Cavalera Brothers To Start Metal White Stripes

The Brothers Cavalera

Without the fucking, that is.

Yes, folks — former Sepultura drummer Igor Cavalera has told The Guardian he will form “a metal version of The White Stripes” with his brother, fellow ex-Sepultura and current Cavalera Conspiracy bandmate Max.

Igor, 42, who has been living in England with his wife Laima Leyton since last October, says that the idea for the new project came from producer James Murphy, formerly of LCD Soundsystem.

“James Murphy approached me with the record idea, but eventually suggested some others,” Igor said. “To start with, he wants only the two of us in the studio, like a metal version of The White Stripes. He also wants nothing but the two of us on stage.

“He basically asked me to get rid of the rest of the band. Cavalera Conspiracy has four members and two records. Murphy asked us to start from scratch as a duo. According to him, ‘this will come to be the heaviest record of our careers.’ He promised me that.”

He continued: “The last time my brother and I played together as a duo was back home, when we were still teenagers learning how to play in our bedrooms. I had some pieces of an old drum and he had his guitar. This new project feels as though my brother and I are coming back home, 30 years later.”

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