Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! conducted an interview with Andreas Kisser of Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA before the band’s April 30 concert at the Gramercy Theater in New York City. You can now watch the chat in two parts below.
When asked about the possibility of SEPULTURA one day reuniting with former members Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas said, “Possibilities are open all the time, but there is nothing in the [works]. It’s not part of our plans. We have totally different plans; we have a busy year [ahead of us]. We will maybe start thinking about a new album for next year and stuff.”
He added, “[We have been getting questions about a reunion] since Max left the band, and more strongly after Igor left the band. But it’s a part of what SEPULTURA is. What can I do?! It’s a rich history behind [the band], with many changes. And I guess we’re gonna be talking about that forever.
“If something like that were to happen, it would have to [happen] very naturally. Because SEPULTURA was always like that — it was not made by managers or a business offer; it was made by people who love to play together and [make] music together. The consequence of what SEPULTURA [accomplished] is only because of that. So if we [did] it right, it would be cool. But I don’t see it happening.”
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.