Max Cavalera | Own Blood Magazine

OBM: Cheers for your time today.It's such a plesure for me! How’re you doing, and what’re you up to at the moment? RIGHT NOW I AM FINISHING WRITING LYRICS FOR THE NEXT SOULFLY ALBUM, AND GETTING READY TO LEAVE ON TOUR WITH CAVALERA CONSPIRACY IN THE US.


OBM: You've just released your biography "My Bloody Roots" ! How hard was it for you to write about so many private things?

IT WAS LIKE A THERAPY SESSION. WE LET A LOT OF FEELINGS OUT. SOME WERE GOOD, AND SOME WERE BAD, BUT IT WAS NECESSARY TO WRITE SUCH A BOOK.


OBM: When did the biography project actually come into being?

IT WAS MY WIFE’S IDEA. GLORIA THOUGHT I HAD AN INCREDIBLE STORY TO TELL AND IT TURNS OUT SHE WAS RIGHT! MY STORY IS UNIQUE AND VERY POWERFUL, SO WE HOPE THAT IT WILL INFLUENCE AND INSPIRE A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.


OBM: Why you chose to write the book? - The moment comes when you start writing. You’ve gathered all your material. Where did you started?

IIT WAS ALL MIXED UP. PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER. WE DID A WHOLE LOT OF INTERVIEWS AND TRIED TO REMEMBER AS MUCH AS I COULD.


OBM: What is your favourite story and are there any interesting facts that didn’t make the book that might surprise your fans?

MY FAVORITE STORY IS MEETING WITH DINO (FEAR FACTORY), AND WE ARE IN THE BATHROOM TOGETHER AND I END UP PISSING ON THIS POSER GLAM METAL GUYS LEG. I DON’T EVEN REMEMBER DOING THAT SO THANK GOD DINO REMEMBERED.


OBM: Let's talk about your new Cavalera Conspiracy album "Pandemonium". You have been doing this thirty-one years now. How do you maintain inspiration and not just get bored and sleepwalk through it?

IT’S EXCITING TO MAKE A NEW RECORD FOR ME. IT’S NEVER BORING BECAUSE I AM ALWAYS GOING FURTHER, PUSHING MY BOUNDARIES. I LOVE PANDEMONIUM. IT HAS A GRINDCORE INFLUENCE AND IT’S SO INTENSE I LOVE IT.


OBM: This album is titled "Pandemonium", talk to me about the theme or themes that run through this album and how it relates to this title.

IT’S ABOUT THE STATE OF THE WORLD. WE ARE IN PANDEMONIUM STATE WARS, EBOLA VIRUS, EARTHQUAKES, TSUNAMIS, ETC. THE WORLD IS GOING THROUGH AN APOCALYPTIC TIME, AND I THINK PANDEMONIUM IS PERFECT.


OBM: You originally wanted to name the new album "Fuck That Groove." Why?

BECAUSE MOST OF THE SONGS WERE FAST, AND AS SOON AS IGGOR WOULD GO INTO A GROOVE, I WOULD STOP AND SAY FUCK THE GROOVE, KEEP IT FAST! PLAY FASTER!


OBM: Do you find your writing therapeutic or is some of this stuff hard to disclose?

I LOVE WRITING RIFFS, AND TO ME WRITING A SONG LIKE BABYLONIAN PANDEMONIUM IS SO INSPIRING. IT REMINDS ME OF STUFF I DID IN THE ARISE ERA OF SEPULTURA.


OBM: When you go into recording an album like this and you have a lot of song choices, what was it like trying to pick the ones for the album itself? At some point don’t you get to the point of trying to pick a favorite child? So how do you decide?

I WRITE MOST JUST FOR THE RECORD I AM WORKING ON. SO MOST OF THE RIFFS WE WILL USE FOR PANDEMONIUM. NOT MUCH WAS LEFT OUT OF THAT.


OBM: Any interesting stories you care to share regarding the writing/recording process?

THE COPS SHOWED UP ONE DAY, BECAUSE IGGOR WAS RECORDING DRUMS AND IT WAS SO LOUD THE NEIGHBORS COULD HEAR THE DRUMS SO HE CALLED THE COPS. THAT WAS AWESOME! IN 30 YEARS I HAVE NEVER HAD THE POLICE SHOW UP AT ANY STUDIO SESSION. IT WAS A METAL MOMENT.


OBM: I read in an interview that the next Soulfly album will be released in August. Can you tell us something about it? What can we expect?

SOULFLY X COMES OUT IN AUGUST. IT’S BEEN RECORDED RIGHT NOW WITH MATT HYDE PRODUCING THE ALBUM. I LOVE THE RECORD. IT HAS A REALY MYSTIC FEELING, KIND OF LIKE PROPHECY AND MUSICALLY IT KICKS ASS. I AM SO PROUD OF MARC, TONY, AND MY SON, ZYON ON DRUMS.


OBM: What do you think changed most in the metal scene in the last 31 years?

INTERNET! IT CHANGED HOW PEOPLE LISTEN TO MUSIC. UNFORTUNATELY IT HURTS A LOT OF BANDS, INCLUDING US. WHEN OUR MUSIC IS RELEASED FOR FREE AND YOU DON’T SELL THAT MANY RECORDS ANYMORE. BUT THERE IS STILL TOURING! THANKS GOD FOR TOURS!


OBM: What does it mean to you that your music influencing a multitude of new artists? Who are you currently listening to? Is there anyone out there that is currently impressing your socks off? BAPTISTS, BLOODTRUTH, MURDER MADE ME GOD, FULL OF HELL, HOUR OF PENANCE, MELECHESH.

OBM: Best metal albums of all time?

BLACK SABBATH SABOTAGE / DISCHARGE - NEVER AGAIN / BOB MARLEY - EXODUS

OBM: Thank you so much for your time! Last question, do you have any announcements or shout outs for your fans?

THANKS TO ALL THE FANS! KEEP METAL ALIVE FOREVER! MAX!


Right on! We wish you good luck with your new album and your biography, and thanks again for taking a minute to talk with us!

 

SEPULTURA | Roots Bloody Roots

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Max Cavalera | Roots, Karma, Chaos
Erscheinungsdatum: 12.Mai 2015

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"IT WAS LIKE A THERAPY SESSION. WE LET A LOT OF FEELINGS OUT. SOME WERE GOOD, AND SOME WERE BAD, BUT IT WAS NECESSARY TO WRITE SUCH A BOOK."

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