Sepultura Premiere “Isolation” Music Video

Sepultura have premiered a new video for their new song “Isolation.” This track is from the band’s new album “Quadra,” which will be released on February 7.

Guitarist Andreas Kisser said the following about the video:

“The video was created by using the footage of the performance we did at the Rock in Rio festival last October. It was the world premiere of the song ‘Isolation’ which is a straight forward thrash track with an epic intro. Also we presented the new cover and the name of the album ‘Quadra’ to an amazing crowd of 100.000 people, a magical and historical moment in our career. I’m so glad we had filmed the performance and now we are ready to show the world. The ‘Quadra’ cycle begins!”

Vocalist Derrick Green also added the following about the song:

“‘Isolation’ is a song that was written about the U.S. prison system. The inhuman practice of solitary confinement changes the mental stability of prisoners.

They are not being rehabilitated but are transformed to become worst. Once they are released back into society we all pay the price for what has been done to them.”

Sepultura Reveal Cover Art For New Album “Quadra”, Discuss The Record’s Concept

Sepultura have revealed the cover art for their new album “Quadra,“ which is set to be released early next year. The artwork was created by Christiano Menezes and it can be seen below:

Guitarist Andreas Kisser commented:

“Quadra, among other meanings, is the Portuguese word for “sport court” that by definition is a ‘limited area of land, with regulatory demarcations, where according to a set of rules the game takes place.’

We all come from different Quadras. The countries, all nations with their borders and traditions; culture, religions, laws, education and a set of rules where life takes place. Our personalities, what we believe, how we live, how we build societies and relationships, all depends on these set of rules that we grew up with. Concepts of creation, gods, death and ethics.

Money, we are enslaved by this concept. Who’s poor and who’s rich, that’s how we measure people and material goods. Regardless of your Quadra you need money to survive, the prime rule to play this game called life. Hence the coin.

The coin is forged with the senator skull, who represents the set of rules and laws we live by; the world map on his head delimiting the borders of all nations, imaginary lines separating people by concepts of race and the sacred.”

Frontman Derrick Green also added the following about the recording process:

“The experience was like no other time in the studio. I felt the preparation was key in making the recording process go as smoothly as possible. We were relentless each day giving everything that we had until complete exhaustion of the mind, body, and soul. This album is a direct result of the sign of the times. The music is an evolution needed to push ourselves to go further than we ever have.”

Sepultura Perform New Song “Isolation” Live

During Sepultura’s October 4 set at the Rock In Rio Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the band performed a new song titled “Isolation.” This track is from the band’s upcoming album “Quadra,” which is expected to be released in February.

[via Blabbermouth]

Sepultura Finish Recording New Album

Sepultura have officially finished the recording process for their new album. The band confirmed the news in the below post:

Sepultura Recording New Album

Sepultura have officially started the recording process for their new album at Fascination Street Studios in Orebro, Sweden. The group are working on the record with producer Jens Bogre and some photos from the sessions can be found below:

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 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]

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.