SEPULTURA Posts Audio Samples Of Six Songs From New RecordFriday, 18th October 2013
Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have posted audio samples of six new songs – “The Bliss of Ignorants,” “Trauma Of War,” “The Vatican,” “Grief,” “Manipulation Of Tragedy” and “Obsessed” — from their forthcoming new album, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart. The songs can be heard via the YouTube clip below.
The album is due for an October 25th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who is specialized in charcoal drawing techniques.
Andreas Kisser commented how he met the work of Alexandre Wagner. “It was an indication of Silvio Bibika, who was my roadie for a long time. He always shows me things in general that SEPULTURA might need. Alexandre, who is from Belo Horizonte, he showed me a year ago. So before we went to the United States, to record the album, I was at his house, to talk about the cover, tell him the album title, talk about the concept of the film Metropolis, so he could do something original. But when I saw the picture with the drawing, I thought it was all about what we wanted and we did not need something new. I asked him to do a tribal S on the cover style. In case the S made by Alexandre will be on the back cover.”
“This series of work in charcoal drawing I did when I still lived in Belo Horizonte, were all made there. Are quick drawings without much reference, almost an experimentation that may have came from a desire to use the most basic of basic materials – coal, paper and wood. The cover design was ready, Andreas saw and liked. We talked a little more and I also sent some other pictures for the booklet. I was pleased with the choice of the theme of the album, I like Fritz Lang very much and not to mention only Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse der Spieler is a fucking movie”, commented Alexandre.
Mineiro, from Belo Horizonte, like SEPULTURA a, Alexandre was glad to be part of the band’s history. “Impossible beeing from Belo Horizonte and not know the band. Some of their albums followed me for a long time, especially Chaos AD. I remember seeing Refuse/Resist on TV and think that was wonderful. It’s really cool to work with the guys, being part of something together. It is somehow a shared history”, he said.
The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be the Heart track listing:
1. Trauma Of War
2. The Vatican
3. Impending Doom
4. Manipulation Of Tragedy
6. The Bliss Of Ignorants
8. The Age Of The Atheist
10. Da Lama ao Caos (CHICO SCIENCE & NAÇÃO ZUMBI cover)
1. Stagnate State Of Affairs
2. Zombie Ritual (DEATH cover)