As Metal Hammer reports, Soulfly and ex-Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera has had some harsh words to say about the current state of his former band. In an interview with Live Metal, Cavalera hit out at the group's current iteration stating that the band can't be taken seriously anymore:
"To me, I kind of don't care what they do. It's kind of a hard topic because I created the band and still consider that part of my life. And it's really hard to deal with the fact that they continue with the name without me - without any Cavalera. After my brother left, it was even more hard for me to look at them seriously."
Cavalera questioned how the current version of the band could still be called Sepultura, comparing it to a version of Megadeth without Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson:
"There's nobody original in the band. It's like if Megadeth was playing without Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson, it would be like, 'Why are they still calling it Megadeth?' That's how I look at Sepultura, and I think a lot of fans share the same opinion.
The singer/guitarist concluded: "I've been in Soulfly now longer than I was in Sepultura, and I love Soulfly and I love what Soulfly has created. And I'm very busy here, so I don't really give a f--k about what those guys do."
Sepultura currently comprises vocalist Derrick Green, guitarist Andreas Kisser, bassist Paulo Jr. and drummer Eloy Casagrande. Kisser and Paulo Jr. are the only members remaining from the band's classic era line-up. Their new album, the catchily titled "The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart," is released next month.
What do you think? Is Sepultura without Max Cavalera a joke? Or does the band still rock without their former front man? Let us know in the comments