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

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Sepultura Post European Tour Footage Online

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have uploaded a four-minute video clip featuring footage from the band's most recent European tour. Watch the clip below.

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser is putting the finishing touches on his solo debut, entitled "Hubris I & II". A two-disc set, it is tentatively scheduled for release in April 2008 via Holland's Mascot Records. The CD was recorded in part at A Voz do Brasil studio in São Paulo, Brazil.

In a recent interview with Romania's Metalhead TV, Kisser stated about SEPULTURA's current touring/recording plans, "Our intention, really, is to play as much as we can to prepare this band to start writing new material. So we're gonna start writing a new album at the end of the year, hopefully to release next year, sometime in the second [half of 2008]."

Back in March, SEPULTURA filmed the second video from their "Dante XXI" album, for the song "Ostia". The clip was shot at a studio in São Paulo prior to the band's departure for their European tour. During the following week, the video crew and the main actor shot the outdoor scenes in downtown São Paulo. The script, which adapts the story from the book "The Divine Comedy" to the modern days, was directed by Geraldo Moraes. More...

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Sepultura Organised Charity Match To Be Broadcast

The 6th edition of Jogo de Estrelas (All Stars Game) organized by SEPULTURA's Paulo Xisto, takes place in Belo Horizonte (MG - Brazil) once again.

Brazil's top veteran football players and celebrities meet for a football match in benefit of a cause.

Celebrities invited: Sepultura, Daniela Cicarelli, CPM22, Hateen, NXZero, Pitty, Skank, Wilson Sideral, Jota Quest, Tianastacia, Capital Inicial, Claudio Venturini, Aécio Neves, Chico Pinheiro, Supla e Eduardo Suplicy, Malu Mader, Caetano Veloso, Lazaro Ramos, Wagner Moura among others.

Players invited: Romário, Edmundo, Roberto Dinamite, Reinaldo, Éder Aleixo, Toninho Cerezzo, Paulo Izidoro, Luizinho, Joao Leite, Nelinho, Dadá Maravilha, Sérgio Araújo, Humberto Ramos, Paulo Roberto Prestes, Careca, Miranda, Jorge Valença, Carlinhos Sabiá among others.

The event will broadcast live by TV Alterosa in Minas Gerais.

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Cavalera Conspiracy Announce Album Release Date

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY - the new project featuring SEPULTURA founding members Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums), alongside GOJIRA's Joe Duplantier (bass) and SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo - will release its debut album on March 25th, 2008 via Roadrunner Records.

Max and Igor Cavalera are collaborating on new material for the first time in 12 years, since recording Sepultura’s Roots in 1995. This long-anticipated reunion between the Cavalera brothers is something fans across the globe have been clamoring for since Sepultura’s last gig in December 1996. "When Igor, and I met at the 10th Annual D-Low Memorial Show and got the instruments in our hands, it was like we had never been separated. The metal was flowing in our veins,” comments Max. “It was the same in the studio."

Recording took place this past July at Undercity Studios in Los Angeles, with Logan Mader (ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist). Among the 11 songs set to appear are: 'Inflikted', 'Bloodbrawl', 'Holy Poison', 'The Doom Of All Fires', 'Ultra-Violent' and 'My Sanctuary'. A b-side cover of the POSSESSED death/thrash classic 'The Exorcist' was also recorded.

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Sepultura Guitarist Finish Up Solo Album

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser is putting the finishing touches on his solo debut, entitled "Hubris I & II". A two-disc set, it is tentatively scheduled for release in April 2008 via Holland's Mascot Records. The CD was recorded in part at A Voz do Brasil studio in São Paulo, Brazil.

Commented Kisser: "I spent the last two weeks putting the last solos, vocals, percussion [for the solo CD] and it is set to be released in April 2008. I'm very happy with the result so far and I'm almost done. I went back to the studio right after we [SEPULTURA] came back from India."

