I've been writing that the last few years have been a celebration of Max Cavalera and his incredible career in metal, first with the mighty Sepultura, and now with the Soulfly tribe. With "Ritual" being released last year, Soulfly now has 11 studio of albums just on its own. It's truly unbelievable. Below, in what is becoming a regular column here, Live Metal's Jeff Maki caught up once again with the iconic guitarist, vocalist and ambassador of metal, Max Cavalera. "Ritual," touring, and all things Soulfly are discussed. Plus, did anyone know that Max is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? I didn't. And is rock really "dead?" Max has the best answer we've heard yet. Read on ...
Review by Jeff Maki ----- What a time it must be to be Max Cavalera. He reunited with his brother Iggor years ago in Cavalera Conspiracy and has released some killer studio albums, including the most recent, the old-school-Sepultura-influenced "Psychosis" (review). The Brazilian tribesman are touring under the moniker of "Beneath Arise," performing—you guessed it.... Continue Reading →
Led by the legendary, Max Cavalera, metal icons Soulfly are set to release their devastating new album "Ritual," on October 19 via Nuclear Blast. In March of 2018, we talked with Max about the upcoming Soulfly record and he had this to say: It’s a strange record—really classic sounding on one hand but crazy on... Continue Reading →
On June 1st, the Brazilian all-female thrash unit Nervosa will deliver its second blistering slab of metal on Napalm Records, "Downfall of Mankind." Check out my choice cut below from the album, "Never Forget, Never Repeat." https://youtu.be/kweVT4X6PDM For me, this reminds me of old "Beneath the Remains" Sepultura (which makes sense), Kreator and Arch... Continue Reading →
April 7, 1989, Sepultura released its third album, and first for Roadrunner Records - "Beneath the Remains." This was the album that broke the Brazilian metal band into the metal underground, and coincidentally, it was my first taste of Sepultura. In fact, this was the first real death metal album I ever owned. Before Sepultura,... Continue Reading →
Review by Jeff Maki ----- Max and Iggor Cavalera, brothers and founders of the Brazilian metal tribe Sepultura, return with another batch of tunes from their newest incarnation, Cavalera Conspiracy. “Psychosis” is album number four from the conspirators and is the missing link of Sepultura albums between “Arise” and “Chaos A.D.” You’ve heard many bands... Continue Reading →