Drummer Igor Cavalera has officially announced his departure from Sepultura. In a statement released today (June 12) to the Brazilian media, Igor attributed the split to "artistic incompatibility" with his Sepultura bandmates guitarist Andreas Kisser, bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. and vocalist Derrick Green.

"I believe my time in Sepultura has come to an end," Igor said in the statement. "I have a lot of pride in everything we have done, but I feel that the group's current formation does not meet my expectations as a musician and a person. Since my last tour with Sepultura, which took place in Europe in December 2004, I have sensed that my ideas were not compatible with those of the rest of the band.

"I would really like to thank all of the fans that supported me and continue supporting our music. I would also like to thank everybody that worked to make Sepultura the band that it had become."

Igor announced earlier in the year that he was taking a break from the group's touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son (who was born in January). Filling in on drums during the band's European tour with In Flames was Mayorga, who played with Igor's brother Max in Soulfly for several years in the late '90s and again in 2001-2003.

Igor is the second Cavalera to leave Sepultura. In 1996, Max Cavalera exited the group after the rest of the band fired Max's wife Gloria as Sepultura's manager.

Sepultura are rumored to have selected Jean Dolabella (ex-Udora) as their new permanent drummer following Roy Mayorga's decision to join Stone Sour as a full-time member.


Source: blabbermouth.net
Band profile: Sepultura
 
Posted: 12.06.2006 by Promonex



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Baz Anderson - 12.06.2006 at 22:16  
well thats both of the Cavalera's now..
i wonder if the whole band will just call it quits now or what
M0J0 - 13.06.2006 at 01:02  
Man, that blows. However, I can't imagine the band calling it quits at this point. Their last album's been getting the best feedback since the last Max album, which is great for them. And "Dante XXI" seems to have been Green's idea, so it already seems like he's a significant force in the band. Anyways... I hope they don't call it a day just yet...
Ziom - 13.06.2006 at 01:33  
Strange he quits after good, trashy Dante and not after the horrible Against and Nation... Convicted in Life is GOOD and I like the new Sepultura.
Parkas - 13.06.2006 at 02:08  
new Sepultura rocks... and Igor leaving... I don't know what to say... that sucks so bad... I've got tears in my eyes... ;( ehhh... anyway... Igor ffs - go to Soulfly!!! NOW!!! ;p
Mockingbird622 - 13.06.2006 at 07:03  
they sucked when max left!!but with igor gone there can be no reunion!!!! FUCK IT SEPULTURA YOURE DEAD TO ME!!!!:gunner:
ajschlosser1980 - 13.06.2006 at 13:17  
When Max left, I've been saying for years that Igor should quit too. Congrats and good luck Igor.
Taktsekte - 13.06.2006 at 23:51  
I saw Sepultura live with Roy Mayorga in their last tour with In Flames and the guy f*ckin' slayed. There's no need for Igor.

By the way, "Dante XXI" was a nice album.
Parkas - 14.06.2006 at 01:27  
yeah but Roy is no longer with Seps... he joined Stone Sour... Jean Dolabella is new Sepultura drummer...
Eagleheart92 - 15.06.2006 at 19:54  
i stopped listening to Sepultura after that shitstorm known as Roorback. Deric Green is a terrible vocalist and a shitty choice for replacement of Max. and Soulfly is nu-metal, so..... anyway, they suck too (mostly).
_HIV_ - 15.06.2006 at 20:12  
heh ... maybe he'll join soulfly! sepultura without cavlera brothers hah piece of shit!
Thryce - 15.06.2006 at 21:38  
Igor Cavalera - Explains Decision To Leave Sepultura :

You can check out an extensive interview with Igor Cavalera regarding his decision to leave Sepultura over at Blabbermouth.net here.
Warman - 16.06.2006 at 00:43  
Fuck that's sad! My favorite drummer leaves one of my favorite bands. Sepultura's soul is gone and I wish the remaining band members all luck, they will need it!
Cthulu Corpse - 16.06.2006 at 12:34  
nooo! Igor was the perfect drummer. Never got to see him live. Hope they wont quit for this.
Lucas - 16.06.2006 at 15:17  
Didn't expect that too happen..
Megadeth88 - 21.06.2006 at 23:27  
I just wonder if Sepultura will be good since Igor left.
Savage Messiah - 24.06.2006 at 13:49  
aaw Sepultura fucking died.. Igor was such a cool drummer!!
Marcus - 09.08.2006 at 21:50  
Without Igor, i dont know how Sepultura can survive. He should jion Max at Soulfly.
Bitch Boy - 17.08.2006 at 02:59  
This sucks. Really sucks. Will the rest of the members be able to find a good replacement??
Damnated - 17.08.2006 at 11:20  
I don't think so. Sepultura is officialy history
Thrash666 - 21.08.2006 at 01:57  
This fucking sucks. Now with Igor leaving the band Sepultura is done with. They lost a lot when Max left but now it is over for the band. You cant replace Igor and that was my opinion on the leaving of Max.
R.I.P. Sepultura (Thanks for some of the best metal ever)
1793 elegy - 11.10.2006 at 01:37  
The new sepultura is pretty good but i don't think they'll survive without both Cavalera brothers.
Gormur - 30.10.2006 at 13:31  
First Max then igor!! pfff
warfromwithin - 19.11.2008 at 01:22  
I think he could have called it a day when Max left the band, i won't leave my brother behind no matter what... Sad thing is they started all this only to end this way...
ThunderAxe1989 - 19.11.2008 at 02:10  
Sonic Titan couldn't have said it better

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