Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Igor Cavalera leaves Sepultura

Sepultura drummer Igor Cavalera has announced that he has quit, according to this article from His brother and co-founding member, Max Cavalera, left the band almost a decade ago (to form Soulfly), and now Igor has departed. I must admit I hadn't heard anything from Sepultura after Max's departure, but Igor is definitely one of my favorite drummers of all time, capable of coming up with some wicked beats that combine rock and Brazilian tribal percussion influences. Classic Sepultura albums such as Chaos A.D., Arise and Roots showcase his brilliant drumming, and if you're into power/thrash metal but haven't heard Sepultura, you owe it to yourself to get Roots, voted by many critics to be the best metal album of 1996.


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