INTERVIEW AND LIVE PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA
Max Cavalera is the Brazilian vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter who currently plays with Cavalera Conspiracy and Soulfly. He co-founded the acclaimed heavy metal band Sepultura with his brother Iggor Cavalera back in 1984. The band released the album ROOTS back in 1996, which is Sepultura’s most commercially successful album to date. After the following tour, Max left the band and formed Soulfly. Iggor left Sepultura 10 years later and formed Cavalera Conspiracy with Max in 2007. So far, the band has released 3 albums including the latest PANDENOMIUM (2013). 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of ROOTS and to celebrate that, Cavalera Conspiracy announced a series of highly successful shows where the band performed the classic album in its entirely. The sold-out tour reached Finland in early December 2016. I was able to meet Max on the tour bus prior the bands performance. We discussed the ROOTS album, the “Return to Roots” tour, the state of Soulfly, and many other topics including Max’s favorite Lemmy memories.