Cavalera Conspiracy, the band led by brothers and founding Sepultura members Max (also of Soulfly) and Igor Cavalera, is mixing its third album for a fall release via Napalm Records, Blabbermouth reports.
The CD is being produced by John Gray, who has previously worked with Soulfly.
Cavalera Conspiracy recently recruited Nate Newton of CONVERGE as its new bassist. "This is by far the fastest and heaviest record I have ever had the pleasure of working on with Max Cavalera," says Gray. "Max, Igor and Marc [Rizzo, guitar] were on the same page musically from the moment they walked in the door, and recording this album was a very smooth process.
"I had never worked with Igor Cavalera before and I was very impressed with his ability to work out the arrangements with Max and get some extremely complex drum parts done live with hardly any re-takes necessary. Marc Rizzo, as always, was spot-on and a true guitar virtuoso.
"I love to work with Marc because he always pushes himself to perfection, but he is very down to earth and keeps things light when he's under pressure.
"What can I say about Nate Newton - he killed it on the bass tracks with very little back and forth. I'm really impressed with his talent, and I look forward to meeting him some day."
Adds Rizzo: "The new CAVALERA CONSPIRACY record was amazing to record ... Definitely a brutal and fast third record!!!"
States Newton: "It was a lot of fun to be a part of this record. For me, it was a challenge to learn the songs sight unseen and record them. It was a pretty interesting look into the way Max writes songs and I am glad to have been a part of it."
Johny Chow, who had been touring and recording with Cavalera Conspiracy for the past few years, in 2013 joined Stone Sour as that band's new touring bassist.
Joining Cavalera Conspiracy on stage last year for its tour of South America and Mexico was Soulfly bassist Tony Campos.