Sepultura: ‘I don’t even know Max Cavalera any more’ – Andreas Kisser
Andreas Kisser says he doesn’t see any reason why Sepultura would want to play with the Cavalera brothers and admits he feels like he doesn’t recognise his former bandmates any more.
The current Sepultura guitarist was responding to a statement from Max Cavalera in which the former Sepultura frontman described the band without the Cavalera brothers as being “like Megadeth without Dave Mustaine”.
Kisser says: “You never know if Megadeth without Dave Mustaine could happen. It was the same with Black Sabbath without Ozzy [Osbourne]. And we saw great Sabbath stuff [without Ozzy], or Van Halen without David Lee Roth. Or [you never know if] Led Zeppelin [could have existed] without Robert Plant or something… Anything is possible.”
Speaking about Max directly, Kisser continues: “Max is a totally different person today. I don’t know this guy any more. I mean, I used to know Max from the nineties. He changed so much and changed his music much – he [has] a totally different band from Sepultura; what it is today.
“I don’t see any sense in our playing together again or something. He left the band. It was his choice to leave. He didn’t fight for the name. We stayed with Sepultura, we kept Sepultura together – me, Paulo [Xisto Pinto Jr, bass] and Igor [Cavalera, drums]. All the good stuff about Sepultura, and all the bad stuff about Sepultura, to rebuild a structure, to find a new manager, to find new producers, to resolve all the chaos that we were at that moment and stuff, and then here we are, celebrating what Sepultura is all about, playing music and enjoying what we do, without being slaves of our past.”
Sepultura are scheduled to release their 13th album – The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart – on October 25. Read a track-by-track of it here.