Another cold night in wintry Wolverhampton beckons but KK’s Steel Mill is always a welcome sight. A former factory building owned by former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing, the venue, opened in 2018, has already gained a great reputation, landing many top quality metal acts ahead of other local rivals.
Petbrick are the brain-melting collaboration between metal legend Iggor Cavalera (Absent In Body / Cavalera Conspiracy / ex-Sepultura) and electronic noise maker Wayne Adams (Big Lad / Wasted Death). The unique collaboration has been perfected over the last few years in Adam’s London-based Bearbiteshorse Studio, so far yielding their debut album I in 2019, and a handful of EPs and split releases.
The GramercyTheater was electrified with anticipation as the venue became filled to capacity. It’s a surprise to no one that this show is sold out – this was special. Special to the old heads that cut their metal teeth on Sepultura from the very beginning. Special to the later fans that came up with Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy. All these people came out to show their love and respect to Max and Iggor as they came to honor their legacy and make the masses move to songs from the classic albums Arise and Beneath the Remains.
When Brazilian thrash legends Sepultura parted ways with frontman Max Cavalera in 1996, many thought that would be the end of the road. An acrimonious divorce that seemed to favour neither party, the remaining members auditioned several well known musicians before eventually choosing Ohio born Derrick Green as the man to replace the outgoing Cavalera brother.
Legendary thrash metal drummer Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy, MIXHELL) has launched a new video series on his recently launched YouTube channel – “Beneath The Drums,” where he breaks down his iconic drumbeats and songs. He is going to not only give the backstory on each track, but also perform a playthrough video of each song. In episode 1 he covers his Sepultura all-time great song, “Territory.”Continue reading →
Probably due to the bitterly cold December weather, the Academy 2 is already full to bursting by the time opening act Healing Magic hit their stride. Featuring a Cavalera who prefers to spell his name correctly, the Arizona based band are fronted by Max‘s youngest son Igor,and kick off the evening with some Black Sabbath inspired rifferywhich unsurprisingly goes down well in the home of metal. Continue reading →
Max & Iggor Cavalera brought their “Return To Roots” tour to The Gramercy Theatre in New York City earlier this week, and as I said in my review of the show, they completely decimated the sold out venue. Continue reading →