Former SEPULTURA/current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera has commented on last week's announcement that his brother, drummer Igor Cavalera, had left SEPULTURA to pursue "other projects." The following is an excerpt from an interview Patrizia Mazzuoccolo of the Norwegian metal radio show "Tinitus" conducted with Max last Friday (June 16) backstage at the Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo, Norway:
Tinitus: Were you surprised when you heard that Igor left SEPULTURA?
Max: "Not really, because it's an unhappy camp over there. Because it doesn't have the same spirit anymore. It's like trying to create something that's not there anymore. So I was not really surprised. I was surprised that SEPULTURA tried to keep up for this long, because, really, I just saw them going more down and down and down — with every album, less popular, less popular. They should've left the name alone."
Tinitus: Obviously, you must have heard this so many times: a SEPULTURA reunion. There's so many reunions nowadays. Would that be ever possible in the future?
Max: "It's possible. There's nothing concrete at all. There's a lot of rumors over there. But I think when it happens, it will happen the right way, [for] the right reason, [at] the right time. When it happens, it will be great. But in the meantime, this is great — with SOULFLY, anyway. So, I'm not like one of those musicians that are like, 'I need to do a reunion because my band sucks.' Some guys have that problem — I don't."
To read BLABBERMOUTH.NET's exclusive interview with Igor Cavalera regarding his departure from SEPULTURA, click here. An exclusive chat with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser about Igor's exit and the band's future plans can be found at this location.