Soulfly's Max Cavalera

Max Cavalera On Sepultura: “I Don’t Know How They Keep On Going”


The sour relationship between Sepultura and their formerly brotherly duo of Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.) and Iggor Cavalera (Cavalera Conspiracy, etc.) continues with Cavalera the latest to fire a shot back at his ex-bandmates. In a newly published interview over at Metal Rules, Max was asked if he had heard anything from anyone in Sepultura about his and Iggor‘s 20th anniversary touring in support of the band’s 1996 album, “Roots“. He replied:

“I’m sure they are not happy. But no, I haven’t heard anything from them. But there’s like one thing I have to say about those guys. Like tell me one great song they have written since I left? Name one great album they have put out after that? I haven’t seen anything. I don’t know one name of one song as popular as “Roots Bloody Roots”.

So, it just tells me like whatever they are doing, I don’t know how they keep on going. I don’t think it’s working at all. But somehow, they keep on going, somehow. It’s crazy to me. But we say, just fuck it. Because we got tired of asking them to do reunion and they never wanted to do it. So, I just said, Gloria had the idea. Just do these shows Iggor and we’re doing this. Fuck it. I don’t give a shit what they say. We’re going to do this and it’s great. We don’t care what they think or say. They can talk shit if they want to.

I saw some interview where Andreas was saying something like, ‘Roots, it’s a very difficult album to play’. No, it’s not. I wrote 70% of it. It’s not difficult to play at all. Schizophrenia is difficult to play, full of different riffs.”

The Cavalera bros. will be back out on the road playing the aforementioned album on this early 2017 tour with Immolation and Full Of Hell.

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