CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, FILLMORE EAST NYC, 7 /20 /2008
I still remember when I saw Sepultura for the first time on the Chaos A.D. tour back in 1993. They were at the height of their fame. But following the release of Roots in 1996, the band broke up right after their sold-out shows in Brixton, London, U.K. I don’t even want to know who’s to blame for the bitter split.
Ever since Dimebag Darrell was shot, bands like Anthrax and many others have been inspired to reunite with their former bandmates. There’s no need to have a grudge because there’s always a way to solve the inevitable arguments that occur within a band.
Tonight’s show proved that the ongoing feud between 2 brothers named Max and Igor Cavalera is finally over.
United under the name Cavalera Conspiracy, with the help of Joe Duplantier (Gojira) and Marc Rizzo of Soulfly, they recorded the album called Inflikted – though apparently Johnny Chow is playing bass on the US tour while Duplantier records with Gojira.
Live, they delivered new tracks like “Sanctuary,” “Inflikted,” and “Ultra-Violent,” and then of course they took us back to ’89 with classic tracks “Beneath the Remains” and “Inner Self,” along with some treats from from ’91′s Arise. I felt the venue was shaking while they played tracks from the Chaos A.D. and Roots albums. Their glory was recaptured that night.
Once again on this tour Cavalera Conspiracy brought along Incite (Max Cavalera’s stepson’s band) and several other great bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, Bury Your Dead, and Throwdown. And Igor’s son made a special surprise appearance carrying on his dad’s skill on the drums on “Troops of Doom.”
It was such a great show it made me play better for my show July 23rd. Hope to hear more from the Cavalera brothers of metal.