Band Photo: Sepultura (?)
From: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Last Known Status: Active
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Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has revealed the front cover artwork for their forthcoming new studio album, "Kairos." You can check it out below. The album will be the group's first for their new record label Nuclear Blast and will be released in Europe on June 24th and then in North America on July 12th.
Speaking on the artwork, artist Eric Sayers commented: "I started by researching Kairos for images and meaning as soon as the band gave me the title. Kairos is about time, the actions we take, and the positive or negative repercussions that follow. I knew the image would have wings. I also knew I would somehow need to represent time, but in a way that is timeless. Speaking with Andreas, he had an idea for a gel skull. I was uncertain how I would make that happen, but I did and it is unique. Actions and their repercussions are represented by the arms, transitioning from the strong healthy arm on top and the decrepit hand below. The background is made from a couple of photos I took on a recent trip to Morocco. They give the composition a mystical quality. It was an honor for me to work with Sepultura. I am a long-time fan of this legendary band." More...
Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura have announced that their forthcoming new studio album, "Kairos," will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on June 24th in Europe, with a North American release date of July 12th to follow. The group has also revealed the album's track listing, which is as follows:
Kairos Deluxe Edition:
Just One Fix (Ministry Cover)
Embrace The Storm
No One Will Stand
Structure Violence (Azzes)'
Firestarter (The Prodigy cover)
Point Of No Return
Plus bonus making of DVD
The Unabomber Files, the new side-project from Sepultura bassist Paul Xisto Pinto Jr, has posted three new songs online for streaming. You can check out the songs in the soundcloud players below.
A video of Brazilian metal legends Sepultura performing another new song live has been posted online via YouTube. You can check out the band performing the title track from their new album, "Kairos" below. "Kairos" will be released this Summer through Nuclear Blast Records, Sepultura's first release through the label. More...
The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.
The lineup is as follows: More...
It has been revealed that veterans Sepultura will be releasing its very own special live CD/DVD set in the near future, featuring a full orchestra. The band was joined at a concert on the streets of downtown Sao Paulo by the Orquestra Experimental de Repertório of Brazil. You can view video footage of the event in the player below.
Fan filmed footage of Brazilian metal legends Sepultura performing a new song entitled, "Seethe" has been posted online via YouTube and is available to watch below. The song is expected to be included on the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Kairos," which will be Sepultura's first release through Nuclear Blast Records.
Southern California thrashers Bonded By Blood have announced the friendly departure of Alex Lee (guitar) and Jerry Garcia (bass). Brandon Gullin (Avenger of Blood) and Ben Bennet (Warbringer) will fill in the vacated spots on the band's upcoming North American tour supporting Sepultura.
Carlos Regalado, Juan Juarez and Mauro Gonzalez, Bonded By Blood's remaining members, have released the following statement:
"Bonded By Blood has gone through so many changes in the last couple of years while playing amazing festivals, touring the entire United States, Europe and Canada dozens of times, and enjoying the time with new and old friends and fans all over the world who mean the most to us. We first lost our original bass player, Ruben Dominguez back in 2009, then singer Jose Barrales left the band in 2010, but each was replaced with new members and the group marched on. Now, we regret to announce that Alex Lee (guitar) and Jerry Garcia (bass) are also stepping away from BBB. We will miss them just as much as we miss Ruben and Jose, and this band will not be the same without them, but the three of us that are left in Bonded By Blood hope that everyone who enjoys this band can understand that changes are inevitable. As much as we want to keep an 'original line-up', things happen that you just can't control.
"We hope all our friends, fans and fellow musicians can still give us the warm welcome we always received and still support us in these hard times while we rebuild the band as we all need all the support we can get. Thankfully, some new friends stepped up and are working hard to help us do the Sepultura tour, so big thanks to Ben Bennet (from Smog and formerly Warbringer) and Brandon Gulling (of Malus Rex and the recently reformed Avenger of Blood), who will be filling in on bass and rhythm guitar respectively while we keep together what is left of Bonded By Blood. We hope to see you all on the road again; it's not going to be the same without our old friends up there with us... But shit happens."
