#1
I did a search and nothing came up, so...

What do you all think of Dante XXI? Personally, I think it is one of their best albums, along side Chaos A.D. and Roots.

Let's all talk Sepultura!
#3
Yeah, I agree. I've got the Live in Barcelona VHS, and they really were a team back then. I read an interview with Andreas Kisser, and it sounds like something pretty bad happened between him, Max and Igor.
#5
Here's the full interview, if you're interested:

Thorsten Zahn, chief editor of Germany's Metal Hammer magazine (web site), recently conducted an exclusive interview with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser about the persistent rumors of a reunion with the band's former frontman, Max Cavalera. What follows is a transcript of the interview in its entirety (English-language translation provided to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by Thorsten Zahn):

Metal Hammer: In January 2006 Igor Cavalera [drums] denied the rumors that he was going to leave the band. In June he made his departure official because he wanted to stay more time in Brazil and take care of his family. Was this the real reason he left SEPULTURA?

Andreas: It's hard for me to say, because he should answer this question. From our point of view, it was okay that he didn't want to leave the country to tour. But we needed a drummer, because we had a new album out. When Max left the band ten years ago it was a shock to us, because we had to rebuild our whole career. We did not only lose Max, we lost everything with him — the manager and the confidence of the record label. It took a while to renew everything, but we did it. With Igor we talked for the last two or three years. He was tired being on the road and was also separating from his wife, whom he has three kids with and was living together with for the last 15 years. It is difficult for every man to deal with that. At the same time he got a new wife and a new baby was born, so he decided to stay in Brazil. This was the reason he left the band and we were prepared that this would happen. Our intention was really to keep him in the band and play the "Dante XXI" tour with him. Then, at the end of the cycle he would have been able to decide what to do. But he had different plans and needed to leave SEPULTURA to start something new.

Metal Hammer: Igor recently got in contact with his brother Max again, and he is now talking about touring again in several interviews. Did he lie to you and to the fans?

Andreas: The Cavaleras are very difficult. (laughs) I cannot say if Igor has lied. I think he is very confused. I can feel that, because I see what stuff he is saying in the press. First of all, Max never wanted to talk to us again and now he is talking about a reunion. The stuff he says is very contradictory. But what can I say? We keep going. We will go on tour in the U.S. with SWORN ENEMY in November and then we will hopefully be on tour with KREATOR in Europe in February of 2007. We always chose not to be a part of this type of discussion in the press, because it turns out to be the same as ten years ago when Max left SEPULTURA. He was saying so many different things to different magazines and we told our side of the story just once. The Cavaleras can say whatever they want, but this reunion **** is really disturbing, because it has been going on now for six or seven months. The rumors started when Max left the band in 1996 and are getting stronger these days because Igor left.

Metal Hammer: Igor also shared the stage with his brother at the D-Low Memorial Festival on August 17, 2006 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona when they played "Attitude" and "Roots" together.

Andreas: I think it is great that they are talking to each other again. The situation was ridiculous for him and Max. But just because they are in touch with each other again is no reason for me to play with them again.

Metal Hammer: Why is Max talking about the SEPULTURA reunion all the time these days?

Andreas: I have no idea, man. He is forcing the situation, but that is not the way to do it. He should really approach it a little bit more professionally. First of all, we all have to talk to each other again and then we can try to do something good and decent for the fans. So far there is nothing going on regarding a reunion — these are all rumors. We wanted to stay quiet about this, but it is starting to hurt the work me, Paulo [Xisto], Derrick [Green] and Jean [Dolabella] are doing. This is the reason why I'm giving this interview. People are more interested in a possible reunion than in our upcoming "Dante XXI" tour. I just wanted to make clear to our fans that there is no reunion going on next year. That's for sure. With SEPULTURA it was always like that: you will get our answer on stage. I can say thousands of words here today to you, but what counts happens on stage. It is important for us to go out and play live and after that people can judge for themselves.

Metal Hammer: What about the statement from Igor that you have to give the name, the trademark SEPULTURA, back after you finish the "Dante XXI" tour, because you do not have the rights to use it?

Andreas: I don't know what he is talking about. He left the band and neither he nor Max have any rights to the name. Max gets his royalties for all the records he played on, that's it. We did not kick Igor out. We wanted to keep him and finish the cycle. The name SEPULTURA is with us — me Paulo and Derrick — and Igor knows that. Anyone who says anything different is lying.

Metal Hammer: It sounds like you have a disturbed relationship with Igor these days. Or how would you describe it?

Andreas: It is fine, we still talk. Last week it was the birthday of my third kid and his children came to party with us. Me and Igor have a very long relationship that includes family and friendship. We don't talk as much as we used to, but there are no hard feelings. There is no fight going on.

