Sepultura Definitely Not Reuniting With Cavalera Brothers — Video
When Sepultura released their confirmed itinerary for their upcoming US tour — along with details of a new album and other dates around the world — they didn’t realize that one thing needed clarification: this is not going to be a reunion tour. That means that founding band leader Max Cavalera (who now leads Soulfly) and his brother, original drummer Igor Cavalera, will not be joining the festivities.
The Cavalera brothers — whom many felt were central to Sepultura’s very identity — had an acrimonious split from the band in 1996 after a bizarre series of events and personal tragedy ultimately left the other band members wishing to replace their manager, Gloria Bujnowski. Just one problem: Max was married to her.
According to NME, Max has made public statements lately that hint at the possibility of a full-on Sepultura reunion. His ex-bandmates, however, have said — in less polite terms — no such luck. Their plans for both their new album and ensuing world tour are already confirmed and neither of the Cavalera brothers’ names are on the roster. Final answer.
Check out this video statement from the band, addressing this issue head on: