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This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs

In our interview with Max Cavalera (read here), we discussed his astonishing 30 year career in metal, starting with his first album in Sepultura, Morbid Visions, all the way to his 2015 Soulfly album, Archangel. Here are my Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs spanning his 21 studio albums with Sepultura, Nailbomb, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy and Killer Be Killed.

max-roots#5: Sepultura – “Roots Bloody Roots”
(Roots, February 20, 1996, Roadrunner Records)

Roots was Sepultura’s sixth studio album and its last with Max Cavalera. Produced by Ross Robinson and highly influenced by bands like Korn and Deftones, Roots is now one of the pinnacle albums in the nu-metal genre and laid the foundation for Soulfly. The Brazilian tribal rhythms and percussion that began on Chaos A.D., were heavily incorporated into Roots. There’s no better showcase for this than the downtuned lead track, “Roots Bloody Roots.”

 

 

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs

In our interview with Max Cavalera (read here), we discussed his astonishing 30 year career in metal, starting with his first album in Sepultura, Morbid Visions, all the way to his 2015 Soulfly album, Archangel. Here are my Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs spanning his 21 studio albums with Sepultura, Nailbomb, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy and Killer Be Killed.

sepultura-dead#6: Sepultura – “Dead Embryonic Cells”
(Arise, March 25, 1991, Roadrunner Records)

“Dead Embryonic Cells” is Sepultura’s second single, as well as the second of three to be released from the album Arise. The B-side featured a death metal version of Motörhead’s “Orgasmatron.” The accompanying video saw heavy rotation on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball. This is the first song I had ever heard up until this point with a breakdown as devastating as this. When I saw Sepultura play Hammerjack’s in Baltimore, MD., circa 1994, the crowd absolutely went into a headbanging frenzy for “Dead Embryonic Cells.”

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs

In our interview with Max Cavalera (read here), we discussed his astonishing 30 year career in metal, starting with his first album in Sepultura, Morbid Visions, all the way to his 2015 Soulfly album, Archangel. Here are my Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs spanning his 21 studio albums with Sepultura, Nailbomb, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy and Killer Be Killed.

max-Soulfly#7: Soulfly – “Eye For An Eye”
(Soulfly, April 21, 1998, Roadrunner Records)

After an ugly split with Sepultura, Soulfly was born and its debut album released. The album was largely a continuation of the tribal sound of the Roots album with more guest musicians and an extra dose of aggression. A example of the carnage is the track “Eye For An Eye.” Check out this killer live version below:

 

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs

In our interview with Max Cavalera (read here), we discussed his astonishing 30 year career in metal, starting with his first album in Sepultura, Morbid Visions, all the way to his 2015 Soulfly album, Archangel. Here are my Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs spanning his 21 studio albums with Sepultura, Nailbomb, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy and Killer Be Killed.

Soulfly-Primitive#8: Soulfly – “Back to the Primitive”
(Primitive, September 26, 2000, Roadrunner Records)

Primitive is the second studio album by Soulfly and has sold over 226,569 copies to date. The first track is “Back to the Primitive,” which plays berimbau (a single-string percussion instrument, a musical bow, from Brazil) to begin the song and the album. If anyone remembers MTVX (which was available beginning in 1998, exclusively to digital cable subscribers), this channel played “Back to the Primitive” non-stop upon the album’s release. Lyrically, the song is about demoting national government back to local tribal society.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3LE6_y8J0s

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs

In our interview with Max Cavalera (read here), we discussed his astonishing 30 year career in metal, starting with his first album in Sepultura, Morbid Visions, all the way to his 2015 Soulfly album, Archangel. Here are my Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs spanning his 21 studio albums with Sepultura, Nailbomb, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy and Killer Be Killed.

soulfly-archangel#9: Soulfly – “Sodomites”
(Archangel, August 14, 2015, Nuclear Blast Entertainment)

“Sodomites” is the newest track to be featured in this list, taken off of Soulfly’s 2015 album, Archangel. A strong argument can be made that many Sepultura, Nailbomb, other Soulfly or Cavalera Conspiracy material should be ahead of “Sodomites,” but the track is a representation of Soulfly’s current style and Max’s musical evolution. Max, himself, describes the album—inspired by The Old Testament—as “bloody and brutal and perfect for metal.”

 

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs

In our interview with Max Cavalera (read here), we discussed his astonishing 30 year career in metal, starting with his first album in Sepultura, Morbid Visions, all the way to his 2015 Soulfly album, Archangel. Here are my Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs spanning his 21 studio albums with Sepultura, Nailbomb, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy and Killer Be Killed.

killer-be-killed-cover#10: Killer Be Killed – “Wings of Feather and Wax”
(Killer Be Killed, May 13, 2014, Nuclear Blast Entertainment)

Killer Be Killed is a metal supergroup, featuring Max on guitar and vocals, The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist/guitarist Greg Puciato, Mastodon vocalist/bassist Troy Saunders and ex-The Mars Volta drummer David Elitch. Partially inspired by Max’s former project, Nailbomb (Point Blank, 1994), the band released its debut self-titled album in 2014 to critical acclaim, and if Max has his way the band will tour and make more albums in the future. Check out the interview we did with Max just as the album was released, getting all the dirt about Killer Be Killed and more here.
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Max Cavalera

For 30 years, Max Cavalera has given us metal in all shapes and forms. From the thrash and death metal of early Sepultura records Morbid Visions (1986), Beneath the Remains (1989) and Arise (1991), to the groove metal of Chaos A.D. (1993), to even nu-metal on Roots (1996). Then with Soulfly, he gave listeners a tribal metal soundscape with albums like Primitive (2000) and Prophecy (2004), all the way to extreme metal on Enslaved (2012), while Savages (2013) was a potpourri of all things rock and metal. And now with Soulfly’s new album, Archangel (Aug. 14, 2015, Nuclear Blast Entertainment), he’s gone to Biblical proportions—literally.

