My Bloody Roots: From Sepultura to Soulfly and Beyond: The Autobiography (Revised & Updated Edition) (Paperback)
Max Cavalera has a unique and extraordinary story to tell, and My Bloody Roots is an autobiography like no other. Much more than just another tale of rock’n’roll debauchery, it’s a story of heartbreak and loss—and, ultimately, triumph. In it, Cavalera offers an unflinching account of life growing up in hardship in Brazil—a country not previously known for heavy metal—and the multi-million-selling success, against all odds, of Sepultura, the band he founded with his brother, Iggor.
Then, for the first time, he reveals the full story behind his split with the band—after which he did not speak to his brother for years—and the formation of his Soulfly, one of the most critically and commercially successful metal bands of recent decades. He also goes into unflinching detail on the devastating impact of the deaths of his father, stepson, and grandson; his struggles with drugs and alcohol; his eventual reunion with Iggor in Cavalera Conspiracy; and more.
This revised and updated edition continues to trace Max’s career to the present day, covering the formation of his new band Go Ahead And Die as well as the supergroup Killer Be Killed, making it truly essential reading for all fans of metal.
Max Cavalera has been a professional musician since 1984 and has toured the world many times. He was a founder member of the award-winning Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura before forming Soulfly, an immensely successful group who continue to play headline slots at the world's largest festivals and released eleven studio albums, and whose drummer is his son Zyon. He also plays in Cavalera Conspiracy with his brother Iggor, Go Ahead And Die with his son Igor, and in the supergroup Killer Be Killed.
Joel McIver is the author of thirty-four books and writes for several publications as a journalist. He is also the editor of Bass Player magazine. He has written for Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, and he is the occasional guest on BBC. Classic Rock magazine has called him "by some distance Britain's most prolific hard rock/metal author." He wrote the official biography of the world's biggest death metal band, Cannibal Corpse and co-wrote Megadeath's bio from bass player David Ellefson.