First Thing That Comes to Mind With Max Cavalera
I’ll give you a word or a phrase and you say the first thing that pops to your mind.
1 Taco Party
2 Embracing Change
3 Rituals: Give me a color
Chelf: I thought Primitive was the red one.
Max: Yeah, this one is orange red.
Chelf: Aha, like tequila sunrise, which would go perfectly well with the tacos at the taco party that you are having for the release of Rituals.
Max: Exactly, yes.
5 Bloody Roots
6 High Society
A bunch of snobs
8 Signature Sound
9 Eddie Vedder
Chelf: Tell us the story.
Max: I was pretty drunk on a ministry tour, I was on the ministry bus, hanging out with them and Eddie Vedder was sitting next to me, I was having too much rum and I puked on his leg. Right after that I asked for an autograph for my sister, cause she’s a Pearl Jam fan, I’m not really into that kind of stuff, you know? So it was an exciting night, maybe not mush for him but for me it was.
I don’t know, we try to use different words on different albums, words that we haven’t used before, so me and the producer we use lots of dictionary words, sometimes I don’t even know what those words mean, but it sounds cool.
Chelf: Interesting approach Max.
If you’d like to share a few words about your upcoming album that would be awesome as well.
Max: I’m very excited for Rituals, it’s really a solid record, it has all the elements that make SOULFLY interesting to the listener, and I think this record will hopefully please the existing soulfly fan but also get us some new fans, maybe some people who did not like Soulfly they will like this one, I have a feeling that might happen.
Chelf: So once again you are embracing change and hoping that people will get that.
Max: Yeah, you know, it’s a very open record, even the influences, it has everything from groove, to thrash stuff, black metal, everything we listen to, on everyday basis, is in this album. And there are a few very cool collaborations in there too, from Randy Blythe of Lamb of God and Ross Dolan of Immolation, which makes the record even more exciting.
Chelf: And you are having an actual Taco Party for the release of the album?
Max: Yeah, our friend Jose from Liquid Metal, he’s been a friend and a fan for a long time, I love the guy, he is an old school Max fan. I always hear about those Taco Parties, I’ve never been to one, he (Jose) brought tacos to the bus once, when I was on tour, and it was really good, so I know this will be great.
We also got ESP to donate a guitar so we are going to have a contest and one of the fans is going to win one of my guitars so that should be really cool.
Chelf: is there anything else you’d like to share with your fans?
Max: I wanna thank them and I’d also like to say that it’s a really good time for metal now, they should try to support everything they love so that we can continue making music for them. Rituals is an album made by a fan for the fans cause above all I’m a metal fan and I hope to see them all on the tour starting mid-January, it’s gonna be great fun to see everybody on the road.
Until the next one,