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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:
The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival are excited to announce their third headliner for the Sophie Lancaster Stage, and a slew of other Sophie stage bands for the August 2015 event.
Industrial outfit Godflesh is to headline Sunday night on the Sophie Lancaster stage. Frontman Justin Broadrick comments: “Godflesh is thrilled to be playing a very metal UK festival! We don’t get asked to play many, as we’re often viewed as not ‘real’ metal enough, or we’re generally seen as outsiders, which we are, thank you. That doesn’t mean we don’t like to be invited to be a real metal band once in a while and especially in the Derbyshire countryside! Thank you Bloodstock!“
British thrash stalwarts Onslaught also join the Sophie stage line-up on Sunday. The band is celebrating the 30th anniversary in 2015 of debut album, "Power From Hell," with a special EP on the cards for release and special anniversary merch available.
Self-appointed "caveman battle doom" 3-piece, Conan will crash Friday’s Sophie bill. Having recently returned from a string of shows in Australia and mainland Europe, Conan is prepping for a slot on the Maryland DeathFest this summer, before bringing an unholy wall of sound to Catton Park in August.
Greek southern-tinged heavy rockers Planet Of Zeus step up for a Sophie stage slot on Saturday, while London’s blackened doomsters Bast also join the Friday bill. The currently announced lineup for the 2015 edition is as follows: More...
Feeling the winter chill creeping in? Bloodstock to the rescue then, with three more bands announced to get you hot under the collar.
Norwegian extremists Enslaved are added to Bloodstock’s Main Stage next summer. With a new album due in March 2015 via Nuclear Blast, expect to bang your head to some brand new tunes. Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson states:
“We’ve been to Bloodstock once before in 2009, and not only did we understand then why it has become the most important UK Metal festival – but it has grown to mammoth-proportions since. In sum; what an absolute pleasure and honour to be invited back. We like to think that we too have developed somewhat; having a few new, pretty awesome albums and world tours under our (over-stretched) belts. We can’t wait to come and show the Bloodstock crowd what we’ve been up to. To quote one of our spiritual beacons; General Melchett: 'If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.'"
Hailing from the frozen wilds of Finland, folk metal six-piece Korpiklaani is set to join the fray in a UK exclusive appearance. Guitarist Country Cane tells us; "After having great fun and sold out shows ?with our good friends in Sabaton and TÝR, we are excited to be back in the UK to play Bloodstock in 2015. We plan to return and get the crowds singing and dancing Korpiklaani style on our next rock n roll adventure.” More...
The heavy hitting Florida metal heads from Trivium are revealed as the Bloodstock Friday main stage headliners in a U.K. exclusive for 2015.
Frontman Matt Heafy raves: “The UK is where the world first took notice of Trivium, and to pay true homage to that, Trivium will be playing the most Metal festival that exists in the UK: Bloodstock! We are thrilled beyond words to celebrate our first time at Bloodstock with the the UK’s Metal elite.”
Other new confirmations include Sabaton and Agalloch. The currently announced festival lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, Trivium, Within Temptation, Opeth, Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Ihsahn, Orange Goblin, Death DTA, Nuclear Assault, 1349, Dark Angel, Armored Saint, Belphegor, Overkill, Ensiferum, Agalloch
A short report on Sepultura's 30th-anniversary celebrations from "Bom Dia São Paulo" can be seen below.
The English-language edition of "Relentless: Thirty Years Of Sepultura", the first complete biography of Sepultura's epic career by Sao Paulo, Brazil-based U.S. author Jason Korolenko, was made available on December 4 via Rocket 88, a UK-based publisher dedicated to exploring new worlds of music and popular culture.
The foreword, preface and first chapter of "Relentless: Thirty Years Of Sepultura" can be found on the Rocket 88 web site.
While everyone’s talking about Christmas approaching, the Bloodstock festival organizer's sights are firmly fixed on next August. What better way to roll into the festive season than to announce three more crackin’ bands for 2015’s premier heavy metal event?
