Killer Be Killed interview with Max Cavalera
In the butterfly effect, it is said that even the flutter of the wings of a butterfly can cause a hurricane on the other side of the world. That hurricane may very well be Max Cavalera. Few artists enjoy the sort of popularity Cavalera does. This force of nature, Massimiliano Antonio Cavalera is his birth right, first saw the light of day in the year of 1969 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. From a tender age, he and his brother, Igor, discovered the classics and got hungry for more. Luckily for us, they did. In the now faraway year of 1984 they dug a grave which so many people have dug deep within their minds: Sepultura. From these highly acclaimed legends, much revered as one of the household names for metal in the 1980’s – 1990’s, came classics such as “Inner Self”, “Arise”, “Refuse/Resist” and, perhaps the most popular of all, “Roots Bloody Roots”.
Why Max’s kingdom in Sepultura came to an abrupt end, we shall not dwell into. Let’s just say it happened and get on with it – 1997 arrived and, with it, Soulfly. Forged within the mines inside Max’s mind, this project was his second born, but not with any lesser degree of greatness. Soulfly have thus far released nine albums, the last of them only last year; “Savages” is its name and grace. But Max Cavalera is known for so much more. An epitome of Brazil outside of his home, this man has partaken in so many collaborative efforts. We have Cavalera Conspiracy, co-founded with his brother Igor and a symbol of their reunion after a 10-year-long feud, we had Nailbomb and now we have Killer Be Killed.
Killer Be Killed marks yet another collaboration, this time with The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders and former The Mars Volta’s Dave Elitch. Their fast-paced, heavy, self-proclaimed melodic-thrash is preparing itself to wrap the soundwaves around them and dust off our tympanic membranes. For a review of their debut album, you can click here. Amongst all of his workload, Max Cavalera managed to find the time to chat with Metalholic and Metal Wani. In around 17 minutes, they discuss Killer Be Killed, Max’s knack for collaborations, his cultural background and much more. All you have to do now is let your soul fly free… with attitude and respect. And listen up: –