Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Etc.) Wins Libel Lawsuit Filed By His Former Sister-In-Law

Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.) has reportedly won the libel case brought forward by his former sister-in-law Monika Bass Cavalera. Back in 2014, Monika filed the lawsuit in Brazil due to comments Max made about her in his autobiography “My Bloody Roots: From Sepultura To Soulfly And Beyond.”

Max had the following to say about Monika in the book:

“I never liked Igor‘s wife [Monika.] She was a bitch. They’re finally divorced now, thank God. When we first met her, she tried to pick me up, but I didn’t want anything to do with her. A couple of weeks later, she was with my brother, which I always felt was kinda weird, like he was the second-best option or something. That always bugged me. But he fell in love with her anyway.”

“There was something about the way she talked to him [Igor] that always bothered me. She’d say stuff like, ‘My father is rich: he can provide me with a big house and a great life. You’d better do better than that.’ In front of everybody. I couldn’t stand her, man. I still can’t. I found out later that she became [Sepultura‘s] manager and was the person who wanted and took Gloria‘s job. And she was a dental assistant! How does a dental assistant become a manager? Unbelievable.”

Max was initially ordered to pay Monika 50,000 Brazilian reals and recant his comments in 2015, but things eventually shifted in his favor. The following was said in a press release:

“A final decision has been reached in favor of Max Cavalera in the ongoing libel case filed in Brazil by Cavalera‘s former sister-in-law.

The former wife of Cavalera‘s brother Igor alleged that Cavalera defamed her in his 2014 autobiography, My Bloody Roots. Cavalera was initially ordered to pay a sum to the plaintiff, who then wrongfully claimed to have won the case before the final judgment was made.

“It feels great to put this case behind me,” Cavalera says. “It was very frustrating knowing I had always been honest about the events of my life, even the negative times. I am grateful to the courts in Brazil for seeing the truth in this matter and letting justice prevail.”

Cavalera won every appeal, the case is considered “res judicata,” meaning it cannot be changed, and Cavalera is released from any obligation toward the plaintiff. Additionally, due to baselessly filing multiple appeals, Cavalera‘s lawyer petitioned the court to penalize the plaintiff. As a result, the plaintiff will now have to pay a fine of one percent of the total amount she asked for from Cavalera.

Cavalera was represented in this case by Daniela Pasqua of Pasqua Sociedade de Advogados.”

Soulfly Announce U.S. Tour With Unearth, Incite, Prison, & Arrival Of Autumn

Soulfly have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Unearth (September 3-16), Incite, Prison, and Arrival Of Autumn will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/03 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
09/04 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
09/05 Ft Smith, AR – The Majestic
09/06 Memphis, TN – Growlers
09/07 Cave In Rock, IL – Full Terror Assault Festival
09/08 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
09/09 Buffalo, NY – Chrome
09/10 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
09/11 New York, NY – (Le) Poisson Rouge
09/12 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
09/13 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (no Arrival Of Autumn)
09/14 Easton, PA – One Centre Square (no Arrival Of Autumn)
09/15 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
09/16 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
09/19 Athens, GA – 40 Watt (no Unearth)
09/20 Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse (no Unearth)
09/23 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club (no Unearth)
09/24 Austin, TX – Barracuda (no Unearth)
09/25 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse (no Unearth)
09/26 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (no Unearth)
09/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (no Unearth)
09/29 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go (no Unearth)

Unearth Added To West Coast Leg Of Soulfly’s Upcoming Tour

Unearth will be serving as direct support on the West Coast leg of Soulfly’s U.S. tour with Incite. Those shows were supposed to feature Kataklysm, but it seems they will no longer be performing. Here’s the dates with Unearth:

02/22 Spokane, WA – The Pin
02/23 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
02/24 Portland, OR – BossaNova
02/25 Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theatre
02/26 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 Club

Soulfly Premiere Lyric Video For “Under Rapture” Feat. Ross Dolan (Immolation)

Soulfly have premiered a lyric video for their song “Under Rapture.” This track features Ross Dolan (Immolation) and it appears on the band’s new album “Ritual,” which was released today (October 19). Dolan commented:

“It was really exciting for me to be part of the new Soulfly album. ‘Under Rapture’ is a crushing song and I was on board the second I heard it. It was truly an honor for me to have been part of this. I think it’s a sick song both musically and lyrically and I am really happy with the end result! This collaboration started last February when we were invited out as support on the ‘Return To Roots’ tour which eventually led to Max singing on the ‘Morbid Visions’ cover we did for the ‘Death Is Just The Beginning’ comp. As fans, having Max part of this made it really special and truly meant the world to us.”

Soulfly Announce Tour With Kataklysm, Incite, Etc.

Soulfly have announced a North American tour with Kataklysm and Incite. Chaoseum, Alukah, and Skinflint will open on select dates. Soulfly’s new album “Ritual“ will be released on October 19. Max Cavalera commented:

“Fuck yeah! We’re finally getting ready to tour America and Canada! We have the almighty Kataklysm and thrash masters Incite with us to pulverize city after city, night after night! We are gonna destroy everything that comes in our path! Join us and let the ritual begin!!!”

Tour Dates:

With Incite:

01/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
01/26 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
01/27 Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
01/28 New Orleans, LA – Santos
01/31-02/04 – 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise (Soulfly only)

With Kataklysm, Incite & Chaoseum:

02/05 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
02/06 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/07 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
02/08 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
02/09 Reading, PA – Reverb / Tsunami Fest
02/10 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/11 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre

With Kataklysm, Incite & Alukah:

02/12 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
02/13 Flint, MI – Buick City Events Center
02/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge
02/15 Ft Wayne, IN – Piere’s
02/16 Dayton, OH – Oddbodys
02/17 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
02/18 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room

With Kataklysm, Incite & Skinflint:

02/19 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
02/20 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
02/22 Spokane, WA – The Pin
02/23 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
02/24 Portland, OR – BossaNova
02/25 Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theatre
02/26 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 Club

Soulfly Premiere New Song “Dead Behind The Eyes” Feat. Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)

Soulfly have premiered a new song titled “Dead Behind The Eyes.” This track features Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe and it contains lyrics inspired by the Cenobites, the extra-dimensional beings who appear in the works of Clive Barker. Soulfly’s new album “Ritual” will be released on October 19.