CAVALERA CONSPIRACY To Tour North America With OTEP, EARTH CRISIS

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY will embark on a North American headlining tour in October. Support on the trek will come from OTEP, EARTH CRISIS and MOLD BREAKER (the new Arizona-based hardcore/thrash band featuring brothers Igor and Zyon Cavalera whose father is none other than Max Cavalera [SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA]) supporting.

So far the following dates have been revealed, with more to be announced:

Oct. 04 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
Oct. 05 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
Oct. 08 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Oct. 13 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
Oct. 15 - Trois-Rivires, QC @ Batisse Industrielle (Trois-Rivires Metalfest)
Oct. 17 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
Nov. 02 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

"Blunt Force Trauma", the sophomore album from CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, sold around 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 122 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's debut CD, "Inflikted", opened with 9,000 units to enter the chart at No. 72.

"Blunt Force Trauma" was once again tracked with ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, who co-produced the LP with Max. Logan also mixed the follow-up to the band's debut album, "Inflikted", which has sold less than 50,000 copies in the United States since its March 2008 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The brothers Cavalera co-founded SEPULTURA, the Brazilian metal band that redefined and established the genre outside of the U.S. and Europe. After Max exited the band, there was a rift between himself and his brother, one that was eventually repaired through the redemptive power of music. Some time had passed and Max and Igor were unable to resist the musical pull in their magnetic fields and their musical collaboration was renewed. The duo are back for round two with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY.

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's lineup is filled out by guitarist Marc Rizzo, who plays with Max in SOULFLY, and bassist Johnny Chow.

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