Igor Cavalera


Igor Cavalera was born on September 4th, 1970 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil and is the Drummer from Brazil. Discover Igor Cavalera's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 52 years old.

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Igor Graziano Cavalera
Date of Birth
September 4, 1970
Place of Birth
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
52 years old
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Drummer, Fashion Designer, Musician
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About Igor Cavalera

Igor Graziano Cavalera (born September 4, 1970) is a Brazilian musician.

He is best known as the former drummer for Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, which he co-founded with his brother Max in 1984.

Max left the band in 1996, and Cavalera himself would depart ten years later, making him the last original member of Sepultura to leave the band.

The brothers have since reunited in the band Cavalera Conspiracy. He has played in the bands Nailbomb and Strife, and guest drumming in "Brasileiro," a song by Titãs.

As his hip-hop influences grew stronger he began to DJ.

Cavalera is one half of DJ duo Mixhell, a project he founded with his wife Laima Leyton.


Cavalera started playing drums around seven years old. He was into samba music as a child but, after seeing Queen live in 1981 along with his older brother Max, he started listening to rock music. When Sepultura was formed, Cavalera was the youngest member at the age of 13, his brother Max was 14 at the time. Sepultura was a big success and gave Cavalera an early start. On 21 April 1984, Cavalera played, for the first time, on a real drum kit, which was borrowed from Helinho of the band Overdose, that also played that night.

After the band split with his brother Max (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) in 1996, their relationship underwent a crisis. In recent times their relationship has improved. Cavalera joined Max's current band Soulfly on stage at the 2006 tenth annual D-Low Memorial Show, to play the Sepultura songs "Roots Bloody Roots" and "Attitude". It was the first time the brothers had played together in ten years.

In 2006, with the release of Dante XXI, he began spelling his name "Iggor", preferring the way it looks. On 13 January 2006, it was announced that he was taking a break from the band due to the birth of his fourth child, initially leaving Sepultura temporarily. He later announced that he was quitting Sepultura due to "artistic incompatibility". Sepultura replaced him with Jean Dolabella.

Cavalera was scheduled to collaborate with underground hip hop artist Necro on a project described by Necro as in the style of "old-school '80s thrash/death metal". However, Necro mentioned later that the project will not go ahead. In 2008 he released the album Inflikted together with his brother Max in a project named Cavalera Conspiracy.

He is credited as having made a guest appearance on Biohazard's 2001 release Uncivilization on the track "Gone". He also served as a live musician for parodic heavy metal band Massacration under the pseudonym "El Covero" throughout 2004.

In 2012, Cavalera performed drums for the entire Strife album Witness a Rebirth, released via 6131 Records. In 2017, he played drums for Soulwax on their album From Deewee and in their live tour, along with two other live drummers.

In 2018, he formed the noise music duo Pet Brick with Wayne Adams of Big Lad and Death Pedals

Personal life

Cavalera has four children, born in 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2006. He lives in London since 2013.

Cavalera collects toys and football shirts and has many hobbies, including Brazilian jiu-jitsu, snowboarding, surfing, drawing and supporting Brazilian football club Palmeiras. He admires his father Graziano Cavalera as his role model. In 1996, he started the fashion label "Cavalera". His fashion label has faced controversy of its use of the Albanian flag as its logo. In 2020, a petition called for "Cavalera" to change it.