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

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Sepultura Announces US Tour With Death Angel

Brazilian act Sepultura announced that it will tour North America with Death Angel, Krisiun and Havok beginning this April. Dates and venues have not yet been announced. Sepultura is touring in support of its latest LP "Kairos," which was released in June 2011 (see Metal Underground's review here).

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Iced Earth And Sepultura Confirmed For Bloodstock

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced the addition of two legendary bands for this year's event, namely American power metal outfit Iced Earth and Brazilian thrash metal veterans Sepultura. The festival will take place at Catton Hall in Walton On-Trent, Derbyshire from August 10th-12th and features the following lineup, with more acts to be confirmed:

Ronnie James Dio Stage:
Alice Cooper (Headliner)
Behemoth (Headliner)
Anvil
The Black Dahlia Murder
Dimmu Borgir
Grand Magus
Hatebreed
Iced Earth
Mayhem
Nile
Paradise Lost
Sanctuary
Sepultura
Watain

Sophie Lancaster Stage:
Anaal Nathrakh
Orange Goblin
Sight Of Emptiness

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Sepultura To Tour Indonesia

Brazilian thrash metal veterans Sepultura have revealed that they will be heading overseas to South East Asia this coming February for a short run of tour dates. The currently announced dates for the trek can be found below.

02/03 Medan, INO – Gedung Pardede
02/04 Makasar, INO – Lap. basket Karibosi
02/07 Kuala Lumpur, MAL – Kuala Lumpur Live
02/09 Jakarta – INO – Parkir Selatan Senayan
02/11 Surabaya, INO – Jatim Expo
02/12 Bali, INO – Gor Ngurah Rai

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Derrick Green In Minor Tour Bus Accident

Sepultura frontman Derrick Green shared a harrowing experience he had when the band was onroute to play a gig at the Hellraiser in Leipzig, Germany yesterday. He put the following photos and captions on his Facebook page about the driver's unfortunate parking accident, which dented the fuselage near his bus bunk. "This happened right next to my bed!! Let me tell you this is a hell of a way to wake up in the morning!!! The driver had some parking problems." An hour later, Derrick updated his status by putting a photo of the fixed bus with this caption: "Like magic it's all fixed!! Now everyone is high from the glue that was used to fix the window!!" More...

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Sepultura Parts Ways With Drummer

Brazilian metal legends Sepultura have confirmed that they have parted ways with drummer Jean Dolabella, who joined the band five years ago while they were touring in support of the "Dante XXI" album and subsequently recorded the albums, "A-Lex" and "Kairos" with the group.

"The period we spent with Jean in the band was very positive," said guitarist Andreas Kisser. "We've recorded two great albums together and did a lot of concerts which will be in Sepultura's history. We only have reasons to thank him for his contribution and energy all these years." More...

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Sepultura Video Interview Posted Online

The Lokaos Rock Show has posted a new video interview online with Derrick Green of Sepultura, which can be viewed below. You can also find Sepultura's previously posted tour report video from the band's European shows earlier this year at this location.

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Balfor Confirmed For Eindhoven Metal Meeting

Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have been confirmed for this year's edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2011. The two-day festival event will be held on the 16th and 17th of December 2011. For further details, head over to the festival's website at this location. The currently announced billing is as follows:

Morbid Angel
Sepultura
Exodus
Heaven Shall Burn
Kataklysm
Destruction
Triptykon
Asphyx
Marduk
God Dethroned
Tankard
Nifelheim
Heathen
Heidevolk
Desaster
Disabuse
The Rotted
Adept
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Valkyrja
Balfor
Cripper
Semargl
Stormrider
Saturnian
Azarath
Dawn Of Disease

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"Metal For The Masses" Volume 9 Details Revealed

On September 13th, Century Media will release the "Metal For The Masses Volume 9" compilation exclusively through Hot Topic. The release consists of three discs and 48 tracks.

