The Age Of Metal recently conducted an interview with former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY bandmates Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums). You can now watch the chat below.
Asked what it was like watching the Brazilian soccer team’s disastrous 7-1 hammering by Germany in the World Cup semi-final last year, Igor said: “I think Max had [a] tougher [time watching the game] than me. I went to a friend of mine, [who] is Brazilian… I was in Europe at the time. But I went to his house to watch the game, so it was just me and him suffering. And Max, I think, had a tougher time watching that terrible game.”
Added Max: “I went [to watch the game] with two German bus drivers, which was, like… They’re nice guys, but they’re German, and they had the German shirts on. After twenty minutes, they were not even commemorating [their team’s win] anymore. They were just, like [puts his head down], ‘Oh, man. This is bad. We feel bad for you, man.’ It was kind of a crazy day. I had a show in England.”
He continued: “I got really mad after the game. I wanted to burn my [Brazil soccer] shirt. But it didn’t burn. That’s weird, right?! Maybe it was giving me a sign that, it won’t burn. Give them another chance. Russia is coming. This is the revenge. And if I was the Brazilian coach, I would make them watch that game every game before they play in the Russian World Cup [in 2018]. Watch that as a reminder of never ever let that happen again. [Laughs]”
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY‘s third album, “Pandemonium”, sold around 2,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 177 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was produced by John Gray, who previously worked with SOULFLY.