First up is thrash outfit Overkill. Front man Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth says: “We are loading the BIG guns and setting sail for the UK this summer! Be warned! The island is in danger, it's a White Devil Army....Lets make Bloodstock 2015 a bloodbath!”
Folk metal Finns Ensiferum are also joining the party, having recently wrapped recording on brand new album, "One Man Army," set for release on February 23rd.
Austrian blackened death metal overlords Belphegor will also make a return to Catton Park in 2015. Frontman/guitarist and founder Helmuth Lehner comments: “Belphegor returns to the ingenious Bloodstock Open Air! We will play at the main stage and promote our latest offering ‘Conjuring The Dead.’ Belphegor will bring you the most intense ritual possible. Join the pit and prepare for Diabolical Death Metal chaos.” More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock 2015 festival have issued the following announcement about new band confirmations:
"Bloodstock early bird tickets are flying out the door in the wake of Halloween’s Rob Zombie headline announcement, but here at festival HQ we aren’t resting on our laurels, we’ve got even more bands ready to add on to the bill!
"British stoner/doom overlords, Orange Goblin are set for a main stage slot in 2015. Having recently unleashed their eighth studio album, 'Back From The Abyss' via Candlelight Records, the band are currently laying waste to Europe on tour with the mighty St Vitus. Check out the brand new video for ‘Sabbath Hex’ from the new release here.
?Norwegian black metallers 1349 also sign up. With latest studio album ‘Massive Cauldron Of Chaos’ recently hitting the racks, the band have also found time to collaborate with Minnesota’s Surly Brewing Company and launch their own ‘1349 Black Ale’. Check out this informative video clip featuring drummer Frost and vocalist Ravn explaining how the whole thing came about over here. More...
Ex-Sepultura drummer Igor Cavalera "really hopes" that the group's classic lineup can one day reunite, but says that there are no concrete plans for him and his brother Max to rejoin their former bandmates.
Igor left Sepultura in June 2006 due to "artistic differences." His departure from the band came five months after he announced that he was taking a break from Sepultura touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son (who was born in January 2006). In 1996, Max left Sepultura after the band fired Max's wife Gloria as their manager.
Asked by Metal Wani if there is any chance of a reformation of Sepultura late '80s/early '90s lineup — featuring Igor and Max alongside guitarist Andreas Kisser and bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. — Igor said: "I hope so, but there's nothing solid. The only solid thing right now, it's what I do with Max, and it's Cavalera Conspiracy. Like, the whole Sepultura thing, it's something that we don't know if it's gonna happen or not. To be honest, I really hope one day we can do this in a very cool way." More...
This Halloween, Bloodstock has some howlingly good news to share! Are you a fan of the undead? Love zombies? The fiendishly brilliant Rob Zombie is confirmed as Sunday’s 2015 main stage headliner, bringing his full production to Catton Park.
Rob Zombie exclaims, "I am so ready to get on a plane, and get my ass over to merry ol' England for Bloodstock. We've had some of the best shows of our lives over there and can't wait to add this to the list. Besides, it's called ‘Bloodstock' so how could it not be bloody fucking fun?”
Expect to witness a spectacular range of Rob Zombie classics as well as choice cuts from the band’s most recent studio album "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor." Check out this cut below of "Superbeast" from last year’s "The Zombie Horror Picture Show" DVD, which captured Rob and his zombie bandmates John 5, Piggy D, and Ginger Fish on the road.
Other bands confirmed for the 2015 festival include Within Temptation, Opeth, Cannibal Corpse, Sepultura, Death DTA, Dark Angel, Ihsahn, and Nuclear Assault. More...
It’s all systems go for Bloodstock 2015 with no rest for the wicked: as well as the recently announced Saturday night headliners, Within Temptation and special guests Opeth, more bands are getting locked in for August 2015.
