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Cavalera Conspiracy Biography

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Birth Place: Brazil, France, United States
Genres: Death Metal, Groove Metal, Hardcore Punk, Thrash Metal

Cavalera Conspiracy is a heavy metal group formed by Brazilian brothers Max Cavalera (vocals, guitar) and Igor Cavalera (drums), along with American guitarist Marc Rizzo and bassist Johny Chow. The band originally formed in 2007 as Inflikted but changed its name for legal reasons. The group's creation marked the end of a 10-year feud between the Cavalera brothers, who founded Sepultura in the early 1980s. They remained together in that band until December 1996.

Max then formed a new band, Soulfly, and his brother Igor recorded four studio albums with Sepultura before leaving the band in January 2006. In July 2006, Igor joined Soulfly in concert and performed two Sepultura songs. After the show, Max suggested they begin a new project, and Igor accepted. To complete the band, Max chose Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo and the Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier to play bass guitar.

The group then recorded their debut album at Undercity Studios in Los Angeles with engineer and co-producer Logan Mader in July 2007. Named after the band's original moniker, “Inflikted” was released through Roadrunner Records in March 2008. On “Inflikted,” the group's musical style combined elements of Sepultura and the Cavaleras' hardcore punk roots, and the straightforward death metal fused with riffs and guitar solos of the thrash metal and groove metal that Sepultura created. It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart and #23 on the Rock Albums chart, while also reaching #72 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

Their second album, “Blunt Force Trauma” was released in 2011 through Roadrunner Records. It entered the Billboard 200 at #123. “Killing Inside” was released as the first single with title track following as the second single.