Go Ahead And Die Is Yet Another Cavalera Fan’s Wet Dream!

Max Cavalera is the third busiest bloke in heavy music behind Phil Anselmo, Mike Patton, Greg Puciato, Travis Barker, Corey Taylor, Scott Ian, Jamey Jasta, Dave Lombardo and ah fuck this I’m not paid to count.

Max is an icon, no doubt. A veteran of a thousand bands, he is why you’ve thrown your headphones on and blasted ‘Truckload Full of Bodies‘ by his new outfit, GO AHEAD AND DIE at dickhead levels. But he’s not the star here. Sure, he’s the name on the billboard, but it’s his son Igor Amadeus Cavalera that is the fiery beating heart of this operation. GAAD is Igor’s brainchild and it is every bit as vicious and fucked up as anything his father has produced. He splits the vocals with his old man and carries a more guttural delivery than Max. It’s very cool.

About the band’s sound, Igor says it’s “like a riot breaking through your windows, G.A.A.D. arrives with a revolting mix of punk and metal, the perfect soundtrack to these dismal times.” 

Igor is a beast. He has every bit the intent and savagery his father had back in the day. Whilst other rockstar kids are trying to avoid any association with their parents in their quest for rock star notoriety, Igor has actually conscripted his father to help convey his message and has worn the Cavalera name with pride. He is unashamedly his father‘s son and it also seems that Max may very well be his biggest musical influence, if his guitar and vocal sound are anything to go by.

When speaking about ‘Truckload Full of Bodies‘ on their GAAD socials, Igor revealed:

“COVID-19 was the forerunner. Seeing like thousands and thousands of people dying every day from a disease, made for some pretty dark content that we want to create. You know at the same time its almost kind of sad and mournful about it, in a way that many people need to die, and it’s kind of just like a dark fucked up walk-through of overfilled hospital where they’re starting to throw the bodies in trucks and shit.”

Along for the ride is Zach Coleman (KHEMMIS, BLACK CURSE) on drums. When I say along for the ride, that ride is the tanker from Mad Max: Fury Road and he’s the bloke swinging around the huge fuck off sound system blasting music at high volume. Zach is a machine. With enormous shifts in tempo amid musical styles ranging from death metal, dirt punk and sweaty thrash (all in one song), Zach ploughs through “Truckload” with maniacal precision and thunderous weight. It’s bloody fast and heavy as fuck.

‘Truckload Full of Bodies’ is a hoot. If this is any indication of what’s to come, their S/T album out June 11th, 2021 via Nuclear Blast, then it should be an absolute massacre and I can’t wait.

Words by Duane James @duanejamestattoo

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NEW MUSIC: Go Ahead And Die featuring Max Cavalera announce self-titled  album and release new single – The Rockpit

Go Ahead And Die – Go Ahead And Die tracklisting:

1. Truckload Full of Bodies
2. Toxic Freedom
3. I.C.E Cage
4. Isolated/Desolated
5. Prophets Prey
6. Punisher
7. El Cuco
8. G.A.A.D
9. With Less Than Piss
10. (In The) Slaughterline
11. Roadkill

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