ANDREAS KISSER: It Would Be ‘Great’ To Have MAX And IGOR CAVALERA Perform With SEPULTURA At Final Show

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In a recent interview with the U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser was asked about the possibility of reuniting with original frontman Max Cavalera and drummer Igor Cavalera for a final performance to conclude the band’s ongoing farewell tour.

“I won’t deny that it would be great to have a very last show with their participation, but it has to be great,” Andreas said. “It has to have people who are there to celebrate and not trying to discuss who was right or wrong on decisions from the past. In the end, we are celebrating now as the SEPULTURA of today. If they want to be a part of it, it would be amazing.”

Earlier this month, during an interview with Rock Hard Greece, Max Cavalera was asked if the current lineup had invited him to participate in the band’s final concert, which will conclude their ongoing farewell tour.

“I have not [been approached],” he said. “In fact, I think I saw one thing Andreas of course said [in an interview], like, ‘Why are we gonna ask them? They’re gonna spoil the party,’ which is very typical [laughs] of Andreas to say that.

“I don’t know. I think I’m gonna let things happen the way they’re gonna happen,” Max continued. “I’m not gonna force anything, and if there comes a time where we feel that we should make a reunion — okay, fine, as long as we do it the right way. Just like with these re-recordings [of early SEPULTURA albums that Igor and I are doing under the CAVALERA name]. I think we made them the right way — honest, proper, from the heart.

“So right now I’m not thinking about that. I know they announced the end of the band. I don’t understand this idea. I don’t know if they were forced to do it, or if it’s a mutual decision of just stop playing ’cause you don’t wanna do it anymore. I don’t know. I myself cannot live without music. I need to play live. It’s like the air I breathe.

“I love what I’m doing right now with Igor, with CAVALERA, and we’re gonna continue,” he concluded.

This past April, Andreas spoke about the possibility of reuniting with Cavalera brothers during an appearance on Conectados program on Transamérica radio, in São Paulo.

He said: “I think the idea of ​​a last and final show, it would be interesting to have the members, including, obviously, [the Cavalera brothers].” We have Jean DolabellaEloy [Casagrande] himself, Jairo Guedz, other musicians who took part, such as Roy Mayorga and Max and Iggor himself”.

“But man, this is something that… this will be a little later. I would really like to invite everyone, right? But that doesn’t just depend on us.”

When discussing his relationship with MaxAndreas said: “Man, I don’t know, I saw him, I don’t know, like six, seven years ago, at a festival. We greeted each other. Dude, there’s no such thing as seeing each other and hanging out at each other’s necks, there’s no such thing as that, you know? We don’t have this aggressiveness or hatred thing. I don’t hate Max at all, I respect Max and Igor a lot. If it happens, it will be beautiful. But also, if it doesn’t happen, we’ll celebrate it the same way.”