Max Cavalera Prepping Music for ESPN's World Cup Coverage
Published Dec 06, 2013Attention, headbanging soccer fans: Soulfly leader Max Cavalera has revealed he's cooking up some new riffs to help score ESPN's coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
News of the metal musician's partnership with the sports broadcaster was revealed in a press release earlier this week, explaining that Cavalera is to produce new tunes to be played throughout coverage of the event, which runs June 12 to July 13.
Apparently Cavalera has already entered a studio with producer John Gray (Soulfly, Ministry) to write and record some material, while his son Zyon Cavalera will be "slamming on the drums, and adding some Brazilian flavored percussion as well."
Cavalera's affinity for football was apparently a big coup for the project, as well as the fact that the World Cup will be taking place in his native Brazil.
"Being of Brazilian roots, and with the love of soccer flowing through his veins, this is a dream come true for Max," the PR explains.
With the music currently only in the prep stages, it's unlikely soccer fans and Soulfly devotees will find out whether or not Cavalera incorporated a chorus of buzzing vuvuzelas into a crush groove until the summer.
Soulfly issued their most recent set, Savages, earlier this fall.