Alex Lee comments on leaving Bonded By Blood:
"With Jose leaving the band followed by my own parting, I want to assure you all that it is not a coincidence, nor is it a fluke. Being a guitarist, I have always been interested in playing other styles of music and not only thrash. Don't get me wrong, I love my thrash music, but I honestly see myself being suited better with another band or type of music than what I have been doing with Bonded By Blood. It has been one of the hardest decisions of my life, due to the fact that this was the first band that I was in or established, but now I feel that it's my time to move on and to continue my progress on a new path. I wish Bonded the best of luck and I know they can succeed. As for the fans, I know they won't truly understand, they can either hate me or follow me, but I hope they will continue listening to and seeing Bonded live, for I believe that they will hold strong for years to come. You guys were the best and thanks for the great years!"
Jerry Garcia reflects on his time with Bonded By Blood and his exit:
"Being part of Bonded By Blood for almost two years now has been the best experience of my life. I've seen and done things that I could have only dreamed of. I had the honor of sharing the stage with some of the most talented musicians in the world, including the ones in my band. Everything I experienced will be something that I will cherish for a lifetime. However, as time goes by and life begins to unfold, certain things begin to become very evident and downright inevitable. Bonded By Blood is more than just a band, it's a spirit and it transcends any single individual person or band member.
"I want to thank each and every single one of you that ever supported me and the guys in doing what we do best in life, and that is music. There is no better feeling in the world than to bring happiness to someone through music. It is an incredibly humbling experience that I never took for granted. I am not sad, nor am I disappointed in my departure from the band. I see it as a fresh start to another chapter in my random life. As for me... Well, I'll be around - music is something that is essential to my life. I cherished the good, learned from the bad and realized that in life, 'the only constant is change'.
"One last thank you to everyone that showed me kindness on and off the road, so thanks to Juan, Carlos, Alex, Mauro, Marco, Talita and the rest of the Earache gang including Anthony, every band I toured with, and most of all the fans! See ya!"
Bonded By Blood recently finished a co-headlining European tour with Lazarus A.D. Go to this location to view Sepultura, Hate, Keep of Kelessin and Bonded By Blood tour dates.
Posting news about Sepultura is something that I always enjoy, because they're one of my absolute favourite bands, and dread because I know of the written onslaught that will follow with each and every article. For those of you who are unaware of why this may be, the diatribes that come with the articles and the background, permit me to shed some light on the subject.
Sepultura is a heavy metal band that formed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1984 by brothers Max and Igor Cavalera and bass player Paulo Xisto Jr, as well as a guitarist called Jairo Guedes. After releasing an EP called, "Bestial Devastation" in 1985 and a full length, "Morbid Visions" in 1986, they split with Guedes and recruited guitarist Andreas Kisser. This lineup of the band released several more albums and became one of the most well known bands to ever come from Brazil. They gained worldwide recognition for their album, "Chaos A.D." in 1993, which is considered their best album by many fans, and expanded their reputation as metal superstars with their 1996 album, "Roots," becoming one of the few metal bands to find success in the 90s along with Pantera and Machine Head. At the end of 1996, Max Cavalera, the group's singer and rhythm guitarist, left the band as a result of the other members not wishing to extend the contract of their manager, who was/is also Max's wife. Following this, the band recruited a new singer in American born, Derrick Green. Since then, the band has received a huge backlash from fans because of the lineup change, with many calling on the band to change their name, especially since drummer Igor Cavalera left in 2006 and daily pleas to reunite the classic Cavalera/Cavalera/Kisser/Xisto lineup. For many people however, it seems they don't even know why they feel the urge to demand a reunion, except that they want to see the classic lineup live... maybe. In this article, I'm going to attempt to explain why I think a Sepultura reunion wouldn't work, why people are wrong to demand it and what the alternatives are. More...
The organizers of Belgium's largest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that six more bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the event. Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon will be performing, as will Gwar, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Protest The Hero and the recently reunited Corrosion Of Conformity. The festival will be held in the town of Dessel from June 24th - 26th and now features the following lineup: More...
