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

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Sepultura Post New Rehearsal Video Footage Online

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA are currently rehearsing for their upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off on March 6 in Stockholm. Support at the shows will come from Israeli metallers BETZEFER and South Africa's FOREVER WILL BURN.

Check out video clips of SEPULTURA rehearsing for the tour:


Pictures from the rehearsal sessions can be found at this location. More...

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Forever Will Burn To Join Sepultura On Euro Tour

Witchdoctor Records has announced that South Africa's own Forever Will Burn has been tapped to provide support for legendary Brazillian metal act Sepultura on their upcoming European tour.

The Cape Town-based band most recently released their debut, Forever Will Burn and you can check out some music on their myspace page.

March 7, 2007 Tradgarn Club Gothenburg, Sweden
March 8, 2007 Musikzentrum Hannover, Germany
March 10, 2007 Rock Cafe Club Praha, Czech Republic
March 11, 2007 Substage Club Karlsruhe, Germany
March 13, 2007 Laloco Club Paris, France
March 14, 2007 Spirit of 66 Club Verviers, Belgium
March 15, 2007 Burgerweeshuis Club Deventer, Holland
March 16, 2007 Rockhal Each/Alzette, Luxembourg
March 17, 2007 Sporthalle Stadium Boblingen, Germany
March 18, 2007 Jailbreak Concert Berlin, Germany
March 19, 2007 Backstage Club Munich, Germany
March 20, 2007 Planet Music Club Wien, Austria
March 21, 2007 Salzahaus Club Winterthur, Switzerland
March 22, 2007 Deposito Giordani Club Pordenone, Italy
March 24, 2007 Metalmania Festival 2007 Katowice, Poland

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Sepultura Announce European Tour Dates

Sepultura have announced plans for a European tour next month. Here are the tour dates so far:

March 10th in Prague, CZE @ Rock Cafe
March 11th in Karlsruhe, GER @ Substage
March 13th in Paris, FRA @ La Locomotive
March 14th in Verviers, BEL @ The Spirit Of '66
March 15th in Deventer, NET @ Buger Weeshuis
March 16th in Luxembourg, LUX @ The Rockhal
March 17th in Stuttgart, GER @ Sporthalle
March 18th in Berlin, GER @ K 17
March 19th in Munchen, GER @ Backstage
March 20th in Wien, AUT @ Planet Rock
March 21st in Winterthur, SWI @ Salzhaus
March 22nd in Reggio Emilia, ITA @ Tempo Rock
March 23rd in Athens, GRE @ TBA
March 24th in Thessaloniki, GRE @ TBA

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Green Reacts To Max Cavalera's Reunion Talk

Washington D.C.'s Express recently conducted an interview with SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

Express: Did you feel like you won the lottery when you became SEPULTURA's new singer in 1996?

Green: Yeah, definitely, as a musician, having a whole new challenge in front of me. It's a lot of work, you know? There's a lot of work that goes into being in the band and being able to move to a different country and adapt a different language. There were a lot of things that went into being in this band. It's been an amazing journey.

Express: What are your future plans for SEPULTURA?

Green: To come back here and do some festivals, to really make ourselves known again here. To get on some hot bills with young bands and some older bands. There's a big part of the world we haven't played yet: Asia, a lot of Central America, South Africa.

Express: You must know that [original SEPULTURA vocalist] Max [Cavalera] has been telling the media that he'll be reuniting with the group. How does that strike you?

Green: It struck me as kind of strange. Nobody in our band's talked to him in years. I think it's something that he wants to do and I thought: After 10 years, why now? We've been supporting the band and keeping it alive after he left. I feel that I'm a part of the band and people see me as part of the band. I think it's kind of bizarre, but I'm not that surprised.

Read the full article at Express.

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Sepultura Plan US Tour

Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura have announced their long-awaited return to American shores in November. The band kicks off their 28-city tour at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ on Thursday, November 11.

Their latest album, "Dante XXI", has been heralded by the press and the heavy metal community worldwide as a true return to form, along with being one of the very finest metal releases of the year. The album, based on "Divina Comedia", one of the master works of Italian poet and philosopher, Dante Alighieri, has turned heads both for it's razor-sharp sonic aesthetics and it's forward-thinking, literate approach to heavy metal.

