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Sepultura's Classic Lineup To Reunite For World Tour

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura have confirmed the dreams of many of their fans across the globe today, when they announced that the "classic" lineup of the band, vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera, drummer Igor Cavalera, bassist Paulo Xisto Jr. and guitarist Andreas Kisser, will be reuniting later this year for a world tour.

"It seemed like the right time to do it really," says Igor Cavalera, "Me and Max had been planning the new Cavalera Conspiracy record for a while and we were discussing the possibility of guests on the album. I mentioned that Paulo might be interested and after a quick call, we were happy to hear that he was really enthusiastic about appearing on the record. Of course, when he flew out to Arizona to meet me and Max and hear the song, we just had to jam some of the old Sepultura stuff. We've become close friends once again and we got talking about how all our bands are doing nowadays, with Sepultura being the main topic of conversation. After a while we decided to meet with Andreas and see if he might be interested in doing something with me and Max too. It's took some time to talk him into it because he was so proud, and rightly so, of the new Sepultura album, but eventually he decided that since fans of the band had not stopped asking for a reunion of this lineup since the 90s, it would be a good idea to give the fans what they wanted."

However, the future of Sepultura could very well be in doubt once the tour is complete, as Andreas Kisser explains. "There won't be any new material. Where me and Paulo are musically is a very different place from where Max and Igor are and it would probably be best if we didn't try and write anything new in case we would be too stubborn to compromise our art. Fans want to hear the old stuff and that's what they're going to hear at these shows.

"I really, really hope that I can continue to work with Derrick (Green, Sepultura vocalist) and Jean (Dolabella, Sepultura drummer) in the future though, because they're both awesome musicians and fantastic people. I truley believe the work we've done with Derrick has been some of the best material in the history of the band. To throw that away over a nostalgia tour would be ridiculous. I don't want to be making the same mistake Anthrax did."

The tour dates have yet to be confirmed, though the band have announced that they are planning to kick off the tour in their hometown of Belo Horizonte.

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1. Fireseed writes:

April fool's joke...so this is BS

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. METAL213 writes:

While I love the April Fool's jokes on MU, I wish this one was actually true as I'm sure everyone else would too.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 10:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Chazz writes:

WHAT?! I wish this was true.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

Actually this is true. I live here in Arizona and my friend Jay worked as a sound engineer on the first CC album. He confirmed that they have been rehersing their Chaos AD tour setlist over the last 2 weeks. This is the best news i've heard in a long time. I hope they change their minds and do more than a one off farewell tour though. A new Sepultura (REAL Sepultura) album in late 2010 would indeed be a dream come true.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KMADD writes:

I hope this is true.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. DeathCrush writes:

hellz yeah........... I hope they make another album similar to beneathe the remains, that album is f***ing amazing!!!!!!!

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Fireseed writes:

if u look at a max's concerts, he always plays about 5-6 sepultura songs, pretty much all from chaos ad, refuse resist, slave new world, territory...

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Chazz writes:

Blindgreed1: Are you sure this is not a rumor?

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 10:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Jay's never been known to spread rumors. The man played the bass in Fight for fvck sake.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. bananaterracottapie1 writes:

Oh, how I wish today wasn't the day it is.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BLACKENED88 writes:

Wishin and, hopin and, prayin and, plannin and, dreamin this article was soooooo uncool

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RTB writes:

Dude ive been waiting for this my entire life...HOLY SH!T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HTF did this hapend?
Im poppin in my chaos dvd as we speak and crankin that sh!t....
Fahq the big 4 tour...this tour would reign supreme

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. KanadianKoRn writes:

bg u better not be lying!!!!! i hate april fools!!!!!

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Hammerheart writes:

b****in'.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. hater_guy writes:

if this is an april fools joke i'm gonna be sooooo p***ed! but i've been a member of MU for over a year and i know of these april fools joke. i think last year was the original members of guns n roses reuniting. very funny!

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'm tellin you... This is actual news here people. Just because it's 4/1/2010 doesn't mean that news doesn't happen does it? Oz will confirm when he gets here I guarantee it. Bank on it.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Mikey88 writes:

I'm hopin your right man

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. metalfan653 writes:

BG1: It's hard to belive that there have been like six or seven headlines this surprisning coincidently on April Fool's Day...

