Max Cavalera Discusses Favorite Song To Play Live, First SEPULTURA Song That Made FM Radio
Max Cavalera's careers has included the likes of well-known bands like Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Killer Be Killed. Kerrang! recently asked Cavalera about the ten songs that changed his life and he picks a few of his own. On his favorite song to play live, Cavalera says it's his 1998 Soulfly track "Eye For An Eye".
“It was the first song I wrote after I left Sepultura and I have a huge connection with it. It’s still the closer for pretty much every Soulfly show [and has been for] the past 20 years, which is a testament to its power.”
He also picks Sepultura's 1998 track "Inner Self". Cavalera says it's the first song of his that was ever played on the radio, and helped Sepultura gain more attention back then.
“Brazilian radio wouldn’t play our stuff for a long time. The first time we ever had any support was on 'Inner Self' from Beneath The Remains, and even that was on a special heavy metal show on an FM station in the middle of the night. We were getting a lot of reviews and attention on an underground level at that point. Now in the States we have SiriusXM and they play a lot of my stuff. Sometimes I’ll be driving with the grandkids and Soulfly or Sepultura will come on and the kids will go, ‘Hey, Grandpa, it’s you!’”