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Sepultura w/ Equaleft – Porto, Portugal

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , , on 8th July 2017 by Pieni

Sepultura, Equaleft
Hard Club, Porto (PT)
4th July 2017
Promoted by Prime Artists

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Drummer Marquito left Equaleft last October but when your former band is invited to open for Sepultura, you must return for (another) last gig.
Everybody came out of the shadows, apparently – media included. So we were divided in groups and each shot one of the first three songs. My only concern was regarding the exchange between songs but the situation was handled smoothly. So kudos to Prime Artists and the Hard Club staff – thanks to them, we all had a shot at covering such memorable show.

marquitoIt was the closing of a chapter in Equaleft’s book, marking the last gig promoting “Adapt & Survive”. If memory serves me well, they’d said that already a few months ago, but just like Marquito, they couldn’t say no to Sepultura. I believe this time it was really the last one, though, as I know a new record is taking a solid shape, with a new drummer who will be announced soon. But that night was still just for what are already considered classics among the national underground – the intrepid “Invigorate” (featuring the mandatory Star Wars lightsabre), the groovy “Tremble”, the eccentric “Maniac” or the classy “Uncover The Masks”. And in the end, “their trademark” box of cookies was distributed among the fans.

JEDIMIG

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derrick2There were a lot of Equaleft t-shirts in the crowd, but when Derrick Green himself goes on stage wearing one… damn, even I felt proud – hence the need of mentioning this little detail. Regarding what really matters: when you’ve been in a band for over 30 years and “big” for almost as long, one hour and a half always seems awfully short, especially after the release of another album. The trick is finding the right balance between new and old and, of course, performing both like there was no tomorrow. Guess who were able to do just that? (Okay, I confess I’d rather watch them play “Troops Of Doom” than “Inner Self”, but we can’t always have our way, and the near sold-out venue went bananas screaming along “nonconformity in my inner self / only I guide my inner self”, so who am I to complain?). Also, if you’ve read my live reports before, you probably know how I disapprove of solos; Sepultura seem to share this opinion as Andreas Kisser proved his skills – as if he still needed to – by playing the instrumental “Iceberg Dances”, out of the latest “Machine Messiah” the band’s currently promoting.
JUNIOR“I Am The Enemy” kicked it off, “Roots Bloody Roots” (what else?) finished it up, in-between Derrick told us “this is your fucking territory” and that he wanted to see us all arise, and Andreas dedicated “Sepultura Under My Skin” to Moonspell and F.C.Porto – the first for being good friends and representing Portugal’s metal throughout the world, the same way Sepultura do with Brazil’s; the latter… well, we all know how football is big in Brazil.
It was such a brutal show that no one even took offense when Derrick mistook Porto for Lisboa. Of course he was booed loudly, but his apologies were so immediate and genuine – plus, he’d said Porto several times during the evening – that it turned out more of a funny moment than an actual fail. Therefore, a perfect night.

KISSER

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Gallery at our Facebook page here.

Text & photos by Renata “Pieni” Lino

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Flotsam & Jetsam to hit Europe in February 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 28th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

American thrash titans Flotsam & Jetsam will be hitting Europe in February as touring support to Sepultura and Legion Of The Damned. They will also be joined by Mortillery. Tour dates are as follow:

07/02/14 DE – Bochum, Matrix
08/02/14 DE – München, Backstage
09/02/14 DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
10/02/14 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle
11/02/14 DK – Esbjerg, Tobakken
12/02/14 DE – Osnabrück, Rosenhof
13/02/14 DE – Berlin, C-Club
14/02/14 PL – Katowice, Megaclub
15/02/14 DE – Glauchau, Alte Spinnerei
16/02/14 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
18/02/14 SK – Zilina, Smerr Club
19/02/14 AT – Wien, Arena
20/02/14 AT – Salzburg, Rockhouse
21/02/14 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
22/02/14 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
23/02/14 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
24/02/14 FR – Lyon, CCO Villeurbonne
25/02/14 FR – Toulouse, Bikini
26/02/14 ES – Barcelona, Salamandra 1
27/02/14 ES – Madrid, Arena
28/02/14 PT – Lissabon, Paradise Garage
01/03/14 ES – Pamplona, Totem
03/03/14 FR – Caen, Cargo
04/03/14 FR – Rennes, L´Antipode
05/03/14 FR – Paris, Trabendo
06/03/14 NL – Den Haag, Paard
07/03/14 NL – Enschede, Atak
08/03/14 BE – Antwerp, Trix
09/03/14 NL – Eindhoven, Effenaar

Flotsam & Jetsam online:

http://www.flotsam-and-jetsam.com
http://www.facebook.com/flotsamandjetsam.official
http://twitter.com/flotztildeath

Sepultura – The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , on 7th November 2013 by Pieni

Sepultura
“The Mediator Between Head And Hands Should Be The Heart”
Thrash / Death / Metal
Released on 28th October 2013
Via Nuclear Blast

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I haven’t followed Sepultura very closely in a long while (in fact, I’ve never done it “closely”, but I paid some attention between “Beneath The Remains” and “Roots”), but I’ve heard enough to be able to say that their 13th studio album, despite its annoying long title, is their best in years.

