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Formed: 1984
From: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sepultura News

Below is our complete Sepultura news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Sepultura Posts Studio Report

Brazil’s Sepultura is currently in the studio recording a 14th studio album. Today, the band releases a new studio diary where guitarist Andreas Kisser and producer Jens Bogren discuss the rhythm guitar session. Check it out below.

For the upcoming album, Sepultrua enlisted producer Jens Bogren of Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The album is scheduled for a fall 2016 release.

Sepultura last released "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart" on October 29th, 2013. Stay tuned for full details on the upcoming release. More...

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Kreator Announces Tour With Sepultura, Soilwork

In early 2017, German thrash giants Kreator will tour Europe in support of an upcoming, yet-untitled new record. Guitarist/singer Mille Petrozza and his crew will be accompanied by a varied as well as iconic billing.

Sepultura has been announced to be direct support to the headliners, followed by Swedish melodic death metallers Soilwork and Belgium’s finest death/grind outfit, Aborted.

Commented Mille Petrozza: "Finally we are gonna be back on a headlining tour through europe again. It will be more than two years by then since our last run and we have some amazing ideas for a new stage show, supporting our new album. It will be nothing less than spectacular, I promise! Looking forward to see all of you metal maniacs in 2017. And this will just be the beginning..." More...

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Soulfly Streaming New Pro-Shot Footage

Soulfly is streaming a new professionally filmed video clip performing the Sepultura classic "Roots Bloody Roots" on July 16, 2015 at the Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Spain.

Check out now "Roots Bloody Roots" below.

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1985-1995: The Golden Age of Death Metal

Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.

Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...

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Sepultura Begins Work On New Album

In a short Facebook update, Brazilian metal legends Sepultura announced that they have begun work on their next studio album, which is as yet untitled. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"February has been really special. Besides the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Roots, we started writing another chapter in our history. We've just started the writing process of our upcoming album and you'll know every step of it. Stay tuned!"

This will be Sepultura's first full length album since 2013's, "The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart" and their third for Nuclear Blast Records. More information will be revealed as it becomes available.

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Bands Share Memories Of Lemmy

The music world was rocked last night when news hit of Lemmy's death a the age of 70.

Since then, there has been an outpouring of support for his band members and family, as well as many bands and fans sharing their favorite memories of the rock 'n roll icon. Below you can find a sampling of such stories shared by bands across the metal spectrum.

Saxon's Biff Byford: "I knew Lemmy for 36 years - if you were his friend you were his friend for life. He has dealt his last card; he was a defiant rebel to the end who loved his music and never compromised. My heart goes out to his family and friends. The Motörhead organisation are in mourning for their friend and mentor to the management and their fantastic crew. Let's remember Lemmy as he wanted to be: as an iconic song writer and lyricists and R&R rebel. I'm sure Phil and Micky are in shock this was their greatest tour, and I watched them play every night & they sounded great sad sad day. Wherever you are mate give em hell." More...

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Metal Musicians React to Lemmy’s Death

While we’re all still reeling from the news of Lemmy's death, the metal world is paying tribute to the legendary Motörhead bassist/singer.

Dozens of metal celebrities have been posting a few words and personal memories in his honor.

A few highlights from the flood of posts can be found below:



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Misery Index Covers Sepultura

Acclaimed Baltimore death metal outfit Misery Index just released a cover of the Sepultura classic "Primitive Future" as the latest installment of Decibel Magazine's Flexi series. Check out Misery Index's version below.

Misery Index is also currently touring North America as part of the "Infernus Tour 2015" with Hate Eternal and Beyond Creation. The tour stops in Portland, OR tonight, and runs through November 25, 2015.

Nov. 12 Portland, OR @ Dante's
Nov. 13 Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theater
Nov. 14 Glendale, CA @ Complex
Nov. 15 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red Theaters
Nov. 16 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
Nov. 18 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Nov. 19 Lubbock,TX @ Depot Obar Live
Nov. 20 Ft Worth, TX @ Tomcats West 5
Nov. 21 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
Nov. 22 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
*Nov. 24 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre Saint
*Nov. 25 Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co.
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Metal Allegiance Posts "We Rock" Music Video

Metal Allegiance premieres another new music video for the band's cover of Dio's “We Rock“, taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which is out now in stores via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The supergroup's core musicians include Megadeth‘s David Ellefson, Testament‘s Alex Skolnick and Mike Portnoy of The Winery Dogs/ex-Dream Theater.

