Guitarist Andreas Kisser of Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA was interviewed by Full Metal Racket at this year’s edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, which was held April 21-22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked which is his favorite SEPULTURA album from the Derrick Green era of the band, Andreas said: “I never really divided our career like that — pre or post — because we have [had] a few changes. Of course, the singer was the most powerful, whatever, most radical change. But we are on our third drummer, I myself, I joined in ’87, and we play songs from all over our career. We don’t play only songs… like a political setlist, let’s say, [or just] play the new stuff. But usually I like the newer material always. But I really feel this album [2017’s ‘Machine Messiah’] is our best work with Derrick. And Igor [Cavalera, original SEPULTURA drummer] was working with us ten years after Max [Cavalera, former SEPULTURA frontman] left the band. And I really like ‘Kairos’  a lot, because it was a very important album — first album with Nuclear Blast. It was the last album with Jean Dolabella on drums. So we had a few changes there that also changed and gave a new direction for the band. Everyone that came into the band brought something new. And that’s something that we like to respect always — not try to copy formulas and try to fulfill expectations that are impossible to fulfill. Yeah, I think ‘Machine Messiah’ is one of our best works, period, in our career, for sure.”
“Machine Messiah” was released on January 13 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by the band and Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH) of Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The CD’s cover artwork was created by Filipino artist Camille Della Rosa.
The world premiere of SEPULTURA‘s documentary, “Sepultura Endurance”, will take place on Sunday, May 21 in Los Angeles. The special screening of the documentary at the Regent theater will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the band.
“Sepultura Endurance” shows the journey from SEPULTURA‘s humble rural beginnings to decades spent on the international stage, giving an in-depth look into how the band continues to thrive in a changing metal landscape. Crammed full of rare archival footage, and featuring interviews with legends like Lars Ulrich (METALLICA) and Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), and younger artists influenced by SEPULTURA, like SLIPKNOT‘s Corey Taylor, “Sepultura Endurance” is the definitive document of the band’s myths, struggles and heart.
The “Sepultura Endurance” screening will start at 1 p.m. PT.