In a 2006 interview with The Metal Exiles, Kisser stated about the upcoming effort, "It will be a double album, with the first disc being electric and the second disc being more acoustic and percussion[-based]." On why he decided to release a solo album now, Andreas said, "There was this label in Holland [Mascot] and said I should release something myself. Here is the deal, release something if you want to. I have a lot of material lying around so I am organizing it and recording it now. I am taking my time, as I am not in a rush, I want to enjoy it as much as I can." More...

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Sepultura Guitarist Recording Solo Album

Brand new video footage taken during the recording sessions for SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser's upcoming solo album, "Hubris 1 & 2", can be viewed below.

A two-disc set, "Hubris 1 & 2" is tentatively scheduled for release next year via Holland's Mascot Records. The CD is being recorded in part at A Voz do Brasil studio in São Paulo, Brazil.

In a 2006 interview with The Metal Exiles, Kisser stated about the upcoming effort, "It will be a double album, with the first disc being electric and the second disc being more acoustic and percussion[-based]." On why he decided to release a solo album now, Andreas said, "There was this label in Holland [Mascot] and said I should release something myself. Here is the deal, release something if you want to. I have a lot of material lying around so I am organizing it and recording it now. I am taking my time, as I am not in a rush, I want to enjoy it as much as I can."

In a recent interview with Romania's Metalhead TV, Andreas Kisser stated about SEPULTURA's current touring/recording plans, "Our intention, really, is to play as much as we can to prepare this band to start writing new material. So we're gonna start writing a new album at the end of the year, hopefully to release next year, sometime in the second [half of 2008]."

Back in March, SEPULTURA filmed the second video from their "Dante XXI" album, for the song "Ostia". The clip was shot at a studio in São Paulo prior to the band's departure for their European tour. During the following week, the video crew and the main actor shot the outdoor scenes in downtown São Paulo. The script, which adapts the story from the book "The Divine Comedy" to the modern days, was directed by Geraldo Moraes. More...

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Sepultura Drummer Talks Teaching And More

An exclusive interview with SEPULTURA drummer Jean Dolabella has been posted online at the Agenda do Headbanger blog. The following is an excerpt:

Q: You are a drum teacher, graduated in the Music Academy, in Los Angeles. After that you joined Sepultura, are you still teaching?

A: "Yes. I continue teaching here in BH. Besides, my father and I are running a "Cultural Space" and we have made a lot of events and workshops, not only mine but with several other artists."

Q: About your side projects, you’ve played with Andreas Kisser in his solo project called HUBRIS. Are you still working in the instrumental music project with the guitarist Augusto Nogueira? Do you have any other projects in mind?

A: "Hubris recording sessions were very special. It was the first time that I could record something with Andreas and I thought that the result was wonderful. The songs were strong and we felt a real good chemistry working together. My project with Augusto's been taking shape. We intend to release an album in the beginning of the next year. I also have another project with some old friends from Belo Horizonte that doesn't even have a name yet and no imminent recordings either."

Q: Seems like one of your favorite bands is Meshuggah. Is the drummer Tomas Haake one of your influences?

A: "Meshuggah is a band that I admire a lot, but it’s not my favorite band. I don’t even have a favorite band. I’ve seen them live a couple of times and the quality of the musicians is really impressive. As I enjoy and listen to many kinds of music, I have some completely distinct influences. During a time, Tomas Haake was in fact an influence."

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Metakix Vocalist Mistaken For Sepultura Singer

Indian progressive thrashers METAKIX completed their all-Indian tour on November 6th.

They band supported SEPULTURA on October 28th, and the reporters of Bombay Times (Times Of India, the biggest newspaper in the subcontinent), published an article on the gig, interviewing Sepultura and putting Metakix vocalist/guitarist Zomb's photograph with the article instead of a photo of Sepultura's Derrick Green

"I've been frequently asked if Derrick Green left and I joined the band", says Zomb. "That's a laughning matter, but it's better to cut the speculations in India down."

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Sepultura Guitarist Checks In From India

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued the following update:

"New Delhi, India (Oct. 26-29, 2007): After resting from the long journey, we had the first interview to do. It was made in a rock bar, with many journalists and many fans.

