Igor Cavalera On Cavalera Conspiracy: “We Might Do An EP At Some Point”

During an appearance on The Void With Christina, Igor Cavalera offered an update on Cavalera Conspiracy. Notably, he said the band “might do [a new] EP at some point.”

Igor said the following:

“Actually, I’ve been talking to Max about doing something new. We might do an EP at some point. That’s what I love about doing stuff with my brother. Because we’re not attached to a band itself — it’s just me and him — we can do things as we want without really thinking too much. And what I mean by that is acting on our gut feeling, which is something that a lot of people lose with time — you lose that gut feeling where you’re supposed to do certain things because you want [to] and not necessarily being trapped into a label or into a certain thing. So, I guess CAVALERA has that freedom. And it’s quite liberating for me and him that all it takes for us is just a little phone call, and then we do certain tours or an album. It’s quite fun to do this and take all the drama out that involves being in a band with more people, which sometimes can be super annoying. That’s what I enjoy the most about doing CAVALERA — the fact that we have this very straight connection where a few words define what we’re gonna do.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Petbrick (Ex-Sepultura, Etc.) Premiere “Coming” Music Video

Petbrick, the project featuring Igor Cavalera (Cavalera Conspiracy, ex-Sepultura, etc.) and Wayne Adams (Big Lad, Death Pedals, etc.), have premiered a new video for their new song “Coming.” This track features Cavalera‘s wife and Mixhell bandmate Laima Leyton and it will appear on the duo’s debut album “I” (out October 25).

Cavalera commented:

“I’ve always had a fascination with art being made at places out of the European/USA market. From bands to one of my favorite movie directors Jose Mojica Marins aka Coffin Joe. When I was contacted by Dante Vescio, that was one of the first things that came to my mind. I love the idea of a video that can be as strong as the music, especially coming from a country like Brazil, which is going through so much turmoil. The photography beautifully contrasts with the disturbing backgrounds.”

Vescio added:

“When I heard ‘Coming,’ my first reaction was to try and come up with a simple narrative that reinforced the song’s powerful and moody feminine presence. The image of a witch subduing a grotesque male character (The Pig) and finishing him off came to mind. I thought it was a good opportunity to give a character with ‘Naz’’ vibes a taste of his own medicine.

The fact that Petbrick‘s logo reads ‘Noise Against Nazi Scum’ was also pretty encouraging. I decided to shoot the whole thing in slow-motion because I thought it would enhance the song’s brutal elegance. I think there’s enough music videos with breakneck speed and editing to go around. It felt right to go the other way and shoot something that you can actually look at for a while, creating the sensory experience with the images, not just the speed of the cuts.”

[via Metal Injection]

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.”

Petbrick (Ex-Sepultura, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Radiation Facial” Feat. Full Of Hell’s Dylan Walker

Petbrick, the project featuring Igor Cavalera (Cavalera Conspiracy, ex-Sepultura, etc.) and Wayne Adams (Big Lad, Death Pedals, etc.), have premiered a new song titled “Radiation Facial.” This track features Full Of Hell’s Dylan Walker and it will appear on the the duo’s debut album “I,” which is set to be released on October 25.

Cavalera commented:

“Radiation Facial is combination of minds moving forward on full speed, first with the music, and then with the additional vocal madness of one of my favorite singers of this new generation, the amazing Dylan Walker…The video is a full dive into the mind of the director James Alec Hardy…a perfect combination of images that leaves lots of space for our imagination to fly, something that personally I believe is missing on a lot of music videos and movies.”

Adams added:

“Dylan is the best vocalist from any heavy act I’ve seen perform in the last few years. When I caught Full Of Hell at the Underworld in Camden last year, it blew my mind! So when Iggor said he had spoken to him and he was game to do some vocals for us I was so excited, and I think the result speaks for itself. It’s a total banger!

So slimy, so weird, and damn classy! I think James has found that perfect line between cult, weird and the abstract that feeds directly from his primary practice as a visual artist. It feels very original, very in tune with the music and really quite beautiful.”

[via Kerrang!]

Petbrick (Ex-Sepultura, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Horse”, Reveal Details For Debut Album

Petbrick, the project featuring Igor Cavalera (Cavalera Conspiracy, ex-Sepultura, etc.) and Wayne Adams (Big Lad, Death Pedals, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Horse.” This track is from the duo’s debut album “I,” which will be released on October 25 via Closed Casket Activities.

