SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser was honored with a commemorative brick with his name on it, placed in the wall in front of Liverpool, England’s legendary Cavern Pub, in a ceremony which took place on his 44th birthday, August 24. He is the first Brazilian artist to have his name eternalized in the Cavern wall that became famous when THE BEATLES made their first lunchtime appearance on Tuesday, February 9, 1961.
A four-minute Brazilian-TV report on the ceremony can be seen below.
Kisser joined the Brazilian THE BEATLES tribute act CLUBE BIG BEATLES during International Beatles Week 2012 at the Mathew Street Music Festival in Liverpool on August 27 where they presented the “White Album” in its entirety — in a two-hour-long set.
Cavern club owner Bill Heckle said: “Andreas has played here before, including at last year’s festival, with the CLUBE BIG BEATLES tribute band. But I just didn’t realize who he was and how big a name he is, until I found out he’s bringing two Brazilian TV documetary crews with him this time.
“I mentioned it to some other people and they were gobsmacked that I had never heard of SEPULTURA, but that area of music has never been something I’ve followed properly.
“We thought we’d better give Andreas his own brick, as he is actually so famous. He is like a God among metal fans, but he is a very nice, unassuming guy.”
Kisser said: “It’s beyond a dream for me to be here. There isn’t a bigger possible honor than being here and jamming at the Cavern Club, the most historic place in Liverpool.”