Zyon Cavalera

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Zyon Cavalera
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Background information
Born (1993-01-19) January 19, 1993 (age 21)
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Genres Groove metal, thrash metal, death metal, alternative metal, tribal metal, heavy metal, nu metal, world music, industrial metal, hardcore punk, punk rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 2010–present
Labels Roadrunner
Associated acts Soulfly, Lody Kong, Mold Breaker

Zyon Cavalera is a Brazilian-American drummer, best known as the son of Soulfly and ex-Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera and as the current drummer for Soulfly and Lody Kong.


Zyon Cavalera was born on 19th January 1993. His in utero heartbeat was used as the introduction to the Chaos A.D. album's opening track Refuse/Resist from his father Max's days in Sepultura.[1] Having grown up learning from the likes of uncle Igor Cavalera, ex-Soulfly drummer Roy Mayorga and Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward,[2] in 2010 he played drums on a cover of Refuse/Resist by Soulfly, as a bonus track for the band's seventh album Omen,[3] and in 2012 he played drums on the track "Revengeance" on Enslaved along with brothers Richie and Igor.[4]

In 2011 Zyon formed the band Lody Kong with his brother Igor fronting the band (the two are also involved in Mold Breaker, formed in 2010). Lody Kong has toured worldwide in the "Maximum Cavalera Tour" with Soulfly and Incite, fronted by half brother Richie. During this tour towards the end of 2012, Soulfly parted ways with the retiring David Kinkade, with Zyon replacing him.[5] In February 2013 Lody Kong released their debut EP, No Rules, produced by Roy Mayorga with art by Sergio Zuniga. A music video was released on May 21, 2013 for "mOnkeys alWays Look". In 2013 it was confirmed that Zyon Cavalera would be performing in a full-time capacity on Soulfly's 9th album, Savages.


With Lody Kong[edit]

  • No Rules EP (2013)

With Soulfly[edit]