“I” Track Listing:

01. “Horse”
02. “Radiation Facial” (feat. Full Of Hell‘s Dylan Walker)
03. “Guacamole Handshake”
04. “Roadkill Ruby”
05. “Sect”
06. “Gringolicker” (feat. Mutado Pintado)
07. “Coming” (feat. (Laima Leyton)
08. “Jesus Dropkick”
09. “Some Semblance Of A Story” (feat. Integrity‘s Dwid Hellion)
10. “Dr Blair”

Cavalera said the following about the project:

“We wanted to do something different than the other projects we were involved in. Making horrible noise was the first concept behind Petbrick.”

Adams added:

“I think we realized that we were both pretty much in tune with each others taste, both into a lot of weird electronic music, as well as some decent far out guitar stuff. For me personally I definitely pushed the electronics in a much harsher direction.”

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]

Max & Igor Cavalera Would Not Let Sepultura Use Early Tracks In “Sepultura Endurance” Documentary

Otávio Juliano, who directed Sepultura‘s new documentary “Sepultura Endurance”, recently talked to Folha De S.Paul, and revealed that Max and Igor Cavalera would not allow the filmmakers to use the band’s early material for the documentary. In fact, they actually wouldn’t even let them show footage of the current lineup performing old school tracks. “Sepultura Endurance” was recently screened in select theaters, but details regarding a home release have yet to be revealed.

Mike Patton (Faith No More) Joins Max & Igor Cavalera Onstage In San Francisco, CA

Max and Igor Cavalera have been out on their “Return To Roots” tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sepultura’s “Roots” and during their San Francisco, CA show last night (March 3) Mike Patton (Faith No More) joined the brothers onstage. You can see footage of them performing “Lookaway” below. The studio version of that track features Patton along with Korn‘s Jonathan Davis and DJ Lethal (House Of Pain/ex-Limp Bizkit).

Max & Igor Cavalera Reveal Dates For Their “Return To Roots” Tour

Max & Igor Cavalera have officially revealed the dates for their “Roots” 20th anniversary tour, which they are calling “Return To Roots.” The brothers will be performing Sepultura’s “Roots” in its entirety, along with a band rounded out by Marc Rizzo (Soulfly) and Johny Chow (Cavalera Conspiracy). The Black Dahlia Murder, Combichrist, Allegaeon, All Hail The Yeti, and Oni will serve as support on select dates.


Tour Dates:
9/12 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS (with Combichrist & Allegaeon)
9/13 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (with Combichrist & Allegaeon)
9/15 Nashville, TN – Exit / In (with Combichrist & Allegaeon)
9/16 Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall (with Combichrist & Allegaeon)
9/17 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall (with Combichrist & Allegaeon)
9/18 Philadelphia, PA – Rock Allegiance Festival
9/19 Knoxville, TN – The Concourse (with Combichrist & Allegaeon)
9/20 Athens, GA – Georgia Theater (with Combichrist & Allegaeon)
9/22 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (with Combichrist & Allegaeon)
9/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
9/24 Houston, TX – Houston Open Air Festival
9/25 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall (with All Hail The Yeti)
9/30 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans (with Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti & Oni)
10/1 St Petersburg, FL – State Theater (with Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti & Oni)
10/2 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room (with Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti & Oni)
10/6 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s (with Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti & Oni)
10/7 Detroit, MI – Harpos (with Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti & Oni)
10/8 Dayton, OH – Oddbodys (with Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti & Oni)
10/9 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater (with Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti & Oni)
10/10 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks (with The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon & Oni)
10/11 Toronto, ON – Opera House (with The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon & Oni)
10/12 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques (with The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon & Oni)
10/14 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theatre (with Allegaeon & Oni)
10/15 Worcester, MA – Rock N Shock Festival (with Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti & Oni)
10/16 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom (with Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti & Oni)
10/17 Sauget, IL – Pop’s (with Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti & Oni)
10/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent (with All Hail The Yeti & Oni)
10/21 Tempe, AZ – Club Red (‘D-Low Fest‘) (with Soulfly, Incite, Lody Kong & Oni)
10/23 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival

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.”