When asked if he has had any contact with Max in the last 10 years or so, Paulo replied:
“Not at all. Zero. [Laughs] We just separated. Each one of us went to [his] own path.”
Addressing the possibility of a reunion with Max, Paulo said: “I don’t know about the future, but right now — I don’t like to force the situation that’s not there anymore. If one day it comes to terms, it has to come naturally.
“So far, that hasn’t happened. But I really don’t bother and think about that too much anymore. That was 20 years ago. And I just keep going. You cannot make everybody happy in this world. The best thing [you can do is] learn from your mistakes and keep walking and try to do better in the future.”
Max left the band in 1996 after the rest of the band split with his wife Gloria as their manager. His brother, drummer Igor Cavalera, stuck around with the group for another 10 years before leaving SEPULTURA and re-teaming with Max in CAVALERA CONSPIRACY.
SEPULTURA will release their new album, Quadra, on February 7th via Nuclear Blast.