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Sepultura

Sepultura

Sepultura Biography

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Sepultura is a Brazilian thrash metal band, formed in 1983. Their name means "grave" in Portuguese, which they chose after Max Cavalera, one of the founding members, was translating the lyrics of the Motörhead song "Dancing on Your Grave". Sepultura was formed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1983 by Max Cavalera (guitars and vocals), his younger brother Igor Cavalera (drums), Paulo Pinto (bass) and Jairo Guedes (guitars). Sepultura signed to Cogumelo Records after a few years of performing, with a sound influenced by their favorite bands such as Ratos de Porão, Discharge, Possessed, GBH and Metallica. Their first EP was Bestial Devastation, a split with Overdose's album on the flipside. Their first LP was Morbid Visions (1986), which included the moderate hit "Troops of Doom" that attracted the band some attention. After Morbid Visions, Jairo Guedes left the band for another death metal venture and Sao Paulo based guitarist Andreas Kisser replaced him. Their second full-length album was Schizophrenia, which was a critical success that led to a contract with Roadrunner Records. With Roadrunner distributing Schizophrenia worldwide, Sepultura reached new audiences of metal fans, cemented by 1989's Beneath the Remains (1989), which was followed by a long European tour. By the time they released 1991's Arise (1991), Sepultura were located in Phoenix, Arizona and had become one of the most critically-praised metal bands of the 1990s, with Arise going platinum by the end of its supporting tour. Musically, Arise was slightly different from the first three Sepultura albums. Slowing down and also experimenting with some groove-laden rhythms. In 1993, Sepultura made the groove hints on Arise to a considerable change in their sound. Changing their original death/thrash style to a more hardcore inspired groove metal sound with Chaos A.D.. 1996's Roots took Sepultura even further from their original sound, shocking fans with a nu metal sound similar to that of popular American bands, adopting nu metal characteristics such as downtuning, using murky chords as the base for songs instead of the typical chugging heavy metal riffs, hard vocal rhyming bordering on rapping and the absence of guitar solos. The band further innovated by experimenting with elements from the music of Brazil's indigenous peoples and metal music. At the height of Sepultura's fame, however, a series of events broke the band apart. Just after the album "Roots" (1996), Sepultura decided to fire their manager, Gloria. Since she was Max's wife, he decided to quit too. It was rumoured that there was some intra-band tension throughout the latter half of 1996, and at the end of a successful tour of Britain later that year, at Brixton Academy on 16th December 1996, the band told Max they would not renew Gloria's management contract. Max Cavalera left the band, and subsequently formed a new band, Soulfly. The others announced that they would continue under the Sepultura name and were searching for a replacement. A recording of Max's last show with the band was later released as a live album, 2002's Under a Pale Grey Sky by their former record label Roadrunner Records, against the wishes of the band. Derrick Green from Cleveland and formerly of Outface wound up filling the frontman spot, and the band released Against in 1998. Against was commercially less successful than its two predecessors, as was the follow-up Nation. These releases saw Sepultura move away from their previous approach of the thrash metal sound - a process already in motion in such releases as Roots, and aided by Max's departure - and this led to widespread criticism from the band's original fanbase. Subsequent releases have had a positive effect in returning praise to the band, but opinion is divided on their new direction. After recording Revolusongs, an EP full of covers in 2002, the band released the album Roorback in 2003, which garnered a lot of positive reviews. In November 2005 the live Double-DVD and Double-CD Live in São Paulo was released. This was the first official live album from the band. The release of 'Live In Sao Paulo' marked the first involvement of the new 'Sepularmy' street team in promotion of the bands music. The Sepularmy is unrelated to the bands record label SPV and its members are motivated purely by the desire to share the bands music with as many people as possible. The army is expected to be involved in the promotion of all the bands releases and endeavours for the foreseeable future and anyone is welcome to register and help out. A new album, called Dante XXI was released on March 14, 2006. It based around Dante's The Divine Comedy. This album has been considered to be the band's best effort with Derrick Green and also carries some thrash influence. Although some areas of the media have criticized the album, fans have received it well. In a recent interview, Igor stated that the band agreed to retire the Sepultura name at the conclusion of the band's current tour, but bassist Paulo Jr. has denied this report. In 2007 Max and Igor formed a new band called Cavalera Conspiracy. In January 2009, Sepultura released A-Lex, being the first album without any Cavalera member. It is a new concept album based on the book A Clockwork Orange. http://sepultura.com http://www.myspace.com/sepultura http://www.last.fm/group/Early+Sepultura

Sepultura Metal Albums

Roots Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

If Sepultura’s album Chaos A.D. established the band as more than just another death metal outfit, Roots expands both its search for identity and its quest for sheer [...]

Chaos A.D. Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information Available Media Type: CDArtist: SEPULTURATitle: CHAOS A.D. Street Release Date: 10/22/1996<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: HEAVY METALFor the first few albums of its career, Brazil’s Sepultura was a better-than-average death [...]

Arise Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Limited edition 180 gram vinyl LP pressing of the Brazilian metal band’s 1991 album. Nine tracks including ’Dead Embryonic Cells’, ’Murder’, ’Infected Voice’ and more. Roadrunner.In [...]

Schizophrenia Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: SEPULTURATitle: SCHIZOPHRENIAStreet Release Date: 01/27/1998<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: HEAVY METAL

Beneath the Remains Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Reissue of their third killer album frm 1989! Roadrunner Records. 2007.

Under a Pale Grey Sky Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

Convenient new size…Still f***ing huge! Metallica\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Live Sh*t: Binge & Purge – the unprecendented box set featuring three complete concerts on three CD\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s and three VHS [...]

Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

”We wanted to make music without knowing what to expect and with boundaries left open,” says drummer Scott Rockenfield of SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM. Rockenfield (QUEENSRŸCHE), [...]

A-LEX Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

Since 1984 Sepultura have been bleeding Metalheads eardrums with their unique, brutal and inspirational brand of Metal. Following up their acclaimed 2006 SPV release, Dante XXI [...]

The Best of Sepultura Thumbnail Image
★★½☆☆

This Collection spans the recording of SEPULTURA during this influential 10 year period from 86-96 , featuring tracks from 86Â’s MORBID VISIONS to the Gold Certified [...]

Dante XXI Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

True classics in the history of rock and metal music not only distinguish themselves in terms of great songs and awesome productions but also in terms [...]

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