"We're very excited to be putting out the 9th installment of the Metal For The Masses series," says Century Media President, Don Robertson. "This low priced Hot Topic exclusive has been a very important sampler of our artists for the last decade and has proven to be a great way to give the metal community a chance to discover new music."

The track listing is as follows:

Disc One (The Century Family)
1 - Winds of Plague - California
2 - Vampires Everywhere! - Carnage At The Castle
3 - Suicide Silence - You Only Live Once
4 - Architects (UK) - Day In Day Out
5 - iwrestledabearonce - Karate Nipples
6 - Demolisher - Two Sided Coin
7 - Arsonists Get All The Girls - Will Someone Please Turn Down the Ocean
8 - Earth Crisis - Total War
9 - Suffer Well - For Today, For Yesterday, For Everyday
10 - The Devastated - The Devil's Messenger
11 - Arch Enemy - Bloodstained Cross
12 - Turisas - The Great Escape
13 - Deicide - How Can You Call Yourself a God?
14 - 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Vindicator
15 - TesseracT - Eden

Disc Two (Nuclear Blast America)
1 - Decapitated - Homo Sum
2 - All Shall Perish - There's Nothing Left
3 - Symphony X - The End Of Innocence
4 - Sepultura - Kairos
5 - Lock Up - Brethren Of The Pentagram
6 - Belphegor - Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Satan
7 - Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
8 - Destruction - Hate Is My Fuel
9 - World Under Blood - God Among The Waste
10 - Korpiklaani - Tequila
11 - Agnostic Front - My Life My Way
12 - Graveyard - Ain't Fit To Live Here
13 - While Heaven Wept - Destroyer Of Solace
14 - Before The Dawn - Deathstar
15 - Sylosis - Empyreal
16 - Pain - Dirty Woman
17 - Origin - Expulsion of Fury
18 - Amorphis - You I Need
19 - Scar Symmetry - Extinction Mantra More...

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Mortal Sin Added To Thrashfest Classics Tour

Australian thrashers Mortal Sin announced that they will will be joining the Thrashfest Classics Tour with Sepultura, Exodus, Destruction, and Heathen. The band's announcement reads:

"We’re thrilled to announce Mortal Sin will be joining the 'Thrashfest Classics' tour through Europe in Nov/Dec 2011, thanks to Rock The Nation. The tour will also coincide with the European release of our new album “Psychology of Death” on 18th November 2011 through NoiseArt Records.

"As a new chapter in the life of Mortal Sin brings us back to our roots we will be proud to stand along side thrash legends Sepultura, Exodus, Destruction & Heathen performing for
generations of loyal followers on the Thrashfest Classics Tour. Thrashfest is proof that the unity among metal heads has stood the test of time and we are truly honoured to be a part of it."

Thrashfest Classics begins on November 25th, 2011 in Munich, Germany. Metalunderground.com posted the complete tour dates at this location.

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Thrashfest Classic Tour Trailer Posted

Rock the Nation announced the Thrashfest Classic Tour featuring headliner Sepultura (performing "Beneath the Remains", "Arise" and "Chaos A.D."), co-headliner Exodus (performing "Bonded By Blood", "Pleasure Of The Flesh" and "Fabolous Disaster"), Destruction (performing "Sentence Of Death" and "Infernal Overkill") and Heathen ("Breaking The Silence" and "Victims Of Deception"). Another opening act will be announced soon.

The announcement reads:

"Back to the 80ties, back to the roots! Tour-promoter Rock The Nation turns back the time for you headbangers, catapulting you back into the glorious 80ties -- the unforgettable days of prime for thrash metal - with a phenomenal package of top-acts. Hardly another period of time carries so much metal-history with it than this one. Rough, rapid and impulsive sounds dominated the whole music-industry at that time. Breath-taking masterpieces of metallic art, which still enjoy authority and significance these days, emerged out of the creative urge of charismatic musicians and bands. Now the time is right to let the flair, the feeling and the sounds rise again! Thrashfest Classics is a pure celebration for the high-culture of thrash metal. Some of the most influential combos will perform their cult-albums in full length."