Inspired by The Old Testament, which Max describes as “bloody and brutal and perfect for metal,” Archangel is yet another different direction for Soulfly, though still a metal one. And that’s the common denominator with the body of Max’s work: metal. Max lives for metal. Not only does he play metal, but he’s a huge fan of it, both old and new. As I’ve written before, it’s like he is a prophet sent here by the metal gods. He wants to play metal forever, he shows no signs of slowing down and his spirit for metal will never die. His legacy now stands at an astonishing 21 studio albums between Sepultura (six), Nailbomb (one), Soulfly (10), Cavalera Conspiracy (three) and Killer Be Killed (one).

Days before Soulfly was about to hit the road with Soilwork, Decapitated and Shattered Sun for a U.S. tour (view tour dates), we talked with Max at length about Archangel and its Biblical inspiration, his albums standing the test of time and … “Maxfest?” (more…)

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Metal icons, Soulfly, have released a lyric video for the brand new song “We Sold Our Souls To Metal.”  The song comes from their upcoming 10th studio album, Archangel, which will be released on August 14th (worldwide) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. “I am so proud to be releasing Soulfly’s tenth album,” previously stated founder/vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera. “I feel it is my most mystic album since Prophecy. The guest collaborations have always been a trademark of Soulfly and Archangel is no different! We can’t wait to play this live for the worldwide tribe!” Watch the lyric video and check out the full details of Archangel inside. (more…)

nailbomb_point-blankFor years, there had been widespread rumors and speculation about a reunion of the classic lineup of Sepultura—the Brazilian thrash and death metal band that was viewed as deities in the ’90s metal scene. However, with Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser and original vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera putting those thoughts to rest repeatedly in the press, the closest to a Sepultura reunion fans probably will ever see is Max and his drummer/brother Igor in The Cavalera Conspiracy. So what we have had for years is the current—and still solid—Sepultura lineup with Derrick Green as vocalist and Max’s own band, his “baby,” Soulfly. But what this ugly split, and sometimes dispute, has done for over the past decade is allow Max to bring us some of the most exciting new bands, collaborations and side projects, some of which may have never have happened otherwise. (more…)

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Killer Be Killed: Troy Saunders, Greg Puciato, Max Cavalera, David Elitch

The metal supergroup Killer Be Killed had been in the works for a few years, with members dropping hints about the sound and style, building up the hype in the metal community (a few of which were dropped right here on Live Metal) as we anxiously awaited word on an official release. That time is finally here. The project—featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist/guitarist Greg Puciato, Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera, Mastodon vocalist/bassist Troy Saunders and ex-The Mars Volta drummer David Elitch—will release its debut self-titled album May 13, 2014 (Nuclear Blast). So the big question is, what would it sound like if you took the sludge metal of Mastodon and the mathcore chaos of The Dillinger Escape Plan, and added a lethal does of thrash metal from Soulfly? The answer? Not like anything you would expect. Killer Be Killed contains elements of the members’ main bands, but the album is just as melodic and structured as it is heavy. It’s a different kind of metal album than what we’ve grown accustomed to hearing the past few years. But if it sounded identical to any of those bands, what would be the point?

Cavalera is no stranger to side projects and experimenting in the metal scene. His resume speaks for itself with the groundbreaking Chaos A.D. (the same drum machine and four-track were used for Killer Be Killed) and Roots from Sepultura, the subgenre-shifting Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy with his brother Igor, countless guest appearances and the now cult favorite, one-off project with Alex Newport of Fudge Tunnel, called Nailbomb. In fact, it was the hardcore punk/industrial album Point Blank (1994) from Nailbomb that served as inspiration for Killer Be Killed when Puciato originally contacted Max about doing something together.

Just prior to the release of Killer Be Killed, Live Metal’s Jeff Maki once again talked with Max, except this time focusing on the making of the self-titled debut and what each member brought to the table on Killer Be Killed. But that wasn’t it. According to Max, Killer Be Killed may not just be a side project, as he dropped some surprising news on us. Read on. (more…)

Derrick Green: "The mediator between old and new"

Derrick Green: “The mediator between old and new”

Want to feel old? Derrick Green has been the vocalist of legendary Brazilian metal band Sepultura for 16 years and released seven albums. That’s five years longer than Max Cavalera’s tenure as vocalist of the band (1985-1996), and one more album. I remember picking up my first death/thrash metal album in 1989, which just happened to be the cassette tape of Beneath the Remains. You think that sounds old? Chaos A.D. is 20 years old, and Roots is 17.

My point is, maybe it’s time the metal community as a whole accepts Green as Sepultura’s frontman–maybe it’s way past time. (more…)

"Point Blank" with Max Cavalera

“Point Blank” with Max Cavalera

First, a little background: I grew up with Sepultura. Beneath the Remains was the first true thrash/death metal album I owned. Then came Arise, and the title came to make perfect sense, as a new metal tribe had risen. Chaos A.D. and the tour that followed changed my life and my expectations of all metal that would come after it. Roots then helped change metal forever. Soulfly will never be the classic Sepultura I grew up on, but it’s damn close. Of course, at the center of it all is Max Cavalera, one of metal’s most influential and well-known figures. An idol or role-model? Certainly not, but when all is said and done, he will stand alongside the metal greats.

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