Brazilian/Americal thrashers SEPULTURA will be joined by Les Tambours Du Bronx, featuring sixteen drummers from France, during their appearance at this year’s Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany.
According to Wacken Open Air festival organizers, “this combination from heavy metal sounds and this incomparable percussion ensemble can only be seen two times in the whole world in this year.”
Founded in 1987, Les Tambours Du Bronx beat 225-liter barrels with beech wood bats or even axe handles. In more than 1000 concerts they’ve smashed about 16,000 barrels and more than 110,000 broken “drum sticks!”
SEPULTURA will join forces with DEATH ANGEL, KRISIUN and HAVOK for a North American tour in April/May.
SEPULTURA played its first show with new drummer Eloy Casagrande (GLÓRIA, ANDRÉ MATOS) on November 25, 2011 in Lichtenfels, Germany.
Casagrande joined SEPULTURA as the replacement for Jean Dolabella, who left the band because he could no longer handle being away from home for long periods of time.
Eloy is a 21-year-old drum prodigy from São Paulo, Brazil who won the Modern Drummer “Undiscovered Drummer” contest as a teenager in 2006.
Dolabella left SEPULTURA after a five-year run of relentless touring and two studio albums. He joined SEPULTURA in 2006 following the departure of the band’s original drummer, Igor Cavalera.
SEPULTURA is touring in support of its 12th studio album, and Nuclear Blast Records debut, “Kairos”, which hit stores in July 2011.