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Sepultura's Classic Lineup To Reunite For World Tour
Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura have confirmed the dreams of many of their fans across the globe today, when they announced that the "classic" lineup of the band, vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera, drummer Igor Cavalera, bassist Paulo Xisto Jr. and guitarist Andreas Kisser, will be reuniting later this year for a world tour.
"It seemed like the right time to do it really," says Igor Cavalera, "Me and Max had been planning the new Cavalera Conspiracy record for a while and we were discussing the possibility of guests on the album. I mentioned that Paulo might be interested and after a quick call, we were happy to hear that he was really enthusiastic about appearing on the record. Of course, when he flew out to Arizona to meet me and Max and hear the song, we just had to jam some of the old Sepultura stuff. We've become close friends once again and we got talking about how all our bands are doing nowadays, with Sepultura being the main topic of conversation. After a while we decided to meet with Andreas and see if he might be interested in doing something with me and Max too. It's took some time to talk him into it because he was so proud, and rightly so, of the new Sepultura album, but eventually he decided that since fans of the band had not stopped asking for a reunion of this lineup since the 90s, it would be a good idea to give the fans what they wanted."
However, the future of Sepultura could very well be in doubt once the tour is complete, as Andreas Kisser explains. "There won't be any new material. Where me and Paulo are musically is a very different place from where Max and Igor are and it would probably be best if we didn't try and write anything new in case we would be too stubborn to compromise our art. Fans want to hear the old stuff and that's what they're going to hear at these shows.
"I really, really hope that I can continue to work with Derrick (Green, Sepultura vocalist) and Jean (Dolabella, Sepultura drummer) in the future though, because they're both awesome musicians and fantastic people. I truley believe the work we've done with Derrick has been some of the best material in the history of the band. To throw that away over a nostalgia tour would be ridiculous. I don't want to be making the same mistake Anthrax did."
The tour dates have yet to be confirmed, though the band have announced that they are planning to kick off the tour in their hometown of Belo Horizonte.
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