I had the first real experience with the Indian traffic. Me, my wife Patricia and others were lost, and it was hard to find the place we supposed to be to do the press conference. It was a good chance to see a little bit of the Indian capital. Finally we got there and the press people were very excited to talk to us and we were too. It was great to feel their welcome.

"I visited some beautiful places in Delhi like the India Gate, a monument built honoring the Indian soldiers that fought at the World War I, similar to the Triumph Arc in Paris. At the other side of the Arc, following the road, is the Government Palace, residence of the Indian Prime Minister. Other nice place was the Qutub Minar, a huge tower built 1.000 years ago, the tallest tower in Delhi. Around the tower are the ruins of a school and many tombs from unknown people.

"But Delhi, like any other big city, is chaotic. The poverty on the streets is mind-blowing. Starving families begging for food, money and anything they can get. People living in unbelievable conditions, but they are very nice, not violent at all and they seem conformed with their situation.

"We played at an open air venue that was full of anxious SEPULTURA fans. The show was great, they knew all the songs and their reaction was amazing. The adrenaline we felt on stage helped us to feel better and to minimize the effects of the jet lag.

"Next day, we traveled by bus to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. On the way to Agra we pass trough Mathura, the birth place of Krishna, with many temples and pilgrims. Every time we pass a state border we had to stop to pay a toll and every time we stopped people gathered around the bus trying to sell things, with monkeys jumping around on a leash, snakes charmers, etc…

"Agra is dirtier and more chaotic than anything else I ever experienced, but as soon we arrived at the Taj Mahal everything changed. The place is beautiful, magical, peaceful, unbelievable. We spent some hours there learning about the history with a local guide. It's a story of love, passion, great strength and faith. Amazing! We took the road back and we rested at the Hotel for the travel next day to Shillong. What an adventure! [End of Indian tour diary]

"Yesterday I went to see Steve Vai here in Sao Paulo [Brazil]. A true master of the guitar. Incredible show with an amazing band behind him. I came backstage to talk to him after the gig and he was very nice, he told me that he bought SEPULTURA albums in the '90s. I was very happy to hear that, he´s a great influence on my music for a long time. I like to send a 'Big Thanks' to Jeremy, the drummer, who arranged all the passes for this unforgettable night and for an awesome performance! Valeu!!!"

In a recent interview with Romania's Metalhead TV, Andreas Kisser stated about the band's current touring/recording plans, "Our intention, really, is to play as much as we can to prepare this band to start writing new material. So we're gonna start writing a new album at the end of the year, hopefully to release next year, sometime in the second [half of 2008]."

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Sepultura Frontman Checks In From Bangalore

SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green has posted the fifth entry in an ongoing tour diary covering the band's first-ever appearance in India. An excerpt follows:

"Day 9 - November 3, 2007 Bangalore: I started my day with the idea of wanting to see a place called Bull Temple. I read about it before and wanted to check it out along with any other places in the area. Jean [Dolabella, drums] was down to go so we got a driver and did a quick day tour of the city. The driver took us to a few places before Bull Temple — one was the India Parliament building which was an impressive site. The other places I don't remember but were smaller temples where the people were praying to either Ganish the elephant god or Shiva. We were the only gringos present and were asked all the time for money no matter what we did. When we took off our shoes to enter the temple, the guy who asked us to take them off wanted money. If we asked a question to someone then they would want money for their response.

"Bull Temple was very cool to see it was covered in this dark oil and gigantic in size. The priest blessed us and put a red dot on me Jean's forehead then asked for money. The driver then took us to a the botanical garden which is filled with every type of tree and plant you couldn't possibly imagine. To walk around would have taken hours so we decided to get our own cart of course with a driver from the garden who we couldn't understand a word he said. It seemed like we were the only ones with a cart and people stared on as we raced paced them. The park was filled with lovers all over and it was the first time that I saw men giving women affection in public. We kept asking our driver to slow down and explain some the surroundings but I'm not sure he knew too much. In the end he asked for a tip, which we declined to give him. We had no problem letting him know that he wasn't a very good tour guide.

