CAVALERA CONSPIRACY to Enter Studio this April
- Posted on February 17, 2010
By: Navjot Kaur
With the splintering of relations between MAX and IGOR CAVALERA due to band-conflict in 1996, both brothers seemed to have reached an end point in their collaborative efforts: a sad day for many SEPULTURA fans worldwide. It wasn’t until 2008 that CAVALERA CONSPIRACY rose from its ashes, featuring both CAVALERA brothers, as well as JOE DUPLANTIER of GOJIRA, in what emerged a Brazilian-French “supergroup.”
With the same tongue-in-cheek, anti-establishment energy that catapulted SEPULTURA out of Brazil and into the metal embrace (pushes, and shoves) of thrashers and hardcore punk fans worldwide, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY released Inflikted on ROADRUNNER RECORDS. After a two-year break, the band has broken their silence: having confirmed that they will be reentering the studios this April, to record the follow-up to their debut release.
In an interview with AOL’s NOISECREEP, Igor Cavalera talked about the band possibly making it a “remix album,” but that “nothing is confirmed.” Conceptually and musically, the brothers have been in constant dialogue about the new album, but unlike their SEPULTURA days, without the “pressure…from the label or the agents trying to push us to do it as quick as possible.” A stark contrast, to say the least, with their past relations, whose turbulence brought on the demise of their former band.
On their debut release, Inflikted, tracks like “Ultra Violent” and “Inflikted,” produced a tension that seemed to pull at your teeth: reviving that same primitive, raw power found in early SEPULTURA records. The album was well-received, as thousands of headbangers – thrashers and hardcore punk fans alike – got out of their homes and into their pits at the many festivals the band played that year. The group’s presence was “inflammatory” enough to get them banned at several venues in Eastern Europe: anti-metal bigotry that only fueled their impulse to tour further into the East – inciting the metal masses of Russia and Japan.
Their second album is set to be released late-2010 (Date TBA). Until then, here’s a little video, to get you back into that CAVALERA frame of mind.