As previously reported, Igor Cavalera left the band this past summer and the band debuted their new drummer Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA) at the Vilar de Mouros festival in Portugal.

Here are the scheduled US Tour dates: More...

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Just For Fun

Young Band Covering Sepultura, Iron Maiden

A hot new band is tearing up the scene with some awesome covers of classic metal acts. You can check them out on YouTube or below. More...

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Photo Of Max and Igor Cavalera Reunited Online

A photo of brothers and former Sepultura bandmates Max and Igor Cavalera - who reunited for the first time in 10 years at the 10th annual D-Low Memorial Festival on August 17, 2006 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ - has been posted online at SoulflyWeb.com. As previously reported, Igor came out and joined headliners Soulfly for renditions of the Sepultura classics "Attitude" and "Roots Bloody Roots".

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Sepultura, Sworn Enemy, Diecast US Tour Dates

Sepultura, Sworn Enemy, Diecast, and Suicide Silence will tour the U.S. together in November and December. Here are the tour dates:

11/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
11/17 Long Beach, CA @ The Vault
11/18 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
11/21 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/22 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
11/24 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/26 Fargo, ND @ Rivolie Theater
11/27 Minneapolis, MN @ The Rock
11/29 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
11/30 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
12/1 Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
12/2 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
12/4 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/5 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
12/6 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
12/8 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's
12/9 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
12/11 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/12 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
12/14 Houston, TX @ The Meridian
12/15 Dallas, TX @ Galaxy Theatre
12/16 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12/19 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
12/20 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
12/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A GoGo
12/22 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse

Sepultura's line up will feature Igor Cavalera's replacement, Jean Dolabella on drums. Jean has proven his capability on Sepultura's Brazilian tour with 3,000+ fans coming out to a show September 16th in Vitória, Espirito Santo.

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Sepultura Perform On 'Programa do Jô'

Sepultura's official web site has been updated with links to video footage of the band's entire two-song performance on the Brazilian TV show 'Programa do Jô' on September 7th. You can watch 'Crown & Miter' and 'Convicted in Life' at YouTube or below. More...

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Kings Of Death and Speed Metal On 'Horror" DVD

The third volume of the "Horror Pain Gore Death" DVD collection of horror music videos (horror films mixed with metal music) from established and obscure death, thrash and '80s metal bands will be released on September 26. The complete track listing for the set is as follows:

CANCER - Blood Bath
EXODUS - A Lesson In Violence
SLAYER - Criminally Insane
MENTORS - Peepin' Tom
MORTA SKULD - Consuming Existence
SODOM - Outbreak Of Evil
NECKTIE - Hostages
BLÜDWÜLF - The Horror
SLAUGHTER - Fuck Of Death
TOXIC HOLOCAUST - Thrashing Death
SEXCREMENT - Menstrual Money Shot
SAVAGE GRACE - Into The Fire
SUFFOCATION - Infecting The Crypts
KREATOR - Pleasure To Kill
SEPULTURA - R.I.P. (Rest In Pain)
VENOM - Don't Burn The Witch

For more information, click here.

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Sepultura to Cease Using Name After Current Tour?

In a brand new interview with the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo, former SEPULTURA drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera is quoted as saying that he and the current SEPULTURA members have come to an agreement that the name SEPULTURA can only be used until the end of band's current "Dante XXI" touring cycle. However, in the same article, the group's bassist, Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr., denies that any such agreement was ever made.

Speaking to BLABBERMOUTH.NET back on June 13, 2006, Igor was asked if, in his opinion, SEPULTURA should go on without either of the Cavalera brothers in the lineup. "I don't have the right to say whether it should exist, or if it should go on, since I left the band," he said. "I think if it was like, if they threw me out of the band, or if it was like a fight, or if it was a different situation, I could have a different opinion, as far as continuing or not continuing. But as far as the way I see it [now], I think it's really up to them if they want to continue or if they wanna stop with SEPULTURA." Asked if he would try to stop the remaining SEPULTURA members if they tried to continue and record a new album under the SEPULTURA name with a different drummer, Igor said, "No, not at all."

