Sepultura To Begin Recording New Album In August

Sepultura are planning to enter Fascination Street Studios in Orebro, Sweden in August to record their new album. The effort, which is expected to be released in February 2020, will be produced by Jens Bogren.

Andreas Kisser told TV1.kg the following:

“We are currently working on new ideas, on new music. Actually, since September-October last year, we started putting ideas together, demos. Me and Eloy Casagrande, the drummer, working in São Paulo, just building the basic structure of the songs, and Derrick and Paulo working in their houses as well, putting their input. And we have about now around 10 songs. We would like to put an album with 12 songs — that’s the idea — plus record some covers and bonus tracks for special releases and stuff.

It’s great that we have this tour in April [and May], that we leave the studio a little bit to come on stage and play again. I think it’s gonna bring a whole new energy and motivation to go back and finish our work.

We still have a lot to do, but we’re going in the studio in August in Sweden with Jens Bogren, which is the same producer and the same studio we used for ‘Machine Messiah‘. And yes, the idea is to put out the album in February 2020. We have a concept already, we have a name, but we cannot share it yet.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Watch Sepultura’s Full Dubai Show

As previously reported, Sepultura were scheduled to perform in Beirut, Lebanon on April 28, but they ended up getting banned from entering the country after being accused of worshiping the devil and “insulting Christianity.” On top of that, authorities also took issue with their 1993 video for “Territory,” saying it shows support for Israel. The band have since responded by livestreaming their full May 2 show in Dubai, UAE for their Lebanese fans.

Sepultura On Being Banned From Playing In Lebanon: “It Was The First Time We Had Our Entry Blocked In A Country By A False Interpretation Of Our Purposes And Values”

As previously reported, Sepultura were scheduled to perform in Beirut, Lebanon on April 28, but they ended up getting banned from entering the country after being accused of worshiping the devil and “insulting Christianity.” On top of that, authorities also took issue with their 1993 video for “Territory,” saying it shows support for Israel. The band have since commented on the issue saying “it was the first time [they] had [their] entry blocked in a country by a false interpretation of [their] purposes and values.”

Here’s Sepultura’s full statement:

“On behalf of Sepultura and staff, we would like to express to our public in Beirut our deep dissatisfaction with the situation to which we were submitted by the general security office which resulted in the cancellation of our show that would take place yesterday (Sunday, April 28th) at The Palace.

In 35 years of history, it was the first time we had our entry blocked in a country by a false interpretation of our purposes and values since our intention has always been to promote unity and freedom of expression through music, without making any political, racial or religious distinction.

To try to compensate everyone who, like us, are frustrated with what happened, we would like to invite you to watch the live broadcast of our upcoming Dubai concert on May 2 in honor of all Sepultura Lebanese fans who could not watch us in person.

LIVE STREAMING INFORMATION
LINK: http://youtube.com/sepultura
DAY: May 2, 2019
TIME: Lebanon – 22:00, Europe – 21:00, Brasil – 16:00, USA 3:00pm (ET)

We’d like to thank Skull Session, Sepulnation around the world, all media that has published anything related to this subject, and Embassy of Brazil in Beirut for all the support.

Andreas, Paulo, Derrick, Eloy and the Sepultura team”

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Sepultura Banned From Playing In Lebanon Due To Accusations Of “Devil Worship”

Sepultura were scheduled to perform in Beirut, Lebanon on April 28, but the band were apparently banned from entering the country after being accused of worshipping the devil and “insulting Christianity.” On top of that, authorities also took issue with their 1993 video for “Territory,” saying it shows support for Israel.

Skull Session, the company that was promoting the concert, commented:

“The media office of the organizers of Sepultura Live in Beirut concert released the following statement:

We were going to host a concert for the International Brazilian Metal Band Sepultura on the 28th of April at The Palace – Aresco Center, Beirut. After duly applying for artist entry visas for the band, we were informed that band members had been banned from entering Lebanon. The concert organizers were not even allowed to view the decision.

However, after enquiring before the artists’ division, we were told that the issue is delicate as it relates to insulting Christianity, that the band members are devil worshipers, that they held a concert in Israel, that they filmed a video clip supporting Israel, and that the decision was issued by the head of the General Security Forces.

