Godflesh’s Justin Broadrick To Guest On New Cavalera Conspiracy Album

It looks like Godflesh’s Justin Broadrick will be guesting on the new Cavalera Conspiracy album. Max Cavalera confirmed the news during an interview with The Rockpit.

Cavalera said the following:

“…We have a new Cavalera Conspiracy album that is done, it’s going to be mastered tomorrow. It’s going to come out in October on Napalm Records, it’s a beast of a record. I think it’s got a really cool mix of death and thrash metal, it’s a really well put together album and we have Justin from Godflesh singing on one song.

I put it neck to neck with anything we did in the past, by far my favourite of all the Cavalera albums. I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people. I think we did a great job on the production, our friend Arthur Rizik, he produced the last Power Trip record and Inquisition album so he’s kind of an underground up and coming producer.

He was really excited and motivated to work with us and I really think he got some stuff out of me and Igor that wouldn’t come out normally. He manged to get it out of us, that was great so I’m very excited for people to hear it out in October hopefully.”

He also added the following about Rizik:

“…We worked very closely on the vocals and it was cool because he was showing me a way of singing that I haven’t sung since ‘Morbid Visions‘. He would play pieces of ‘Morbid Visions‘ for me and would say, ‘What do you think when you sung that?’ I was like, ‘I wasn’t thinking’. ‘Do the same with this song, just don’t think about it’.

I would do something crazy and it was fantastic, it was kind of a liberating experience when you have that ‘No Hope No Fear‘ type feeling you know? So we just went for it, we have an instrumental song that’s amazing, we have the Godflesh song and great thrash songs like ‘Impalement Execution‘ and ‘Judas Pariah‘. I think people will really love this one.”

Max Cavalera On New Cavalera Conspiracy Album: “I Think People Are Gonna Be Blown Away”

Max and Igor Cavalera were recently interviewed by heavymetal.dk, and discussed the upcoming Cavalera Conspiracy album. You can see what they had to say below:

Igor said the following:

“We already recorded most of the stuff, and we did it with a producer called Arthur Rizk, [who] is a very young producer coming up. I’ve been friends with him for a few years, and I’ve been noticing he’s been producing some amazing music. He did the latest POWER TRIP, and before, he did some stuff which is more in the area where I listen to a lot of different industrial and noisy stuff. He worked with this guy called Prurient, [who] toured with GODFLESH and stuff. So he’s a really, really cool producer. To have him involved in this new CAVALERA, it was quite a really cool thing that we found, which, for me and Max, it’s always good to have someone that is super passionate about music, the same way we are. So to have someone like him coming in and helping us with ideas and things like that, I think it’s gonna surprise a lot of people, ’cause he understands a lot about what’s going on today in music, and that’s pretty cool — that exchange with us, with the old-school ideas with also someone that understands music right now. So I think it’s gonna come out… I’m far more excited than I’ve been in many years to put out a record like this. So I have to say I’m quite into it, what we’re doing right now.”

Max added:

“[Arthur] captured the classic Max and Igor in a way that’s never really quite been captured before. It was always his objective from the beginning — he wanted to capture the soul of the brothers, and I think he did. I think it’s quite amazing, looking back, that somebody can get that out of you after twenty-five years, man. That’s awesome. But, like Igor said, there’s a lot of noise also — between songs we’re gonna hear all this kind of crazy just pure noise and heaviness, which is unheard of. So I’m very excited.”

He continued:

“I think it was a lot of fun record to make — I had a lot of fun making it — because of the passion that Arthur had for this project from the beginning, from Igor’s drumming to the riffs. Now I’m gonna start doing vocals. I already sang two songs, and I can’t wait for people to hear it, because I think people are gonna be blown away… It was recorded in a bunker in the desert, so it’s really cool. In the middle of the desert inside an underground bunker is where the record was made. So… very metal. [Laughs]”

“Everybody likes to say the new record is the best, but, for me, this is… I think it’s gonna be the best CAVALERA we’ve ever done. It’s got all the right elements to be the best one, so I’m excited.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Cavalera Conspiracy Begin Recording New Album

Cavalera Conspiracy have officially started the recording process for their new album in Phoenix, Arizona with producer Arthur Rizk. The effort will be released this fall and the first studio video from the band’s “The Conspiracy Diaries” series can be found below:

Max & Igor Cavalera Plan To Perform Sepultura’s “Roots” In Full On 20th Anniversary Tour

Max & Igor Cavalera are planning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Sepultura’s “Roots” be performing it in full on a U.S. tour. The album was released on February 20, 1996.

Max Cavalera said the following to PlanetMosh:

“…We’re doing some stuff, with Igor later in the year. Actually, this is twenty years of the ‘Roots‘ album, so we’re planning to play the whole ‘Roots’ record. I think we’re doing it in the States. Hopefully we’ll come to Europe as well, playing the whole record.

And then I’m gonna work with him to try to work on some new tunes for a new Cavalera. I think this time we’re gonna actually use a real producer; I don’t know who yet.”

Ben Coller (Converge) Is Now A Permanent Member Of Killer Be Killed

Killer Be Killed, the supergroup composed of Max Cavalera (Ex-Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy), Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), and apparently Juan Montoya (MonstrO) for live shows, now have an official new member in their ranks. Cavalera recently revealed that Ben Koller, who originally was a fill in for drummer Dave Elitch (ex-The Mars Volta) during the band’s first performances, is now a permanent member of the group.


Here’s what he told Wall Of Sound when asked if Koller is the band:

“Pretty much. We introduced Ben at Soundwave Festival and asked him to be part of the group. He’ such a great drummer and musician.”

He also said the following when asked if he was writing for the band’s new album:

“Not writing yet. I don’t write on the road, too chaotic. I’ve got some ideas though. Now I know Greg and Troy and we have Ben Koller playing drums. We’re going to make a kick ass second record.”

Killer Be Killed Plan To Release New Album In 2016

Killer Be Killed, the supergroup composed of Max Cavalera (Ex-Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy), Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan), Troy Sanders (Mastodon) and Dave Elitch (ex-The Mars Volta), are planning to release their sophomore effort next year. Cavelera revealed the news during an interview with Metal Hammer:


Here’s what he had to say:

“There’s another Killer Be Killed record coming next year, and more Cavalera Conspiracy stuff in the future. At this point I’m just letting it roll. Whatever happens will happen – that’s my attitude. I’m not forcing anything. If it happens, great; if not then it’s still okay.”

Cavalera Conspiracy Cover Bad Brains’ “Pay To Cum” With Dillinger Escape Plan & Strife Members In West Hollywood, CA

During their show in West Hollywood, CA, on May 4, Cavalera Conspiracy was joined onstage by Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Killer Be Killed) and Andrew Kline (Strife) for a cover of Bad Brains’ “Pay To Cum.” Check out some fan-filmed footage of the performance below: