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Max Cavalera has a thing for ugly guitars with just one humbucker. His signature Brazil guitar even made our Top 10 Ugliest Guitars.
He has a new guitar out, and guess what… It’s pretty fucking ugly.
You be the judge though, last time we talked about guitar looks, we got a lot of shit for it.
Who knew? The man who can’t get a decent haircut, can actually write, and he’s writing an autobiography. Is this news or am I so out of touch with what’s going on in Cavaleraland? Honestly, I’m asking you because I didn’t know that before.
All bullshit aside, I imagine this book to be quite interesting, especially concerning Max’s split with Sepultura and his reconciliation with Iggggor. And who knows how often he’ll mention a comeback of the original Sepultura line-up? Well, not the original line-up, but the most well-known one.
So do you want to know some shit about the book? Check out the interview above.
Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser has a thing or two to say about Max Cavalera’s evolution as a singer (or lack thereof). I guess being asked about him over and over again, even though he left the band in 1996, can get a brother irritated:
“Soulfly has had so many different formations, so you lose kind of a characteristic sound there. Of course, Max and his vocals is what it is. I mean, he’s been writing the same stuff over and over again. And in that sense I don’t think he has really evolved too much. When working with different musicians all the time it’s kind of hard to have a characteristic sound or try to do something original. And then with Cavalera Conspiracy, it’s weird to think that he can really work songs like that with just like a drummer there. So I don’t really see the partnership that they’re going. It’s just like a bunch of Max songs that have a different drummer. But, you know, it is what it is. “
Read full interview here.
Oh snap! Ya done did it, son. You just done got Max Cavalera all mad now, ya feel me? Just wait till Max unleashes an all caps rage on yo ass in the press, son… Whaaat?
I have no idea why I’ve gone all street on you, nor do I know if that’s borderline racism (fingers crossed), but yeah, it’s a pretty direct thing to say. I guess playing a few Big Four gigs got Andreas some new-found balls, eh?
When asked about Andreas’ comments, Max Cavalera had no comment. He did utter some noise, but no one understood what he had to say.
We’ve covered Greg Puciato’s and Max Cavalera’s collaboration project before, and now, we’re gonna do it again. Why? Because we can and you can’t do anything about it.
“Everybody ask me, ‘Hey Max, are you gonna do another Nailbomb?’ and the answer is always No, because we killed Nailbomb on purpose. So when Greg approached me with an idea of a project, I said I’ll do it, but it has to be like Nailbomb. I’m gonna share the vocals with Greg. We’re gonna have a bunch of killer guest musicians, and it’ll be the closest thing to a Nailbomb experience. I promise you it is going to be heavy as fuck, angry as fuck, and aggressive as fuck. Me and Greg are pissed off and we’re coming your way!!!!”
Wow, heavy, angry and aggressive. All three as fuck. I am sort of looking forward to this, unlike Max’s three past albums. Hopefully he let’s Greg write some of the lyrics along with letting him sing. Then again, we’re talking about a guy who has “KILL POSERS” written on his Twitter profile picture, which is angry alright… For a 13 year-old. Don’t get me wrong, I like the guy as a musician (and especially his stage presence, just look at that clip), but maybe Max manages to get the worst of him. Seems to be his biggest skill nowadays.
You guys remember Simo, right? He took a two-month break from the interwebz, to see if this ‘real life’ thing is as good as people say it is. Once he realized talking to a girl in real life is not as easy as on Facebook, he came back. With a vengeance.
Okay, so maybe not with a vengeance, but he came back. And now I get to interview him, which is
not an honor and a privilege.
We’ll talk about a lot of things, a lot of boring things, so I’m not gonna lie to you… It will be a pretty boring article, so don’t bother reading this further. It will only make you waste a lot of valuable time.
But if you’ve got nothing better to do, make the jump and read what two people who rarely get laid (and when they do, it ends in tears) have to say about this past week’s articles.
Enjoy! (you won’t, trust me, but I like being optimistic)
Max Cavalera’s son, Zyon Cavalera (like the Matrix city of the same name), plays drums. And he doesn’t play drums just anywhere, apparently he’ll jam with Cavalera Conspiracy on their July 31 performance in Belgium.
Jeez, I wonder how he got the gig. Did he know someone in the band or something?
