Max Cavalera's wife and manager, Gloria Cavalera, has shared a slew of previously unseen photos of the Septultura and Soulfly frontman writing and recording with the Deftones during the mid-Nineties. Some of the candid images chronicle the creation of Soulfly's "First Commandment," from the band's 1998 self-titled LP, which contains vocals from Deftones mainman Chino Moreno, while others capture recording sessions for Deftones' Cavalera-featuring "Headup," off 1997's seminal Around the Fur.
"I admit, we are addicted to their friendship," Gloria said of the musicians' relationship in her accompanying commentary. "I am certain it stems back to when a smiling ear to ear Dana [Wells, Max's late stepson] introduced us to a dread-headed Chino and his band of pot smoking, smiling, sickest artists ever, soon to be at the time…friends."
By all accounts, Deftones' creativity — partying — was off the charts around the time of Around the Fur. "It's crazy because I don't remember so much of being in the studio recording, as I do all the other stuff we did, like, all the extracurricular activities," Moreno told Revolver. "We stayed out and went swimming every night, having parties in the hot tub."
Craving more Around the Fur? Check out the first episode of Revolver's new "Game Changers" series, in which Deftones' Chino Moreno and Stephen Carpenter reflect on the defiant creative spirit, late-night parties and last-second studio improvisations responsible for one of the band's finest records.