SEPULTURA played their first official show in their home country with the group's new drummer, Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA), on August 5 at the Circo Voador in Rio de Janeiro.

Igor announced earlier in the year 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). Filling in on drums during the band's 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.

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Roadrunner Release Artwork For "Best Of" Albums

You can now view the artwork for each of RoadRunner Records' upcoming "Best Of"s that were previously announced. Follow the links below to see the artwork for each album

1. Martyr
2. Scapegoat
3. Scumgrief
4. Demanufacture
5. Self-Bias Resistor
6. Zero Signal
7. Replica
8. Shock
9. Edgecrusher
10. Resurrection
11. Cars
12. Linchpin

1. What Comes Around
2. Unreal
3. God Save Us
4. If You Still Hate Me
5. Liar
6. This Time's For Real
6. How Can I Live
8. Cleansing
9. Te Amo. I Hate You
10. What You Deserve
11. This Is War
12. Turns To Gray
13. Corazon of Mine

1. Troops Of Doom
2. Beneath The Remains
3. Inner Self
4. Arise
5. Dead Embryonic Cells
6. Desperate Cry
7. Refuse/Resist
8. Territory
9. Slave New World
10. Biotech Is Godzilla
11. Roots Bloody Roots
12. Attitude
13. Ratamahatta

1. Unsuccessfully Coping With The Natural Beauty Of Infidelity
2. Christian Woman
3. Black No. 1
4. Too Late: Frozen
5. Love You To Death
6. My Girlfriend's Girlfriend
7. Cinnamon Girl
8. Everyone I Love Is Dead
9. Everything Dies
10. Highway Star
11. I Don't Wanna Be Me
12. Life Is Killing Me

All four titles will be in stores in the US and available for download on September 12th.

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Max And Igor Cavelera On Stage Together Again

SOULFLY's official web site was updated with the following message:

"The 10th annual D-Low Memorial show is over and we thank you all for making it a huge success. The show, which was opened by NORTH SIDE KINGS and INCITE, sold out and it was a very historic night for SOULFLY. The band was joined on stage by many friends from their past including Danny Marianinho of NORTH SIDE KINGS (on 'Defeat U'), Richie Cavalera of INCITE (on 'Bleed' and 'Stay Strong'), [former MEGADETH bassist] Dave Ellefson (on 'Prophecy' and 'Defeat U'), and their former longtime drummer Roy Mayorga (on 'No Hope = No Fear') who currently plays with STONE SOUR. But most importantly, Max was reunited onstage for the first time in 10 years with his brother Igor Cavalera. Max and Igor formed SEPULTURA together in the early 1980s, but have not played together since the band split in 1996. Igor joined the band mid-way through the set for a jam on the drums and stayed onstage to play the SEPULTURA classics 'Roots Bloody Roots' and 'Attitude' with the guys!"

SOULFLY bassist Bobby Burns previously told BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "The show was fuckin' insane! Roy Mayorga came out and did 'No Hope = No Fear' with us. Dave Ellefson did 'Prophecy' and 'Defeat U'. And the one and only Igor Cavalera came out and did 'Attitude' and 'Roots' with us!!! It was far beyond badass, trust me... Best D-Low show yet..."

Also, SOULFLY have been confirmed as the direct support for MEGADETH on the upcoming Australian leg of the Gigantour. ARCH ENEMY and CALIBAN will also be playing before SOULFLY, and tickets go on sale on Tuesday (August 22) at 9:00 a.m." The dates for the shows are:

Oct. 21 - Brisbane, Australia - The Riverstage
Oct. 22 - Sydney, Australia - Hordern Pavilion
Oct. 24 - Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall

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Sepultura, Type O, Fear Factory 'Best Of' Albums

On September 11, Roadrunner Records will be releasing a set of ultimate metal albums. These "best of" collections will pull together the best material from some of metal's greatest artists. The first batch includes music from FEAR FACTORY, SEPULTURA and TYPE O NEGATIVE.

"Whether you are a huge fan of these artists and have their back catalogue, or if you want a career summary, these are a must-have for any dedicated metaller," reads a posting on the Roadrunner web site.

The details of the above-mentioned "best of" collections are as follows: More...

