As I arrived to the House of Blues Cavalera Conspiracy were in the middle of sound check, as I got news that Igor Cavalera (Drums) was not going to be playing drums during the show due to some setbacks with his visa. He was to arrive in the U.S. Friday April 29th for the remainder of the tour. Greg Hall of Sacred Reich filled in on drums for the show, and did a hell of a job for such late notice.
Max’s sons Igor, Zyon and Richie had a chance to get on stage and perform with their father on a few songs. Igor and Zyon who also opened up the show with their band “Mold Breaker” jumped on stage to perform “Troops on Doom’ and one of my favorites “Roots”. Richie Max’s oldest son also jumped on stage on vocals to drive the song “Black Ark” from Cavalera Conspiracy’s first album “Inflikted”. This is one of my favorite songs off that album. His voice is so massive and he owned that stage that night.
The crowd was filled with warriors ready to pit and cause some serious damage, but in a friendly demeanor. Max Cavalera led his tribe with victorious chants and war cries. Marc Rizzo took guitar assassin to entirely new level with his aggressive and overpowering stage presence. Johnny Chow also impressed me with his stage presence, and bass techniques pounding away at his strings of death making Cavalera Conspiracy unstoppable. I give this show two horns up \m/ \m/.
On a personal note, Max Cavalera has been a great influence to me being a musician myself. Every time I watch him perform live whether it is with Soulfly or Cavalera Conspiracy, I’ve yet to be disappointed by his performance. Every show is an experience, and I would just like to thank him as a fan and a musician.
Thanks Max Cavalera!
Here’s a teaser video from the show “Warlord” Stay tuned as I will be posting my interview with Max Cavalera prior to the show, as we talked about The new album “Blunt Force Trauma”, The Tour, His son Igor and Zyon’s band “Mold Breaker”, Speeding tickets, and Max’s favorite scary movie.
Check out these live show photos courtesy of Silvia Paveri.