Metal Hammer: And between you and Max?

Andreas: The last time I talked to him was in London, when we did the last show for the "Roots" tour. This was in December 1996. I have seen SOULFLY twice — once in Los Angeles, six or seven years ago and this year in New York. I was just there to see the gig, we did not talk. Unfortunately me and Max have no connection. We also never had the chance to play together on the road with SOULFLY and SEPULTURA, so there was no conversation within the last ten years.

Metal Hammer: You say that there definetely will be no reunion next year. What if the Cavalera brothers just do it?

Andreas: Well, then this won't be a reunion. (laughs)

Metal Hammer: They say that SEPULTURA nowadays with you, Derrick, Paulo and Jean is not SEPULTURA.

Andreas: They can say whatever they want. They are free to have their own opinion, but I don't care what they think about the band I play in these days. SEPULTURA is what we are today, we have the support of thousands of fans. We still represent the message of SEPULTURA and keep our integrity and our spirit. This is the reason why we are still here. In the end we still love what we are doing and that is what matters.

Metal Hammer: Aren't you just pissed that Igor and Max did not ask you to reunite with them yet?

Andreas: No. I don't see a reunion as a step forward. People act like nothing happened after 1996 — that is stupid. If we really decide to play together again in future, it should be a chance to start something new. Max had experiences with SOULFLY, we had ours with SEPULTURA. This should be a positive basis to create something positive and not only to copy the "Roots" tour like nothing happened [in the last 10 years]. I can see it happening soon, but we have to talk to each other first. We did the best stuff in our career when we discussed ideas and talked to each other. We did crazy stuff and always had a good time. That is the way it should be. I don't wanna be a slave to a name, like Max and Igor are trying to be. That is kind of weak. I'm not pissed — they can do whatever they want — but they shouldn't stand in our way. We respected that they left SEPULTURA, now they should give some respect back that we still are in the band.

Metal Hammer: Max and Igor are doing good promotion for a possible reunion, because when it happens there will be loads of money involved — that both of them want to have.

Andreas: Don't get me wrong, I want to have the money, too. But to come to a state like that the situation has to be cleared up. There are a lot of people and egos involved, [and] that will take time. This is what all reunions have in common. Take BLACK SABBATH, MÖTLEY CRÜE or ANTHRAX: They all had to overcome difficulties before they could get back together again. But we haven't even started talking, so there is nothing going on right now.

Metal Hammer: To make this clear: If the conditions were acceptable, you wouldn't say no to a SEPULTURA reunion?

Andreas: It must be something different. I don't want to put the band back together again, go on stage and collect my paycheck. That is one of the reasons I don't see this happening within the next year. People would be disappointed, because it would be crap. If we do it the right way, have everybody involved and talk to each other, it would be possible — but not that soon. It will take at least a year to prepare a big thing like this.
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Metal Hammer: Who would manage the band? Gloria [Cavalera, Max's wife/manager] was one of the reasons why Max left SEPULTURA.

Andreas: Yeah, that is right, and she is still around. That is the point — we need to start talking again and have a conversation like grown-up people.

Metal Hammer: It is also direspectful to the work you did with Derrick. He is nearly as long in the band as Max.

Andreas: This is another side of the story. We cannot say, "Thanks a lot, see you later" to Derrick. He is a part of it and one of the reasons why we are still strong today. He came into the band, brought his talent and ideas and we created something new together. We have to be careful not to destroy what we built. It is direspectful, not only to him, also to our fans all around the globe.

Metal Hammer: Does Derrick have the same standing for the fans like Max had years ago?

Andreas: That is difficult to compare, because the time is different. Ten years ago the world was different, and not only in the metal scene. Both of them, Derrick and Max, created a style around the SEPULTURA music. That makes the two very special compared to other metal singers.

Metal Hammer: You stated that the rumors affect your work these days. Did you talk about the situation within the band?

Andreas: Of course, the stuff is on the Internet, and we talked about it. But we try to stay away from this media panic. There is nothing official that says "SEPULTURA reunites again." All is based on rumors. SEPULTURA today is Andreas Kisser, Paulo Xisto, Derrick Green and Jean Dolabella. We want to tour as much as we can in the next year and if we start talking again, there might be something possible for 2008 or 2009. Now it seems to be a dream, nothing real. But it is possible, because we are all still alive. But not now and not next year.

Metal Hammer: Could you also think about recording a new record with Igor, Max and Paulo?

Andreas: I don't know. Only time will tell.
#8
^ Truth. Chaos A.D. was tolerable, as was the new one, but I wouldnt say they are good, I never listen to them anymore.

