Guitarist Andreas Kisser addressed his former bandmate Max Cavalera's recent comments about Sepultura without the Cavalera brothers being similar to Megadeth without Dave Mustaine. Despite noting that he respects any kind of opinion, the axeman begged to differ. "You never know if Megadeth without Dave Mustaine could happen," he told Rock Overdose. "It was the same with Black Sabbath without Ozzy. And we saw great Black Sabbath stuff [without Ozzy], or Van Halen without David Lee Roth. Or [you never know if] Led Zeppelin [could have existed] without Robert Plant or something. Some stuff happened, some stuff didn't happen. Anything is possible." Kisser also admitted that he barely knows Max these days, pointing out that he's "a totally different person today. I don't know this guy anymore, I mean, I used to know Max from the '90s, [but] he changed so much and changed his music much - he [has] a totally different band from Sepultura; what it is today," he said (via Blabbermouth). Finally, the axeman directly addressed the possibility of Max's return to Sepultura, calling it an option that simply doesn't make any sense. "I don't see any sense in our playing together again or something," the guitarist concluded. "He left the band. It was his choice to leave. He didn't fight for the name. We stayed with Sepultura, we kept Sepultura together - me, Paulo [Xisto Pinto Jr.] and Igor [Cavalera]. [We had to deal with] all the good stuff about Sepultura, and all the bad stuff about Sepultura.
"We had to rebuild a structure, to find a new manager, to find new producers, to resolve all the chaos that we were at that moment and stuff, and then here we are, celebrating what Sepultura is all about, playing music and enjoying what we do, without being slaves of our past." The band's latest record, "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be the Heart," is scheduled for an October 29 release through Nuclear Blast Records.