May 21

Max & Iggor Cavalera on touring, the new Cavalera Conspiracy & Football

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Heavy metal brothers Max & Iggor Cavalera just finished one of the longest North American tour that Cavalera Conspiracy has ever done. Since their latest album, Pandemonium was released last November. Cavalera Conspiracy was on the road this year with Death Angel, Corrosion Of Conformity (Blind) & Lody Kong, not only promoting the new album, but destroying every venue that they performed on.

They were here in Tempe, AZ at the Marquee Theater where the tour came to an end after 22 shows and almost 3 weeks on the road. Their show was basically a roller coaster that gave us a glimpse of their musical career, there were songs like; Babylonian PandemoniumCramunhão, and Not Losing the Edge out of Pandemonium, there was a lot of Inflikted material like: Sanctuary, TerrorizeThe Doom Of All Fires, and Inflikted. Along with Blunt Force Trauma tracks like; Warlord & Torture, and some Sepultura & Nailbomb classics (Refuse/Resist, Territory, Sum of Your Achievements, Beneath the Remains / Desperate Cry / Dead Embryonic Cells / Troops of Doom, and Roots Bloody Roots), they even through an Orgasmatron version as a the cherry on top of the cake.

I think it was an intense show to see, just the tour package for start was heavy enough to warm up any crowd. Lody Kong, Death Angel, and Corrosion Of Conformity (Blind) delivered amazing sets that night. Once Cavalera Conspiracy took the stage, you could feel the energy & the chemistry of Max & Iggor and how they enjoying playing live, it doesn’t matter what it is, whether is old Sepultura songs, or the new Cavalera Conspiracy songs, their chemistry, and the energy they add to each song are enough to make your realize that regardless of the circumstances, this pair of brothers share an artistic connection that allow them to create real heavy and transforming music.

I think is interesting to see how they work together, and how they enjoy playing these songs with each other in a live set up, since it was my first time seeing Cavalera Conspiracy I must add that the work that Nate Newton does on bass guitar (which totally complements Iggor‘s drumming) is amazing, and how well MaxMarc Rizzo played out one another on the guitar department is just outstanding. With that being said Cavalera Conspiracy not only carries the old Sepultura spirit with them, but with time it has grown so much more, and I believe there is more the Cavaleras could do in the future, as their chemistry and musical genius still intact as it was when they started in Belo Horizonte, Brazil 30 years ago.

Before the show The Age Of Metal had the honor to speak with Max & Iggor Cavalera about the tour, Pandemonium, what is like to go back and play in Brazil, what they do when they are in their home country, football, and what is next for Max & Iggor and for Cavalera Conspiracy.

Pictures: Cavalera Conspiracy at Marquee Theater. Tempe, AZ (05/05/15)

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