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Riff-Mag.com conducted an interview with vocalist Derrick Green of Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA before the band’s February 6 concert at O2 Academy Islington in London, England. You can now watch the chat below.

SEPULTURA‘s new album, “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”, sold around 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD came out on October 29, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Although it was inspired by Fritz Lang‘s classic 1927 movie “Metropolis”, “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” is not a concept album or a soundtrack like its precedessors “Dante XXI” (based on “The Divine Comedy”) and “A-Lex” (based on “A Clockwork Orange”).

“The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” was tracked over a 40-day period at producer Ross Robinson‘s (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT) studio in Venice, California and was mixed and mastered by co-producer Steve Evetts, who previously worked with SEPULTURA on the “Nation” (2001), “Revolusongs” (2002) and “Roorback” (2003) albums, in addition to having collaborated with Ross on a number of other projects in the past.

In a 2013 interview with Live-Metal.net, SEPULTURA singer Derrick Green stated about the new album title: “We always have the simple one-word titles or very basic. And with this we knew what we wanted to do. We wanted to maybe make people think a little bit.

“I think we have become lobotomized, including myself, because I’m not putting myself outside of anything. I think a lot of times we live in a time where people are thinking actions or creating ideas — doing something in their head but going right to their hands. And they’re missing the essential part, the heart and the compassion, that’s behind what you are doing. And (the title) came from a movie called ‘Metropolis’ (1927) by a director called Fritz Lang, and it’s a silent movie. And it’s actually the first thing you see in the movie. And the meaning behind it is just that: It’s impossible to be human without having the heart dictate what you’re doing and why you’re doing certain things.

“So I believe this album has that passion and drive and love for music.

“So many things I’ve been hearing are just about trying to be perfect, with the digital age and trying to make everything sound perfect. Like on albums and things like that, it doesn’t even sound real. It doesn’t sound human anymore. So this is something going back to really trying not to be perfect. We’re trying to pull out that love and desire and just grabbing that moment, placing it on an album and recording it, and not being worried about those other things.”

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“Refuse/Resist” performance on February 25 at Le Bikini in Toulouse, France:

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Fan-filmed video footage of SEPULTURA‘s March 7 performance at Atak in Enschede, The Netherlands can be seen below.

SEPULTURA‘s new album, “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”, sold around 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD came out on October 29, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Although it was inspired by Fritz Lang‘s classic 1927 movie “Metropolis”, “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” is not a concept album or a soundtrack like its precedessors “Dante XXI” (based on “The Divine Comedy”) and “A-Lex” (based on “A Clockwork Orange”).

“The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” was tracked over a 40-day period at producer Ross Robinson‘s (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT) studio in Venice, California and was mixed and mastered by co-producer Steve Evetts, who previously worked with SEPULTURA on the “Nation” (2001), “Revolusongs” (2002) and “Roorback” (2003) albums, in addition to having collaborated with Ross on a number of other projects in the past.

In a 2013 interview with Live-Metal.net, SEPULTURA singer Derrick Green stated about the new album title: “We always have the simple one-word titles or very basic. And with this we knew what we wanted to do. We wanted to maybe make people think a little bit.

“I think we have become lobotomized, including myself, because I’m not putting myself outside of anything. I think a lot of times we live in a time where people are thinking actions or creating ideas — doing something in their head but going right to their hands. And they’re missing the essential part, the heart and the compassion, that’s behind what you are doing. And (the title) came from a movie called ‘Metropolis’ (1927) by a director called Fritz Lang, and it’s a silent movie. And it’s actually the first thing you see in the movie. And the meaning behind it is just that: It’s impossible to be human without having the heart dictate what you’re doing and why you’re doing certain things.

“So I believe this album has that passion and drive and love for music.

“So many things I’ve been hearing are just about trying to be perfect, with the digital age and trying to make everything sound perfect. Like on albums and things like that, it doesn’t even sound real. It doesn’t sound human anymore. So this is something going back to really trying not to be perfect. We’re trying to pull out that love and desire and just grabbing that moment, placing it on an album and recording it, and not being worried about those other things.”

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La Séance De Rattrapage has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of SEPULTURA performing the song “Refuse/Resist” on February 25 at Le Bikini in Toulouse, France. Check it out below.

SEPULTURA‘s new album, “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”, sold around 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD came out on October 29, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Although it was inspired by Fritz Lang‘s classic 1927 movie “Metropolis”, “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” is not a concept album or a soundtrack like its precedessors “Dante XXI” (based on “The Divine Comedy”) and “A-Lex” (based on “A Clockwork Orange”).

