Origin: Brazil  
Genres: Doom Metal, Thrash Metal
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Page online: June 7, 2008
Last update/review: May 28, 2024


It was inevitable that something like this would come to be. Ever since Igor Cavalera's departure from the mighty Sepultura in 2006 (his brother Max had left long before that), the world wondered when and how the Cavaleras would play together again -- really, it'd either be a new band like this or both guys going back to Sepultura (which seems increasingly unlikely to ever happen). So here we have Cavalera Conspiracy, which originally was going to be called Inflikted until it was discovered that that name was already in use, and so Inflikted became the album title instead. Is this a complete return to the Arise era of Sepultura? Not exactly. Is this just another version of Soulfly? Not really. Does this sound like newer Sepultura? Not much. While this lacks the tribalisms and down-tuned guitars of, say, Roots, a lot of what one would expect from the Cavaleras is here -- part thrash, part death, and part modern extreme metal, with Max's hate-filled vocals and Igor's fine drumming leading the way. Even if this isn't exactly what one might expect, it's familiar enough to be a no-brainer recommendation for Sepultura/Soulfly fans.

The initial Cavalera Conspiracy produced four albums from 2008 to 2017, and following a break of a few years, the brothers rebranded as just Cavalera, and have focused on re-recording early Sepultura albums, as well as featuring Igor's son on bass.

Recent album: Schizophrenia, released on June 21, 2024.

Current Members

Max Cavalera

guitars/vocals (Killer Be Killed, ex-Nailbomb, ex-Sepultura, Soulfly)

Igor Cavalera

drums (ex-Sepultura)

Former Members/Guests

Marc Rizzo

guitars (ex-Flametal, Ill NiƱo, ex-Soulfly)

Daniel Gonzalez (guest)

guitars (Gruesome, ex-Possessed)

Travis Stone (guest)


Joe Duplantier

bass (Empalot, Gojira)

Johnny Chow


Nate Newton


Igor Cavalera Jr. (guest)



2008 Roadrunner
  1. Inflikted
  2. Sanctuary
  3. Terrorize
  4. Dark Ark
  5. UltraViolent
  6. Hex
  7. The Doom Of All Fires
  8. Bloodbrawl
  9. Nevertrust
  10. Hearts of Darkness
  11. Must Kill
  • Max Cavalera
  • Marc Rizzo
  • Joe Duplantier
  • Igor Cavalera
2008 Readers' Album #14

Blunt Force Trauma  
2011 Roadrunner
  1. Warlord
  2. Torture
  3. Lynch Mob
  4. Killing Inside
  5. Thrasher
  6. I Speak Hate
  7. Target
  8. Genghis Khan
  9. Burn Waco
  10. Rasputin
  11. Blunt Force Trauma
  • Max Cavalera
  • Marc Rizzo
  • Johnny Chow
  • Igor Cavalera
2011 Readers' Album #39

2014 Napalm
  1. Babylonian Pandemonium
  2. Banzai Kamakazi
  3. Scum
  4. I, Barbarian
  5. Carmunhao
  6. Apex Predator
  7. Insurrection
  8. Not Losing The Edge
  9. Father Of Hate
  10. The Crucible
  11. Deus Ex Machina
  12. Porra
  • Max Cavalera
  • Marc Rizzo
  • Nate Newton
  • Igor Cavalera
2014 Readers' Album #28

2017 Napalm
  1. Insane
  2. Terror Tactics
  3. Impalement Execution
  4. Spectral War
  5. Crom
  6. Hellfire
  7. Judas Pariah
  8. Psychosis
  9. Excruciating
  • Max Cavalera
  • Marc Rizzo
  • Igor Cavalera
2017 Readers' Album #19

Morbid Visions  
2023 Nuclear Blast
  1. Morbid Visions (Sepultura cover)
  2. Mayhem (Sepultura cover)
  3. Troops of Doom (Sepultura cover)
  4. War (Sepultura cover)
  5. Crucifixion (Sepultura cover)
  6. Show Me the Wrath (Sepultura cover)
  7. Funeral Rites (Sepultura cover)
  8. Empire of the Damned (Sepultura cover)
  9. Burn the Dead
  • Max Cavalera
  • Daniel Gonzalez
  • Igor Cavalera Jr.
  • Igor Cavalera

Bestial Devastation  EP
2023 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Curse (Sepultura cover)
  2. Bestial Devastation (Sepultura cover)
  3. Antichrist (Sepultura cover)
  4. Necromancer (Sepultura cover)
  5. Warriors of Death (Sepultura cover)
  6. Sexta Feira 13
  • Max Cavalera
  • Daniel Gonzalez
  • Igor Cavalera Jr.
  • Igor Cavalera

2024 Nuclear Blast
  1. Intro
  2. From the Past Comes the Storms (Sepultura cover)
  3. To the Wall (Sepultura cover)
  4. Escape to the Void (Sepultura cover)
  5. Inquisition Symphony (Sepultura cover)
  6. Screams Behind the Shadows (Sepultura cover)
  7. Septic Schizo (Sepultura cover)
  8. The Abyss (Sepultura cover)
  9. R.I.P. (Rest in Pain) (Sepultura cover)
  10. Nightmares of Delirium
  • Max Cavalera
  • Travis Stone
  • Igor Cavalera Jr.
  • Igor Cavalera

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