In the early 1990s Max relocated to Phoenix, Arizona U.S.A., with his American wife/manager Gloria, and is today a U.S. citizen.
Of late Max joined forces with former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl to produce “Red War” which appeared on the self-titled release of Dave Grohl’s newest project, PROBOT. Currently Max has just released his fifth studio album Soulfly’s, Dark Ages, and is soon embarking on a European tour to support this album.
Max also has an ESP signature guitar available in both ESP and LTD (also a cheaper low end LTD) versions. Each guitar is equipped with a single Seymour Duncan Distortion pickup and both guitars have his signature Brazillian flag graphic. The low end LTD guitar does not possess either the pickup or the additional graphic. He only plays with four strings on each of his guitars.