Cavalera Conspiracy

Cavalera Conspiracy is a heavy metal band featuring members from Brazil, France, and the United States. Cavalera Conspiracy marked the reunion of the Cavalera brothers after 12 years separation and is the first time they have made music or shared a stage together since the infamous Sepultura break up on December 16th, 1996 in London.


Following a brief reunion the the 10th Annual D-Low Memorial Show in 2006, Sepultura founders Max Cavalera and Igor Cavalera began to write music together again. The band initially formed in mid-2007 with Max Cavalera (Soulfly, ex-Sepultura) on vocals and rhythm guitar, Igor Cavalera (ex-Sepultura) on drums, Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo and Joe Duplantier (Gojira) on bass. Originally, Max chose the name Inflikted for the project, but the name has been used before. As a result, he changed the name to Cavalera Conspiracy in order to avoid potential legal conflicts which would hold up the album release, and chose to use the name Inflikted for the band's debut album.

Cavalera Conspiracy's debut album was released by Roadrunner Records on March 24, 2008. The album, entitled Inflikted, was recorded at Undercity Studios in Los Angeles, CA, with engineer and co-producer Logan Mader in July 2007. Inflikted featured a guest appearance on bass from former Pantera and current Down bass player, Rex Brown, on the track, "Ultra-Violent". In addition, Max's stepson Ritchie Cavalera of the Phoenix based group Incite guested on vocals on the song "Dark Art". Artwork for the album was created by Surface to Air. Surface to Air also directed the video for Cavalera Conspiracy's debut digital single, "Sanctuary" in January 2008 in Paris, France.

On June 2nd, 2008, it was revealed on the band's official website that Joe Duplantier will not perform on the 2008 tour in order to begin the writing/recording process for Gojira's upcoming fourth studio album. Duplantier was replaced by Johny Chow of the stoner metal band Fireball Ministry.. Cavalera Conspiracy completed a European tour in mid-2008 including appearances at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, the Hellfest Summer Open Air in France, the Download Festival held at Donington, UK, other festival appearances, select dates opening on Judas Priest's Priest Feast 2008 Tour, and headlining shows. In late summer of 2008, Cavalera Conspiracy embarked on the North American infliktour featuring performances at Monsters of Rock in Canada, Ozzfest in Dallas, Texas, and headling dates with Dillinger Escape Plan, Throwdown, Bury Your Dead, and Incite. During this tour, the band performed varied setlists consisting of Cavalera Conspiracy songs, many Sepultura songs, Nailbomb songs, and other covers. Max's son and Iggor's nephew Igor played the drums on Sepultura's classic "Troops of Doom" at several shows throughout the band's 2008 tour.

Band members

Current line up

Touring members

  • Johny Chow - live bass on 2008 tour


Year Album details Peak chart positions
2008 Inflikted
  • Released: March 24, 2008
  • Label: Roadrunner (RR #7955-2)
  • Format: CD, LP

40 27 40 21 47 27 44 70 77 72


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