Finally! The Return Of S E P U L T U R A
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, revered master architects of the death/thrash genre, and the most successful and influential heavy metal band from the Federal Republic of Brazil.
"Sepultura deserves all the respect" – Metal Rules
When SEPULTURA experienced a line-up change in the mid-1990s that was widely covered by the metal press around the world, remaining members recruited American Derrick Green in 1997 to front the band, a position the Cleveland, Ohio native has held for the past seventeen years and counting.
"Sepultura proved once again that they are in an excellent form nowadays!" – Metal Rage
Fast forward to 2013 and SEPULTURA released one of the most deadly and critically acclaimed albums ‘The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart’ and despite having experienced enough lineup changes and genre alterations to keep fans on their toes, the band’s longevity is also cemented by the blistering live performances that have remained a constant threat to all contemporaries.
"The place exploded once Sepultura hit the stage with the band playing a ton of tracks encompassing nearly their entire career" – Loudwire
2014 is a year to remember. It marks three decades of the mighty SEPULTURA’s solid career, throned among the best of the best.
And there long overdue return to Australia, they were last down under in 2003.
And there even longer overdue return to NZ where they haven’t toured since 1993!
"The spirit of Sepultura is very much alive and well!" – This Is Not A Scene.com
SEPULTURA’s forward-thinking progression keeps it far from the grave it’s named after. Celebrating their “Roots, Bloody Roots” by combining tribal cues with thrash, death metal, punk and hardcore elements/influences, there is no doubt that the ever-evolving pioneers keep it fresh – from humble thrash and classic rock, to nu-metal grooves and their post-Against experimental rebirth.
Members of the NZ and Australian SEPULTRIBE best be ready for a chaotic show packed with an extensive stretch of classics, including including Roots Bloody Roots, Refuse/Resist, Arise, Territory, Ratamahatta to name a few ... do not miss what is sure to be a hell of a time!