“The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” was tracked over a 40-day period at producer Ross Robinson‘s (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT) studio in Venice, California and was mixed and mastered by co-producer Steve Evetts, who previously worked with SEPULTURA on the “Nation” (2001), “Revolusongs” (2002) and “Roorback” (2003) albums, in addition to having collaborated with Ross on a number of other projects in the past.

In a 2013 interview with Live-Metal.net, SEPULTURA singer Derrick Green stated about the new album title: “We always have the simple one-word titles or very basic. And with this we knew what we wanted to do. We wanted to maybe make people think a little bit.

“I think we have become lobotomized, including myself, because I’m not putting myself outside of anything. I think a lot of times we live in a time where people are thinking actions or creating ideas — doing something in their head but going right to their hands. And they’re missing the essential part, the heart and the compassion, that’s behind what you are doing. And (the title) came from a movie called ‘Metropolis’ (1927) by a director called Fritz Lang, and it’s a silent movie. And it’s actually the first thing you see in the movie. And the meaning behind it is just that: It’s impossible to be human without having the heart dictate what you’re doing and why you’re doing certain things.

“So I believe this album has that passion and drive and love for music.

“So many things I’ve been hearing are just about trying to be perfect, with the digital age and trying to make everything sound perfect. Like on albums and things like that, it doesn’t even sound real. It doesn’t sound human anymore. So this is something going back to really trying not to be perfect. We’re trying to pull out that love and desire and just grabbing that moment, placing it on an album and recording it, and not being worried about those other things.”

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Sepultura: returning veterans

Brazilian thrashers Sepultura have announced a UK tour!

Catch the guys on the following dates (ticket links provided):

1 Feb // PAVILLION, WEYMOUTH – buy tickets
2 Feb // THE LIBARY, BIRMINGHAM – buy tickets
3 Feb // THE FLEECE, BRISTOL – buy tickets
4 Feb // THE ACADEMY, DUBLIN – buy tickets
5 Feb // THE RITZ, MANCHESTER – buy tickets
6 Feb // O2 ACADEMY, LONDON ISLINGTON – buy tickets

New Seps album The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart is out October 28 via Nuclear Blast.

Track out first single The Age Of The Atheist below…

The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart Track Listing

01. Trauma Of War
02. The Vatican
03. Impending Doom
04. Manipulation Of Tragedy
05. Tsunami
06. The Bliss of Ignorants
07. Grief
08. The Age Of The Atheist
09. Obsessed
10. Da Lama ao Caos

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Before you get caught up trying to decipher the sprawling title of SEPULTURA‘s 13th album, “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart”, the core principle behind it is inspired by dystopian themes conveyed in the 1927 silent film classic, “Metropolis”. This sort of delving should be no surprise to SEPULTURA followers, since Andreas Kisser of late has been consulting literary and cinematic works for inspiration, trending by the band’s recent works “Dante XXI” and “A-lex”.

2011’s “Kairos” was more of a straightforward SEPULTURA venture with no real concept and fans at-large embraced the chewy and thrashy tone of that album. Thus, consider “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart” more in the same vein from the standpoint that Kisser and SEPULTURA 2013 (which now includes Eloy Casagrande on the drums in the stead of Jean Dolabella) are concentrating on linear modes of thrash and mash with extracurricular earthy grooves sprinkled along the hefty ride. Considering the fact SEPULTURA now has one of its founding fathers, Max Cavalera and SOULFLY as direct competitors at Nuclear Blast Records, there’s no doubt going to be a de facto square-off in the eyes of the fans.

SEPULTURA‘s conceptualizing on this record not only heralds Fritz Lang‘s visionary tale of mankind’s seduction (and ultimate dehumanizing) by the big machine, but it also dabbles in propositions that religion is fruitless and mainstream society is obtuse to the suffering of its less fortunate brothers and sisters. You know, the same as it ever was in SEPULTURA.

As with “Kairos”, SEPULTURA has their engines humming with plenty of velocity as well as rolling tribal percussion. Turning to Ross Robinson, who produced the band’s classic “Roots”, (and with no irony, SOULFLY‘s first full-length CD) “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart” has its songwriting moods in the right place and that equates into a bloody good ride, if not quite meeting the premise of devastating evolution Ross Robinson would have SEPULTURA fans believe.

Robinson reportedly notified Andreas Kisser of his intent to “smoke” the latter album on “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart”, a bold and potentially rash assertion. “Roots” has the benefit of innovation on its side, while SEPULTURA‘s newest project finds the band already having stretched many fragments and parameters beyond their key speed zone. What’s best about “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart” is that it feels like a proper SEPULTURA album, finding a happy medium delved from the band’s last three albums. In effect, most people should come out of this listening session pleased by the results.

