Cavalera announce “Schizophrenia” re-recording and release a live music video for ‘Escape To The Void’

Author Benedetta Baldin - 30.4.2024

Cavalera has become synonymous with extreme metal music, a name that to this day still holds the highest regard, a family legacy built upon decades of musical aggression. In 2023, Max and Iggor Cavalera achieved what some would say was an impossible feat; they revisited their earliest releases, “Morbid Visions”and “Bestial Devastation”, and re-recorded them with bone-breaking intensity. A risk that few would dare to even attempt, yet they artfully and prolifically attained their trademark raw sound by means that could only be described as magic or time travel. 

It seems that the ball would not stop rolling as now they are entering the final chapter of their early-day trilogy. “Schizophrenia” is an iconic album in terms of early thrash and death metal, a household name for those of us invested in extreme metal. This was the point where the Cavaleras refined their dark, dingy, speed-influenced songs, into something a bit more mature, developed, and technical. Decades later, they have once more unlocked the asylum that is “Schizophrenia”, opening the doors to that banished, twisted recording which will be unleashed unto to world on June 21st via Nuclear Blast Records.

The first taste of the reissue comes in the form of the live music video for the single. ‘Escape To The Void‘. Fans will enjoy footage filmed by Costin Chioreanu & Olivia Chioreanu from the band’s chilling performance at 013 Venue in Tilburg, Netherlands, 2023.

“The Third World Trilogy is finally complete with Schizophrenia, Bestial Devastation, and Morbid Visions, all three Brazilian underground gems! To me, Schizophrenia is the ultimate death/ thrash experiment! I was inspired to take on the world and this recording shows my commitment is relentless! This one is for all the generations to enjoy! Play at Max volume!”Iggor Cavalera comments, “1987 was a very progressive year for metal, with releases like CELTIC FROST Into The Pandemonium, VOIVOD Killing Technology, and BATHORY Under The Sign Of The Black Mark, so it was no surprise on how we approached Schizophrenia pushing our boundaries from a black/death metal sound to a more thrash metal aesthetics. We still had some ideas from Morbid Visions and some new songs. I’m very proud of the songwriting and even more proud of our re-recordings.”

Max Cavalera

Stream the new single ‘Escape To The Void on all platforms now at:

Pre-order/pre-save “Schizophrenia”

Watch the live music video edited and directed by Costin Chioreanu for ‘”Escape To The Void“‘, here: 

Cavalera  “Schizophrenia”
Release Date: June 21, 2024

1. Intro – Re-Recorded
2. From the Past Comes the Storms – Re-Recorded
3. To the Wall – Re-Recorded
4. Escape to the Void – Re-Recorded
5. Inquisition Symphony – Re-Recorded
6. Screams Behind the Shadows – Re-Recorded
7. Septic Schizo – Re-Recorded
8. The Abyss – Re-Recorded
9. R.I.P. (Rest in Pain) – Re-Recorded
10. Nightmares of Delirium – New, never released

No stranger to collaborations, the Cavalera brothers enlisted Travis Stone (Pig Destroyer) on lead guitars, and that choice becomes obvious within the first song. The full lineup would consist of more Cavalera alumni, as Igor Amadeus Cavalera (Go Ahead And Die, Healing Magic) once more brought his talents on bass to the fold. Thundering and thrumming the low end with brute force, it is clear that the double Iggor and Igor combination is a rhythm section to be reckoned with.

It should come as no surprise that the Cavalera brothers always felt that these songs deserved a fresh take with modern production. From April 15th to June 5th, 2023 the band re-recorded the album at Focusrite Room in Mesa Arizona. Mixing and mastering was handled by Arthur Rizk (Soulfly, Go Ahead And Die, Turnstile).

“Schizophrenia”‘s album cover has obsessed and fascinated fans for decades. The brothers left no stone unturned and no detail unnoticed, also revisioning the original cover artwork of the album, restored in hand-painted watercolors by Eliran Kantor. 

This summer, Cavalera will be traveling across Europe and the U.K. on their ‘Third World Trilogy’ tour. The trek will kick off on June 12th in Leichester and will make stops in Wroclaw, Oslo, and Barcelona before ending in Switzerland on July 21st. 

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 Confirmed dates for Cavalera’s European tour are:
12.06.2024 UK    Leicester – O2 Academy 2
13.06.2024 IE     Dublin – The Academy
14.06.2024 UK     Belfast – Limelight
15.06.2024 UK    Glasgow – King Tuts
17.06.2024 UK    Newcastle – Riverside
18.06.2024 UK    Sheffield – Corporation
20.06.2024 BE    Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
21.06.2024 DE    Rostock – M.A.U. Club
22.06.2024 PL     Gdansk – B90
23.06.2024 PL     Wroclaw – A2
24.06.2024 PL     Poznan – Tama
25.06.2024 DE    Bochum – Matrix
27.06.2024 SWE Malmo – Plan B
28.06.2024 SWE Gothenburg – Pustervik
29.06.2024 NO   Oslo – Tons Of Rock Festival
02.07.2024 FR    Lyon – La’Rayonne
03.07.2024 ES    Pamplona – Totem
04.07.2024 ES    Madrid – Le Sala
05.07.2024 ES    Barcelona – Barcelona Rock Fest
06.07.2024 FR    Marseille – Julien
07.07.2024 IT     Vicenza – Metal Park Festival
09.07.2024 SI     Kranj – Subart Open Air
10.07.2024 HR    Pula – Open Air Klub Kotac
11.07.2024 AUT  Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
12.07.2024 HU    Dunaujvaros – Rockmaraton Festival
13.07.2024 CZ    Vizovice – Masters Of Rock
14.07.2024 RS    Novi Sad – Exit Festival
15.07.2024 BG    Sofia – Maimunarnika
18.07.2024 RO    Cluj-Napoca – Electric Castle 

With the impressive catalogue that the Cavalera brothers have created over the years, you will soon see that “Schizophrenia” will also sit amongst their greatest achievements. Max and Iggor have relinquished an album that for many years was locked away behind rusty, iron cell doors, barred by straight jackets and haunted by madness. From the past comes the storms as “Schizophrenia” is set loose on the world once more!

Cavalera is:
Max Cavalera | Vocals, Guitar
Iggor Cavalera | Drums, Percussion
Igor Amadeus Cavalera | Bass
Travis Stone | Lead Guitar