Max Cavalera (Vocals and Rhythm Guitar - Soulfly, Sepultura, Nailbomb), Iggor Cavalera (Drums and Percussion - Mixhell, Sepultura), Marc Rizzo (guitar - Soulfly, Ill Nino), Joe Duplantier (bass - Gojira)
The sun shines in Metal as the two most influential brothers reunite after 10 years of silence. Max and Iggor Cavalera have formed the Cavalera Conspiracy and will release their first album INFLIKTED to the world March 25th, 2008 on Roadrunner Records. Cavalera Conspiracy is about a sense of being unleashed," says vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera. You bottle a monster for 10 years and then let it out. It's explosive, and we waited a long time for this beast to be set free."
What all Sepultura fans have hoped and waited for finally happened on August 17th 2006 in Tempe Arizona. Max and Iggor, the Cavalera brothers, finally reunited. Soulfly played a show in memory of Dana Wells (D-Low), the stepson of Max and son of Gloria Cavalera, whose death changed the life of the family forever. However, this brought back the force of friendship and family when Iggor Cavalera stepped on stage, almost in secret. He joined the band in the drum jam and in continuation he took a seat behind the drums. With the first sounds of Attitude" the crowd realized who was keeping time behind Max and the band. They went wild. Once we hit the first note, it felt like a bomb had dropped on stage," exclaims Iggor. From that moment on, I knew we needed to do something together musically."
This amazingly phenomenal show will go down in every heavy metal encyclopedia as the historic moment when the brothers Cavalera joined forces again. There was over 10 years of not seeing or talking to each other at all, which is a long ass time," explains Max. That's what made it more special when it did finally happen.
Cavalera Conspiracy consists of Max Cavalera (vocals/rhythm guitar), Iggor Cavalera (drums/percussion), Marc Rizzo (lead/rhythm guitars), and Joe Duplantier (bass). INFLIKTED is the long-awaited moment providing Metal a new era with the Cavalera Brothers. In the veins of Sepultura with a twist, the band turns back to heavier and darker material giving their fans exactly what they have been waiting for. Max's vocals explodes onto the 11 tracks of INFLIKTED joined with the pounding of Iggor's drum beats, Marc Rizzo's shred slicing guitar and Joe Duplantier thumping bass lines. When I listen to the album, it sounds old school, but new in its own way," explains Iggor. It's a mix of both worlds."
Recording took place this past July at Undercity Studios in Los Angeles, with Logan Mader (former Machine Head guitarist) and Lucas Banker of the Dirty Icon production team. Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) cameos on bass on Ultra-Violent, and Black Ark features a collaboration with Max, Joe and Richie Cavalera (Incite) all on vocals.
Tours dates for the Cavalera Conspiracy to be announced in spring. INFLIKTED is currently scheduled for release via Roadrunner Records internationally on March 24th and in North America on March 25th, 2008.