“It’s Absolutely Out of the Question”; Max Cavalera Seems to Have Changed His Mind About a Possible Sepultura Reunion

“It’s Absolutely Out of the Question”; Max Cavalera Seems to Have Changed His Mind About a Possible Sepultura Reunion
“It’s Absolutely Out of the Question”; Max Cavalera Seems to Have Changed His Mind About a Possible Sepultura Reunion

In a surprising turn of events, Max Cavalera has officially ruled out the possibility of a Sepultura reunion, just two weeks after hinting otherwise. The announcement comes as fans increasingly expect a return from the classic-era outfit.

The iconic Brazilian metal band, known for their innovations in thrash and groove metal, are set to play their final shows in 2024. However, many fans have been wishing that the original members, especially the Cavalera brothers, Max and Igor, would join the band again. The current lineup includes guitarist Andreas Kisser and bassist Paulo Jr. from the classic era, as well as vocalist Derrick Green and drummer Greyson Nekrutman, but not the founding duo of the Cavalera brothers.

Max Cavalera left Sepultura in 1996 after a highly publicized falling out with his brother Igor. The two brothers reconciled in 2006, forming the band Cavalera Conspiracy (later Cavalera). The success of their collaboration and the “magic” they rediscovered seem to be at the heart of Max’s change of heart about a Sepultura reunion.

Speaking to Metal Injection, Max explained his change in perspective. “The more time passes, the more I think that I don’t need to reunite with Sepultura. The real reunion was supposed to be between Igor and me, and that’s what happened. It’s pure magic and it’s incredible what we’re doing right now.”

Max expanded on the implications of a potential Sepultura reunion, emphasizing his commitment to the Cavalera project. He mentioned his fear that Cavalera would be overshadowed if he and his brother were to rejoin their former band, thus rejecting the option.

Max had previously left the door open to a Sepultura reunion in a June interview with Hard Rock Greece, expressing his willingness to reunite “as long as we do it the right way” and expressing confusion over the band’s imminent demise. However, his latest statements make it clear that he is focused on his current musical projects with his brother.

Max concluded with a decisive remark: “That’s absolutely out of the question. You can ask Igor the same question. He doesn’t want to do it either. It’s not going to happen anytime soon.”

The Cavalera brothers recently re-recorded three of Sepultura’s early albums—Bestial Devastation (1985), Morbid Visions (1986), and Schizophrenia (1987)—under the Cavalera name. The move underscores their dedication to their current project, even as they revisit their roots.

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