Everyone knows about Metallica’s notorious ’90s haircuts, however earlier than that came about, Max Cavalera (Soulfly, ex-Sepulutra) agreed to shave his head in change for a replica of one of many band’s basic albums again when he was a child.
The band’s affect on Cavalera’s music through the years is simple and agreeing to half methods along with his lengthy hair makes it apparent simply how very important Metallica have been for him when rising up and taking in all the latest sounds growing in steel.
As a visitor on the “Radioactive With Mike Z” podcast, Cavalera, whose newest releases got here final 12 months through Soulfly’s Totem, recollected a deal he made along with his cousin with a purpose to safe that treasured Metallica file.
“I cut my hair for a Ride the Lightning copy when I was a kid in Brazil,” he confesses, explaining, “I had a cousin that was trying to make me go to the straight and narrow. He was like, ‘You’ve gotta cut that long hair. I’ll give you whatever you want. I’ll buy you an imported record.’ And I was, like, ‘The hair will grow back again.’ So, I shaved it. I went [indecipherable]. I shaved my head.”
And he is had no regrets about that second, urging, “That copy of Ride The Lightning was worth it. It’s a record that’s worth shaving your hair for,” occurring to reiterate that he’d like to cowl the title observe in the future.
Host Mike Z then quips about Cavalera’s affinity for under utilizing 4 strings on his guitar, questioning if he’d be capable of correctly play all of the guitar elements.
Fast to answer with an answer, Cavalera says, “I actually have a second guitar player that can do those. I’ll probably just do the ‘stabs’ and Mike DeLeon can do the [vocalizes part of riff]. It’s a sick song. I love it, man. I love it. It’s so heavy.”
“Metallica rules. What can you say, man? It’s a great band. I’m so happy that they’re still going strong. The new track is killer, can’t wait for the whole record,” he enthuses, eagerly awaiting the April 14 launch of 72 Seasons, similar to the remainder of us.
I had likelihood to play with them in Dallas with my brother. We did one of many Ozzfests and we acquired to do a Dimebag [Darrell] tribute with King Diamond. That was cool — that was a novel, cool second in time. I truly acquired to jam within the Metallica jam room with King Diamond and Scott Ian and all these cats. Positively a cool second. It was in the future solely and Cavalera Conspiracy was on it. It was enjoyable, it was an incredible day.”
Fast forward to late 2020, and Max Cavalera underwent another notable haircut, parting ways with his mono-dreadlock, which he later acknowledged, “I really feel like I have been liberated” due to how heavy it was prior to lopping it off.
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