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Sepultura reunion would be bad for band says Max

Former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera has accepted a classic lineup reunion won’t take place – and says he’s happy to leave it in the past.

He left the band acrimoniously in 1996, followed by brother Igor ten years later, although the drummer last month said he hoped to get back together “in a very cool way.”

Now the Cavelera Conspiracy leader tells Andrew Haug: “I was surprised by that comment from Igor – I don’t see it happening myself, unfortunately.

“I thought the topic kind of died out. I lost all hope for it. I don’t see it happening, because of how our lives are and how those guys’ lives are. It’s a pretty different world.

“The magic is gone, and I don’t think a reunion would be the best thing for Sepultura. I prefer it to stay like this and leave the memory.”

Cavalera Conspiracy released third album Pandemonium last month, describing it as their “heaviest work” ever.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.