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Okay then. Nothing factual will happen today. In fact today doesn't even exist. You heard it here first. Pfffft...

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. RTB writes:

^you know what? It is kinda fishy huh?

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. metalfan653 writes:

I'm not saying none of it is true I'm just saying it's peculiar and hard to belive.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

pretty cruel, yet convincing april fools joke if this is fake, and kind of funny, but painful if fake

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. RTB writes:

If its a joke i'll kill myself...
I f***in swear

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. DeathCrush writes:

^Plz don't . We are not reliable for your suicidal tendencies

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. wilco writes:

forgot its april fools day

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. PuckettJp2 writes:

f***in great \m/

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Natsquatch writes:

^Awww... haha.

It's all fun and games until a metalhead cries.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Sanguis_Ardor_Mortis writes:

That's one of the cruelest April Fool's articles I've seen on MU!

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 4:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. alldestroyer writes:

all the others are obvious fakes but thi could be real although i doubt its, and if its not then f*** you a$$hole

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. deathfreak writes:

To bad its april fools.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Dan Vogtlin writes:

Worst f***ing Aprils Foll joke ever!!! Too f***ing bad it wasn't a god damn joke.

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 12:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. philip_metalforlife writes:

F***!!!! is this true or not??? if is true post it in a more recent date so I can believe...!!!!Please god let this be true!!!

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 8:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Blindgreed1 writes:

LMAO!!! April Fools!

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. hellrat writes:

cheap, cliquey, gutter humor for punks.....

ha fvckin ha

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. RTB writes:

As much as i enjoyed laying it on thick yesterday, i was starting to feel really bad towards the end....some of the peeps were getting disapointed and pizzed off....
To those i apollogize, but last year was my first year on the MU and bought every headline on 4-1-09, and payed the price....
I think i ll sit next year out....
There were 2 post i did that were legit yesterday....no comment on which ones they were

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 11:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. hellrat writes:

nah, come on RT, it was FUN :)

i really like that kind of sh!t....fvcking around, being d!cks----though i don't know if ol' greed knew we were tryin to help along the cause on the flame war deal?

anyway, thanks to all who participated....wittingly or otherwise :)

till next time fvckers!!!

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Blindgreed1 writes:

Funniest thing about the flame war was that Deathcrush didn't get the message that the flame war was faked until after it was over. I do LOVE me some April fool's!!! Till next year fellas!

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 11:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

yeah, that was funny :)

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 2:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. KMADD writes:

Fukk seriously I wish this was true.

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. HeadbangerHippy writes:

f***ing cruel stuff guys. This made me so excited when I seen it. Then I realised it was fake, and wept. Haha. It was good, you fooled me, but it was a low blow. :P

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Piece of Shit writes:

April Fools jokes are insane. Sepultura really needs Max and Igor back.

# Apr 12, 2010 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Chazz writes:

I agree, Piece of sh** (Post 41). April Fools jokes are insane and we do need a Sepultura reunion with Max and Igor.

# Apr 12, 2010 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. TheDru writes:

It's about damn time!

# Apr 15, 2010 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. J writes:

To Piece of sh** (Post #41):

Dear, Piece of sh**. Just because this is an April Fools joke doesn't mean it's really going to happen. Learn more about April Fools jokes.

# Apr 19, 2010 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Big Jeff writes:

I wish this wasn't a joke at all. Sepultura and Max and Igor definitely need to kiss and make up then reunite, just like Van Halen did when they reunited David Lee Roth.

# Apr 20, 2010 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. RTB writes:

Dear deathbringer

Could the MU do us true sepultura fans a big favor and take this down...this is painfull to keep seeing on a daily basis, especially when we all know its never gonna happend....pour salt in our wounds why dont you....
Sincerely
RTB

# Apr 20, 2010 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. hellrat writes:

hell ya RT

but better yet somebody in the mighty metal press please send fvckin adreas the message and tell him to get with the goddamned program!!

....there are MANY legions stong of this mind, i guarantee it

right on, thanks..... \m/ X \m/

# Apr 20, 2010 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Jefferson writes:

Sepultura without Max (and Igor) sucks!

# Apr 27, 2010 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Valentine_no_more writes:

Yeah! Cavalera boys! Sepultura!

# Apr 27, 2010 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Blindgreed1 writes:

Vnm: I give up on you...

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