ALBUM SLATED FOR RELEASE IN MARCH 2011
New York, NY: Cavalera Conspiracy announced today the title of their second album, Blunt Force Trauma. The band released Inflikted in 2008 to much critical and fan acclaim. The album was a momentous occasion in the heavy metal universe, as it reunited brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera for the first time since Max left Sepultura in 1996.
The Brothers Cavalera co-founded Sepultura, the Brazilian metal band that redefined and established the genre outside of the US and Europe. After Max exited the band, there was a rift between himself and his brother, one that was eventually repaired through the redemptive power of music. Some time had passed and Max and Iggor were unable to resist the musical pull in their magnetic fields and their musical collaboration was renewed. The duo are back for round two with Cavalera Conspiracy.
Cavalera Conspiracy’s lineup is filled out by guitarist Marc Rizzo, who plays with Max in Soulfly, and bassist Johnny Chow.
Blunt Force Trauma is due out in March via Roadrunner Records. The track listing is below:
3. Lynch Mob
4. Killing Inside
6. I Speak Hate
7 . Target
8. Genghis Khan
9. Burn Waco
11. Blunt Force Trauma
Cavalera Conspiracy appeared on the cover of Metal Edge in an homage to The Blues Brothers, and the album was one of the most spun platters on Sirius’ Liquid Metal/Hard Attack channel that year. Inflikted was described as “gobsmackingly violent” and Outburn mused, “If only all family reunions could be this awesome!”
Below is a further sampling of what the press had to say about Cavalera Conspiracy and Inflikted:
“The brothers who formed Sepultura, putting Brazil on the global metal map in the process, have reunited-personally and professionally-after more than a decade of acrimony, and their new album is a ferocious homecoming indeed.” –Revolver, May 2008
“The fruit of their labor, Inflikted, is an explosive flashback to the remorseless thrash and primal groove-metal Sepultura created with 1991’s Arise and 1993’s Chaos A.D. Although the songs were arranged and recorded quickly, Inflikted sounds neither hastily executed nor incomplete. There’s an almost telekinetic connection between Max’s riffing and Iggor’s drumming-the kind of chemistry that comes only from musicians who learned to play together and honed their craft through years of studio sessions and live shows.” –Artist Direct
“From straightforward pummeling death metal to more complex and technical songs, Cavalera Conspiracy hits on all cylinders.” –About.com
“For metalheads far and wide, it’s nice knowing the Cavaleras are tight again and sounding perhaps better than ever on Inflikted.” –MTV News, April 2008
“Inflikted combines the best elements of Soulfly and Sepultura. There’s lots of tribal drum beats, and the guitars are fast ‘n thrashy.” –Hit Parader, March/April 2008
“The band mixes the old with the new to create something fresh.” –My City Buzz.com
“Cavalera Conspiracy is not a mercy project, nor is it about cashing in. It’s about bringing the metal back.” –Ink
“No doubt this will be remembered as one of the most important heavy music releases of 2008, and quite possibly ever.” –ARTIST direct
“Given Inflikted’s overall high standards, the Cavalera Conspiracy may be around for a while.” –All Music