When SEPULTURA released their groundbreaking record 'Arise' on March 20, 1991, the face of Heavy Music was changed forever! "When this album was released it became the biggest seller in Roadrunner history and firmly established both the band and Roadrunner Records", commented Monte Conner (Senior Vice President of A&R for Roadrunner Records). " It is still hands down a Speed/Thrash Metal record but you can hear the beginnings of the modern Sepultura sound that would fully bloom on 'Chaos A.D.' in Max’s more enunciated vocal delivery and his NEW less-is-more lyrical approach (due undoubtedly to his improvements in speaking English). Here, Max is really starting to shine as a powerful Metal singer and band leader. I still think the lobster claws on the cover are cheesy but the fans love that art and it has become an iconic piece. This was the first time that Max worked with Andy Wallace and it was a collaboration that would continue through Soulfly’s 'Primitive' in 1998."
Today, SEPULTURA is still going strong! After various lineup changes, more specifically the departure of brothers and co-founders Max and Iggor Cavalera, the band is still making music and touring the entire planet. Recently, SEPULTURA wrapped up the "North American Kairos Tour" at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. Joining the Kings of Tribal Metal were fellow Brazilian Metallers KRISIUN, as well as the legendary Thrash Metal band DEATH ANGEL. Opening every night of the "Kairos Tour" were new comers HAVOK.
Prior to the show we had the chance to chat with SEPULTURA's legendary guitarist Andreas Kisser. During part one of the conversation, which came to a halt when RAMMSTEIN was suddenly cranked all over the venue, we had the chance to talk to Andreas about the "North American Kairos Tour" and how he and Paolo Jr. have managed to keep the bands legacy intact! Part two is coming soon, so stay tuned!
Here are some KILLER images we captured during the bands terrifying set:
Live Photos by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)
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