Old friends (since 1991) and icons of metal, Dino Cazares and the hardest working man in metal, Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly, Killer be Killed, Cavalera Conspiracy, etc.), can be seen rehearsing together in this clip from Cazares’ Twitter account. Cazares has joined Soulfly for their upcoming tour. Dino was the first choice when Cavalera needed a guitarist for this tour. In August of this year it was announced that long time Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo was let go from the band in a less than amicable split.
Cazares dropped a tweet with a short video of him rehearsing the song “Eye For An Eye” with Max and drummer Zyon Cavalera. Caption reads:
“Max, Zyon and Myself rehearsing ‘Eye For A Eye’ in Phoenix AZ @MikeLeonShreds will join us today. @TheSoulflyTribe on tour starting this Friday.”
“I’m hugely inspired and excited and happy that Dino is doing this with us. Dino is an old friend. Our friendship goes back to the early days of Sepultura coming to America. I believe we met on the ‘Beneath The Remains’ tour. For sure by the ‘Arise’ tour we were friends. He tells the story better, but he had to wrestle me over the (Fear Factory) demo tape that had ‘Big God’ on it. I loved it. I was listening to it on his Walkman. I didn’t wanna give it back to him. And it was his only copy. And we had to wrestle. He finally got it out of me. But I ended up bugging (then-Roadrunner Records A&R executive) Monte Conner at that time and saying, ‘You’re a fool if you don’t sign this band.’ I think I even called them ‘the future of metal’ at that time. I was, like, ‘This is the future of metal.’ If you pass on it, you’re a fool. And then Monte signed them, and the rest is history, as they say.”
He went on:
“That’s why this link, this possibility, the situation that happened and we needed somebody to fill in, I couldn’t think of a better person than Dino — musically and as a friend. ‘Cause we’re still very hurt, mostly from the stuff that former Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo has been saying, it hurts us a lot. And it’s good to have a friend that you could talk about it. And then musically I think it’s insane. To think of songs, especially the songs that have crunchy guitars, I close my eyes and I imagine Dino’s sound on some of those songs, like ‘Downstroy’ and ‘Babylon’… ‘Cause there’s a lot of chugging — Soulfly always had chugging. But Dino is a whole ‘nother level of chugging.”
Cazares had this to say,
“The first time I met Max in 1991, I knew we were going to be longtime friends. I was standing at the bar, he grabbed my arm and yelled ‘Papa Capado.’ I was like ‘who the [email protected]#% are you? He said ‘I’m Max’ and from there we just hit it off. That same night I played him the FEAR FACTORY demo tape on his cassette Walkman in his hotel room while we were attending a music convention in Los Angeles. He liked it so much that he wouldn’t give it back, so I had to wrestle him and take it out of his Walkman, haha. It was my only copy. Max told Monte Conner, the A&R director from Roadrunner Records, that we had a new demo that he needed to check out, so our manager at the time sent our demo to Monte after many labels turned us down. The rest is history.
Over the past 30 years, I’ve guested on a few of Max’s projects and jumped on stage whenever and wherever I could. Now it’s a great honor to be doing this tour alongside Max as the second guitarist. It’s going to be amazing for all the fans to see the two of us playing a selection of Soulfly songs and a few familiar extras.
Much respect to Max and his family — thank you for always making me feel at home with the Soulfly Tribe. Let’s do this!!!! Um Dois Três Quatro.”
Cavalera posted a pic on his Insta, check it out below.
The 33 show tour begins on Friday, August 20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico before concluding in Tempe, Arizona on September 25. Along the way will be stops in New York, Chicago and Austin, TX. The last show will be a family celebration with performances by Incite, Go Ahead and Die and Healing Magic. Certain shows will feature Niviane and Suicide Puppets.
— Dino Cazares (@DinoCazares) August 16, 2021
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