In a new new interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, Igor Cavalera was asked about his relationship with his former bandmates in SEPULTURA. He responded: “It is negative because, to a certain extent, me and Max believe SEPULTURA doesn’t really make sense nowadays, to do what they’re doing, and with that comes a lot of anger from their part. But, at the end of the day, we don’t really care. This is what we do. And we’re really happy with what we have right now. I know a lot of fans appreciate that by coming to see us. I don’t know — life’s too short to be angry and fighting and doing all this stuff. So I don’t really care what they do or what they don’t do.”
He also discussed about the possibility of band rejoining in the future: “We don’t really … Unless it’s something really solid — and we haven’t seen that from their part — of doing something totally professional and coming together, trying to do something like that. At the end of the day, it would be special for the fans, so it’s not like a closed door, but at the same time, we have no time to spend energy with this kind of thing. So we just move forward.”
Max added that he doesn’t even think about his former bandmates anymore: “Honestly, I don’t even think about ’em much. Even now more than ever. For a time — for a long time — there was a war in the press, like, “He’ll talk this, I’ll talk that.” I got really tired of it, honestly. I’m not gonna do that anymore. So let them go their way and do their thing, and we’re gonna do our thing, and I think that’s the best for everybody.
“The fans know in their heart that we were there in the beginning. Unfortunately, we don’t have the name, they continue with the name, but we have paid homage to real great records like “Roots,” and we might do some other ones. And [Rhino Records] releasing all the ‘Max Years’ on vinyl and CDs — it’s a great compilation that just came out. We focus more on that and the other projects that I have.
“I don’t really have time to think about what those other guys are doing, and I honestly don’t even care. It’s whatever, you know? They’re gonna do their thing, and we’re gonna do our thing. That’s pretty much how it’s gonna be. I don’t listen to their stuff and I don’t really care. I just really wanna do what I’m doing, and I’m happy with that.”