Thrashfest Classic Dates:

25.11.11 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
26.11.11 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Schaaf
27.11.11 - Paris, France - Bataclan
28.11.11 - Braunschweig, Germany - Meier Music Hall
29.11.11 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
30.11.11 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
01.12.11 - Prague, Czech Republic - Kd Vltavska
02.12.11 - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
03.12.11 - Giessen, Germany - Hessenhallen
04.12.11 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Trix
05.12.11 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
06.12.11 - Göteburg, Sweden - Trädgarn
07.12.11 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
08.12.11 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
09.12.11 - Katowice, Poland - Mega Club
10.12.11 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
11.12.11 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic
12.12.11 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
13.12.11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Kino Siska
14.12.11 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
15.12.11 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z-7
16.12.11 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
17.12.11 - Stuttgart, Germany -LKA
18.12.11 - Wien, Austria - Arena

The trailer for the tour can be viewed here:

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Sepultura Drum Cam Footage Available

Drum cam footage has been posted online, courtesy of Sick Drummer Magazine, of Sepultura performing the song "Seethe" at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Check out the clip below.

Sepultura also recently posted a European tour video report online, which can be found at this location.

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Sepultura Posts European Tour Report

Sepultura has posted a video report online from the band's 2011 European tour dates. You can check out the video clip below.

Sepultura also recently release the new album "Kairos." You can check out Metalunderground.com's review of the album here.

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Arsames Posts Teaser For Covers EP

Persian melodic death metal band Arsames will release a four-song EP called "Persian Death Metal Tribute to Warriors Of Metal" this summer. The EP includes covers of Amon Amarth, Kreator, Carcass and Sepultra. There will be a bonus track, "Testament of the King," on the album, which is remixed and remastered from the band's previous album, "Immortal Identity."

You can check a trailer of the EP here.

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Sepultura Streaming Entire New Album

GuitarWorld.com and Sepultura have teamed up to offer fans the chance to stream the band’s forthcoming 12th studio album, "Kairos," (reviewed here) before it hits stores on July 12th. Head over to this location to stream Sepultura’s Nuclear Blast Records debut in its entirety.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Spectrum
2. Kairos
3. Relentless
(2011)
4. Just One Fix (Ministry cover)
5. Dialog
6. Mask
(1433)
7. Seethe
8. Born Strong
9. Embrace The Storm
(5772)
10. No One Will Stand
11. Structure Violence (Azzes)
(4648)

The "Kairos" deluxe edition will contain two bonus tracks, “Firestarter” (The Prodigy cover) and “Point Of No Return,” as well as a bonus making of DVD. Sepultura also recently posted a track-by-track breakdown for "Kairos."

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Machine Head To Tour South America

American metal outfit Machine Head has announced that they will be promoting their forthcoming new studio album,"Unto The Locust" in South America by performing select shows in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, where they will be joined by Brazilian metal legends Sepultura.

Machine Head vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn exclaims, "Going back to South America is going to be fucking rad! The crowds there are absolutely insane, it has been a long time coming and we cannot wait for this! We've been working on getting back there for a while now and this proved to be a great opportunity." He adds, "This is going to crush, and having Sepultura together with us? Well, all I'll say is that these dates are going to be one hell of a monster unleashed on the crowds in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. No one will be left standing at the end of the night!"

Sepultura frontman Derrick Green adds, "We are all looking forward to touring with Machine Head in South America. It was an idea that we have had for some time and it will be a great pleasure to share the stage with them. This is a show that cannot be missed by anyone."

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Sepultura Posts Final Track Breakdown Online

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has posted the final part in their series of track by track breakdowns of their new studio album, "Kairos." You can check out what the final three songs meant to the band below:

"Embrace The Storm" - "A song about persistence and faith, not being scared about the worst moments in life, they are a part of our growing as humans and we do not fear any storms that might happen in life. We overcome the bad times with a lot of work and learning with our mistakes. The music has a kind of melodic riffs, with a little of Ozzy/Rhoads influence, and is very heavy!!"