Kisser‘s riff-o-matic shredding and wiggly solo jerks are trusty as always. Always overlooked for his share of SEPULTURA‘s rolling thunder, Paulo, Jr. is a rumbling engine of chaos on this album. Derrick Green (who’s finally starting to be let off the hook somewhat by the jaded sanctions of the metal public) delivers another confident performance. Green is actually allowed to show a different dimension to his customary gruff vocals on “Grief” where he wallows cleanly (and forlornly) on the verses before plowing through his raspy yelps on the choruses.

SEPULTURA these days have a young buck riding the kit and while he doesn’t yet possess the calamitous fills of Igor Cavalera, Eloy Casagrande, as Derrick Green long has, fits the mold of this group just fine. Casagrande is a little choppy on some of his rolls, but he drops more than his share of grenades upon the album. He scorches on the careening “Trauma of War” and then he delivers dynamic swaps between stamp and thrash modes on “The Vatican” that follow a nervy opening featuring church tolls, cantata and piercing synths.

In order to stand up even remotely to “Roots”, SEPULTURA is expected to fuse traditional percussion elements and while subtle in spots, blatant in others, they do deliver the goods. Some fantastic conga work busts loose upon the banging bridge on “Manipulation of Tragedy”, clapping triumphantly amidst the enormous groove of the cut. “The Bliss of Ignorants” gets extra loft out of its accusatory stomp with a gnarly segue of tribal rhythms floating out of Andreas Kisser‘s dotting solo.

If there’s any authentic connection to “Roots” on this album, it’s minute at-best, the closest coming with “The Age of the Atheist”, which finds the interchanging rhythms between crawl and blitz tapped out with fragrant percussion. SEPULTURA are returning to their heritage in increments while Max Cavalera and SOULFLY continue to raze away the tribal elements that gave the offshoot such tremendous character. With SEPULTURA, that ethnic flavor is plentiful again and most welcome. “Obsessed” operates in the same manner as “The Age of the Atheist”, only in this case, the brisker touch of the song is aided by the double-hammer acumen of none other than SLAYER‘s Dave Lombardo. Handing out more than just a mere cameo, Lombardo all but jerks SEPULTURA back momentarily to their “Beneath the Remains” days. Derrick Green sounds like he’s trying to live up to the moment by dousing the song with some of his meatiest screams and crustiest whispers on the record.

“The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart”, is adventurous, but not quite in the same manner as “Dante XXI”, “A-Lex” and of course, “Roots” long before them. The Portuguese rapping trailing throughout the funky calypso of “De Lamo Ao Caos” is a ballsy maneuver and it delivers a pretty killer payoff, at-that. It’s admirable for Ross Robinson to want to push his clients to a higher level of craft, particularly when they find themselves in the unnecessary position of having to justify themselves with every single release that’s come out since 1998’s “Against”. While it’s evident at this point Andreas Kisser, designated leader and creative spearhead of the band, has no intention of inviting overtures of a Cavelera reunion, there’s no practical reason to judge SEPULTURA with that looming specter over their heads. Andreas, Paulo, Jr. and Derrick have done justice to this band over the past fifteen years and “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart” should prove to be their moment of redemption, even in the eyes of SEPULTURA‘s naysayers.

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The hype for the new Sepultura album, The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart has been the most I've heard in a while about the Brazilian thrashers. Perhaps it has to do with them reuniting with Ross Robison, who produced Roots, or perhaps having Dave Lombardo guest on the record had something …

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“The Age Of The Atheist”, a brand new song from Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track will be released as a digital single and on colored vinyl on September 27 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Track listing:

Side A: “The Age Of The Atheist”
Side B: “Zombie Ritual” (DEATH cover)

“The Age Of The Atheist” comes off SEPULTURA‘s new album, “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”, which will be released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who specializes in charcoal drawing techniques.

Guitarist Andreas Kisser commented on how he discovered the work of Alexandre Wagner. “It was through Silvio Bibika, who was my roadie for a long time,” he said. “He always shows me things in general that SEPULTURA might need. Alexandre, who is from Belo Horizonte, Silvio showed me a year ago. So before we went to the United States, to record the album, I was at his house to talk about the cover, tell him the album title, talk about the concept of the film ‘Metropolis’, so he could do something original. But when I saw the picture with the drawing, I thought it was all about what we wanted and we did not need something new. I asked him to do a tribal S in the style of the cover. The S made by Alexandre will be on the back cover.”

