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Sepultura Hopes To Release New Album In Spring

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Vassil Varbanov of Bulgaria's Tangra Mega Rock recently conducted an interview with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Tangra Mega Rock: How has the tour been so far?

Andreas: Great! This is the third time we're in Europe for the "Dante XXI" album and the reactions have been amazing. We also have a new drummer — Jean Dolabella — who's been together with us for a year now. He's doing a great job, and we're already planning a new album for next year. Now we're at the end of the touring for our current CD and everything's been great so far.

Tangra Mega Rock: Mentioning "Dante XXI", this is the fifth album you recorded with Derrick Green on vocals, and it's definitely the best one. How come?

Andreas: You know, it only takes time to reach a certain level. I think "Chaos A.D." and "Roots" are the best albums we did with Max, so back then it took time, too — I joined SEPULTURA in 1987, and we did "Roots" in 1995-96. As for Derrick, he joined us in 1997 or 1998, and we're doing "Dante XXI" now. It takes time to know each other, to play in a lot of different situations, on different stages and tours, to work in various studios with various producers... Now we're starting another new chapter with Jean, so... I mean, it's something very natural.

Tangra Mega Rock: This sounds a bit like the situation in a football team, where you can have superb players, but it takes time for them to match together well.

Andreas: Of course. Let's take the Brazilian national team on the last World Cup — we had the best players since Pele, but I think we didn't have team. All the training and stuff were done in a wrong way. You need some time and self respect to build a real team. It's the same thing within a band — you need to have a team spirit to work together.

Tangra Mega Rock: Now it seems that everything in the SEPULTURA camp is going fine, but I can't escape asking you about Max and Igor who left the band. Do you feel better today, without any Cavaleras around?

Andreas: Well, everything is alright. They made their choice, and I'm glad that right now we're having everybody in the band that we want to be here. The four of us are putting a 100% of effort and energy and enjoy what we're doing, which is the most important thing. Lately Igor was not really enjoying being on the road and on tour, he wanted to be in Brazil and wasn't playing the best way he could... Anyway, now everything's fine, and we're very excited to write new material and look forward to the future. It's a new challenge, and the whole SEPULTURA story was built on challenges.

Tangra Mega Rock: Let's talk about your new drummer, too. Jean Dolabella used to play in a Brazilian band, UDORA, that's from your hometown, Belo Horizonte. Did you know him since your early days?

Andreas: Not really. I know Jean for some years now. UDORA moved to the USA to try to get a contract some 5-6 years ago — like we did back then, although they're not metal, but more of some sort of a pop-rock style — and then Jean left them at the same time when we needed a drummer, so the timing was perfect. We didn't force anything, it just happened. Now UDORA are going on with a new drummer, and so do we. I actually met Jean only once at a SEPULTURA gig in Los Angeles.

Tangra Mega Rock: Finally, when should we expect SEPULTURA's new album?

Andreas: We'll go back to Brazil in the end of August and start writing songs immediately. Depending on how fast we work, we'll start recording the album by the end of the year or in early 2008, so hopefully we'll have in out by April or May next year.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. politiKILL writes:

Whoever follows these sold out Gimps, who are literally holding on by a severed thread, should attempt a reality check!

Derek Green... To think, he could have formed a decent Brazilian band other than holding onto the remains of a once was legendary band!

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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Bad time to mention I'm seeing them on friday then?

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3. broken face writes:

Everybody knows sepultura ave gone downhill since Max left. The igor left so im guessin there get sh**ter. Convicted in life is a awesome track but also the only half decent track on dante XII. With Max an igor gone they have no right to even use the name sepultura let alone keep the music goin.

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4. Matt666 writes:

Who f'n cares

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5. QM writes:

So, Sepultura goes on without the Cavalleras.. (?) Hmm... it's a bit like Slayer continuing without King and Araya. Slightly amusing, but mostly painful

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6. Cynic writes:

" I think "Chaos A.D." and "Roots" are the best albums we did with Max"

Ouch, Roots over Arise and Beneath the Remains? Kisser just got knocked down a hell of alot of notches on my favourite guitarist list, on which he stood pretty high.

Now Playing: Smashing Pumpkins - "Doomsday Clock"

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7. !Nailgun! writes:

I agree Cynic! Chaos A.D. and Roots may have been their best SELLING releases, but not thier best by far. Arise will always be my fav. "Under a pale grey sky we shall ARISE!!" Tisk tisk, Andreas.

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