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Max Cavalera

Max Cavalera

Real/full name:
Massimiliano Antonio Cavalera
53 (born Aug 4th, 1969)
Place of birth:
Brazil (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais)


Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter. In 1984, he co-founded the acclaimed heavy metal band Sepultura with his younger brother Igor Cavalera and was the band's lead singer and rhythm guitarist until he left in 1996, before forming Soulfly in 1997. Cavalera was also involved in a short-lived side project, Nailbomb, and is currently performing with ...


Max's father, Graziano Cavalera, was an employee of the Italian Consulate in Belo Horizonte. He died at 41 years of age; Max was 9 when his father died. Max's family was in a state of financial crisis and family turbulence when he formed Sepultura with his younger brother, Igor.

Vânia Cavalera is his mother.

He is married to Gloria Cavalera.

He has two sons, Zyon Cavalera and Igor Cavalera Jr.

Cavalera Conspiracy

Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (2007-present)

2008 Sanctuary (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
2008 Inflikted Vocals (lead), Guitars (rhythm), Songwriting, Lyrics
2011 Killing Inside (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
2011 Blunt Force Trauma Guitars (rhythm), Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics
2011 Warlord (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
2014 Bonzai Kamikazee (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics
2014 Babylonian Pandemonium (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics
2014 Not Losing the Edge (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics
2014 Pandemonium Guitars (rhythm), Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics
2017 Insane (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
2017 Spectral War (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
2017 Psychosis Vocals (lead), Guitars (rhythm), Songwriting, Lyrics
2023 Morbid Visions Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
2023 Bestial Devastation (EP) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
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Go Ahead and Die

Vocals, Guitars (2020-present)

2021 Go Ahead and Die Vocals, Guitars (as "Max")

Killer Be Killed

Vocals, Guitars (2011-present)

2014 Wings of Feather and Wax (Single) Vocals, Guitars
2014 Killer Be Killed Vocals, Guitars
2020 Reluctant Hero Vocals, Guitars

Metal All Stars

Vocals, Guitars (rhythm) (2013-present)


Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Berimbau, Sitar (1997-present), Bass (2000)

1998 Umbabarauma (Single) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1998 Bleed (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Berimbau, Lyrics (tracks 1-3)
1998 Soulfly Songwriting (tracks 1-8, 10-15), Vocals (lead), Guitars (rhythm), Berimbau (tracks 3, 4), Sitar (tracks 6, 8), Agogô (track 11), Lyrics (tracks 1-8, 10-15), Talk box (track 2), Chains (track 14)
1999 Frontline Volume 2 - The Singles Club (Split) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1999 Tribe (Single) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Berimbau, Lyrics
2000 Back to the Primitive (Single) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Berimbau
2000 Primitive Vocals, Bass, Guitars (rhythm), Berimbau (tracks 1, 6, 7, 12), Songwriting (tracks 1-12), Lyrics (tracks 1-9, 11, 12)
2002 Vocals (lead), Percussion (track 6), Sitar, Songwriting (tracks 1-7, 9-12, 14), Guitars (rhythm), Bass (track 15), Arrangements (percussion), Berimbau, Lyrics (tracks 1-7, 9-12, 14)
2004 Prophecy Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Berimbau, Sitar, Lyrics (tracks 1-9, 12), Songwriting (tracks 1-9, 11, 12)
2005 The Song Remains Insane (Video) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Berimbau
2005 Dark Ages Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Berimbau, Sitar, Songwriting, Lyrics
2008 Unleash (Single) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
2008 Conquer Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Berimbau, Sitar, Songwriting, Lyrics
2009 Blood, Fire, War, Hate (Single) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
2010 Rise of the Fallen (Single) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Lyrics
2010 Omen Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Sitar, Songwriting, Lyrics
2012 World Scum (Single) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
2012 Enslaved Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Sitar, Songwriting, Lyrics
2013 Bloodshed (Single) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Lyrics
2013 Savages Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Sitar, Songwriting, Lyrics
2015 We Sold Our Souls to Metal (Single) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
2015 Archangel Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Sitar (on "Soulfly X"), Trumpet (track 7), Songwriting, Lyrics
2018 Live at Dynamo Open Air 1998 (Live album) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
2018 Ritual Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Sitar (track 10), Songwriting, Lyrics
2020 Live Ritual NYC MMXIX (Live album) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
2022 Totem Vocals, Guitars, Songwriting, Lyrics
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As Max "Possessed":

1986 Live at Festival da Morte (Demo) Bass
2016 One Night Lost in Time (Video) Bass


Guitars, Bass, Samples, Vocals (1993-1995)

1994 Point Blank Vocals, Bass, Samples, Guitars
1995 Proud to Commit Commercial Suicide (Live album) Guitars, Vocals (left speaker)
2005 Live at Dynamo (Video) Guitars, Vocals


Guitars (rhythm) (1984-1996), Vocals (lead) (1985-1996)

