ALBUM REVIEW: Soulfly – Totem


Max Cavalera, a true legend and without a doubt one of the hardest working men in Metal, is back with the first new Soulfly music since Ritual in 2018. Although never one to sit on his laurels, since then Max has also treated us to Reluctant Hero (2020), the second album from his Killer Be Killed side project, and last year’s excellent nod to the old school and self-proclaimed “Caveman Metal” record, Go Ahead And Die, with his son Igor. Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Max and Iggor Cavalera – Warbringer – Healing Magic Live at The Gramercy Theater


The Gramercy Theater was electrified with anticipation as the venue became filled to capacity. It’s a surprise to no one that this show is sold out – this was special. Special to the old heads that cut their metal teeth on Sepultura from the very beginning. Special to the later fans that came up with Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy. All these people came out to show their love and respect to Max and Iggor as they came to honor their legacy and make the masses move to songs from the classic albums Arise and Beneath the Remains.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Soulfly – The Soul Remains Insane The Studio Albums 1998 – 2004


 

Whenever an established act loses its frontman, especially one as talismanic as Max Cavalera, fans are usually left choosing sides. Do you go with the musician striking out on their own or do your allegiances remain with the band? Largely dependent on the situation, an amicable split can leave listeners happily following both parties down separate paths to the promise of glory but when open hostility is at the heart of the separation, loyalties are often put to the test.Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Igor “Iggor” Cavalera – The Ghost Cult Interview


We chatted with Igor “Iggor” Cavalera on the upcoming “Return Beneath Arise” with his brother Max Cavalera of Soulfly. We talked to the metal drumming legend about their upcoming tour celebrating Sepultura history, the early days of the band, recording “Beneath The Remains, and “Arise,” working with producer Scott Burns, being in a band with his Max Cavalera, classic Sepultura breakdowns, how his drumming has changed over the years, his web series on drumming, working with bassist Mike Leon (Soulfly) and drummer Daniel Gonzalez (Possessed/Gruesome), his other projects including Absent in Body (Relapse Records), and more! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Incite – Wake Up Dead


Formed in 2004 by Richie Cavalera, the stepson of former Sepultura frontman, Max Cavalera, Arizona groove thrashers Incite have undergone several changes in personnel during their eighteen-year existence but their edge has not been dulled even slightly. Wake Up Dead (Atomic Fire Records), the band’s sixth full-length studio album, is another seething mass of riffs and rage that sees the return of bassist Christopher “EL” Elsten and drummer Lennon Lopez while also welcoming guitarist Eli Santana to the fold.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Confess – Revenge At All Cost


With a title like Revenge At All Cost (Rexius Records) I suspected Confess’ latest to sound angry. You’re probably saying, “this is heavy metal, anger is sort of the modus operandi.” And I totally get that. We likely wouldn’t have metal or punk today if it wasn’t for a few young people coming together with some anger or resentment in their hearts and a willingness to do something about it.

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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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Dino Cazares to Join Soulfly as a Live Member for Next Tour


Soulfly has announced that Fear Factory legend Dino Cazares will join the band on stage as a touring member for their upcoming headline tour of the USA, stepping in for Marc Rizzo, who has been dismissed from the band. The 33-date trek kicks off on August 20 in Albuquerque, NM. The final date will be a family celebration as it will include performances by Incite, Go Ahead & Die, Healing Magic. Joining the band for select dates are Niviane and Suicide Puppets.

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Desalmado Shares New Music Video – “Hollow”


Brazilian death grind band Desalmado has released a brand new music video for their song “Hollow.” The second single off their upcoming new album due later in 2021, due out via Blood Blast distribution. The new album title is still to be announced and more details to follow soon. The track features Argentinian singer Noelia Recalde, acclaimed for her expressive voice and talents in South America. Formed in 2004, Desalmado is today one of the leaders in the Brazilian underground, and even the father of Brazialn metal, Max Cavalera (Cavalera Conspiracy, Soulfly and ex-Sepultura), is a fan! Watch the video here!

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