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

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Below is our complete Sepultura news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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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!

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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."

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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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Band Lineup Announced For Eisenwahn Festival

Germany's Eisenwahn Festival will take place from July 29th until July 30th at the motocross racetrack of Obersinn.

Legion of the Damned will perform along with bands such as Sepultura, Amagortis, Benediction, Bigball, Clitsplit, Cripper, Debauchery, Die Grauen Herren, Heretic Soul, Hour Of Penance, Jack Slater, Kraanium, Negator, Onslaught, Tankard, The Crown, The Sickening, Torture Squad, and Trinity Site.

For further information on the Eisenwahn festival navigate over to this location.

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Cavalera Conspiracy Performs Sepultura Cover

New fan-filmed live footage has made its way online featuring thrash metallers Cavalera Conspiracy. The clip features the and performing "Troops Of Doom" during its June 14, 2011 performance at Klub Stodola in Warsaw, Poland. You can check out the clip in the player provided below.

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Straight Line Stitch Posts Sepultura Cover

American modern metal act Straight Line Stitch has posted a new cover song online for streaming. The cover is of the Sepultura track "Attitude" and can be streamed in the player below. The track is a b-side from the band's recording sessions for its latest full length record "The Fight Of Our Lives."

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Sepultura Posts Another New Song Online

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura have posted another new song online from their forthcoming new studio album, "Kairos," for free streaming. You can check out the song, "Mask" by heading over to MetalSucks.net.

"Kairos" will be Sepultura's first album for the band's new record label, Nuclear Blast and the second to include new member Jean Dolabella, who replaced founding drummer Igor Cavalera in 2007. It will be released in Europe on June 24th with a North American release of July 12th to follow.

The previously uploaded title track from "Kairos" is also still available for streaming by navigating your browser here.

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Sepultura Video Interview Available

A new video interview featuring Sepultura's Andreas Kisser has been posted online. You can view the chat, which comes courtesy of Beholder Media, in the player below.

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Sepultura Drum Cam Footage Posted Online

A new drum cam video has been posted online that features Sepultura drummer Jean Dolabella performing the band's new single "Kairos." You can check out the video, which comes courtesy of Sick Drummer Magazine, in the player below.

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Sepultura Posts Tour Video Update

Sepultura's Andreas Kisser has checked in from the band's North American tour with a new video update, which can be viewed below.

You can also check out the artwork for Sepultura's new album "Kairos" here, or listen to the title track at this location. The album will be released on June 24th in Europe with a North American release of July 12th to follow.

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Sepultura Video Interview Available

BrutalBroadcast.com has posted a video interview online with Sepultura's Andreas Kisser, in which he discusses the departure of Max and Igor, as well as the band's new album. You can check out the clip below.

Sepultura also recently posted the title track from the new album "Kairos" online, which can be heard here. The album will be released on June 24th in Europe with a North American release of July 12th to follow.

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Sepultura Posts New Song Online

Brazilian metal legends Sepultura has posted the title track from their forthcoming new studio album, "Kairos" online. You can check it out below. The album will be the group's first for their new label, Nuclear Blast Records and will be released on June 24th in Europe with a North American release of July 12th to follow. More...

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Sepultura To Offer Live Stream Of Upcoming Concert

Veterans Sepultura have announced that it will be featuring a live stream of its May 14, 2011 concert appearance at The Knitting Factory in Spokane, Washington. Opening acts Belphegor and Keep of Kalessin will also be taking part in the free online stream. Viewers can access the show at this location starting at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and 11:00 p.m. Eastern.

Sepultura is set to release its new album, titled "Kairos," on July 12, 2011 in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the album's track listing below. More...

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System Of A Down Added To Rock In Rio 2011

Reunited nu-metal act System of a Down has announced that it will be participating in the forthcoming Rock In Rio festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between September 23 - October 2, 2011 in Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Other notable acts scheduled to appear include;


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Sepultura Reveals New Album Artwork

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...

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Sepultura Reveals New Album Release Date

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)
Born Strong
Embrace The Storm
No One Will Stand
Structure Violence (Azzes)'

Bonus Tracks:
Firestarter (The Prodigy cover)
Point Of No Return
Plus bonus making of DVD

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The Unabomber Files Post New Songs Online

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.

The Unabomber Files - Borderline by theunabomberfiles

The Unabomber Files - The Clown by theunabomberfiles

The Unabomber Files - Buried in my bunker by theunabomberfiles

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