. DO YOU HAVE ANY COLLECTIONS?
Soccer related stuff, shirts, magazines, posters, cards.
. WHAT'S YOUR HOBBY?
Stay home with my family
. ARE YOU A RELIGIOUS PERSON?
I believe in Respect
. WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO HANG OUT?
When I'm with friends, doesn't matter where
. ANY SECOND JOB? SOLO PROJECT? PLAY IN ANOTHER BAND?
Movie soundtracks ('No Coração dos Deuses', 'Belini e a Esfinge' and more to come)
. WHO'S YOUR IDOL?
In music - Randy Rhoads, in History - Albert Einstein, in Sports - Raí
Sport: Football (Soccer)
Food: Everything, but especially Japanese, Brazilian, Italian, German etc.
Movie: Saving Private Ryan/ Star Wars- all of them
Book: Biographies/ WW2 books
Place to be: home
Band: Black Sabbath, Metallica.
Music video: Synchronicity - The Police
Album: My favorite album from all times are Diary of a Madman from Ozzy and Randy Rhoads, Master of Puppets from Metallica, A night at the opera from Queen, that was my first record and is a classic.
Sepultura song: Ways of Faith
Sepultura album: It's hard to say, but Roots is a great album, I like a lot the albums we did inspired in book, like Dante XXI and A-Lex.
Instrument you played: Acoustic guitar
Album you bought: A night at the Opera- Queen
Concert you've been: Kiss in Brazil, 82/83, and it was great.
Sepultura concert you watched: Morbid Visions tour- Santa Isabel- São Paulo
Sepultura concert you played: It was in Caruaru, in Pernambuco, I think it was may 1987, we hadn't recorded Schizophrenia yet then. We went by bus 48 hours to go and 48 to get back. We played in Caruaru, Recife and Campina Grande. It was my first mini-tour with SEPULTURA.
Sepultura international concert: First international SEPULTURA concert was in Vienna, Austria, in September 1989 opening for Sodom. It was very good seeing lots of people with SEPULTURA shirts, that we weren't expecting, and lots of people knew Beneath the Remains, singing along.
. THE BEST...
Sepultura Concert: the world cup concert when we were opening for Pantera, 17/jul/1994, in the final cup game day. The Rock in Rio in 1991 too, when we played with Guns n' Roses, Megadeth, Quensriche, Judas Priest, was very good.
Tour: Arise (91/92), since the beginning till the end, we visited Indonesia, Russia, Europe, Brazil, we went to a lot of places for the first time, was wonderful.
Bands you toured with: Ozzy, Pantera, Sacred Reich, the "New Titans on the Block", with Napalm Death, Sick of it All, it was 92 I think during the Arise tour
Audience: Mexico, Argentina, Brasil
Song to play: all
. WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO TOUR WITH?
. WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK IN STUDIO?
Any one that we are connected, with a nice jam, no one specifically.
. WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST EMOTION YOU'VE HAD IN YOUR CAREER?
There was a lot. One was the Show in the Pacaembu, in 1991 that Mtv recorded and became the Orgasmatron video and we won the Mtv VMAS, and went to LA watch the show at the Universal Studios, there Van Halen and Metallica played and it was when I first met Jason Newsted. Playing in Russia and in Indonesia for 40.000 people just SEPULTURA. The release party in the Castle for Chaos AD was very nice, with Capoeira Group and Candomblé.
. WHAT OCCASION SHOULD ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED?
The whole SEPULTURA career.
. INFLUENCES ON EACH ALBUM:
In the beginning it was just Death Metal, Kreator, Venom and etc. When I got in the band I bring some Heavy Metal influences, like Dio and Ozzy, and it mixed with the Hardcore they always listened like Dead Kennedys, Suicidal. In Schizophrenia, bands like Testament, Sacrifice. Arise and Beneath the Remains was more Slayer and stuff. In Chaos AD we started being influenced by something more Brazilian, batucada and a unique style. And Roots exploded with influences from all sources.
Against - everything outside music influenced us, it was a very difficult time in our lives and the music sounded pissed off, like the way we were feeling at the time.
Nation - the whole idea of creating a new Nation was the main influence on everything: lyrics, artwork, music, etc. The concept was very rich.
. HOW DO YOU CREATE THE SONGS?
We create our songs in the rehearsal, all together giving ideas. And sometimes I do some ideas in the four track machine and we start working on these ideas. Basically is rehearsing and testing until it is the way everyone like it.
. HOW DID YOU MEET AND JOIN THE BAND?
I met them in 1987 when I went to BH and I watched they rehearsing, while Jairo still was in the band. A month later I joined the band after Jairo left. I had played some covers like Destruction, Kreator with them and they liked the way I played and I went there and they called me to join.
Discography with Sepultura:
. Schizophrenia (1987)
. Beneath The Remains (1989)
. Arise (1991)
. Chaos AD (1993)
. Roots (1996)
. Against (1998)
. Nation (2001)
. Revolusongs (2002)
. Roorback (2003)
. Dante XXI (2006)
. A-Lex (2009)
. Kairos (2011)
. Hubris I&II (2009)