Sepultura - Machine Messiah

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Sepultura - Machine Messiah

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InfoCD & LP13th January 2017

It was the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil that launched the ascent of their native sons in SEPULTURA (Portuguese for “grave”) in 1983 with a trajectory unsuspectingly aimed at the worldwide metal music scene. A band with humble economic beginnings whose musical identity was forged in the context of living through Brazil’s authoritarian military dictatorship, SEPULTURA would go on to become Brazilian ambassadors to the metal world.Now featuring long-time guitarist Andreas Kisser (who joined in1987), original bassist Paulo Jr., Ohio-born vocalist Derrick Green and drum prodigy Eloy Casagrande, SEPULTURA continue to skull-crushing albums and pack venues and festival stages worldwide. In 2015 they celebrated their 30th anniversary by undertaking a World tour playing songs from every era of their starred history.Thay also released a special tribute to their fans! The dates included touring Russia - from West to far East, in 17 epic performances - and taking the celebration of their 30 years to North America (including the first Rock in Rio USA ). The band also asked fans to contribute to the artwork for a new track: “SEPULTURA UNDER MY SKIN” - the artwork was created with the tattoos of SEPULTURA fans all over the world. The band’s 14th studio album, ‘Machine Messiah’, produced by Jens Borgen (Opeth, Amon Amarth) was inspired by the robotisation of our society.Guitarist Andreas Kisser explains. “The concept of a God Machine who created humanity and now it seems that this cycle is closing itself, returning to the starting point. We came from machines and we are going back to where we came from. The messiah, when he returns, will be a robot, or an humanoid, our bio-mechanical savior.” The stunning cover artwork of ’Machine Messiah’ was created by Filipino artist Camille Della Rosa. “The painting “Deus Ex-Machina” is a masterpiece!”, raves Kisser. “I was really shocked to see how her concept of the painting was a perfect fit to our concept! The cover was done 6 years ago for our new album and she didn’t know it! Neither did I but I’m glad we crossed each others paths.” While Kisser describes the previous album as an “explosion of feelings”, he asserts that this one is more “relaxed”. Certainly, from the brooding tone of the opening title track, it seems that Sepultura are surfing a creative streak on ‘Machine Messiah’. Beyond that the full-on thrash assault of ‘I Am The Enemy’, the eastern-tinged aggression of ‘Phantom Self’ and the jaw-dropping instrumental ‘Iceberg Dances’, help to round out the band’s most rounded release since the mid-90’s.

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