Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA will reunite with producer Ross Robinson (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT) to record the band’s next album, tentatively due in October via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD will be tracked in June at Robinson‘s studio in Venice, California and will be co-produced by 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.
Comments SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser: “[I] can’t wait to do this one; [it] is going to be our strongest work ever. We have 13 songs ready to go plus two covers, one from DEATH and another one from the Brazilian group CHICO SCIENCE E NAÇÃO ZUMBI.”
Kisser has also issued the following recap of the band’s recent European tour:
“So, we just came back from another amazing run in Europe, the third time we do a tour for [SEPULTURA‘s 2011 album] ‘Kairos’ in Europe and it has been a great time.
“‘Kairos’ did very well for us, kept us going stronger and the partnership with Nuclear Blast proved to be a successful one. We stayed for a month doing shows at big festivals and sweaty packed clubs around the old continent playing and celebrating the 29 years of a career. But not everything was nice and easy. Our drummer, Eloy Casagrande, had an small accident at his drum set during a show in France. He smashed his finger on the snare and blood was everywhere. He managed to finish the set but his finger was in bad shape. He went to the hospital, had some stitches and the doctor demanded total rest. Next day, we tried to play the gig with our drum tech Dede, but it didn’t work, [so] we had to cancel the show. But, fortunately, our tour manager, Rienk, knew a drummer that lived not far from where we were. His name was Kevin Foley [DISAVOWED, BENIGHTED, MUMAKIL]. Rienk called him and next day he was with us. Kevin did an amazing job, playing SEPULTURA stuff from all phases and with great attitude.
“Thank you, Kevin, you rocked!!
“Eloy had to stay away from the stage for 8 to 10 days but he came back to finish the tour. He came back strong and hungry, [and] it was a great way to finish a tour right before going to the studio to record our next album.”
SEPULTURA‘s upcoming CD will mark the first time the band will have recorded an album outside Brazil since “Against”.
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.
“Roots” sold more than 2 million copies worldwide and was certified gold in the United States by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) for sales in excess of 500,000 units.