Joining them on "We Rock" are Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Chuck Billy (Testament), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Phil Demmel (Machine Head) and Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus) with additional lead guitars.

Check it out now below.


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Sepultura Streaming New Pro-Shot Drum-Cam Footage

Sepultura is streaming pro-shot drum-cam footage showcasing drummer Eloy Casagrande performing the song "Propaganda" with the band at Fabryka club in Krakow, Poland on August 3rd, 2015 (courtesy of "Drummers From Hell").

Check out now the clip below.

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Go Inside The Sepultura Bus

Each episode of Bus Invaders takes you inside the touring vehicle of one of today's top touring acts. In this episode, the Brazilian heavy metal band, Sepultura, takes you inside the group's bus during recent 30th anniversary North American tour dates with Destruction, Arsis, Boris The Blade, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Starkill and Micawber.

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Sepultura Adds More 30th Anniversary Shows

Sepultura is celebrating the band's 30th anniversary this year with an extensive European tour in July, August, and November 2015.

On this tour, the group will perform a special set list featuring songs normally not played live. More dates have now been added to the 30th anniversary tour.

Catch the band live:

2015-07-15 Balingen (Bang Your Head Festival) DE
2015-07-16 Luzern (Schüür) CH
2015-07-17 Bruneck (UFO) IT
2015-07-18 Wiesen (Two Days A Week) AT
2015-07-19 Kosice (Collosseum) SK
2015-07-21 Budapest (Barba Negra Track) HU
2015-07-22 Tolmin (Metal Days Festival) SI
2015-07-23 München (Free & Easy) DE
2015-07-24 Bertingen (Rock Unter Den Eichen) DE
2015-07-25 Lörrach (Baden In Blut) DE
2015-07-26 Cascina (The Jungle) IT
2015-07-27 Milano (Cirlolo Magnolia) IT
2015-07-29 Lindau (Club Vaudeville) DE
2015-07-30 Saarbrücken (Garage) DE
2015-07-31 Wacken (Wacken Open Air) DE More...

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Sepultura Plays 30-Year Anniversary Show in Austin

Just a few weeks ago I watched Cavalera Conspiracy perform Sepultura songs at the Texas Independence Festival on the very same stage at Empire Control Room & Garage. At that show I heard the former voice (Max) and beat maker (Igor) of Sepultura. With the band bearing the namesake Sepultura, I witnessed original bassist Paulo Jr. and longtime guitarist Andreas Kisser. Most of all I would be comparing vocalists. I saw Max Cavalera front the band during their vaunted “Chaos A.D.” album twenty-one years ago, so I was curious to hear Derrick Green’s fill in this position. More...

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Sepultura Streams New Single "Under My Skin"

Sepultura is streaming the new track "Under My Skin." The song appears on the band's new EP "Sepultura Under My Skin," which marks the celebration of the band's 30th Anniversary. The EP is available now through Nuclear Blast Records.

Sepultura is wrapping up its North American tour with Destruction, Arsis and Starkill this month. Remaining dates are:

06/10/15 Empire Garage – Austin, TX
06/11/15 Cine El Rey – McAllen, TX
06/12/15 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
06/13/15 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
06/14/15 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO

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Sepultura Releases 30th Anniversary EP

Sepultura is celebrating the band's 30th anniversary by releasing a special tribute to the fans: "Sepultura Under My Skin."

The artwork of this historical release is created through the tattoos of Sepultura fans all over the world. You can pick up the vinyl EP release at this location.

Sepultura is also lining up a European 30th anniversary tour, with Derrick Green commenting: “We will be playing songs that we normally don't perform, so all you hardcore fans will not want to miss the surprises. Come join us and be a part of this special moment in our career. We look forward to seeing you all there!” More...