"We left to go do soundcheck in an area when you drive into has a gang of dogs lying all around that look close to death and they are spread out everywhere. I start to see people waiting for the show and the sound is the best we have had the whole tour.

"The shows start early in India, which is a good thing because everyone, including ourselves, are filled with more energy. This time the crowd is a little closer to the stage and there are more people then all of the shows we have played. It's good to be able to see the faces and the reaction to certain songs I don't want it to end and the feeling of having to come back to this wonderful mystical places is overwhelming.
I can't help feel that coming here has added to the evolution of SEPULTURA which can never be denied or forgotten."

Read more at SEPULTURA's MySpace blog.

In a recent interview with Romania's Metalhead TV, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser stated about the band's current touring/recording plans, "Our intention, really, is to play as much as we can to prepare this band to start writing new material. So we're gonna start writing a new album at the end of the year, hopefully to release next year, sometime in the second [half of 2008]."

Back in March, SEPULTURA filmed the second video from their "Dante XXI" album, for the song "Ostia". The clip was shot at a studio in São Paulo prior to the band's departure for their European tour. During the following week, the video crew and the main actor shot the outdoor scenes in downtown São Paulo. The script, which adapts the story from the book "The Divine Comedy" to the modern days, was directed by Geraldo Moraes.

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Sepultura Frontman Posts Fourth Indian Update

SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green has posted the fourth entry in an ongoing tour diary covering the band's first-ever appearance in India. It reads as follows:

"We have a long travel day ahead of us to Shillong and we check out of the hotel at 5 in the morning and head to the airport. We will have a layover in Kolkata (Calcutta) then go to Guwahati and when arrive there we will have a four-hour drive because of road construction to Shillong.

"The landscape flying into Guwahati is very different than Delhi. There is much more green and mountains in the area. We are close to Burma, Nepal.

"We land and file into 5 different cars. I already start to notice that people look different. There is more of an Asian element mixed with the people that I notice and less traffic. The roads don't seem that bad at first but there are cows lying casual all over the two-lane highway. The landscape is beautiful and as we slowly drive upwards into the mountains the poverty level seems to be rising. I start to notice shacks as houses and poorly naked malnourished kids on the side of the road.

"The road was hardly a road and we weaved are way around trucks that were hauling everything that you can imagine. I'm nervous and speechless the entire ride and it continues to get worse. The road at times turns into almost a dirt road with rocks used to fill the potholes. Cars are racing past us and we are passing trucks without truly seeing what's coming towards us. It's a deadly game of cat-and-mouse which is what makes everyone nervous.

"The sun sets early over here this time of the year and we make it into the city just at sunset. There is a massive billboard for the show in the midst of crumbling shanty houses.

"I'm relieved to arrive because I felt that anyone of us could have been in a horrible accident and it was all extremely nerve-racking, but I'm happy to arrive.

"The town reminds of a scene from an Indiana Jones movie and the city is functioning with the bare minimum.

"I'm at a loss of words — I have never been to a place like this before but I stay optimistic: We have survived and we will be able to play for people that never expected us to ever play there and feel that they will appreciate every minute of it.

"There are many problems with everyone's rooms but I'm so exhausted that I really don't care I just need to lay down and close my eyes and not be in motion."

In a recent interview with Romania's Metalhead TV, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser stated about the band's current touring/recording plans, "Our intention, really, is to play as much as we can to prepare this band to start writing new material. So we're gonna start writing a new album at the end of the year, hopefully to release next year, sometime in the second [half of 2008]."

Back in March, SEPULTURA filmed the second video from their "Dante XXI" album, for the song "Ostia". The clip was shot at a studio in São Paulo prior to the band's departure for their European tour. During the following week, the video crew and the main actor shot the outdoor scenes in downtown São Paulo. The script, which adapts the story from the book "The Divine Comedy" to the modern days, was directed by Geraldo Moraes.