The fastest song, old school thrash metal style, is the opening one, “Trauma Of War”, matching its belligerent title. It’s probably also the only one that’s fast through and through, and I’m not complaining – the bass line and tribal drumming that cut that speed in “Manipulation Of Tragedy” and “The Bliss Of Ignorants” make these songs pretty outstanding.

Even though there’s this song called “Impending Doom”, the doom-ish track is “Grief”, a dark and melancholic song where Derrick Green sings with a clean and very depressive tone (which was frankly a surprise, but a good one). “Impending Doom” is a combination of thrash, death and some melody – which in truth can be said of the majority of the album.

Must mention the last track, a cover of Brazilian act Chico Science & Nação Zumbi’s “Da Lama Ao Caos” (from mud to chaos), sung by Andreas Kisser (as Derrick can’t speak Portuguese, I assume). Like “Ratamahatta” all those years ago, you’ll see a very Brazilian-vibe turn to metal and that’s always interesting, to say the least.

All in all, the groove is thicker, the riffing is richer, the balance between death and thrash tempos is more even… The only thing I personally would prefer is if they’d toned down the vocal effects a bit. Especially in “The Vatican” and “The Age Of The Atheist”, the echoes messing the words quite noisily. Luckily, it doesn’t ruin the greatness of either of these tracks.

Inspired in Fritz Lang’s 1927 movie “Metropolis”, mastermind Kisser says that “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” is not a concept album, the lyrics simply expressing what they see today, their music reflecting the feeling of living in daily chaos. Heavy stuff indeed.

4 / 5

by Renata “Pieni” Lino

3rd trailer for Sepultura’s upcoming album

Posted in News with tags , , on 3rd October 2013 by Pieni

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After two trailers and “The Age Of The Atheist” track, Sepultura now reveal a third trailer for their upcoming album (out on October 28th). Here they talk about the guests and the drumming in “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”:

Sepultura online:
http://sepulutra.com.br
http://facebook.com/sepultura
http://twitter.com/sepulturacombr

Nuclear Blast streams new tracks from Sepultura and Kataklysm

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 30th September 2013 by Pieni

Nuclear Blast YouTube channel has recently made available a new track from two of their strongest bands.

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From their upcoming album “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”, Brazilian Sepultura unveiled the track “The Age Of The Atheist”. The album will be released on October 28th.

Sepultura online:
http://sepulutra.com.br
http://facebook.com/sepultura
http://twitter.com/sepulturacombr

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As for Canadian Kataklysm, after releasing “Kill The Elite”, it’s now time for the title-track of “Waiting For The End To Come”, which will be out also on October 28th.

Kataklysm online:
http://www.kataklysm.swizcorp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/kataklysm
https://myspace.com/kataklysm
http://www.youtube.com/user/kataklysmrocks
https://twitter.com/kataklysmband

Sepultura announce UK & Irish shows

Posted in News with tags , , on 27th September 2013 by Pieni

In support of their upcoming album, “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”, which should be released on the 28th of October, Brazilian legends Sepultura have announced a 6-show UK/Ire tour for February 2014. Dates/venues on the following flyer:

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More info on the album, trailers included, can be read here.

Sepultura online:
www.SEPULTURA.com.br
www.facebook.com/SEPULTURA
Twitter.com/SEPULTURACOMBR
www.YouTube.com/SEPULTURACOMBR

Sepultura release 2nd trailer for upcoming album

Posted in News with tags , , on 17th September 2013 by Pieni

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After the first trailer, where Sepultura and producer Ross Robinson discussed the recording process of “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”, the Brazilian iconic band now releases a new trailer where they talk about the lyrics and title of their upcoming 13th studio album:

Scheduled for release on October 28th via Nuclear Blast, you can pre-order it at http://smarturl.it/tmbhahmbth-cddvd. The track list is as follows:

01. Trauma Of War
02. The Vatican
03. Impending Doom
04. Manipulation of Tragedy
05. Tsunami
06. The Bliss Of Ignorants
07. Grief
08. The Age Of The Atheist
09. Obsessed
10. Da Lama Ao Caos (Chico Science & Nação Zumbi cover)

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Trailer #1:

Sepultura online:

www.SEPULTURA.com.br
www.facebook.com/SEPULTURA
Twitter.com/SEPULTURACOMBR
www.YouTube.com/SEPULTURACOMBR