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Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1983 – present)

Sepultura is a Brazilian metal band that formed in 1983 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The band was a major force in the , and ultimately realms during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their name means “grave” in Portuguese, which they chose after Max Cavalera, one of the founding members, was translating the lyrics of the Motörhead song “Dancing on Your Grave”.

Sepultura was formed by Max Cavalera (guitars and vocals), his younger brother Igor Cavalera (drums), Paulo Pinto (bass) and Jairo Guedes (guitars). Sepultura signed to Cogumelo Records after a few years of performing, with a sound influenced by their favorite bands such as Ratos De Porão, Discharge, Possessed, GBH and Metallica. Their first EP was Bestial Devastation, a split with OverDose’s album on the flipside. Their first LP was Morbid Visions (1986), which included the moderate hit “Troops of Doom” that attracted the band some attention. After Morbid Visions, Jairo Guedes left the band for another death metal venture and Sao Paulo based guitarist Andreas Kisser replaced him. Their second full-length album was Schizophrenia, which was a critical success that led to a contract with Roadrunner Records.

With Roadrunner distributing Schizophrenia worldwide, Sepultura reached new audiences of metal fans, cemented by 1989’s Beneath the Remains (1989), which was followed by a long European tour.


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  • Yuzefff

    Sepultura - Brazilian fury! The best band ever.

    20 Oct 10:31pm Reply
  • ROSSANO1972

    Listen to DEATH SS from Italy.......

    18 Oct 5:24pm Reply
  • carcaroht

    Melhor banda cover de Legião Urbana

    17 Oct 1:47pm Reply
  • 666SixNine

    I've ordered the Sepultura biography ('Relentless' is the title), it's available in my country already so I'm gonna read about Paulo's and Andreas' side of the Sepultura story, especially about the exit of the Cavaleras. As much as I like Max's music, he's a big liar and anyone who knows more about Sepultura/SoulFly knows this, like about his lie that Sepultura wanted to bury his stepson before Max and his family could go to his funeral, or how he lied about the reasons why the recent SoulFly members left. I hope to learn something new from the book.

    16 Oct 10:45am Reply
  • ricz_dm

    blablabla old sepultura blablabla derrick sucks blabla

    13 Oct 5:56pm Reply
  • DonCappuccino

    Check out my drum cover of Slave New World:

    12 Oct 2:24pm Reply
  • jasiek10212

    Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation! fuck sepultura after arise

    11 Oct 12:37pm Reply
  • victormouraz

    Do Brasil pro Mundo! Orgulho!!!

    4 Oct 10:31pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Sepultura

    4 Oct 6:58pm Reply
  • sangremuerto

    Green the worst singer/frontman ever. for me Sepultura died when Max left.

    2 Oct 7:31am Reply
  • alex-shkola

    "Show Me The Wrath!"

    28 Sep 6:52pm Reply
  • Wacke666

    "Grief" is such an amazing song.

    28 Sep 11:28am Reply
  • soustira

    Arise,Chaos A.D e Roots sem duvidas estão entre os melhores álbuns de metal da década de 90...E tem gente que diz que os anos 90 foi uma merda pro metal...falo nada.

    27 Sep 12:03am Reply
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  • Schivittez

    Roots ♥

    16 Sep 1:46am Reply
  • nathix13

    OrGuLhO bRaSiLeIrO

    6 Sep 3:45pm Reply
  • ThaisA7X

    FUCKK \\M/

    6 Sep 1:56am Reply
  • patisawesome121

    DEAD EMBRYONIC, ARISE. Fuck, that album rules so hard.

    3 Sep 10:30pm Reply
  • ArrTheMesia

    The Bliss of Ignorants! \\m/

    3 Sep 12:03pm Reply
  • nlventura93

    Dante XXI is awesome. One of the best from the Derrick era. In b4 Derrick hate or "only old sepultura is real".

    3 Sep 12:20am Reply
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