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Ex-Sepultura Drummer Performs At SKOL Beats

Video footage of former SEPULTURA drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera laying down drum beats along to a track by MIXHELL — the DJ/hip hop/electro project featuring Igor and his wife Laima Leyton — at the Skol Beats 2007 electronic music festival, which took place May 4-5, 2007 in São Paulo, Brazil, can be viewed below.

Igor Cavalera left SEPULTURA in June 2006 due to "artistic differences." He has since been replaced by Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA). Igor's departure from SEPULTURA came five months after he announced that he was taking a break from the group's touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son (who was born in January 2006). Filling in on drums during the band's spring 2006 European tour with IN FLAMES was Roy Mayorga, who played with Igor's brother Max in SOULFLY for several years in the late '90s and again in 2001-2003.

Igor is the second Cavalera to leave SEPULTURA. In 1996, Max Cavalera exited the group after the rest of the band fired Max's wife Gloria as SEPULTURA's manager.

Igor and Max Cavalera are currently collaborating on a new project called CAVALERA CONSPIRACY. The group's debut album will be released in early 2008 via Roadrunner Records. More...

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Sepultura Frontman Issues Another Tour Report

SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green has posted the third entry in an ongoing tour diary covering the band's first-ever appearance in India. It reads as follows:

"Day 3 - October 28, 2007 New Delhi: It's show day and there is some time before soundcheck to see another landmark in New Delhi history. We decide to go to a place call the Red Fort which is close to the hotel and we can go from there straight to soundcheck.

"It's Sunday and traffic is not too bad we make are way to the Red Fort where there is a huge line of men and a separate line with women. There is always heavy security at historical monuments due to fear of terrorist attacks. The metal detector is made of wood and it looks like it might have been made in a 6th grade science competition. I'm not sure it really works but they pat everyone down and place all bags through an x-ray machine.

"The fort is enormous and is laid out along the river Yamuna as an irregular octagon built of red sandstone. It was completed in 1648 and the Mughal king at the time transferred his capital from Agra to Delhi, Agra is the city here the Taj Mahal is located and we plan on going the next day.

"We walk around taking pictures and bargaining in the market area which is located inside the fort. We don't have a guide this time but there are signs that are explaining a little bit the history of the place.

"Time passes quickly and we have to get on our way to the soundcheck, shows start early in India due to a noise curfew.
"The area we are are performing is outside and is surrounded many different places. There is a kids museum with a large missile propped up on top of the building and a banquet hall for weddings and parties.

"I'm not too worried about our soundcheck. Stanley, our sound engineer, assures us that he will make it work. The waiting around is the worst part — I want to play, I want to see the crowd and feel their energy.

"There is something very special about playing a place for the first time. It's a show that you and the fans will never forget and I have no idea what to expect.

"The dressing room has two air conditioners pumping freezing cold air and outside the room there are millions of mosquito's ready to feed. I stretch and listening to the opening band keep the power of the cow bell alive.

"It's showtime and I have a wonderful energy flowing through me we came a long way to play and I don't want to let anyone down. The crowd are absolutely fantastic there energy is insane and the barricades begin to break down. There are various mosh pits breaking out and extra people are called to reinforce the barricades. People are singing along to old and new songs and from looking into the eyes of the crowd you can see that the show is fully appreciated, it's an unbelievable feeling for all of us.

"Once we are off the stage we are put into a car heading back to the hotel and I feel doped up with a super natural high plus a feeling of absolute exhaustion. I can't help but thinking over and over in my head we did it we finally played India our first show and two more to go, it's surreal and I'm in love with this place.

"Day 4 - October 29, 2007 Agra: Today is our day trip to the Taj Mahal and we are told that it will take over four hours. We pile into a bus early in the morning and slam right into a wall of traffic.

"The hardest part is getting out of the city. It's an overload of sights, smells and sound that I have never seen before in my life.

"The road to Agra is a two-lane highway with people traveling by trucks, bus, bicycle it doesn't matter people are everywhere.

