Sepultura are a phenomenon. For over twenty years, the band from Brazil has been delivering a brutal mix of metal, hardcore, thrash, punk and tribal that could hardly be more intense or more passionate. What had begun in Belo Horizonte in 1984 soon turned into a metal hurricane of threatening proportions and has taken on undreamt-of dimensions since the enlistment of American vocalist Derek Green in 1998. You have to experience this band live on stage to understand the fascination that this South-American act holds. And Sepultura’s current songs always indicate the future of heavy metal. Live In Sao Paulo documents the group’s significance for the international metal scene, and the show that was recorded in their hometown on April 3, 2005, will be available on double DVD (including bonus material) and double CD. Both formats testify to the group’s determination. From the first note of the opener ‘Apes Of God’ to the final sound on ‘Roots Bloody Roots’, there is an incredibly haunting atmosphere, constantly powered by insolent instrumental attacks and the vocalist’s charismatic voice.
The double CD covers the whole Sao Paulo show and consists of twenty killer songs (plus intro), including a number of important classics along the lines of ‘Innerself / Beneath The Remains’ or ‘Arise / Dead Embryonic Cells’ and more recent tracks, such the above-mentioned ‘Apes Of God’ or ‘Come Back Alive,’ both from the 2003 studio recording Roorback. The double DVD presents the whole show visually and offers lots of additional bonus material. Next to a making-of, there is a comprehensive Sepultura featurette with a special focus on vocalist Derek Green. Intriguing images recount his whole story as the band’s vocalist, from the initial contact in the mid-Nineties through various projects over the course of the years to his amazing performance in spring 2005. Then there are three Sepultura video clips (‘Mind War,’ ‘Bullet The Blue Sky,’ ‘Choke’) and three more live tracks. The double DVD is rounded off by a slide show and an 18-minute band history. The sound options, PCM Stereo, DTS 96/24, and Dolby Digital 5.1, ensure the authentic presentation of a typically dynamic Sepultura show.
IGOR CAVALERA – drums
ANDREAS KISSER – Gitarre
PAULO XISTO PINTO – Bass
DERRICK GREEN – Gesang