"No One Will Stand" - "Here we try to express our feelings when we are on stage, making the analogy of war, going to battle every night, we take no prisoners, total destruction. Conquering a new territory every time we go out on tour, leaving our mark, exchanging a wonderful type of energy with the crowd, the best experience for any musician, to be on stage. The song is very fast, very trash with the influence of the early hard core bands and attitude. It is very old school."

"Structure Violence (Azzes)" - "This song is a collaboration with the French percussive group Les Tambours Du Bronx, a brutal heavy group that makes a huge sound with oil gallons and some electronic pads, it is amazing. We managed to record the song in different studios, we in Brazil, them in France, and the result is fantastic. The more organic sounds of Sepultura mixed so well with their heavy machinery sounds. We did the lyrics on the three languages, Portuguese, English and French, and it was inspired by the up rising in the Arab world, specially the crisis in Egypt, who took off from power the dictator Mubarak and started a whole wave of protests in other countries." More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting: Day One

There is absolutely no question about it, if you want to go to a metal festival, go to a European one. Wacken Open Air and Download might well be the most famous, with the Sonisphere events gaining plenty of exposure too, but for my money, it just doesn't get any better than Graspop Metal Meeting, which takes place in a small town in Belgium called Dessel. This would be my third time attending the event, and more likely than not, it won't be the last.

The festival kicked off on Friday the 24th with a rather unusual choice of band, namely FM. The band features two former members of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band, Samson but their style is much more album orientated rock than metal. Nevertheless, they proved to be a good way to start the festivities, opening with the song, "Wildside." As it was only half past eleven in the morning and the majority of the crowd had been up all night drinking and shouting, "TIMMY!" it took the audience a little while to get into the mood. In any case, they were still very appreciative of FM and perhaps the biggest response came when the band performed a cover of "Heard It Through The Grapevine," a song made famous by soul legend Marvin Gaye. Maybe it would have been better to start with something a little heavier, but either way, FM put in a solid performance and were warmly received.

After deciding to skip the first bands on the Marquees, we hung around the main stage to wait for the next band, Dio Disciples. I've always liked "Ripper" Owens and felt that he doesn't get the credit he deserves so the prospect of him singing Dio songs this afternoon seemed quite interesting. "Interesting" didn't quite cover Dio Disciples though, as when they took the stage, they instantly proved themselves to be an outstanding way to remember Ronnie James Dio. Owens was in top form for the performance, which opened with "Stand Up And Shout" before leading into the classic, "Holy Diver." Owens isn't the only vocalist in the band either, as he is joined by Little Angels singer Toby Jepson, who was just as impressive as Owens and whose voice was absolutely magnifficent. The group frequently got the crowd to cheer as loud as they could whenever Dio's name was mentioned and most importantly, they seemed to be genuine about what they were doing. Make no mistake, Dio Disciples are not a cash in, they are one of the most heartfelt tributes to anything you will ever see. If Dio could see his music living on like this, with two amazing vocalists leading the charge, he would be proud. More...

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Sepultura Posts Second Track Breakdown Online

Brazilian metal legends Sepultura has posted the second part of their track by track breakdown for their new studio album, "Kairos" online. The group had this to say about the following songs:

5 - "Dialog"

On this song is like we are having a conversation with ourselves, looking inside, making a balance of all these years, the ups and downs of our career and life in general. A very honest look in the mirror, facing our weak and strong points, accepting certain things that cannot be changed and move forward always. Is a kind of a dark vibe in the music, with clean guitars and a speaking style vocals, then going to a heavy part with crushing double bass drumming.

6 - "Mask"

Here we attack the people from the internet, that have nicknames and they never show their faces, people that slay everybody without showing their credentials, hiding behind a mask to speak loud. The music I wrote on the road, on the A-Lex tour, the only one done like that, Jean have his recording gear with him and I play some riffs on the guitar, creating the structure for the song, very trash as well!