Said Alexandre: “I did this series of charcoal drawing work when I still lived in Belo Horizonte. They were all made there. They were quick drawings without much reference, almost an experimentation that may have came from a desire to use the most basic of basic materials — coal, paper and wood. The cover design was already done, Andreas saw it and liked it. We talked a little more and I also sent some other pictures for the booklet. I was pleased with the choice of the theme of the album, I like Fritz Lang very much, and not only ‘Metropolis’. ‘Dr. Mabuse der Spieler’ is a fucking great movie.”

As a Mineiro, from Belo Horizonte like SEPULTURA, Alexandre was glad to be part of the band’s history. “It’s impossible to be from Belo Horizonte and not know the band,” he said. “Some of their albums followed me for a long time, especially ‘Chaos A.D.’ I remember seeing ‘Refuse/Resist’ on TV and thinking it was wonderful. It’s really cool to work with the guys, being part of something together. It is somehow a shared history.”

“The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” track listing:

01. Trauma Of War
02. The Vatican
03. Impending Doom
04. Manipulation Of Tragedy
05. Tsunami
06. The Bliss of Ignorants
07. Grief
08. The Age Of The Atheist
09. Obsessed
10. Da Lama ao Caos (CHICO SCIENCE & NAÇÃO ZUMBI cover)

Although it was inspired by Fritz Lang‘s classic 1927 movie “Metropolis”, the CD, “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” is not a concept album or a soundtrack like its precedessors “Dante XXI” (based on “The Divine Comedy”) and “A-Lex” (based on “A Clockwork Orange”).

“The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” was tracked over a 40-day period at producer Ross Robinson‘s (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT) studio in Venice, California and is being mixed and mastered by co-producer Steve Evetts, who previously worked with SEPULTURA on the “Nation” (2001), “Revolusongs” (2002) and “Roorback” (2003) albums, in addition to having collaborated with Ross on a number of other projects in the past.

SEPULTURA recorded a total of 14 songs for the follow-up to 2011’s “Kairos”, including a cover version of DEATH‘s “Zombie Ritual”. The CD will also feature a guest appearance by former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo.

In a recent interview with JacksonGuitars.com, Kisser stated about the direction of the new SEPULTURA album: “I write stuff all the time — riffs or ideas on an acoustic guitar. But we really started working on this album in February of this year, so it was pretty quick. We have Eloy Casagrande as our drummer, and he’s 22 years old. The guy’s a beast. One of the best drummers I’ve seen on the planet Earth. He has this metal blood that has so much energy and brings so many possibilities for riffs and stuff like that. It is a SEPULTURA album, but like every SEPULTURA album, there is something different. I think the main difference now is the drummer. It’s the first time we’ve worked in the studio with him. It’s been almost two years [since the last album], and it’s very exciting.”

Asked about SEPULTURA‘s decision to include a bonus track covering DEATH‘s “Zombie Ritual”, Kisser said: “Without DEATH, there wouldn’t be a SEPULTURA — especially in the beginning. The very early albums — like ‘Morbid Visions’ and ‘Schizophrenia’ — there’s a lot of influence from Chuck Schuldiner and his riffs. You can hear that very clearly in our early music. And we never really had the opportunity or idea to play that. We really play our idols, like BLACK SABBATH or MOTÖRHEAD and some Brazilian stuff, but because we covered so many different bands, I think it was time for this tribute to this great band.”

SEPULTURA‘s upcoming CD will mark the first time the band will have recorded an album outside Brazil since “Against”.

The reunion between SEPULTURA and Robinson was first suggested by Monte Conner, the former Roadrunner Records A&R chief who is now the head of Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a U.S. partnership with Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger.

Robinson produced SEPULTURA‘s classic “Roots” album in 1995. Released in February 1996 by Roadrunner, it was the band’s last studio album to feature founding member and vocalist Max Cavalera.

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Sepultura: returning veterans

We’ve got a brand new track from Brazilian thrash icons SepulturaThe Age Of The Atheist is taken from new Seps album The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart, out October 28 via Nuclear Blast.

Get grooving:

The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart Track Listing

01. Trauma Of War
02. The Vatican
03. Impending Doom
04. Manipulation Of Tragedy
05. Tsunami
06. The Bliss of Ignorants
07. Grief
08. The Age Of The Atheist
09. Obsessed
10. Da Lama ao Caos

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If you're looking to have your head torn clean off your shoulders by sheer brutality this November, then why not go see Sepultura? We've got all the dates! In support of Sepultura's upcoming The Mediator Between the Head and Hands Must Be the Heart record coming out October 25 via Nuclear Blast, the band are headed …

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Legendary Brazilian metal icons SEPULTURA have released the second trailer for their upcoming album «The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart». You can watch it here: The first trailer can be seen here: http://youtu.be/-7MbyGOZJts The record is set for North American release on October 29th via Nuclear Blast

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