Under Siege is the greatest Live dvd ever IMO. (First part of chaos dvd)
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#10
I just listened to Arise, and it probably is their best album actually.

The only song I don't love is Orgasmatron.
#11
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I just listened to Arise, and it probably is their best album actually.

The only song I don't love is Orgasmatron.


Arise is very good but listen to Beneath the Remains if you haven't already. In my opinion it's a little better.
#12
Well, I find Roots to be one of the worst albums ever recorded. I also think Roots Bloody Roots, while it may be amazing live, sounds awful recorded. That is all, as my knowledge of Sepultura ain't great.
#13
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The only song I don't love is Orgasmatron.

Orgasmatron is a Motorhead cover, if that clarifies anything.
#14
Im just a casual fan but I think Schizophrenia is awesome. Dont care for the post Max stuff
#15
The Cavaleras are the core of Sepultura. Without them, the band isn't the same, no matter what.

Imagine Megadeth without Dave Mustaine.
Kreator without Mille Petrozza.
Death without Chuck Schuldiner (RIP).
etc...
#16
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Orgasmatron is a Motorhead cover, if that clarifies anything.


I didn't know that for some reason...

It doesn't fit in with the rest of the album at all.
#17
Dude, how weird. I just signed up today, and I found a Sepultura thread.

Sepultura has to be the one of the most overlooked bands, in history.. I'm a good fan of Arise and Chaos AD.

WAR FOR TERRITORY!
#18
Cavalera's lyrics were crap back in the day, which was excusable. Not so much the case nowadays.
#19
I could never ever get into anything Cavalera has ever done. I don't know why, it just all sounds horrible to me.
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#20
You guys all suck. Nothing they did has ever come close to Morbid Visions and Bestial Devestations.
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#21
well.. I personally think Beneath the Remains is their best... absolutely amazing

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#22
To me, Schizophrenia is the last album that I can sit through. Beneath the Remains is like their Reign in Blood. Inferior to the previous two, but it made them popular.

Bestial Devastation is one of my favorite releases to come out of Brazil.
#23
I actually don't even have Beneath the Remains anymore... I should get it sometime because I don't remember it too well, but I'm too lazy.
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#25
While obviously not as heavy as the releases that preceded them, Beneath The Remains, Schizophrenia and Arise are absolutely top-notch albums.
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#26
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Agreed.
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#27
I can't wait for A-Lex, I actually thought Dante XXI was their best. Max-era stuff can be very hit and miss.

One hell of a live act though.
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#29
Arise is still my favourite Thrash album.
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#30
I must say, A-Lex absolutely kicks ass. Who'd have guessed it?

Oh, that's right. Me.
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#33
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Well, I find Roots to be one of the worst albums ever recorded. I also think Roots Bloody Roots, while it may be amazing live, sounds awful recorded. That is all, as my knowledge of Sepultura ain't great.


Then get yourself a copy of Arise, Beneath the Remains and Schizophrenia, they really make you realise what Sepultura are all about.
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#35
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Territory is my favorite


due I agree one hundred percent, that drum intro is amazing.

Am I alone in thinking that Igor is one of the better drummers in metal? not just in technical skill, but how he makes the drums fit into the song.

but seriously anything from Chaos AD and roots is amazing, where they stopped trying to copy the thrash acts of the glory days and started doing their own thing.
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but seriously anything from Chaos AD and roots is amazing, where they stopped trying to copy the thrash acts of the glory days and started doing their own thing.


RRRRAAAGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!



Their thrash albums are their best work. Have you even heard Arise?!! (i dunno who im talking to here, im sure this guy is long gone)
#37
Even females appreciate SEPULTURA

Out of everything I own, all from motown to metal...
I would have to say Chaos AD is my favourite album.

No offence intended to the other band members, but there is some great chemistry when siblings create music.
The combination of Igor and Max Cavalera works for me everytime.
This is definitely not the only extremely well crafted 'sibling band' I have come across.
Sepultura are the most successful metal sibs that I know of.
LoG are pretty decent too.
A band from Ontario Canada, Möltar has an amazing drum and guitar brothers duo.
I guess it has to be the years of learning together that puts people into the same groove.

When it comes to Sepultura's newer material, I honestly haven't gotten that far yet.
Many bands fit into that category for me.
Something with all the compression, makes me unable to enjoy the music.

I realized that I really enjoy the Cavalera sound so much, that I wrote a bit of a song.

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#39
The only Sepultura album I have is Beneath the Remains because that is the only album they sell in the closest music shop.


...Actually I don't care, its a good album.
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