Max Cavalera says that a reunion of the classic SEPULTURA lineup “would be great,” but the guitarist/vocalist doesn’t believe that it will ever happen.
In 1996, Max exited SEPULTURA after the rest of the band fired his wife Gloria as their manager.
Earlier this year, Max and his brother Igor — who was a member of SEPULTURA for more than two decades — celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the band’s classic album “Roots” by performing the LP in its entirety on North American and European tours, dubbed “Return To Roots”. They were joined by their CAVALERA CONSPIRACY bandmates Marc Rizzo (guitar) and Johny Chow (bass).
Asked by Greece’s Metalpaths TV what he would say if he ever received a phone call from SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser asking him to take part in a reunion of the group’s classic lineup, Max responded (see video below): “Yeah, if it was done the right way, it would be great, but right now, I don’t even think we need it, because I think this [‘Return To Roots’] tour kind of proved to the fans that they don’t even care if it’s all [members of the classic SEPULTURA lineup]. I think they just… they like [to see] me and Igor [playing together] — most of the fans just wanna see me and Igor — so I think… I almost think that is the reunion, as far as I’m concerned and as far as a lot of fans are concerned. But, you know, if eventually that day comes that [Andreas] says that… I don’t think that’s gonna happen, because I know him. [Laughs] But if it does, yeah, of course, we would do a proper reunion tour, you know.”