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, who recently revealed that he will not be taking part in the band's forthcoming European tour dates, of which several also feature Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer, because his wife is expected to give birth this July. He has posted a message online detailing why he chose to sit out the tour, and why Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser will be filling in for him. His post reads as follows:
"Hello my friends, how are you all? I hope you're all kicking ass!
"I know there's been a lot of rhetoric out there regarding upcoming Anthrax shows, Big 4 and otherwise. I've been debating on whether or not to make a public statement about this as it really pertains to my personal life and I generally like to keep that personal. Because this is affecting my band life I feel like you, my loyal friends, deserve to hear from me personally.
"I will be playing the Big 4 show April 23 in Indio, CA s well as the shows in Manila, Bangkok, and Japan that will follow the Indio show.
"I won't be playing the shows scheduled from July 2 - 16 in Europe and the UK. My wife Pearl and I are expecting our first child and she is due literally the day of the Big 4 Sonisphere show in France. More...
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has announced that he will be unable to perform with the band at the scheduled concerts this July, as he and his wife Pearl are expecting their first child together.
Taking his place for the shows will be Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser, who commented on the job with the following Twitter post:
"Yes, I will replace Scott Ian in July, his wife will have a child at the time... about 8 shows, including Sonisphere, Big 4."
Sepultura has posted the fifth video online in the band's series of clips documenting the recording of the new studio album, "Kairos." You can check out a video of vocalist Derrick Green recording his parts below, as well as talking about the new record. "Kairos" will be the band's first album on new record label, Nuclear Blast Records, and will be released by early Summer.
The organizers of Belgium's premier heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced three more names for this year's edition of the festival. Thrash metal super group Dublin Death Patrol, which features Testament frontman Chuck Billy and Hatriot/former Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, will be performing at the event, as will Rise To Remain, which includes Austin Dickinson, the son o iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, as well as All Shall Perish. The festival will take place in the toen of Dessel from June 24th-26th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura have announced that the name of their forthcoming new studio album will be "Kairos." The album is expected to be released sometime around May and will be the band's first for their new record label, Nuclear Blast.
A recent update from the band regarding the recording process reads as follows:
"February 28th was the last day at Trama Studios for Sepultura. The recording is done! More than 1 month of hard work here in São Paulo with producer Roy Z.
"Cover artwork is done, album tracklist is set, booklet band photo is taken and mixing starts right away."
Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has posted a new video online documenting the recording of their forthcoming new studio album. You can check it out below. The album will be the band's first for their new record label, Nuclear Blast and is expected to be released around early Summer. More...
The organizers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that Black Label Society, Kreator, Duff McKagen's Loaded, Monster Magnet, and Legion Of The Damned have all been confirmed to play at the festival, which will take place in the town of Dessel from June 24th -26th. The lineup is now as follows:
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Heaven Shall Burn
The Black Dahlia Murder
Powerwolf has issued the following announcement about appearing at this year's edition of the Rock Harz Open Air festival:
"The next festival appearance for this year's open air season is confirmed: The wolves will preach at Rock Harz festival, taking place from Juli 9th-11th in Ballensted/Harz. Be there for blessings and benedictions."
Additional details on the festival are available here. Other confirmed bands include In Extremo, Hammerfall, Hypocrisy, Sepultura, Caliban, and more.
Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura have posted a new webisode online which chronicles the recording of their forthcoming new album. You can check it out below. The album is expected to be released sometime this Spring and will be their first record for their new record label, Nuclear Blast.
Brazilian metal veterans Sepultura, who are currently working on a new full length album, have revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
06/24 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/25 Montabaur, GER – Mach 1 Festival
06/26 Rouen, FRA – Le 106
07/09 Ballenstedt, GER – Rockharz
07/21 Novara, ITA – Parco dei Caduti (Maximum Rock)
07/22 Nuoro, ITA – Bolotana (Rock N' Bowl)
07/23 Pinarella di Cervia, ITA – Rockplanet Club
08/06-08 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
08/10 Oulu, FIN – Halometalli Metal Music Festival
08/18 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller Music Hall
08/19 Bodo, NOR – Parkenfestivalen