Cavalera Conspiracy

Max Cavalera Rallies Against Donald Trump & Internet Trolls On New Cavalera Conspiracy Album


Max Cavalera has spoken in-depth in a new interview about the Cavalera Conspiracy‘s upcoming new album “Psychosis” which is tentatively expected out in October on Napalm Records. The album’s producer Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Inquisition) handled the bass duties on that upcoming effort, which will feature a cameo from Godflesh‘s Justin K Broadrick on “Hellfire“—which took inspiration from tactical drones being used in the military.

Discussing the album with Revolver, Cavalera also revealed that one song titled “Judas Pariah” is in part about internet trolls:

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“I was feeling really angry about different stuff. Even stuff like shit-talking on the Internet and all this bullshit that I had nothing to do with. I did a song called “Judas Pariah” and it’s pretty much about all those people. I just don’t understand it. It’s like the Palestinians and the Israelis. No one can get along and it’s like our war we don’t want to be in.

It’s fucked up, man. I always said music is a weapon, so I just thought, “Fuck it, man. I’m just gonna let it all out.” Especially in front of all the shit-talking trolls. So I wrote something really brutal. And I’m not just saying, “Fuck you.” I’m talking about soul-stealing shit. The ending has a riff that sounds a little bit like Celtic Frost‘s “Procreation of the Wicked.” And Arthur put some keyboards on it so it has this classical sound that’s fucking huge, like To Mega Thereon on a Cavalera album. It’s pretty much a black-metal song.”

Cavalera also spoke of a song targetting U.S. President Donald Trump titled “Negative Fucks” and another called “Terrorist Tactics” written about ISIS:

“We have a punk song that’s about the whole Donald Trump thing. There’s lines like, “Not my president, not my god, not my king.” It’s called “Negative Fucks.” It’s a name that Greg Puciato from Dillinger Escape Plan came up with as a possible name for our side band Killer Be Killed. I love that name. It’s so punk rock. We had this great riff, which sounded like Discharge meets Nails meets Napalm Death, right to the bone.

I’m singing about this propaganda hate machine. The chorus goes, “Negative fucks! Negative fucks!” And in the background I’m doing this voice that sounds like a demented psycho laughing. And then there’s “Terrorist Tactics,” which is all about the shit going on with ISIS. The whole extremist propaganda, where if you don’t convert to their kind of Islam they will kill you.”

Meanwhile, he also confirmed that his son Igor Cavalera (also of Lody Kong) will be handling Alex Newport‘s vocal parts on the upcoming ‘Soulfly Does Nailbomb Tour‘. For a whole lot more from Cavalera, head to Revolver.

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