ALBUM REVIEW: Sepultura – Sepulnation – The Studio Albums 1998-2009

When Brazilian thrash legends Sepultura parted ways with frontman Max Cavalera in 1996, many thought that would be the end of the road. An acrimonious divorce that seemed to favour neither party, the remaining members auditioned several well known musicians before eventually choosing Ohio born Derrick Green as the man to replace the outgoing Cavalera brother.

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Watch Iggor Cavalera Launch His New Video Series on Drumming with “Territory”

Legendary thrash metal drummer Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy, MIXHELL) has launched a new video series on his recently launched YouTube channel – “Beneath The Drums,” where he breaks down his iconic drumbeats and songs. He is going to not only give the backstory on each track, but also perform a playthrough video of each song. In episode 1 he covers his Sepultura all-time great song, “Territory.”Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Max and Iggor Cavalera – Birmingham 02 Academy 2

Probably due to the bitterly cold December weather, the Academy 2 is already full to bursting by the time opening act Healing Magic hit their stride. Featuring a Cavalera who prefers to spell his name correctly, the Arizona based band are fronted by Max‘s youngest son Igor, and kick off the evening with some Black Sabbath inspired riffery which unsurprisingly goes down well in the home of metal. Continue reading

David Vincent Performs “Ace of Spades” With Max & Iggor Cavalera

Max & Iggor Cavalera‘s “Return To Roots” tour has made its way to Europe, and the brothers had a special surprise in store for their fans in the Czech Republic.Continue reading

Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Overkill & Insomnium European Tour Dates

Brothers Max & Iggor Cavalera will be taking their “Return To Roots” tour across the pond later this year as part of the 2017 MTV Headbangers Ball Tour. Continue reading

Mike Patton Performs Lookaway With Max & Iggor Cavalera In California

Max & Iggor Cavalera will be wrapping up the “Return To Roots” tour tonight in Santa Ana, California, and it’s been a historic trek here in the States. Continue reading

Max Cavalera Discusses Sepultura’s Roots Album, The “Return To Roots” Tour And More!

Max & Iggor Cavalera brought their “Return To Roots” tour to The Gramercy Theatre in New York City earlier this week, and as I said in my review of the show, they completely decimated the sold out venue. Continue reading

Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Their Roots In New York City

Max & Iggor Cavalera brought their “Return To Roots” tour to The Gramercy Theatre in New York City last night, and completely decimated the sold out venue. Continue reading

Max And Iggor Cavalera: Return To Roots, Immolation, Full Of Hell Tour Dates


Max and Iggor Cavalera have been annihilating crowds all over the world on the “Return To Roots” tour this year, and now they’ve announced their return to the States. Continue reading

Branching Out – Iggor Cavalera On The Music and People That Inspire Him


Keeping it fresh and invigorating is clearly the modus operandi for Iggor Cavalera. The 44 year-old father of four (In addition to his step son from his marriage to Laima Leyton) has expressed in the past that rock and metal was getting somewhat “uninspiring” for him. Considering the ground-breaking impact of Sepultura’s Roots (Roadrunner) album with its much imitated tribal drum patterns, you can’t blame Cavalera for looking to spice things up when it came to working in a different medium like electronica. “I have to say when I started doing Mixhell, I wasn’t finding much excitement in hardcore and metal. Bands were very reluctant to come out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves. I think now there are a new wave of musicians that are exciting in metal. I needed a break from metal and rock to grow to love it again.”

Certainly Iggor is not the only rock musician to dabble in other genres with Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton, (Who also made a guest appearance on Roots (Roadrunner), another notable example. Patton disciple and Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato also makes an appearance on Mixhell’s track ‘Exit Wound’. Puciato in turn collaborated with Iggor’s brother Max and Mastodon’s Troy Sanders in metal supergroup Killer Be Killed. Clearly birds of a feather… “Greg is such a talented guy. I remember when I first heard of him when he joined Dillinger after the E.P. they did with Mike Patton, (Irony Is A Dead Scene), they found someone who could really push himself. Dillinger Escape Plan did a tour with The Cavalera Conspiracy in the states and I played him the Mixhell material which he loved. He is a big fan of Nine Inch Nails and all the industrial bands so I sent him a track to put vocals on. Mike is one of the greatest artists in music. A real genius. He can do all this extreme stuff and then the Mondo Cane project playing Italian music from the 40s! He brings a unique atmosphere to everything he does! He is a very close friend and we see each other all the time!”

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