Photos: Max and Iggor Cavalera returned to their “Roots” at a sold-out Gramercy Theatre (2/21)

Pics by Lina Glasir

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Masterminds and co-founders of legendary Brazilian heavy metallers Sepultura, Max and Iggor Cavalera, are currently embarked on a second leg of U.S. dates of their “Return To Roots” tour, which sees the Cavalera brothers (along w/ guitarist Marc Rizzo & bassist Tony Campos) dishing out a full performance of Sepultura‘s iconic 1996 album, Roots.

The tour rolled through New York City for a sold-out performance at Gramercy Theatre this past Tuesday, February 21. As promised, Max and Iggor delivered all fifteen of Roots‘ monumental tracks, storming through classic gems such as “Roots Bloody Roots,” “Attitude,” “Ratamahatta” and “Breed Apart.” Fans clashed and rioted during the Cavaleras‘ hefty set, which also included “Desperate Cry” from Sepultura‘s 1991 record Arise, covers of Venom‘s “Black Metal” and Motorhead‘s “Ace of Spades,” and a reprise of “Roots Bloody Roots.”

Check out shots of Max and Iggor Cavalera live in NYC in this post. Local death metal cynics Immolation provided direct support (see pics from their set here), meanwhile Maryland grinders Full of Hell ignited the night.

The commemorative journey comes to an end next weekend in Santa Ana, CA. See all remaining dates here.

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