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Sepultura Announces New Album Title As "The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart"

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Legendary brazilian act Sepultura has announced the title of the band's forthcoming album: "The Mediator Between the Head and Hands Must be the Heart."

Although being inspired by Fritz Lang's classic 1927 movie “Metropolis,” the release is not set out to be a concept album or a soundtrack like it's precedessors "Dante XXI" (“The Divine Comedy”) and "A-Lex" (“A Clockwork Orange”).

"The Mediator Between the Head and Hands Must be the Heart" was recorded together with sound guru Ross Robinson (who already had worked with the band on the landmark release "Roots" back in 1996).

The album is scheduled for a late October 2013 release via Nuclear Blast. Commented guitarist Andreas Kisser:

"I was inspired by a phrase which is the main message of the story: 'The mediator between the head and hands must be the heart' to express what we are saying on the lyrics. In the movie, a crazy millionaire wants to transform a robot into a real person. That's kind of the opposite of what we live today. More than ever we are robotized, through the worldwide web, Google glasses, chips under our skins and the globalized slavery our society suffers nowadays. The phrase points to the heart as being the human factor who keeps a man, a man, not a robot. The heart beats with freedom of choice, we have to think by ourselves to create a real world, not a matrix.

"Being a novel written in the early 1920's, it's almost prophetical. It helped us to put the ideas together for the lyrics to express what we see today. I live in São Paulo, Brasil, one of the big metropolis in the world with more than 20.000.000 people living and working in it. I know how it is to live in daily chaos, our music reflects a lot of that feeling.”

Adding about the musical direction of the new album and working with Ross Robinson again: “The album is brutal, fast and straight to the point, I feel this is the best Sepultura ever, no bullshit. To work with Ross Robinson again was a privilege, one of the best producers out there. He has a strong connection with nature, the human heart, with life in general. We did an album that is alive, no fake studio tricks, we were jamming together in the room exploding in an energy so strong you could grab it. The heart will never stop beating for mankind, we are no robots, we are pure natural energy and that's worth fighting for. We're not slaves, I have a pulsing heart!”

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1. Clinesmind writes:

Always liked this group but that is certainly one ridiculous title. Blah.

# Jul 19, 2013 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. WOLF7 writes:

"The Mediator Between Max and Sepultura Must be Igor".

Oh wait. It's too late. Even Igor had enough.

I don't mind Sepultura's latest 2 albums to be honest.
It's just that it's not really Sepultura any longer... kind of like Priest without Halford. Certainly not bad, but not quite 100% there either.

# Jul 19, 2013 @ 5:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Borntomosh writes:

That is one mouthful of a title. Not sure how I feel about this yet.

# Jul 19, 2013 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Dev writes:

Wow, people are STILL going on about Max (and now Iggor) 16 odd years after Max left. Sepultura after Max has now been going longer than when Max was in the band. Sepultura is Sepultura, get over it. They have produced some amazing work in both halves of their career, and are moving on as all bands should do.

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5. Houston from Houston writes:

^^^^^^^ agreed 100%

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6. WOLVESWORD writes:

Hell f***in' yeah for this, I'd never doubt Sepultura! Their choice in concept albums is always sick as f***, never lame. A metal album based primarily around A Clockwork Orange? The relativity doesn't need to be there, it just works... Derrick is the man, so is Max. I just think Derrick would win in a fist to fist brawl. Therefore, he holds the crown for the band and its name.

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