The Cavaleras Allegedly Blocked Material from Their Era From Being Used in New Sepultura Documentary

  • Axl Rosenberg

So. There’s a new documentary about Sepultura called Sepultura Endurance. We haven’t really covered it on MetalSucks because… I don’t know why. I guess it just didn’t capture anyone on the staff’s imagination.

But we’re covering it now, because there’s been a dramatic development! Specifically, the documentary’s director, Otávio Juliano, has said in a new interview that the Cavalera brothers blocked some songs from their era of the band — including “Roots” and “Attitude” — from being used in the film. And they didn’t just block the original recordings from being used — they blocked footage of the current iteration of the band performing these songs live from being used. This despite the fact that the Cavalera’s former bandmates, Andreas Kisser and Paulo Jr., own fifty percent of the rights to those songs.

Juliano protested the Cavalera’s decision at the film’s Los Angeles premiere this past Sunday, May 21, by explaining to the audience what had happened and then muting the footage of these songs. Which doesn’t really make sense; while I understand Juliano’s frustration with regards to the Cavaleras pettiness, he basically made the audience sit in silence and watch the band jump around to nothing. I’m not sure that inducing boredom in people who have nothing to do with the conflict at hand really counts as a “protest.”

ANYWAY, you can watch a trailer for the documentary below, and read the full interview here.

[via The PRP]

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