MAX And IGOR CAVALERA Share Re-Recorded Version Of SEPULTURA's 'Morbid Visions'
May 12, 2023
Last month Nuclear Blast announced the signing of CAVALERA, the project featuring SEPULTURA's founding members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor "Iggor" Cavalera (drums). The first release under the deal with be a re-recording of SEPULTURA's first EP "Bestial Devastation" (originally released in 1985) and debut full-length album "Morbid Visions" (1986),due on July 14.
Max comments: "As we get harder year after year, sometimes you've got to go back to where it all started! We re-recorded 'Bestial Devastation' and 'Morbid Visions' with the amazing sound of NOW, but with its raw and timeless spirit. The artwork reflects the times we're living in right now…. Apocalyptic as hell! We also have two new tracks with riffs from those days, remembered by heart."
Igor states: "I always felt like the recordings of our earlier work didn't do justice to the way we performed the songs. So, this is a very special moment in our lives that we are very proud to show you real fans our true representation of the amazing records 'Bestial Devastation' and 'Morbid Visions' with an insane visual identity… Enjoy and see you all in the pit."
"Morbid Visions" and "Bestial Devastation" were re-recorded at The Platinum Underground. The albums were produced by Max Cavalera and Igor Cavalera while John Aquilino handled the engineering. Arthur Rizk was responsible for the mixing and mastering of both albums. CAVALERA enlisted Eliran Kantor to create the artwork for both albums.
The first re-recorded song to be released is the "Morbid Visions" title track. Check it out below.
"Morbid Visions" track listing:
01. Morbid Visions 02. Mayhem 03. Troops Of Doom 04. War 05. Crucifixion 06. Show Me The Wrath 07. Funeral Rites 08. Empire Of The Damned 09. Burn The Dead
"Bestial Devastation" track listing:
01. The Curse 02. Bestial Devastation 03. Antichrist 04. Necromancer 05. Warriors Of Death 06. Sexta Feira 13
CAVALERA also announced the "Morbid Devastation" fall 2023 tour. The 40-date trek will kick off on August 29 in Albuquerque and will make its way to Chicago, Houston and Baltimore and Denver before concluding on October 18 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Accompanying the brothers on stage will be Igor Amadeus Cavalera (HEALING MAGIC, GO AHEAD AND DIE) on bass and Travis Stone (PIG DESTROYER, DESOLUS) on lead guitar. EXHUMED and INCITE will open the tour package each night.
Confirmed dates for the CAVALERA tour are as follows:
Aug. 29 - Albuquerque, NM @ Revel Aug. 31 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom Sep. 01 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater Sep. 02 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Sep. 03 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn Sep. 05 - Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre Sep. 06 - Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse Sep. 07 - Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Fest Sep. 08 - Columbus, OH @ The KING of CLUBS Sep. 09 - Cave-In-Rock, IL @ Full Terror Open Air Sep. 10 - St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall Sep. 12 - Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater Sep. 14 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre Sep. 15 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Sep. 16 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory Sep. 18 - El Paso, TX @ RockHouse Bar & Grill Sep. 19 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre Sep. 20 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Sep. 21 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall Sep. 22 - Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater Sep. 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West Sep. 25 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage Sep. 26 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom Sep. 27 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza Sep. 28 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club Sep. 29 - Reading, PA @ Reverb Sep. 30 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre Oct. 01 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom Oct. 02 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Oct. 05 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's Oct. 06 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room Oct. 07 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater Oct. 08 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex Oct. 10 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile Oct. 11 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Hall Oct. 12 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom Oct. 14 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades Oct. 15 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall Oct. 17 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Oct. 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
SEPULTURA fell apart in 1996 with the exit of Max after the rest of the band split with the vocalist/guitarist's wife Gloria as their manager. Igor stuck around with the group for another ten years before leaving SEPULTURA and re-teaming with Max in CAVALERA CONSPIRACY.
Although SEPULTURA has maintained a diehard fanbase in all parts of the world throughout the band's nearly four-decade history, Max-era albums "Roots" and "Chaos A.D." were by far SEPULTURA's most commercially successful, having both been certified gold in the U.S. for sales in excess of five hundred thousand copies.
Igor and Max have spent much of the last seven years celebrating the 20th anniversary of SEPULTURA's "Roots" and 30th anniversary of "Beneath The Remains" and "Arise" albums on tour all over the world.
Max addressed the possibility of the classic SEPULTURA lineup reunion in a February 2023 interview with Thomas S. Orwat, Jr. of Rock Interview Series. He said: "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," Max said in regard to a SEPULTURA reunion. "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."
Last summer Igor told the "Mike Nelson Show" about the possibility of him and Max returning to SEPULTURA: "I have to be honest with you, man. The reunion, in my opinion, it's me and my brother — that's the person that I wanna be united with. So, for me, if the other stuff, it doesn't happen, I can't really be too bummed about it. Of course, it would be amazing, but the real reunion for me is just me and my brother being together. That's what makes me happy."
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