"We encounter snake charmers on the way and people with monkeys who make them do tricks on a stick. People do what ever they can to make money for food for survival.

"Once we arrive in the city Of Agra there is even more chaos on the way to the Taj Mahal. When ever the bus stops people instantly run to the side of the bus tasking for money or to sell items or just staring intensely.

"There are many children on the streets and there ability to survive is crucial. There are some that have taught themselves to speak a little bit in different languages in order to be more effective at selling there product. Some of them wear bright colored shirts and give themselves easy to remember names in English to help remind you when you come back from the the Taj Mahal that you do not for get them and buy from them.

"There are people entering from all over the world and many have come from a long way like us. The mood of everyone seems to be of joy and happiness

"It's so overwhelming walking into area of the Taj, I even have goosebumps! The view looks like a huge mirage it's fascinating there is nothing that exist or will exist like this ever again. If there is such a thing as true perfection this is it and we are all drawn to walk towards it. The energy pulls you in.

"We have a guide who explains the history of the Taj Mahal which is a love story filled with tragedy and romance. To walk on the marble part of the Taj and to enter it your shoes must be taken off or covered with this shoe cloth they provide. It's dark inside and hot because the cross ventilation was sealed with glass to prevent pigeons from entering and destroying the inside which is preserved as it was back when it was constructed. There is a mosque to left of the Taj Mahal and you can hear the praying over the mosque speakers. People are sitting all around everywhere enjoying the atmosphere of the area and then there are some people who are asking for photographs of me because I look like a freak to them ahah! It's not a problem for me — the people are very friendly and then a group of people approach us and the one girl has a SEPULTURA tattoo on her leg. The girl is shaking and asks to take a picture of all of us. She and her friends are from Australia. There were a few more people who recognized us after that, which is insane; I never would have guessed this could happen at the Taj Mahal of all places.

"We leave to head back to New Delhi and the final question that was put to the guide which he didn't say much about was what happened to the workers. 1,000 of the workers after the completion of the Taj Mahal had there hands cut off along with their eyes blinded and tongues cut off by the Mughal ruler who had the Taj Mahal built. The reason why was to prevent them from every rebuilding a duplicate of the Taj Mahal or even speaking of it, I knew there had to be dark side to this story."

In a recent interview with Romania's Metalhead TV, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser stated about the band's current touring/recording plans, "Our intention, really, is to play as much as we can to prepare this band to start writing new material. So we're gonna start writing a new album at the end of the year, hopefully to release next year, sometime in the second [half of 2008]."

Back in March, SEPULTURA filmed the second video from their "Dante XXI" album, for the song "Ostia". The clip was shot at a studio in São Paulo prior to the band's departure for their European tour. During the following week, the video crew and the main actor shot the outdoor scenes in downtown São Paulo. The script, which adapts the story from the book "The Divine Comedy" to the modern days, was directed by Geraldo Moraes.

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Sepultura Frontman Shouts Out For Vegeterianism

While India prepares to be "invaded' by world-renowned Brazilian metal-hardcore band SEPULTURA, petaDishoom — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals India's youth division — is getting a jump on the rest of the country. That's because the band's lead singer, Derrick Green — who long ago went vegetarian after learning about the suffering of animals raised and killed for food — jumped at the chance to sit down for an exclusive interview with petaDishoom.com. As an added bonus, three lucky fans who visit the site will win a free SEPULTURA CD. Visitors to the site can also read an exclusive interview with METAKIX, who opened for SEPULTURA in Delhi on October 28, 2007.

In the interview, Green, who joined SEPULTURA in 1998, explains why he refuses to eat meat and the importance of respecting animals and fellow humans. He also discusses the band's graphic video for the song "Convicted in Life", which contains real footage of animal abuse, and depicts — in a twist of karma — pig slaughterers who turn into pigs, and chicken harvesters who get their brains eaten by hens.

