Last month, SEPULTURA announced that their electrifying new concept album, Quadra is set to be released in early 2020 – and today the Brazilian metal icons can now reveal that the album will be available on 7th February 2020, via Nuclear Blast Records. Continue reading “Sepultura – Release First Single “Isolation” From Upcoming Concept Album Quadra”
During their performance at Rock in Rio Festival last Friday, Brazil’s metal icons SEPULTURA unveiled the first details of their upcoming studio album, and now want to make it official for their worldwide fanbase; the band’s next full-length release will be a thrilling concept album titled Quadra, scheduled to see the light of day in early 2020 through Nuclear Blast Records. Continue reading “Sepultura Announce New Concept Album “Quadra” For Early 2020″
Sepultura have announced that their new documentary “Sepultura Endurance” will premiere at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles, CA on May 21. A Q&A will take place after the film that day as well.
“I’m very happy and excited that the Sepultura movie is finally done. It is an amazing achievement from the director Otavio Juliano and the producer Luciana Ferraz from the Interface Films. Otavio followed the band on the road, on the studio and collected amazing statements from many people who are or were a part of this fantastic history. Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser commented.
Sepultura Endurance shows a story of this Brazilian band who conquered the world, suffered the ups and downs of a unique career that are still going strong. He filmed the historical show we did in Sao Paulo in 2015 for the celebrations of the 30th year anniversary tour and that’s the central line of the whole history, our music!
Through the music, we tell this story. We invite you to enter this time machine and explore the SepulHistory with no dramas or sensationalism. See you all at the Regent Theater on May 21st. Enjoy the ride!”
Class is eternal and metal is forever. The road to heavy music glory is littered with the shattered corpses of those that didn’t have the strength to complete the journey. But true masters always win through, and Sepultura have long since earned their status as legends of the metal world. In 2017, they return with more fire in their collective belly than ever before. Machine Messiah is coming…
As an old school Sepultura fan and a man who has the bands iconic “S” design tattooed on his forearm, I’m always weary about new releases from the band and with good reason. I have heard enough post Max and Igor Cavalera Sepultura to know nothing has really stuck out to me, until now.
Sepultura’s latest release “Machine Messiah” has plenty of material and sounds that span a lot of genres of Metal, and maybe I’m getting soft in my old age but there are some tracks on this album I really enjoyed the first time through. Here are a few highlights and tracks that stuck out to me.
“I Am The Enemy” in particular has a frantic pace, Eloy Casagrande’s drums are solid and Andreas Kisser’s guitar leads really pop. This song is the closest thing old school Sepultura fans will relate to in my humble opinion, aggressive and straight to the point.
“Iceberg Dances” is possibly my favorite. This one is an instrumental and a pretty neat little jam session. It finds a really nice balance of progressive, thrash and south of the border acoustic. I know, sounds like a lot to take in, but it works for this song. The fun part of this with all its twists and turns musically for me was following around Paulo Jr’s bass lines. Well played Paulo, well played.
“Sworn Oath” starts out nice with a real melodic feel to it, and before you know it POW, it’s almost like Nightwish, Slayer, and Pantera had a baby. It made me think of Nightwish because of its big production sound and the use of synthesizers….yes synthesizers. I thought of Slayer because when the riff starts it’s dark, evil and dirty sounding, a real treat to the ears. And finally Pantera, forgive me for saying this but Derrick Green’s vocals along with the riffs has a real “Cowboys From Hell” feel to it.
I try to be brutally honest and speak from the heart, that’s what I do. “Machine Messiah” isn’t going to be for everybody, it’s all over the map musically and metalheads like consistency. Times change, people change, music changes, and this isn’t “Arise” or “Beneath the Remains,” this is the latest release from Sepultura called “Machine Messiah,” and it’s a pretty good album.
Gene A. Gaona
Brazilian heavy metal icons, SEPULTURA, will unleash their upcoming studio album, Machine Messiah, on January 13th through Nuclear Blast. With their new music video “Phantom Self” they provide another thrilling look into their 14th studio release and deliver haunting images and sociocultural criticism in this clip directed by Mauricio Eça.
“‘Phantom Self’ starts with a short intro based on the Brazilian rhythm ‘Maracatú’, original from the Northeast region of Brazil”, explains mastermind Andreas Kisser. “We mixed this very Brazilian sound with violins performed by a Tunisian violin ensemble, the Myriad Orchestra. This was a suggestion from Jens Bogren, the producer of the album, who worked with this orchestra before and he thought it could be a nice combination. We used the violins on different parts of the song and that opened a lot of new possibilities, specially for my guitar parts, it was great to have that conversation between guitar and violins making the part even more special. It’s a very heavy song, with a lot of groove, one of the most complete songs we ever worked with and it’s taking SEPULTURA to a new level!”
Singer Derrick Green adds: “The lyrical idea came from an article that Andreas sent me. It was about a young man who had everything going for him and unfortunately was in a horrific car accident in the 70’s. After the accident, he lost his entire idea of who he was. No one could figure out what was going on inside his mind. He would have glimpses of his former self but doctors realized that chemical elements of his mind had shifted. He had become an entirely different person within himself. There is this element of change that exists within all of us. This ability is important for our evolution as human beings to move forward even after traumatic events.”
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Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT, will launch a massive North American tour starting next April, in support of their chart topping Brotherhood Of The Snake release. Joining them are legendary Brazilian death/thrashers SEPULTURA and genre defying stalwarts PRONG.
“After 4 successful tours through Europe over the last 6 months, we are looking forward to touring across North America.” comments vocalist Chuck Billy. “We’ll have a new headlining set list with tracks from Brotherhood of the Snake, and how cool is it that we will be sharing the stage with our brothers in metal SEPULTURA and PRONG?! See ya’ in the PIT!”
02/02/17 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise
TESTAMENT, SEPULTURA, PRONG
04/06/17 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
04/07/17 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
04/08/17 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
04/09/17 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
04/10/17 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
04/12/17 The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
04/13/17 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
04/14/17 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
04/15/17 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
04/16/17 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
04/19/17 The National – Richmond, VA
04/20/17 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
04/21/17 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Harcore Festival)
04/22/17 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
04/23/17 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
04/24/17 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
04/26/17 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
04/27/17 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
04/28/17 Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
04/29/17 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
04/30/17 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
05/02/17 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
05/03/17 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
05/04/17 The District – Sioux Falls, SD
05/06/17 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
05/07/17 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
05/09/17 Roseland Theater – Portlant, OR
05/10/17 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
05/11/17 Showbox Market – Seattle, WA
05/12/17 The Revolution Concert House – Boise, ID
05/15/17 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
05/16/17 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
05/17/17 Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
05/18/17 House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
05/19/17 Regency Ballroom – San Francsco, CA
05/20/17 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV