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Mad Max: Max Cavalera

Max Cavalera is a heavy metal hero. As the vocalist and rhythm guitarist for influential thrash-metal band Sepultura, Cavalera's deep-throated growls and philosophical/spiritual songwriting made a distinct mark on the metal world. Formed in 1984, Sepultura signed to Roadrunner Records and released four albums on the label (two certified gold) before relocating to Phoenix from its native Brazil in 1996. Cavalera left Sepultura that same year because the other members refused to renew the management contract of his wife, Gloria, and founded heavy metal band Soulfly. To date, Soulfly has released five albums on Roadrunner Records, the last being Dark Agesin 2005. Every year for the past decade, Cavalera has organized the "D-Low Memorial Show" in Phoenix to honor his stepson and best friend, Dana Wells, who was killed in a car accident in 1996. Soulfly's sixth album is set to be released near the end of 2007. I arrived in Phoenix with writing on my chest and a backpack.

When I’m stuck in traffic, I turn my stereo on full blast, jamming some Napalm Death.

I never forget to TiVo the Food Channel, and Man vs. Wild every night.

One thing my mother doesn’t know about me is that I am a total fan of Popsicles and ice cream. I never liked them when I lived in Brazil with her.

On Saturday night, you can find me barbecuing outside, listening to my favorite dub CDs, taking my kids to the skate park, and watching Dr. Zhivago with my wife at home.

My favorite thing about summer in Phoenix is going on tour, not being in Phoenix. I love Phoenix any other season except summer.

If I could redo my first kiss, I’d kiss my ass.

The one dessert I refuse to eat is monkey brains in Indonesia.

If I was mayor of Phoenix, I’dblow up California so we can have a beach.

In high school, I was the kid who quit school.

In another life, I was Genghis Khan.

The one place in Phoenix I don’t want anyone to know about is the last Filiberto's.

The fictional character I’m most like is Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King.

One thing I want to do before I die is spray-paint the pyramids in Egypt.

The best thing about Phoenix is the mountains. They're awesome.

I arrived in Phoenix with writing on my chest and a backpack.

When I’m stuck in traffic, I turn my stereo on full blast, jamming some Napalm Death.

I never forget to TiVo the Food Channel, and Man vs. Wild every night.

One thing my mother doesn’t know about me is that I am a total fan of Popsicles and ice cream. I never liked them when I lived in Brazil with her.

On Saturday night, you can find me barbecuing outside, listening to my favorite dub CDs, taking my kids to the skate park, and watching Dr. Zhivago with my wife at home.

My favorite thing about summer in Phoenix is going on tour, not being in Phoenix. I love Phoenix any other season except summer.

If I could redo my first kiss, I’d kiss my ass.

The one dessert I refuse to eat is monkey brains in Indonesia.

If I was mayor of Phoenix, I’dblow up California so we can have a beach.

In high school, I was the kid who quit school.

In another life, I was Genghis Khan.

The one place in Phoenix I don’t want anyone to know about is the last Filiberto's.

The fictional character I’m most like is Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King.

One thing I want to do before I die is spray-paint the pyramids in Egypt.

The best thing about Phoenix is the mountains. They're awesome.

 
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