As one of the biggest metal bands of all time, Sepultura
's been going strong for three decades, selling over 20 million records worldwide and soon releasing their 13th studio effort, "The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart
But the lineup the band will likely be most remembered for is the one featuring frontman Max Cavalera
and his brother Igor
on drums. Guitarist Andreas Kisser
recently addressed the brothers' departure from the band, saying that the Cavaleras have turned their back on Sepultura.
"For Sepultura fans, there are many Sepulturas in their head,”
Kisser told MTV Iggy
. "It's not only because Max and Igor
[left]. If you
[compare] the albums that we did together, from 'Schizophrenia' to 'Roots,' they are totally different bands - but the same lineup. We all change; we all grow up."
Andreas then focused on Cavalera brothers. "The choice to leave the band was their choice,"
he said. "We never fired any musician in the group. We only fired our manager
[Max's wife Gloria
] after the Roots tour
, and Max chose to leave and stay with her and start a solo career. He didn't care about the name during those days. He didn't fight for the name. He just turned his back and said, 'F--k you guys; I’m better off myself.' And Igor left 10 years later; he didn't care either to fight."
He continued, "It's like many fathers who have children and leave them. For
[the Cavaleras], Sepultura is like an abandoned child. They really turned their back on us and left."But it feels great to be here and keep the Sepultura name strong, bringing new stuff to the albums,"
the guitarist optimistically concluded. "The Sepultura spirit never changed, and that's why we're still here as Sepultura."
"The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart" is scheduled for an October 25 release through Nuclear Blast Records featuring Ross Robinson
at the helm of production.