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Max & Iggor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS Australian Tour

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Destroy All Lines, Chugg Entertainment, Hysteria and HEAVY are proud to announce the “Max & Iggor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS” Australian Tour.

Max & Iggor will be playing the entire legendary Roots album while celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Max states, “Metalheads. It’s time. Twenty years ago, we released the Roots album and changed the face of metal forever. Now, we’re returning to ‘The Roots’ to show everybody the magic and inspiration of the Roots live experience!

Iggor adds, “I am very proud to play ‘Roots’ again – to reaffirm that after 20 years, it still moves people.

Joining this rare experience is the Welsh metal/reggae band Skindred. With their energetic and passionate live shows, you’re sure to have one hell of a night!


Tickets go on sale Thursday 6 July, 9 am local.

Thursday 21 September, Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane – Lic./All ages
Friday 22 September, Big Top, Sydney – Lic./All ages
Saturday 23 September, Forum Theatre, Melbourne – 18+
Sunday 24 September, HQ, Adelaide – 18+
Tuesday 26 September, Astor Theatre, Perth – 18+


Watch RETURN TO ROOTS at Graspop Metal Meeting, 2017




Sepultura became one of the most influential bands of metal during the 90’s with increasing popularity as they branched out with the deathly Morbid Visions (1986) followed by the speedy Schizophrenia (1987).

Beneath the Remains (1989) unearthed the mature side of Sepultura while maintaining the ferocity of the prior albums, they added complexity and melody to both the guitars and vocals bringing forth an album of new heights for the band.

Arise (1992) grew the band’s international reach even wider just as death metal was choking the life out of heavy metal.

Sepultura continued to do their own thing while releasing Chaos A.D. (1993) the following year. However, their sound had progressed yet again, this time seemingly leaning towards a mainstream sound and almost filling the heavy metal void. Choas A.D. saw the band on an Australia tour filling halls in every state.

Then came Roots (1996) which is a truly unique metal album. The band went deep into the South American jungle and recorded with an Indian tribe (Xavantes located in Mato Grosso, Brasil) while learning about their roots and discovering a whole new perspective on music and life.

Roots absorbed the tribe’s ceremonies mixed with Brasilian rhythm and Sepultura’s metal punk blend.

Watch this excellent video interview with Max and Igor about their Roots recording experience.

At the peak of their career, Max and Igor departed Sepultura and Derrick Green, who sang on Against (1998), replaced Max who joined Soulfly. Derrick Green continues onwards as the front man of Sepultura and has released: Nation (2001), Roorback (2003), Dante XXI (2006), A-Lex (2009), Kairos (2011), The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart (2013) and this year’s Machine Messiah (2017).


The “Max & Iggor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS” Australian Tour is presented by Destroy All Lines, Chugg Entertainment, Hysteria and HEAVY.

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