At Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on September 26th, 2023
Return where you started. All of us at least once in life go through that or anything resembling this thought. It is no different for musicians who like to revisit the good old days that started it all for them. Original founding members of Sepultura Max and Igorr Cavalera are in the midst of North American tour billed Morbid Devastation. It is a mix up from two debut releases Morbid Visions and Bestial Devastation. Both were re-recorded by Max and Igorr and have been released July 14th this year. On the tour celebrating their recordings together with Cavalera Conspiracy are Exhumed and Incite.
Written by Andris Jansons
Tour started almost a month ago and yesterday came to New Jersey. While the locals have been enduring the rain for the last six or seven days, that did not dampen their enthusiasm for the show. Metal fans flocked to the Sayreville to hear the best and heaviest in a genre.
While is missed Incite (fronted by Max Cavalera son Richie) performance and just saw half of Exhumed, I can attest that everyone that the fan mood was ecstatic about both performances.
After some ten minutes of some cryptic background music, the stage that was set up with some afterworldy notes (looked hellishly good) the Cavalera brothers came on stage. They were joined by Max’s son Igor Amadeus Cavalera and Travis Stone.
In almost chronological way, or maybe in exactly the chronological way the band started off with the songs from 1985 EP Bestial Devastation – title song, Antichrist, Necromancer and Warriors Of Death. Songs from 1986 album Morbid Visions followed – title song, Mayhem, War, Crucifixion, Show Me Wrath, Funeral Rites and Empire Of The Damned, whilst last remaining song Troops Of Doom was left for a encore to close out the show.
See full gallery of Cavalera performance below.
Performance was an exquisite sample of death / heavy metal. Talent on the band goes beyond the Max and Igorr and the quality of the music and performance was irrefutable. This show would be recommended for anyone with the taste for heavier music, as myself who is more leaning towards hard rock and “stadium” heavy metal, I can say that these performances are worth every minute of your time.
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The Morbid Devastation continues to tear through North America with the show in NYC tonight and goes on with the steady march back to the west coast. Find you tickets here: Cavalera Conspiracy | The Official Cavalera Conspiracy Website
9/27 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
9/28 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
9/29 Reading, PA @ Reverb
9/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
10/1 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
10/2 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
10/5 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
10/6 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
10/7 Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
10/8 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/10 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
10/11 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Hall
10/12 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/14 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/15 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/17 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern