Max Cavalera states about Sepultura that “If there comes a time where we feel that we should make a reunion — okay, fine, as long as we do it the right way”

Author Benedetta Baldin - 14.6.2024

Max Cavalera, the founding guitarist and vocalist of Sepultura, was recently asked in an interview with Sakis Fragos, publisher/chief editor of Rock Hard Greece, if he has been contacted by the band’s current lineup to participate in what will ultimately be Sepultura’s final concert at the conclusion of the group’s ongoing farewell tour.

I have not. In fact, I think I saw one thing Andreas, of course said, like, ‘Why are we gonna ask them? They’re gonna spoil the party,’ which is very typical [laughs] of Andreas to say that. I don’t know. I think I’m gonna let things happen the way they’re gonna happen. I’m not gonna force anything, and if there comes a time where we feel that we should make a reunion — okay, fine, as long as we do it the right way. Just like with these re-recordings. I think we made them the right way — honest, proper, from the heart. So right now I’m not thinking about that [a reunion]. I know they announced the end of the band. I don’t understand this idea. I don’t know if they were forced to do it, or if it’s a mutual decision of just stop playing ’cause you don’t wanna do it anymore. I don’t know. I myself cannot live without music. I need to play live. It’s like the air I breathe. I love what I’m doing right now with Igor, with Cavalera, and we’re gonna continue.

In 2023 he stated:

I’m very, very busy right now with all the projects, ’cause I’ve got so many — Soulfly being my main band, but also Go Ahead And Die with my son Igor, and Killer Be Killed. And I’m already playing a lot of the old stuff with my brother; that, to me, right there, it fills the void anyway. So, yeah, I don’t think about that at all. At this moment, I don’t need to do anything like that. I think at this moment I’m so busy with the stuff that I have in front of me, and the fans love all the stuff that I’ve been doing anyway. There’s no point, really. ‘Cause I haven’t even thought of that idea in a long time. But I think that my main thing right now is Soulfly… And I love the fact that Soulfly just keeps getting stronger and stronger with every record. And I look forward to the time to write the next one. It’ll be another challenge and another chance to make something good again.