Igor Cavalera reunites with brother for new project!

Brazilian metal titans Igor and Max Cavalera have written and recorded new material together for the first time in 12 years. It is their first outing since recording their former band, Sepultura´s colossal landmark album, ‘Roots´ in 1995. The new project named CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, features the Cavalera brothers (Max on vocals & rhythm guitar and Igor on drums), Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo and Gojira´s Joe Duplantier on bass. Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) makes a cameo bass appearance on one track.

Monte Conner, Roadrunner Senior VP of A&R recently visited the band in the studio. “Igor's playing is simply on fire and as always. It was great to see both Max and Igor with such big smiles on their faces."

Recording took place this past July at Undercity Studios in Los Angeles, with rising production star, Logan Mader (ex-Machine Head guitarist). Mixing at Undercity is currently underway. The still untitled record is tentatively slated for a February 2008 release. Among the 11 songs set to appear are: “Inflikted,” “Bloodbrawl,” “Holy Poison,” “The Doom Of All Fires,” “Ultra-Violent” and “My Sanctuary.” A b-side cover of the Possessed death/thrash classic “The Exorcist” was also recorded.

This long-anticipated reunion between the Cavalera brothers is something fans across the globe have been waiting for since Sepultura´s last gig at Brixton Academy in December 1996.

Chris Barnes

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