I think it’s cool that the kid is also pursuing music, but what the hell is with that name? Did Max watch too much Matrix? Or is he way too old to be born after the first movie came out? Hey, math was never my strongest quality, why do you think I fucking write a blog?
If this kid was in my school, I’d say “Woah!” to him all the time, do some Neo moves, then just punch him and ask him for his rich rockstar dad lunch money. Yes, I’m cool like that.
Thanks to Metal Hammer we have some more details regarding the upcoming special EP from Gojira.
The EP is going to feature a whole wealth of artists, so it’s like all your favorite porn stars involved in one awesome film. Only this is music and it won’t make people think you’re a weird pervert, but my analogy sure will make people think I’m one. Oh well…
The EP will feature none other than Devin Townsend, Randy from Lamb of God, Max Cavalera of four million bands (Soulfly etc), Anders of In Flames, and some of the dudes from Meshuggah. It’s also for charity and Greenpeace, but I don’t really care about the preachy crap, because I’m hardcore like that. If you do, however, you can get all the details from Metal Hammer.
Sepultura frontman Derrick Green just squashed some barely-existent rumors about his band reuniting with Max Cavalera (which would mean replacing Derrick, ouch).
“That’s all they are, rumors. I mean nobody has contact with [Max] or anyone in his band. And he’s doing his own thing. The reunion, I think, is with his brother [Igor]. I’m happy to see Igor with his family again. It was 10 years that they didn’t speak. I think for the people that really wanted the reunion, there it is. They can go see them and check that out and be happy because I know that we are happy in what we’re doing and we keep pushing forward and we keep doing what we love to do and we’re always going to represent Sepultura in a positive manner because it’s truly what we believe in.“
Read full interview here.
Woah, settle down there Derrick. I know you’re not happy hearing about being replaced all the time but no need to get so defensive about it.
I’m kidding, I really think he answered that question with a lot of tact since I can name about 10 other frontmen who would have slammed the hell out of Max just to answer this question. But I do think a Cavalera-heavy Sepultura album is just a few good paychecks away.
So here are today’s headlines, you lucky bunch.
lolcore deathcore band Suicide Silence were recently interviewed at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. The video can be viewed here. What did they talk about? I have no clue. I don’t care either way, I’m too busy eating Cadbury Mini Eggs and watching this clip over and over.
Kunvuk released their their debut, ‘Immute:Jackals‘, on September 16th/2010. I guess no one bought it, so they decided to give the album out for FREE! It seems like a new trend these days, where unknown bands are releasing full albums for nothing. It makes sense, since touring is how metal bands make money these days. Let’s hope people that will download this, will also end up at one of their shows.
Steve “Lips” Kudlow from Anvil recently admit that the band finally are making money for the first time in 30 years
What has essentially happened is that I no longer work my day job. I’m making my ends meet from the band. Am I making more? I don’t know, probably. But it’s not like I’m buying a limousine. I’m existing and not having to worry about going to a job. And that’s great; I’ve worked 30 years to get there.
Good for them. My only issue is Lips complaining over and over in the documentary about “not making” it. I mean, that stuff happens all the time in the business. A lot of times, good bands never get notice, ever – sometimes you get lucky. That’s life in the metal world. By the way, in case you missed it a few days ago, you can hear a new song from Anvil here.
As usual, Max Cavalera is hoping the original Sepultura lineup will one day reunite. He didn’t exactly say it in those words, but it’s rather obvious he wants the reunion when you read this interview, or any Max Cavalera interview over the last ten years.
And that’s it for today, make sure you stay tuned to Dose of Metal for your daily dose of awesomeness!
Max Cavalera wants Ozzy Osbourne and James Hetfield… Not in that way (I hope), he wants to work with them.
“Ozzy is, of course, the Godfather of metal and Black Sabbath and his solo career. I’ve played with him many times and I know him personally, but I’ve never got to actually ask him to record anything yet. But I think at one point the chance will definitely come. I would also like to do something with James Hetfield because I love old Metallica and I’ve always been a big fan of the thrash that Metallica brought and I like James’ vocals. I thought a thrash song with me and James singing would have been really cool, too.“
Read full interview here.
A thrash song with James? Haha, what’s next? Death Metal with Miley Cyrus?
But seriously, I can see why one would want to work with two of the most legendary metal frontmen of all time, but this isn’t the 80s… If you want to work with these two, you’d have to have a National Geographic show about hunting or a reality show… Just sayin’.