Former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera spoke in an interview with “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon” and described what he feels when he leave Sepultura. He said:
“The first three months were a total depression. I didn’t wanna play music anymore; I was so disappointed about the whole thing. It’s like you work your whole life toward some goal, and next you know, I didn’t have the band anymore.
It felt very desolate, very without hope. But I think little by little, people helped me get back on the game.
I had encouragement from even people like Ozzy [Osbourne] — we had a dinner at Ozzy’s house, and it was really cool for him to say, ‘It’s up to you to get back on your feet.’ And Gloria [Max’s wife and manager] was huge also [in] really getting me… pretty much getting me to get back and write some more.
And then I wrote a demo that was two songs — ‘Eye For An Eye’ and ‘No’ — that totally blew away Monte Conner at Roadrunner. We played it for him on a cassette tape version, and he fucking loved it. And from that moment on, we never looked back. It was, like, ‘This is it. We’re creating something new.'”
You can watch the entire interview from below.