Following Emperor’s triumphant headlining set at Bloodstock this year, Emperor frontman Ihsahn brings his solo project to Catton Park as a one-off, U.K. exclusive. Ihsahn comments:
“At this year's Bloodstock I had the great pleasure of finishing off our 20th Anniversary Tour of ‘In The Nightside Eclipse’, and next year, I am really looking forward to returning with a whole new Ihsahn set. Nostalgic. Contemporary. I get to do both! See you all there!” More...
Sepultura will unveil a new live offering entitled "Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio" next month on September 16th, 2014.
In a performance that finds Sepultura accompanied throughout by the French industrial percussion group Les Tambours du Bronx, notorious for beating 225-liter barrels with beech wood bats or even axe handles, the show was recorded from the band's main stage appearance at the Rock In Rio gala in 2013.
In celebration of its impending street date, today Revolver Magazine offers a glimpse into this awe inspiring production with a five-and-a-half minute clip of "Territory," available for viewing below. More...
Promoters for the Wacken Open Air Festival announced that Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing live on stage at Wacken 2015, followed immediately by a Savatage reunion gig that will mark the band's first live performance in over a decade. Furthermore, these appearances are the only live appearances for both bands in Europe during 2015.
Guitarist Chris Caffery proudly proclaimed in his Facebook post: "I am extremely happy to make this post! Today our friends at the Wacken festival announced that Savatage will be finally playing again! Wacken 2015! Both Savatage and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will make an appearance! Savatage will close the festival that night following #TSO's first ever European festival appearance! I have been waiting for then to announce this for a a few weeks! It was hard to keep it a secret! Yes Legion...our patience has finally paid off...Savatage will play again next summer!"
In addition, Running Wild will return to the stage after playing the farewell performance in 2009 before recently returning with two studio releases ("Shadowmaker" and "Resilent").
Other band named in the first wave of acts are: In Flames, In Extremo, U.D.O. (Special Orchestra show), Sabaton, Amorphis (Special "Tales from the Thousand Lakes" show), Death Angel, Powerwolf, Ensiferum, Kataklysm, Cannibal Corpse, Sepultura and Thyrfing.
The pre-sale starts in the night from Sunday, August 3rd to Monday, August 4th at Midnight (German time) (6:00pm EST) – exclusively at Metaltix.com. As always, the first offer is the 10,000 limited X-Mas Tickets. The X-Mas tickets will be available for 150€ + 10€ pre-sale fee and will be delivered together with one of the limited W:O:A X-Mas T-Shirts! Every customer can order up to 2 X-Mas tickets. More...
In celebration of an astounding thirty-year career, Sepultura will unleash a new live offering entitled "Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio" in North America via Eagle Rock Entertainment on September 16th, 2014.
In a performance that finds Sepultura accompanied throughout by the French industrial percussion group Les Tambours du Bronx, notorious for beating 225-liter barrels with beech wood bats or even axe handles, the show was recorded from the band's main stage appearance at the legendary Rock In Rio gala in 2013. The following press release was also issued:
"Featuring 'Refuse/Resist,' 'Territory,' and 'Roots Bloody Roots,' which sees the audience chanting the entire cut from beginning to end, the sheer volume of sound, percussive enormity and powerful presentation sets this release apart from any previous Sepultura concert offering to date.
"With a one-hour run time divided into thirteen cuts, the album also features a cover of Prodigy's 'Firestarter,' the fan-chanted 'Sepulnation,' and music from the band's Kairos full-length. Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio will come available on CD, DVD and for the first time in the band's history, Blu-Ray via a partnership with Rock In Rio, MZA Music and Eagle Rock Entertainment. More...
As was the case in 2013, the 2014 installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium will have a live feed over this weekend (June 27th-June 29th). The feed can be accessed over at this location.
