Former SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera joined SOULFLY, the band led by his brother, and fellow CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and ex-SEPULTURA member, Max Cavalera, on stage on January 30 at O2 Academy Islington in London, England to perform the SEPULTURA classic “Roots Bloody Roots”. Fan-filmed video footage of Igor’s appearance can be seen below.
In 1996, Max exited SEPULTURA after the rest of the band fired Max’s wife Gloria as their manager.
Igor left SEPULTURA in June 2006 due to “artistic differences.” His departure from the band came five months after he announced that he was taking a break from SEPULTURA’s touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son (who was born in January 2006).
After Max exited SEPULTURA, there was a rift between him and Igor, one that was eventually repaired through the redemptive power of music. Some time had passed and Max and Igor were unable to resist the musical pull in their magnetic fields and their musical collaboration was renewed. The duo are back for round two with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, which released its debut album, “Inflikted”, in March 2008 and follow-up effort, Blunt Force Trauma”, in March 2011.
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY’s third album, “Pandemonium”, was released in November 2014 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by John Gray, who has previously worked with SOULFLY.
Max and Igor played together for the first time in 10 years at the 10th annual D-Low Memorial Festival on August 17, 2006 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona.
Max and Igorwill celebrate the twentieth anniversary of SEPULTURA’s classic album, “Roots”, by performing the LP in its entirety on an American tour later this year.
“Roots” was certified gold in 2005 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for U.S. shipments in excess of 500,000 copies.