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Sepultura Posts New Track "DarkSide"

The Brazilian thrash veterans from Sepultura premiered a new track titled "DarkSide." Another new 30th anniversary song to look forward to, titled "Under My Skin," will be released on June 5th, 2015.

Check out "DarkSide" below now.

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Bloodstock Adds A New Slew Of Bands

The Sun is shining and Bloodstock is excited to announce seven more of metal’s finest for the UK’s heaviest weekender, including a clutch of bands from the farthest flung corners of the globe.

Friday’s line up will now include extreme prog metal Aussies, Ne Obliviscaris. The band proclaims, “UK, here we come! 2015 is the year we are finally going to reach your shores and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that it will be as part of the enormous Bloodstodck festival. We’re looking forward to playing alongside many of the best and biggest heavy acts from across the world!”

Saturday’s bill sees two bands who’ve jetted in from Indonesia, a hotbed of metal and one of the planet’s most burgeoning heavy music scenes. Burgerkill and Jasad are two of the country’s biggest metal acts, even counting the country’s metal-loving prime minister, Joko Widodo among their fans.

Sunday’s line-up sees a very special solo set from ex-Evile shredsman, Ol Drake to accompany his upcoming solo album, "Old Rake" which is out in June via Earache. Ol comments "I'm very excited to be returning to Bloodstock in a musical capacity. The weekend is fully booked off work (I was going anyway) and we're rehearsing right now. It’ll be a very special show, so don’t miss it. I’ll no doubt be having my fair share of drinks and Jagermeister afterwards and no doubt be returning to work feeling buzzed yet terrible. This is probably the only show I'll be doing to promote the album. Hope to see you there!" More...

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Sepultura Seeking Tattoo Photos

The Brazilian metal icons from Sepultura are celebrating their 30th anniversary by releasing a special tribute to the fans.

The band has asked fans to contribute to the artwork for a new track. Sepultura comments:

“We wrote a new song that expresses the respect and love we have for you all, and the support we received during the last 30 years was overwhelming. No band has better fans like we have.

"We are still here doing what we do because of you! Lovers and haters alike, we are all one big family and we thank you! So, we will need your help once again! If you have a Sepultura tattoo on your skin, that tattoo can be on the artwork of our new release.

"It is going to be a historical release and you can be a part of this! Show our artwork on your skin and the passion you have for Sepultura.”

Starting today, March 9th, 2015, you can send your tattoo photo to ink[AT]sepultura30years[DOT]com. Contest submission closes on March 17th, 2015 so be sure to submit your tattoos ASAP.

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Sepultura Announces North American Tour

Do legacies ever fade? Not when Brazilian blood is involved.

Celebrating its 30th year of existence, Brazil’s Sepultura (which was just looked at for Thrashback Thursday last week) will be headlining a tour that includes German thrashers Destruction as direct support and American melodic tech-deathsters Arsis as openers.

“It’s going to be an amazing experience to celebrate a 30-year career with the strongest album we’ve ever made in our history,” states Sepultura guitarist & songwriter Andreas Kisser about the upcoming 33-show trek and latest album, "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart."

He goes on to say, “We are coming back to America and Canada with full force and with a hunger to destroy everything! Can't wait to perform the songs from the new album on stage! See you all on the road!”

The mayhem begins in Phoenix, Arizona on May 10th and ends on June 14th in Grand Junction, Colorado. Sepultura will be performing one solo show on May 9th. Dates are as follows: More...

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Thrashback Thursday: Escape To The Void

Growing up listening to the "big 4" of thrash, Sepultura was another step toward the extreme for me.

"Beneath The Remains" had an early death metal feel, while "Arise" was thrashy and full of speed, but did not necessarily have all the qualities of what one would call thrash.

Having passed over "Schizophrenia" (1987) for decades due to its poor production, I finally picked up a remaster of the album and was amazed at the gems found on it. Many of the songs are flat out thrashy ("To The Wall," "Rest In Pain"), but "Escape To The Void" sticks to the old school thrash formula the best.

If you're a thrash fan, but a bit picky about production quality, and passed over "Schizophrenia" like I had, it's time to remedy that. At least give this song a listen:

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