1985 Bestial Devastation / Século XX (Split) Guitars, Vocals (as "Max Possessed")
1986 Morbid Visions Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Lyrics, Songwriting (as "Max")
1987 Schizophrenia Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Lyrics (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9)
1989 Morbid Visions / Cease to Exist (Split) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1989 Beneath the Remains Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Bass, Lyrics (tracks 1, 2, 4-9)
1990 Bestial Devastation (EP) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm) (as "Max Possessed")
1990 The Lost Tapes of Cogumelo (Split) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm) (as "Max Possesed")
1991 Under Siege (Regnum Irae) (Single) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1991 Rock Power Magazine Presents (Split) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Lyrics
1991 Breaking Barriers Vol. 4 (Split) Guitars, Vocals
1991 Arise Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Bass, Lyrics (tracks 1, 2, 4, 7)
1991 Dead Embryonic Cells (Single) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1992 Arise (Single) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1992 Third World Posse (EP) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1992 Under Siege (Live in Barcelona) (Video) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1993 Blisters for Your Fingers (Split) Vocals (lead), Guitars (rhythm)
1993 Chaos A.D. Vocals, Guitars (rhythm, acoustic), Lyrics (tracks 1, 3-6, 9, 10, 12)
1993 Territory (Single) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1994 Slave New World (EP) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1994 Refuse / Resist (EP) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1995 Third World Chaos (Video) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1996 Natural Born Blasters (EP) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Lyrics (track 5)
1996 Roots Bloody Roots (EP) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1996 We Are What We Are (Video) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1996 Roots Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 5-7, 10, 13-15), Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Guitars (acoustic) (track 12), Berimbau (tracks 2, 5)
1996 Ratamahatta (EP) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
1996 The Roots of Sepultura (Compilation) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm, acoustic), Berimbau
1996 Attitude (EP) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1996 Cemetery Gates (Demon Knight Edit) (Split) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1997 B-Sides (Compilation) Vocals (lead), Guitars (rhythm)
1997 Tribal Devastation (Video) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1997 Procreation of the Wicked (EP) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
1997 Blood-Rooted (Compilation) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
2002 Under a Pale Grey Sky (Live album) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
2002 Chaos DVD (Video) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
2006 The Best of Sepultura (Compilation) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
2012 The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1987-1996 (Compilation) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
2018 Above the Remains Official Bootleg: Live in Germany '89 (Live album) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm)
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2006 Repressed (Single) Vocals (track 1)
2006 Amplified - A Decade of Reinventing the Cello (Compilation) Vocals (track 1, disc 2)


As Max:

1989 Harmony Has No Limits (Demo) Vocals (backing)


As Max Possessed:

1986 Children Sacrifice (Demo) Vocals (on "Intro")

Edu Falaschi

2021 Vera Cruz Vocals (track 11)


2018 Gathered at the Altar of Blast (Split) Vocals (additional) (disc 2 track 1, tape track 3)


2022 Wake Up Dead Vocals (track 2)

Jungle Rot

2015 Order Shall Prevail Vocals (track 4)

Man Must Die

2013 Peace Was Never an Option Vocals (track 10)


2015 Enki Vocals (track 3)


2019 I Don't Want to Know You (Single) Vocals (track 2)


2003 Probot (Demo) Vocals (track 4)
2004 Probot Vocals (lead) (track 2)

Ratos de Porão

As Max:

1987 Cada Dia Mais Sujo e Agressivo Vocals (backing) (track 5)

The Acacia Strain

2014 Coma Witch Vocals (track 3)


1998 Poder latino Producer
2012 The Triple Album Collection (Compilation) Producer (CD 1)


2006 Repressed (Single) Lyrics (track 1)

Cavalera Conspiracy

2008 Sanctuary (Single) Producer
2008 Inflikted Producer
2011 Killing Inside (Single) Producer
2011 Blunt Force Trauma Producer

Edu Falaschi

2021 Vera Cruz Songwriting (track 11)


1994 Point Blank Producer
1995 Proud to Commit Commercial Suicide (Live album) Producer, Logo, Artwork, Photography
2005 Live at Dynamo (Video) Producer


1989 Beneath the Remains Mixing
1996 Ratamahatta (EP) Photography (statue)
1997 B-Sides (Compilation) Photography
1997 Blood-Rooted (Compilation) Photography
2012 The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1987-1996 (Compilation) Mixing


1998 Bleed (Single) Photography (cover) (as "Max C.")
1998 Soulfly Photography
2000 Back to the Primitive (Single) Producer, Masterminded, Lyrics
2000 Primitive Producer
2002 Mixing, Cover concept, Producer, Photography
2004 Prophecy Producer
2005 Dark Ages Producer
2008 Conquer Producer
2010 Rise of the Fallen (Single) Producer
2010 Omen Producer
2012 World Scum (Single) Producer
2012 Enslaved Producer
2022 Totem Producer
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