Not all bands are participating in the live feed, and the feed is subject to change at any time, with full live shows and partial live feeds throughout. Bands that will not be broadcast are: Ghost, Annihilator, Limp Bizkit and Black Sabbath. Make sure you check the schedule regularly at the bottom of the feed page for the status of the live stream (green check is full live stream, question mark is "unknown," green/red circle with slash is partial streaming and the red "x" is no stream).
As of press time, the bands scheduled for live streaming are as follows:
Friday, June 27th:
Jeff Scott Soto
Saturday, June 28th:
Sunday, June 29th:
Schirenc Plays Pungent
Hellfest Open Air takes places this weekend in Clisson, France and many great acts are set to appear. If you are unable to make the festival, then you can enjoy some of the bands via a live stream at this location. Click on the link and scroll to the bottom.
Among the acts set to be streamed (check out the link for the official "countdown" clock for each act):
We Came As Romans
Brazilian metal legends Sepultura have posted their new music video online for their cover of the Chico Science & Nação Zumbi song, "Da Lama ao Caos." You can check it out below.
The song appears on their most recent studio album, "The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart," which was released in October of last year through Nuclear Blast Records. More...
Sepultura has confirmed a second tour in support of current album "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart."
The band will play – among several festivals - several countries and towns that weren't covered on the first tour leg. Full dates are available below.
Sepultura's latest full-length album album dropped via Nuclear Blast in October 2013 and was produced together with Ross Robinson, who was previously involved in the milestone "Roots" release.
29.05. DE Geiselwind - Out&Loud Festival
30.05. AT Kufstein - Kulturfabrik
31.05. AZ Pilzen - Metalfest CZ
01.06. AT Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
03.06. IT Torino - Audiodrom
04.06. IT Scandiano (reggio emillia) - Corolla
05.06. HR Zadar - Underwall Festival
06.06. RS Beograd - Dom Omladine
07.06. RO Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting
08.06. BU Sofia - Mixtape 5
09.06. MZ Skopje - MKC
10.06. BH Sarajevo - Sloga
12.06. DK Copenhagen - Copenhell
13.06. AT Nickelsdorf - Novarock
14.06. CH Interlaken - Greenfield
15.06. UK Donington - Download
17.06. FR Lille - Aeronef
18.06. FR Colmar - Grillen
19.06. FR Toulon - Vox
20.06. FR Clisson - Hellfest
21.06. NO Halden - Tons Of Rock Festival
22.06. DE Karlsruhe - Jubez
24.06. DE Bremen - Tivoli
25.06. DE Flensburg - Roxy
26.06. NL Alkmaar - Victorie
27.06. BE Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
28.06. DE Dischingen - Rock am Härtsfeldsee
29.06. CY Nicosia - Altast
03.07. GR Athens - Stage Volume 1
05.07. DE Münster - Vainstream Rockfest
06.07. DE Roitzschjora - With Full Force
07.07. HU Pecs - Rockmaraton More...
American thrash act Flotsam and Jetsam will be heading over to Europe in February to support Sepultura and Legion of the Damned along with Mortillery.
"Ugly Noise" is Flotsam and Jetsam's eleventh full-length album, and first release on Metal Blade since 2001, following the 2010 album, "The Cold."
The record also heralds the return of original members Michael Gilbert on guitar and Kelly David Smith on drums, who haven't recorded with Flotsam and Jetsam since 1997. More...
Brazilian metal act Sepultura posted a new music video for the track "The Vatican." The song appears on the new album "The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be The Heart," which is available now from Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out the video here:
Sepultura has posted the following message online via Facebook about having to cancel the band's previously scheduled North American tour:
“Due to the delay in obtaining a visa for the band to enter the United States, we regret to inform all fans that the previously announced North American tour is being cancelled.
"We apologize to the fans, promoters, and the bands who were going to be part of the ‘Tsunami Of Metal’ tour – Unearth, Kataklysm, Scar the Martyr, Anciients, and Dark Sermon. Fans who purchased advanced tickets will be entitled to a full refund."
Sepultura has also now released new album "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart," which can be heard in full at this location.