Max Cavalera is probably the hardest working guy in metal these days. Just this year, the former leader of Sepultura toured with his band, Soulfly, in support of their latest album Savages; released another absolutely stellar self-titled album with his supergroup, Killer Be Killed; published his autobiography, My Bloody Roots: From Sepultura to Soulfly and Beyond, and did a book tour to promote it; and, somehow, found the time to jam with Suicide Silence on the Sepultura classic “Roots” at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards (video is here below!).
Now comes the announcement, through Blabbermouth, that one of Cavalera’s other bands, Cavalera Conspiracy, will be releasing their third album in October. The group reunites Max and his brother, Igor Cavalera. Both brothers were founding members of the ground-breaking Brazilian metal juggernaut, Sepultura. When Max left the band acrimoniously in 1997, Igor stayed behind as their drummer. This caused strained relations between the two until Igor also left Sepultura in 2007. Their reconciliation lead to the formation of Cavalera Conspiracy, which has produced two albums that mirror the brutality of their early work with Sepultura.
Spock may not think the merging of Shatner and Metal to be a logical one — but at this point in 2011, William Shatner is becoming more metal than ever. And even at his age of 80, there seems to be no stopping the once Captain of the USS Enterprise, for this year he will be releasing a metal album, as we reported on several weeks ago. To acknowledge his efforts not only towards his current album project, entitled Seeking Major Tom, but also for his entire epic career, William Shatner will next month be awarded the Honorary Headbanger Award at the annual Revolver Awards.
The Revolver Golden Gods is an awards ceremony to recognize all metal, held every year. The Honorary Headbanger Award is handed out to someone who is not necessarily seen as being in the metal community, but embodies the spirit of metal. With his upcoming album featuring collaborative efforts with numerous metal artists, and his long career in Star Trek and acting in other roles over the years, Shatner is an artist of determination who continually breaks down the doors of what people think he should do (or if people just think it to be… odd).