Ever since Max and Igor Cavalera left the legendary Brazilian act Sepultura, the band has been – and still is – surrounded by controversy. Until this day, it is the most popular conversation topic during interviews; whether it is Sepultura, Soufly or Cavalera Conspiracy – Max Cavalera goes as far as calling the current version of Sepultura as “shit”. To me, however, what the current line-up of Sepultura is doing is a thousand times better than any of the most recent Soulfly or Cavalera Conspiracy albums. It’s no wonder their albums are selling and that they still can draw huge crowds. Their performance is still top notch and the 30th anniversary show at Germany’s Wacken Open Air was no different.
Although I did ask Andreas Kisser whether he will be catching up with Max at this weekend’s Brutal Assault festival in the Czech Republic since both bands are playing, I did not want to tire him with the same old reunion questions. The longest-running Sepultura member talked to us about the atmosphere at Wacken Open Air, why it has taken them so many years to perform there (first show was in 2011) and online streaming. Also, Andreas revealed to us that Sepultura is working on a new album set for a 2016 release!
Check out the whole chat below: