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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

MAX CAVALERA Discusses Musical Roots, MAXIMUM CAVALERA Tour, SEPULTURA Reunion & More!

Ever since he arrived to the Heavy Music scene in 1984, Max Cavalera has been constantly reinventing mis musical craft. While it was his work with the mighty SEPULTURA that helped him become an International Metal Superstar, Max has proven through his additional work with SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY that his musical abilities are extremely multidimensional.

Max left SEPULTURA in 1996, following the murder of Dana Wells (Max's stepson) and the firing of Gloria Cavalera Bujnowski (Max's wife & Dana's mother) as SEPULTURA's manager. While many artists would have had a hard time starting a NEW band and making it successful, Max has proven with SOULFLY that his musical vision is what sets him apart from other artists. Get this, SOULFLY turns 15 years old this year and have eight studio albums under their musical belt!

With the release of SOULFLY's eighth studio album 'Enslaved', Max has created one of the heaviest records of his career. Thanks to his decision to add NEW members Tony Campos (ex-Static X, Prong Ministry, Posessed, Asesino) and David Kinkade (Borknagar, Arsis), SOULFLY has created a contender for album of the year! If you haven't seen the current incarnation of SOULFLY live, you must!

Recently, we met up with Max at his hotel room in New York City before the "MAXIMUM CAVALERA Tour" show at The Gramercy Theatre. Once the camera was rolling, we chatted with him about growing up in Brazil and how this influenced his musical career. We also discussed the response of the public thus far to the current killer lineup and SOULFLY's NEW album 'Enslaved'. Additionally, we discussed what it means to Max having his kids bands INCITE and LODY KONG open up the show for him and how it feels to have his brother Iggor back in his life. And of course we asked him about a potential SEPULTURA reunion and about the change in guard at his long time record label: ROADRUNNER RECORDS! Check out what Max had to say about all of this!

And hey, there is no question that Max has plenty of musical fire left to burn for years to come and that the Cavalera's reign in Heavy Music will carry on for years to come.

SOULFLY with INCITE, LODY KONG and WYKKED WYTCH (Remaining Tour Dates):

May 04, 2012: State Theater in St. Petersburg, FL
May 05, 2012: Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 07, 2012: Scout Bar in Houston, TX
May 08, 2012: Emo's East in Austin, TX
May 10, 2012: Jake's in Lubbock, TX
May 11, 2012: Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, NM

Video and Photo credit: Steve Lars from Creative Ventures International & Steve Lars on Facebook

Related links:
Soulfly's Official Site!
Check out our show recap of the MAXIMUM CAVALERA Tour In New York City!

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