura - "Arise"

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. americanpatriot1 writes:

TOG that was great. That reminded me of Tolki form Metalocalypse. Now I can't stop laughing. I hear his voice in my head."Why' cant's we justs all justs get alongs"?

NP: Machine Head- Days Turn Blue To Gray

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KanadianKoRn writes:

To 3. weasel321 lol yes i do believe i made the see-saw mistake thanks. lol

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 3:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. weasel321 writes:

I did not realize that I opened a can of worms. LOL Anyway, I love all of old material and it's cool that they are playing some of it in Soulfly. I still believe that after Max left, the quality of the band when down hill some.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 4:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Metal Matt UK writes:

Wow that's hope so i was listening to some classic Sepultura the other day the band had a great chemistry and sound be a pitty to throw it down the drain. Come on guys get back together.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Diamond Oz writes:

Since he mentioned getting former members involved in a reunion dealy, I think that should include Derrick Green. When you've done five albums and another on the way with a band and been there for eleven, going on twelve years then that band is a huge part of your life, especially since that's the first band he's had any form of real exposure with. Green is more a part of Sepultura history than Jairo really since Jairo left before Schitzophrenia which you could argue led to the bands recognition. However, I certainly wouldn't complain (too much :P) about a Sepultura reunion. I think if they did it though, Max and Andreas would clash too much to make it a permanent thing.

Now playing: Ministry - Lies, Lies, Lies

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. G writes:

A Sepultura reunion with Max and his brother Igor should definitely happen. Without them, Sepultura just isn't the same.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. jimmy j writes:

Hopefully someday it will happen.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. ZT writes:

"When i seen Cavalera Conspiracy do some of the classics like Biotech is godzilla, roots, territory and others it was single handedly the best concert id ever seen."

Word. They brought the f***ing HOUSE DOWN when I saw them

DAMN what a show!

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. btbamfav20 writes:

Wow.. i wasn't aware that Sepultura used to be Death Metal, and not the crap it is now. I tried listening to their new stuff and couldn't understand why people were making such a big deal about how awesome they are. I'm glad to find out otherwise

If their old stuff sounds anything like Cavalera Conspiracy then i'd gladly listen to them!

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 8:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ZT writes:

I'm actually glad the moved away from the death metal thing and into a more original, less laughable sound.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. ZT writes:

*they

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Diamond Oz writes:

Sepultura are one of my favourite bands but Bestial Devestation and Morbid Visions were generic and boring. They got good when Schitzoprenia came out in my honest opinion.

By the way, old Sepultura is better than Cavalera Conspiracy by miles. CC are great live and alot of that is owed to them playing mostly Sepultura songs. The album wasn't as good as I was hoping. Not bad. But not worth the hype musically.

Now playing: Revolting c***s - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 9:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. americanpatriot1 writes:

Arise and Chaos A.D. were f-ing massive. Definitely shaped my teenage years.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 10:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. G writes:

To post 14: That's the way it should be, dude! Did you think we could have waited any more longer for Rob Halford to come back to Judas Priest? Man, it did happen years ago.

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

Agreed. Max should come back to Sepultura.

Now Playing: Sepultura - Infected Voice

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Mr. Steve writes:

Let the wait for this moment to end. Max and Igor should reunite with Sepultura without delay. Without them, the band is not the same. No band is ever the same without a singer who helped a band gain some popularity, examples: Van Halen is not the same without David Lee Roth, Cannibal Corpse is not the same without Chris Barnes and Alice in Chains are definitely not the same without Layne Staley.

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 7:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. ZT writes:

":xamples: Van Halen is not the same without David Lee Roth, Cannibal Corpse is not the same without Chris Barnes"

I agree about AIC, But i've always hated Chris Barnes, and I never really iked Diamond Dave all that much..Women and Children First still kicks a$$ though.

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. ZT writes:

*liked

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 9:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Sepultura reunion?

f*** led zeppelin.

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. That_One_Guy writes:

btbamfav420, old Sepultura is tons better than Cavalera Conspiracy... seriously, give it a listen.

# Nov 14, 2008 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Netromancer writes:

Chaos A.D., Arise, Beneath the Remains, Schizophrenia. If you havent heard 'em. Buy 'em.

# Nov 30, 2008 @ 4:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. rusty strings writes:

the old sepultura comes back? can't wait to see em...

# Nov 30, 2008 @ 6:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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