"You can really tell how civilized a society is by the way that it treats its animals — everything is connected," says Green, who kicked the meat habit 23 years ago after reading Upton Sinclair's book "The Jungle", which recounts the cruelty of abattoirs. "Even at a young age, it's important to learn to have compassion for [others] … to have that respect and knowledge about other animals and other people as well."

SEPULTURA and METAKIX join a growing list of stars — including INXS' JD Fortune, Moby, THE BLACK EYED PEAS, RAZORLIGHT, BOMBAY ROCKERS and THE SONIK GURUS — who have teamed up with petaDishoom to inspire kids to challenge outdated, cruel attitudes about animals.

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Sepultura Issue Another Update From India

SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green has posted the second entry in an ongoing tour diary covering the band's first-ever appearance in India. It reads as follows:

"I awoke very early at least for me 9:00 am and descended downstairs for breakfast. I was hungry and I was looking forward to having something typical for an Indian breakfast. I proceeded experimenting with various spicy dishes and continued going back for more, it was all extremely delicious."

"I was anxious to see New Delhi and only a few people who were up and ready to go. I called Jean [Dolabella, drums] because I know that he mentioned the day before that he wanted to go anywhere at anytime. Caio, our lighting engineer, and his brother Albert, who is filming our entire trip in India, were also ready to go so we set out to place called Qutub Minar." More...

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Sepultura Frontman Checks In From India

SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green has posted the first entry in an ongoing tour diary covering the band's first-ever appearance in India. It reads as follows:

"Our journey is a long voyage starting from Sao Paulo, Brazil with a quick layover in London then straight to New Delhi."

"The expectations are running high for everyone because this will be our first time in India for all of us. I have always had a desire to come to India since I was a young boy so this happens to be a very important trip personally."

"We descend into New Delhi 11:30 at night and the city is covered in a soft blanket of smog. The only images that can be made out are the offset yellow street lights and the glowing white headlights of traffic coming to and leaving the airport." More...

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Sepultura Reveal More Indian Tour Details

Brazilian metallers SEPULTURA have confirmed live dates in India that will begin at the end of this month. Venue details have been revealed. The dates are as follows:

October
28 - Delhi, India - Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan
31 - Shillong, India - Polo Stadium

November
3 - Bangalore, India - Palace Grounds

Tickets can be purchased here. Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser stated recently that the band will commence work on a new album next month and it will be released worldwide through SPV Records sometime in 2008.

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Original Sepultura Guitarist Joins Band Onstage

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser checks in with the following update:

"Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Thursday I played in Sao Paulo, in a small music bar called AO Vivo Groove Bar, with Daniel La Torre (Hammond) and Vasco Fae (Drums, Vocals and Harmonica).

Joao Gordo (R.D.P Singer, VJ MTV Brazil) was there too and we did a blues version of an old Brazilian song very known by all. It was great jamming.

On Friday, at the same stage, I was invited by Marina De La Riva to play at her show. She also sang a song at my show, we did 'Since I've Been Loving You' from LED ZEPPELIN. A Spectacular voice, soft, full of feelings and emotions, performing the song in a unique way. Wonderful! At her gig I did a Cuban song called 'Juramento', where I played a guitar lead. Gracias por todo De La Riva!

After that I went to Belo Horizonte to jam with Sepultura. It was the best show we did in BH. I think it was the first time we actually played songs from every album. The high point on the set was when we called Jairo Guedz (TORMENTOR), first Sepultura guitar player (1984-1987), to play two songs with us, songs that he was a writer too. 'Necromancer' from Bestial Devastation and 'Troops Of Doom' from Morbid Visions.

The crowd went mad, they were singing and screaming, enjoying every minute of it. I dedicated the show to Joao Dollabella, second child from Jean who was born on September 21st. Great vibes with all Jean's parents and relatives around together with our old friends. Unforgettable! Thanks a lot to all in Belo Horizonte for this great night!"

