Sepultura

Sepultura

Genre: Death/Thrash Metal (early), Groove/Thrash Metal, Nu-Metal (later)
Origin: Brazil
Status: Active

Biography:
Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte, formed in 1984. The band was a major force in the death metal, thrash metal and ultimately groove metal genres during the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their later experiments melding nu metal, hardcore punk and industrial.

Sepultura was formed by brothers Max and Igor Cavalera. After several lineup changes, Paulo Jr. and Jairo Guedz became permanent members for the band's first studio album “Morbid Visions,” released in 1986 through Cogumelo Records. Guitarist Jairo Guedz left Sepultura following the band's first tour and was replaced by Andreas Kisser.

With the new formation, Sepultura recorded “Schizophrenia” in 1987. “Beneath the Remains,” the first album from the band's contract with Roadrunner Records, was released in 1989, followed by “Arise” in 1991 and “Chaos A.D.” in 1993.

Sepultura's best-selling album to date, “Roots,” was released in 1996 and debuted at # 27 on the Billboard 200. In 1997, vocalist Max Cavalera left the band and subsequently formed Soulfly. The other members announced that they would continue under the Sepultura name and were searching for a replacement.

Derrick Green was chosen to replace Cavalera, and with the new vocalist the band released “Against” in 1998. “Nation” was released in 2001, the band's last studio album with Roadrunner Records.

Sepultura resigned with German label SPV and released “Roorback” in 2003. “Dante XXI “was released in 2006 as a concept album inspired by the literary classic “Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri.

Igor Cavalera left the band in 2007 and was replaced by Jean Dolabella. In 2009 Sepultura released “A-Lex,” a concept album inspired by the book/film, “A Clockwork Orange,” to favorable reviews.

The band's 12th studio album, “Kairos” was issued by the independent German label Nuclear Blast Records in 2011. This was the band's first release on the label, marking their first album not released on SPV/Steamhammer since 2001's “Nation.”


Discography:

Studio albums
- Morbid Visions (1986)
- Schizophrenia (1987)
- Beneath the Remains (1989)
- Arise (1991)
- Chaos A.D. (1993)
- Roots (1996)
- Against (1998)
- Nation (2001)
- Roorback (2003)
- Dante XXI (2006)
- A-Lex (2009)
- Kairos (2011)
- The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart (2013)

EP
- Bestial Devastation (1990)
- Third World Posse (1992)
- Refuse / Resist (1994)
- Slave New World (1994)
- Natural Born Blasters (1996)
- Roots Bloody Roots (1996)
- Ratamahatta (1996)
- Attitude (1996)
- Procreation of the Wicked (1997)
- Tribus (1999)
- Revolusongs (2002)
- Música original da Minissérie (2014)

Split
- Bestial Devastation / Século XX (1985)
- Morbid Visions / Cease to Exist (1989)
- The Lost Tapes of Cogumelo (1990)
- Rock Power Magazine Presents (1991)
- Cemetery Gates (Demon Knight Edit) (1996)

Singles
- Under Siege (Regnum Irae) (1991)
- Dead Embryonic Cells (1991)
- Arise (1992)
- Territory (1993)
- Single Inédito (1998)
- Choke (1998)
- Against (1999)
- Coquinho (2008)
- The Age of the Atheist (2013)
- DarkSide (2015)
- Sepultura Under My Skin (2015)

Video
- Under Siege (Live in Barcelona) (1992)
- Third World Chaos (1995)
- We Are What We Are (1996)
- Tribal Devastation (1997)
- Chaos DVD (2002)
- Live in São Paulo (2005)
- Metal Veins - Alive at Rock in Rio (2014)

Compilations
- B-Sides (1996)
- The Roots of Sepultura (1996)
- Blood-Rooted (1997)
- The Best of Sepultura (2006)
- The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1987-1996 (2012)

Live Album
- Under a Pale Grey Sky (2002)
- Live in São Paulo (2005)


Members

Current members:
Paulo Jr. - Bass (1984-present)
Andreas Kisser - Guitars (lead) (1987-present)
Derrick Green - Vocals, Guitars (additional) (1998-present)
Eloy Casagrande - Drums (2011-present)

Past members:
Roberto "Gato" Raffan - Bass (1984)
Beto Pinga - Drums (1984)
Igor Cavalera - Drums (1984-2006)
Cássio - Guitars (1984)
Roberto UFO - Guitars (1984)
Max Cavalera - Guitars (1984-1985), Vocals, Guitars (rhythm) (1985-1996)
Wagner Antichrist - Vocals (1984-1985)
Jairo Tormentor - Guitars (lead) (1985-1987)
Julio Cesar Vieira Franco - Guitars (lead) (1985)
Jean Dolabella - Drums (2006-2011)

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