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Sepultura Introduce New Drummer

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA introduced their new drummer Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA) last Friday (July 21) at the Vilar de Mouros festival in Portugal. The following report was posted at the band's official web site by the group's bassist, Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr.:

"Last Friday, July 21st, we had our debut with our new drummer Jean Dolabella on the festival Vilar de Mouros in Portugal (about an hour from the city of Porto). It couldn't be better!!! I read that they were expecting about 9,000 people, and ended up with being around 25,000. Was great!!! We got on the stage around 1:40 a.m. and was good to see that we still have a great following in Portugal!!! When Andreas came to introduce Jean for the first time, it seemed to me he was already familiar among the fans for a while. Definitely was a good feeling and did give us lots more of confidence and strength to do a great performance!!! Once more I was happy to step up on the stage and have the chance to share that feeling with our fans!!! Thank you so much Portugal!!! Hope to see you very soon!!!"

SEPULTURA's setlist for the Vilar de Mouros festival in Portugal – Friday, July 21, 2006:

01. Dark Wood Of Error
02. Refuse / Resist
03. Convicted In Life
04. False
05. Dead Embrionic Cells
06. Ostia
07. Crown & Mitter
08. Sepulnation
09. Choke
10. Spit
11. Buried Words
12. Troops Of Doom
13. Beneath The Remains
14. Breed Apart
15. Territory
16. Arise
17. Come Back Alive
18. Roots

As previously reported, SEPULTURA made their first public appearance with Jean Dolabella) on July 11 at Clube Belfiore in São Paulo during the Brazilian release party for their new CD, "Dante XXI". Check out pictures at Whiplash.net.

Dolabella joined SEPULTURA as the replacement for founding member Igor Cavalera, who left the band last month due to "artistic differences."

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UFC Ultimate Beatdowns To Be Re-Issued

The UFC backed compilation "UFC Ultimate Beatdowns Vol. 1" will be reissued on August 29th via Nitrus with a revised track listing. Here's how it will now shape up:
01 - UFC Intro - "Optimus Bellum Domitor"
02 - Stemm - "Face The Pain"
03 - Slayer - "Warzone"
04 - Damageplan - "Blunt Force Trauma"
05 - Hatebreed - "Live For This"
06 - American Head Charge - "Cowards"
07 - Shadows Fall - "Power Of I And I"
08 - Sepultura - "Bullet The Blue Sky" (U2 cover) 09 - Fear Factory - "Slave Labor"
10 - Icepick - "Born To Crush You"
11 - Killswitch Engage - "Breathe Life"
12 - Chimaira - "Indifferent To Suffering"
13 - U.P.O. - "It's Alright"
14 - Index Case - "Listen"
15 - Black Flood Diesel - "Lost Cause"
16 - Scars Of Life - "Dying Here"

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Cavalera Excited About Possible Sepultura Reunoin

SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera recently spoke to Holland's Toazted.com about the possibility of a reunion with his former SEPULTURA bandmates at some point in the not-too-distant future. Asked about the rumor that a reunited SEPULTURA was in talks several months ago to play this year's Ozzfest, Max said, "There's been a lot of rumors. SEPULTURA is one of the most rumored things out there. [Laughs] I talked to my brother [ex-SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera] recently. He has a new son named Antonio, which is my middle name. He says he looks a lot like me. I've only seen a picture. I plan to visit him sometime next year. We're in a very good relationship, which is great, after all this bullshit. Ten years… Life is too short to hold [grudges]. So I think in a weird way, God has a way to manage these things and he's putting it all together now. With or without the reunion — I don't really care — it's important that we're brothers… blood, family… it's a great thing. But to tell you the truth, it would be cool to have a reunion. Even my kids wanna see it. My [stepson] Richie is like, 'Oh, my God, I've gotta… I know I saw SEPULTURA, but I was too little, I don't remember.' And SEPULTURA has touched so many people. So it would be really, really cool."

