Max and Iggor Cavalera share their passion for music | arts and culture

Blood and their surname aren’t the only ties that unite the Iggor brothers and Max Cavalera.

Since they were children, they shared the love of music. This will be visible when the duo perform The Belasco on Saturday, June 18.

“It’s cool to tour with him because we do the things we did when we were young as adults, like go to record stores together, eat out at restaurants, and we share music and movies that we love with each other,” Max said. “What unites us is the passion we have for everything related to music.”

Music is a frequent topic of conversation between the two. However, an interesting area arises when considering which works to shred on tour.

The plan was to shoot Sepultura’s 1989 record “Beneath the Remains” and the 1991 collection “Arise”, as they offer a similar sound.

“Iggor came up with the idea of ​​doing a hybrid of the two records together because they really are sibling records,” said Max, who edged Iggor out by 13 months. “They could have been released as a double LP since they have similar riffs and offer this death/thrash mix.”

They are also records that Iggor thought deserved a second round on stage.

“Those are two very important records and of course not everyone had a chance to see those tours when we originally released those albums,” Iggor said. “It’s a chance for new people to see it and for some people who also saw at the time to see those concerts again. So I think it’s a good combination of both.

To recapture the essence of the late ’80s and early ’90s metal scene, the Cavalera brothers recruited Possessed guitar strummer Daniel Gonzalez and Soulfly strings hitter Mike Leon to stand by their side as Max blows his guttural voice in unison with his heavy riffs. . Iggor will keep the tempo on drums.

“We were super proud of that, of those two records, and we wanted to make sure we did that with a good team behind us,” Iggor said.

Even with familiar faces by their side, the Cavaleras are thrilled to show off their chemistry on stage as they go through iconic tracks like “Desperate Cry”, “Arise”, “Beneath The Remains” and “Inner Self”.

“Every time I go on stage with my brother, it brings back those memories of our early days,” Iggor said. “Because we have a very strong connection and a very strong chemistry when we go on stage, it’s something timeless.”

While the hits are sure to energize audiences, Max is eager to unearth some deep cuts.

“I’m excited to play some of the hidden gems we’ve never played before like ‘Subtraction’ ‘Under Siege’, ‘Lobotomy’ and ‘Sarcastic Existence’,” Max said.

“If you’re a metal fan, the cool thing about metal is that the fans love the whole album. They’ll like the B-side songs of the records that never had videos and that’s what we’re playing so I think the fans are going to like that.

Max and Iggor won’t be the only Cavaleras to grace the stage. Max’s son, Igor, or Iggy as he is nicknamed, will open each gig on vocals and guitar with his stoner-metal band Healing Magic.

Max and Iggor Cavalera

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday June 18

WHERE: The Belasco, 1050 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles

COST: Check the website for prices