(1433) Current year of the Islamic calendar

7 - "Seethe"

This song is a leftover from the “A-Lex” sessions, there were two songs that did not were on the album and one of them we decided to use it for this one. Is a very raw, violent song, that still resembles the vibes of the Clockwork Orange. We wrote an extra heavy slower part in the middle and re-recorded in the Kairos sessions, same studio but different era and a different producer. Is just pure trash with aggressive lyrics.

8 - "Born Strong"

A song to our families, then and now, moms, dads, sisters, brothers, grandmas, wifes and kids. Since the day we were born, taking care of our firsts steps in this world and showing the right path, education and love. Today we have our own families and that is what keeps us with motivation and strong, without them we are nothing. The music comes from a very old riff, when Derrick joined Sepultura, back in 97. He brought this riff that we hated at that time but now it worked out great. It was the right moment for it.

"Kairos" was released in Europe on June 24th and will be released in North America on July 12th. The album comes in a standard jewel case form, as well as a CD/DVD package which contains two bonus tracks.

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Sepultura Posts First Part Of New Album Breakdown

Sepultura has posted the first in a series of track-by-track breakdowns online for the band's new album "Kairos." The band's commentary on the first four tracks is as follows:

"This album is inspired by ourselves, Sepultura, our whole history and all the experiences, after 26 years of a career, with many changes inside and outside the band, we are still here, in 2011, touring, playing, recording and doing what we love the most, to live for music. This is the kind of feeling on Kairos, all the lyrics are talking about us, our families, relationship with managers, labels, press and the fans, our experiences on stage and touring the world. It is a very intimate album, very personal views. Sound wise, it have a little bit of everything we did in the past, plus new elements that we always bring to every new Sepultura album.

"1- SPECTRUM: The first song of the album express what the album is all about, our experience being Sepultura, all the stuff we saw and lived in this 26 years. The way we see the world, the way we experienced the world, the whole spectrum of our living. The riff is very simple, yet very powerful, it sets the tone for the whole song, kind of an hypnotic effect, it was the first riff that I wrote for Kairos and it turned out to be the first song of it.

"2 - KAIROS: The title track, what we talked about here is a very special concept of time, which is not chronological but a specific moment of opportunity and change, the present is what it is, the past is a collection of kairos moments and the future a consequence of the present, it is a very powerful concept which gave us the possibility to talk about ourselves and what is Sepultura today, NOW. It is a song with three different vibes, starts with a heavy, slow riff, then goes to a intermission, which is the lead part and then it ends with an upper beat with heavy picking riff.

"3 - RELENTLESS: This song talks about our endless fight to keep our music going, regardless of any difficulties we had passed or are passing, nothing is easy and demands a lot of energy and work. We never lost sight of our goals and we never stopped, with integrity and respect. The music brings more of the old feeling of trash metal, raw and direct.

"4 - JUST ONE FIX: A Ministry cover, a band that was very influential on Sepultura´s music on the early 90´s, we toured with them in 1992, it was a great tour where we learnt a lot. Ministry showed a new way of playing heavy/aggressive music, pioneers of the industrial metal style."

The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Metalhit.com Offering New Free Compilation

Metal Maniacs and Metalhit.com are offering up the newest installment of their free monthly metal compilation for download worldwide. Metalhit.com owner Mike Riddick comments:

“What’s unique about these monthly compilations is that they feature as-of-yet unreleased tracks. Fans can get the latest from metal’s greatest labels...days-to-weeks before their official release!”

The latest compilation includes free downloadable tracks from: Exhumed, Sepultura, Baring Teeth, Amnis Nihili, Hands, Draconian, Cannabis Corpse, Morta Skuld, and Moon.

Visitors to Metalhit’s site may also enter to win a free copy of Exhumed's latest CD, “All Guts, No Glory” courtesy of Relapse Records.

The compilation can be downloaded by heading over to this location.

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