Brazilian heavy metal icons, Sepultura, have released a fifth studio diary video for their upcoming album, Machine Messiah, to be released on January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. The new video focuses on the bass recordings. Watch all five studio diary videos below
Machine Messiah was produced by the band and Jens Borgen (Soilwork, Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth) of Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The cover artwork for Machine Messiah was created by Filipino artist Camille Della Rosa.
“I found the work of Camille Della Rosa during some research I was doing to look for alternative artists to work on the cover of our new album,” states Andreas Kisser. “I had the concept in my mind and the name of the album, Machine Messiah, but that didn’t matter much since I was looking for different styles and ideas, different artists. When I saw her paintings I was really impressed by her style, full of colors and meaning, very unique, and alive! She comes from the Philippines, a place where we performed some years ago and we could feel the intensity of their culture, very powerful! She has that power in her paintings and drawings!
“The main inspiration around Machine Messiah is the robotization of our society nowadays. The concept of a God Machine who created humanity and now it seems that this cycle is closing itself, returning to the starting point. We came from machines and we are going back to where we came from. The messiah, when he returns, will be a robot, or a humanoid, our bio-mechanical savior.
“The painting “Deus Ex-Machina” is a masterpiece! I was really shocked to see how her concept of the painting was a perfect fit to our concept! The cover was done 6 years ago for our new album and she didn’t know it! Neither did I but I’m glad we crossed each others paths. Camille’s work is intense and in your face. We are lucky to have such a great artist working with us, she’s kind and very talented. She brings something new and exciting to a career of 32 years during which amazing artists have created memorable and iconic album covers.
“I’m very happy with everything about Machine Messiah, it is a Sepultura album but with a new direction and intensity, a new musical challenge, a step forward! Can’t wait to show the world our music for the new Messiah coming.”
Machine Messiah tracklisting:
“I Am The Enemy”
On October 29th, Sepultura performed at the Rock Concha Festival 2016 in Salvador, and during their set the band premiered the new song “I Am The Enemy”. Pro-shot video of Sepultura’s entire show can be viewed below; “I Am The Enemy” starts at the 1:21:45 mark.
In early 2017, German thrash giants Kreator will tour Europe in support of their upcoming record. Legendary guitarist/singer Mille Petrozza and his crew will be accompanied by a varied as well as iconic billing. Sepultura are announced to be direct support to the headliners, followed by visionary Swedish melodic death metallers Soilwork and Belgium’s finest death/grind outfit, Aborted.
2 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
3 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
4 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater
6 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
7 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
12 – Tallinn, Estonia – Rock Cafe
13 – Vilnius, Lithuania – Siemens Arena
15 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
17 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
18 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
19 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
21 – Trezzo, Italy – Live Club
22 – Grenoble, France – Summum
23 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
24 – Madrid, Spain – Riviera
25 – Toulouse, France – Bikini
26 – Paris, France – Bataclan
28 – Manchester, England – Academy
1 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
2 – London, England – O2 Forum
3 – Torhout, Belgium – De Mast
4 – Essen, Germany – Grugahalle
Sepultura released a special EP titled Sepultura Under My Skin last year. It’s cover was created around images of different tattoos that the band’s fans sent in. To show their fan base more about the emergence of this release, the sixth part of Sepultura Under My Skin – The Mediator UK Tour 2015, edited and directed by D.O. Blackley (Her Name Is Murder Productions), was recently launched. Watch six parts below:
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