We would like to clarify that these accusations are totally untrue. The band did not play in Israel. The aforementioned video clip mentions Israel’s racism without naming it. The same video clip, which was launched in 1993, contains scenes of Israeli repression, and members of the band are shown drinking tea with Arab clans. (1)

As for insulting religion, current members of Sepultura fight against all forms of corruption, and call on the world to return to goodness and nature and to reject corruption. Since it’s the nature of metal music, the band uses a violent style of expression. But they did not directly attack Christianity. in fact, the band’s vocalist has shared on his personal Instagram account photos of St. George’s Cathedral in Lviv – Ukraine a few days ago. It should be noted that the icon of Saint Charbel appears in the photo. (2)

We would like to point out that the band is socially active as it tries to shed light on corruption in societies without adopting any ideology or being inclined towards any thought. On the contrary, through their lyrics, they ask people to return to God and to reject an abnormal automated society, not to worship Satan as interpreted by some.

Finally, we would like to point out that it is a shame to see such censorship in Lebanon, a country that claims to be the only democracy in the Arab world, where freedom of thought and belief is safeguarded impartially, while countries that are more religiously stringent, such as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, host this band that was banned from entering Lebanon(Dubai is hosting them for the second time).

Sepultura has held a concert in Dubai in 2017, and will be having a second concert at the Hard Rock Café in Dubai on May 2, and a concert in Turkey on April 30th.

While Kisser and bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. trudge through mud, Max Cavalera screams about racist politicians and the plague-like effects of hate and discrimination. Although the song’s video deals with Israeli violence against the Lebanese and Palestinians, “Territory” pertains to every situation in which a government uses xenophobia to justify cruelty.”

“Sepultura Endurance” Documentary To Receive U.K. Premiere This Weekend

Sepultura’s documentary “Sepultura Endurance” will officially receive a U.K. premiere on November 11 at the Rio Dalston Cinema in Dalston, London. The screening will take place as part of the Doc’n Roll festival, which is being held on November 1 to November 18 across ten cinemas in London.

Expanded Edition Of Sepultura’s “Arise” To Be Released In June

Rhino Records will be releasing a remastered expanded edition of Sepultura‘s “Arise” on June 15. It will be available on CD, vinyl, and digitally.

CD Track Listing:

Disc One:

2018 Remaster:

01. “Arise”
02. “Dead Embryonic Cells”
03. “Desperate Cry”
04. “Murder”
05. “Subtraction”
06. “Altered State”
07. “Under Siege (Regnum Irae)”
08. “Meaningless Movements”
09. “Infected Voice”

Bonus Tracks:

10. “Orgasmatron” (Motörhead cover) (studio version)
11. “Intro” (instrumental)
12. “C.I.U. (Criminals In Uniform)”
13. “Desperate Cry” (Scott Burns mix)
14. “Drug Me”

“Arise” Rough Mixes:

15. “Dead Embryonic Cells” (rough mix)
16. “Dead Embryonic Cells” (industrial remix)

“Arise” writing sessions (August 1989):

17. “For Our Own Good (C.U.I.)”
18. “Murder”
19. “Altered State”

Disc Two:

“Arise” Writing Sessions (March 1990):

01. “Under Siege (Regnum Irae)”
02. “Meaningless Movements”
03. “Infected Voice”

“Arise” basic tracks:

04. “Altered State”
05. “Dead Embryonic Cells”
06. “Desperate Cry”
07. “Infected Voice”
08. “Meaningless Movements”
09. “Murder”
10. “Under Siege (Regnum Irae)”

Under Siege (live in Barcelona 1991):

11. “Arise”
12. “Desperate Cry”
13. “Dead Embryonic Cells”
14. “Mass Hypnosis”
15. “Inner Self”
16. “Troops Of Doom”
17. “Beneath The Remains”
18. “Orgasmatron” (Motörhead cover)

Vinyl Track Listing:

Side One:

01. “Arise”
02. “Dead Embryonic Cells”
03. “Desperate Cry”
04. “Murder”
05. “Subtraction”

Side Two:

01. “Altered State”
02. “Under Siege (Regnum Irae)”
03. “Meaningless Movements”
04. “Infected Voice”

Side Three:

01. “Arise” (live)
02. “Dead Embryonic Cells” (industrial remix)
03. “Desperate Cry” (live)
04. “Murder” (writing session 1989)
05. “Murder”” (basic track)

Side Four:

01. “Altered State” (basic track)
02. “Under Siege (Regnum Irae)” (basic track)
03. “Meaningless Movements” (writing session 1990)
04. “Infected Voice” (writing session 1990)
05. “Orgasmatron” (Motörhead cover) (studio version)