CAVALERA Release Animated Music Video For ‘From The Past Comes The Storms’

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CAVALERA has now become synonymous with extreme metal music, a name that remains highly respected to this day, a family legacy built on decades of musical aggression. In 2023, Max and Iggor Cavalera have achieved what some would have thought impossible; they have re-recorded their earliest releases, Morbid Visions and Bestial Devastation , with an intensity one would hardly dare attempt, and yet they have achieved their trademark raw sound through means that could only be described as magic or time travel.

It seems the wheel will not stop turning, as they now enter the final chapter of their early days trilogy. Schizophrenia is an iconic album in terms of early thrash and death metal, a household name for those of us invested in extreme metal. Here, the Cavaleras refined their dark, grungy, speed-influenced songs into something more mature, evolved and technical. Decades later, they have once again unlocked the asylum that is Schizophrenia , opening the doors to this banished, twisted recording, which is unleashed upon the world on June 21st via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band releases the booming second single “From The Past Comes The Storms“. Costin Chioreanu was once again commissioned to create the animated music video.

Max Cavalera says, “‘From The Past Comes The Storms’ is a heavy album opener. It’s a pioneering song that uses the mentality of the 80’s metal movement. I love the apocalyptic vision in Costin‘s video, depicting the cycle of life and death, and war and pain. This is going to be a blast to play live!”

Iggor Cavalera comments, “‘From The Past Comes The Storms’ was one of the first songs we wrote for Schizophrenia, also included in a demo version. I love the rawness between the old black/death metal influences mixed with thrash. The video illustrates the mood of the song very well!”

No stranger to collaborations, the Cavalera brothers have enlisted Travis Stone (PIG DESTROYER) on lead guitars, and that choice is evident right from the first song. The full lineup would consist of more Cavalera alumni, as Igor Amadeus Cavalera (GO AHEAD AND DIE, HEALING MAGIC) once again lent his talents on bass. Thundering and buzzing the low end with brutal power, it’s clear that the dual Iggor and Igor combination is a rhythm section to be reckoned with.

It should come as no surprise that the CAVALERA brothers always felt that these songs deserved a fresh take with modern production. From April 15 to June 5, 2023, the band re-recorded the album at the Focusrite Room in Mesa, Arizona. Mixing and mastering were handled by Arthur Rizk (SOULFLY, GO AHEAD AND DIE, TURNSTILE). 

Schizophrenia‘s album cover has obsessed and fascinated fans for decades. The brothers left no stone unturned and no detail unnoticed, even the album’s original cover artwork was redesigned in hand-painted watercolors by Eliran Kantor.

Cavalera Schizophrenia