The setlist for Sepultura's September 22nd date in Belo Horizonte was as follows: 'Dark Wood Of Error', 'Refuse/Resist', 'Convicted In Life', 'False', 'Dead Embrionic Cells', 'Sepulnation', 'Ostia', 'Crown & Mitter', 'Desperate Cry/Escape To The Void', 'Spit', 'Boycott', 'Buried Words', 'Bullet The Blue Sky', 'Orgasmatron/Inner Self', 'Beneath The Remains', 'Slave New World', 'Territory', 'Arise', 'Kayowas', 'Biotech Is Godzilla', 'Troops Of Doom', 'Necromancer', 'Come Back Alive', 'Roots Bloody Roots'.

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Sepultura Guitarist Talks About New Album Process

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued the following update:

"I've been very busy since we came back from the European tour. I jammed with many Brazilian artisits including, ORQUESTRA IMPERIAL (RJ), Blues with Vasco Fae in the Northeast, Marina De La Riva, Irmandade do Blues, recording with different styles of musicians and I will finish my solo album, Hubris by the end of the year.

Next month after Jean's kid is born, we will start a new album which will be released worldwide trough SPV Records. We will start practice in Belo Horizonte at Jean's studio.

Since Beneath The Remains we (haven't written) songs in BH. It will be another great deal of motivation to do that after so long. I'll keep you posted about the evolution of our work!"

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Cavalera Conspiracy Announce Album Details

Brazilian metal titans Max and Igor Cavalera have written and recorded new material together for the first time in 12 years. It is their first outing since recording their former band, SEPULTURA's colossal landmark album, "Roots" in 1995. The new project named CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, features the Cavalera brothers (Max on vocals and rhythm guitar and Igor on drums), SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo and GOJIRA's Joe Duplantier on bass. Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) makes a cameo bass appearance on one track. Another track features a collaboration with Max, Joe and Richie Cavalera (INCITE) on vocals.

Monte Conner, Roadrunner Senior VP of A&R recently visited the band in the studio. "Having stopped by the studio, I can tell you the magic between Max and Igor is still there. When these brothers play together, it's like the planets align," he says. "Igor's playing is simply on fire and as always, Max continues to have one of the most recognizable and powerful voices in all of metal. It was great to see both Max and Igor with such big smiles on their faces."

This long-anticipated reunion between the Cavalera brothers is something fans across the globe have been waiting for since SEPULTURA's last gig at Brixton Academy in December 1996. Hailing from Belo Horizonte in central Brazil, SEPULTURA gained a legendary reputation as the one of the most highly regarded and successful death/thrash metal bands of all time, with two gold albums under their belts both in the UK and the USA — "Chaos A.D." (1994) and "Roots" (1996).

"When Igor and I met at the 10th annual D-Low Memorial Show [in 2006] and got the instruments in our hands, it was like we had never been separated. The metal was flowing in our veins," comments Max. "It was the same in the studio."

Recording took place this past July at Undercity Studios in Los Angeles, with rising production star Logan Mader (ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist). Mixing at Undercity is currently underway. The still-untitled record is tentatively slated for a February 2008 release. Among the 11 songs set to appear are "Inflikted", "Bloodbrawl", "Holy Poison", "The Doom of All Fires", "Ultra-Violent" and "My Sanctuary". A b-side cover of the POSSESSED death/thrash classic "The Exorcist" was also recorded.

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Sepultura To Begin Work On New Album Next Month

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued the following update:

"I've very busy, since we came back from the European tour. I jammed with many Brazilian artisits including, ORQUESTRA IMPERIAL (RJ), blues with VASCO FAE in the Northeast, MARINA DE LA RIVA, IRMANDADE DO BLUES, recording with different styles of musicians and I will finish my solo album, 'Hubris', by the end of the year.

"Next month after Jean's [Dolabella, drums] kid is born, we will start a new album which will be released worldwide trough SPV Records. We will start practice in Belo Horizonte at Jean's studio. Since 'Beneath the Remains' [1989] we don't write songs in Belo Horizonte. It will be another great deal of motivation to do that after so long. I'll keep you posted about the evolution of our work!"

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