Posted in metal | music on January 2, 2014

by Doug Moore

Nate Newton w/ Converge at MHoW, 2012 (more by Jonathan McPhail)

Converge bassist and Doomriders frontman Nate Newton is already a pretty busy guy -- Converge is one of hardcore's preeminent existing bands, and Doomriders are rarely off the road for more than a few months at a time. He'll be even busier in 2014 -- he's evidently going to play bass on the new album by Cavalera Conspiracy, which is the current pursuit of former Sepultura members Max and Igor Cavalera.

Newton's AmRep-channeling bass work seems like a bit of an odd match for Cavalera Conspiracy's straight-ahead thrash metal, but he's a great player, so he'll likely adapt to their approach smoothly. He also issued a short statement on the subject via Converge's FB page in response to (incredulous, one assumes) fan inquiries:

Hello friends! Just wanted to get some info to everyone since I've been getting so many messages.... Yes I am playing bass on the new Cavalera Conspiracy record. No...I am not going to leave Converge. I thought it would be fun to play with the guys who wrote some of my favorite metal records. That's all...no big story here other than it's pretty awesome when people who's music you've admired for years ask you to be a part of it with them. I'm honored!
The better question is whether Newton will tour with Cavalera Conspiracy behind the album. It seems pretty likely that CC's schedule will conflict with Converge or Doomriders' tour plans at some juncture; it'll be interesting to see whom he ends up on the road with once the CC record comes out. (It's currently slated for a 2014 TBD release via Napalm Records.)

You can stream the December 30 Rock Mania interview in which Max Cavalera announced the Newton collaboration below, though you'll need Spanish skills to understand it. For everyone else, check out Cavalera Conspiracy's 2011 album in full and see if you can imagine Newton playing its bass parts. Stream that below...

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Comments (12)

Your hair is on backwards.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 12:47 PM

Cavalera Conspiracy is pretty boring stuff. So deadset on trying to recapture the glory days of Sepultura, but without any of the passion. Sounds so forced.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 1:12 PM

Are we sure the Cavaleras don't speak Portuguese, being from Brazil?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 2:25 PM

^ Sausage is obviously universal, dipshit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 2:27 PM

^ How cute.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 4:38 PM

Sweet 1987 Tony Hawk mcsqueeb haircut

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 7:07 PM

great nate newton we love u

Posted by photos editors | January 2, 2014 9:57 PM

Ol' Nate up there looks like he'd be hell in the ol' Saint Vitus glory hole!

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2014 12:37 AM

thats portuguese

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2014 1:08 AM

this guy is a loser

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2014 2:32 AM

you call a six time pro bowler a loser? where's your superbowl rings, 2:32? because you can only call him a loser if you have yourself won.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2014 3:49 AM

He should shave and not wear sneakers (or trainers, if you will) from 1994.

-iThepods

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2014 8:56 AM

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