The Cavalera name has been synonymous with metal music since Brazilian brothers Max and Igor co-founded the heavy metal juggernaut of Sepultura in the mid eighties. For over a decade, the Cavaleras set the heavy metal world on fire with definitive classic albums like “Schizophrenia” and “Roots.” Both have since moved on to other projects and reunited in 2007 after ending a ten year feud between them to form Cavalera Conspiracy. The brothers have a special musical connection between them and are at the top of their game with the recent release of  “Psychosis.” The new record has them digging deep into the human psyche combining brutal shredding old school thrash style and an exploration of exotic rhythms and beats. BackstageAxxess recently had the chance to speak with Max and it was easy to see why he garners so much respect from the metal community. His passion and excitement for the music are palpable as he fills us in on everything going on with “Psychosis,” touring, and even gives us an update on his other band Soulfly. Please join us for a conversation with the metal master himself, Max Cavalera.


We would like to thank Jon Freeman of Freeman Promotions for setting up the interview with Max. For more information on Cavalera Conspiracy including their new disc “Psychosis,” please go here: Cavalera Conspiracy.  If your looking for info into Soulfly, then  you want to click here: Soulfly.


About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.