With regards to how a SEPULTURA reunion might affect SOULFLY, Max said, "I think SOULFY [and SEPULTURA] are completely different things. SOULFLY has its own identity and its own vibe. And it will not conflict with SEPULTURA, I don't think — it's two completely different things. And touring with BLACK SABBATH last year — I was really inspired. It was so good to see… Those guys, they hated each other for a long period, and you see that they make up and they go on tour, and they… I don't know. You can really see that Ozzy loves BLACK SABBATH. It's in his blood. He loves [the band]. How can you not? It was inspiring for me. So I think I understand more now why people want to see [a] SEPULTURA [reunion]. It makes more sense now than it did… When we first split up, I was like, 'No, I'm never doing that shit again. Screw this, I hate this shit,' but I think different now. It's working itself [out]. When it happens, it'll happen, and it'll be good."

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Sepultura Vow To Continue Despite Igor's Departure

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have yet to comment on yesterday's announcement that their drummer and co-founder, Igor Cavalera, has left the group due to "artistic differences." However, according to a posting on the band's official web site, guitarist Andreas Kisser, Derrick Green and Paulo Xisto Jr. have vowed to continue with the group despite this major setback. In the meantime, SEPULTURA's latest CD, "Dante XXI", will receive its long-awaited South American release (featuring two bonus tracks) next month. Tour dates in Brazil and North American are expected to be announced soon.

Igor announced earlier in the year 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). Filling in on drums during the band's 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.

SEPULTURA have now officially selected Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA) as their new touring drummer following Roy Mayorga's decision to join STONE SOUR as a full-time member.

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Drummer Igor Cavalera Quits Sepultura

Drummer Igor Cavalera has officially announced his departure from SEPULTURA.

In a statement released on June 12 to the Brazilian media, Igor attributed the split to "artistic incompatibility" with his SEPULTURA bandmates — guitarist Andreas Kisser, bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. and vocalist Derrick Green.

"I believe my mission in SEPULTURA has come to an end," Igor said in the statement. "I am very proud of everything we have done, but I feel that the group's current formation no longer lives up to my expectations as a musician and a person. Since my last tour with SEPULTURA, which took place in Europe in December 2004, I have sensed that my ideas were not compatible with those of the rest of the band."

Igor, who hasn't toured with SEPULTURA since 2005, noticed that his personal ambitions were worlds apart from those of the other members of the group and he felt slightly detached from the creative process of SEPULTURA. More...

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Max Cavalera Slams "Fake" Sepultura

Ex-SEPULTURA/current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera has slammed the current touring version of his former band as "fake" and has reiterated his desire to one day take part in a reunion of the group's classic lineup. When asked during a Sirius Satellite Radio interview last month if there have been talks between him and the guys in SEPULTURA about getting back together one day, Max said, "There's been a lot of talk — rumor and stuff. I don't know… What I know is that Igor [Cavalera, Max's brother and current SEPULTURA drummer] is not on tour [with SEPULTURA] right now [Editor's Note: Igor announced earlier in the year that he was taking a break from SEPULTURA's touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son], and to me that's not SEPULTURA, man. I don't give a shit — that is not. We made the band, we created the band; it started with me and him. Andreas [Kisser, SEPULTURA guitarist] came way, way later in the picture. Paulo [Xisto Pinto Junior, SEPULTURA bassist], he got in the band 'cause he had a bass — his Dad bought a bass, [but Paulo] couldn't play. And I'm not trying to diss anybody, I'm just saying the facts — that me and Igor invented, created and carried… the Cavalera brothers carried SEPULTURA; we created it. So if it [the reunion] ever happens, it's gonna be [done] the right way for the right reason.

"I kind of compare it to parachuting — I never parachuted before, I wanna parachute one day. It's like the SEPULTURA reunion. It's like parachuting. I'm not doing it tomorrow, but I'd like to do it eventually, sometime. 'Cause I know what it did to people; it changed a lot of people's lives. My kids wanna see it. Richie's [Max's stepson] like, 'I wanna see SEPULTURA.' Zyon and Igor [Max's youngest son] are like, 'I wanna see SEPULTURA with Max — the real SEPULTURA, not the fake SEPULTURA.

"When the time comes and it happens, it will be for the right reason — I believe in all that kind of crazy shit. So it's gonna be done at the right time. I am right now where I am supposed to be, doing what I am supposed to be, and when that happens, it will be the right time."

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