Brazilian Metal icons Sepultura are very pleased to announce two shows this August in the UK and Ireland.

The dates follow a main stage performance at legendary Derbyshire Metal festival Bloodstock where they will be playing alongside Rob Zombie, Black Label Society and Cannibal Corpse at the renowned Catton Park ground.

The band will then travel to Dublin and Chester, continuing their relentless 30th anniversary celebrations.

It was the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil that launched the ascent of their native sons Sepultura (Portuguese for “grave”) in 1983 with a trajectory unsuspectingly aimed at the worldwide Metal music scene.

They were a band with humble beginnings, whose musical identity was forged in the context of living through Brazil’s authoritarian military dictatorship. Sepultura would go on to become Brazilian ambassadors to the Metal world, revered master architects of the death/thrash genre, and the most successful Heavy Metal band from the Federal Republic of Brazil.

They have released thirteen studio albums to date, the latest being ‘The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart’ in 2013.

The album was inspired by Austrian filmmaker Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 movie ‘Metropolis.’ Sepultura leaned heavily on the strength of their thrash Metal influences to make a statement against the dehumanizing effects of technology.

The album was an angry dystopian documentary in sonic form – which also addressed the chaotic aftermath of natural disasters, the unfulfilled promises of religion, and the still-widening divide & unbridgeable gap between pampered citizens who live in decadent luxury and the working poor who withstand unbearable living & working conditions to simply survive.

You can see Sepultura at the following shows:
Aug 9th – Bloodstock Festival, Derbyshire
Aug 10th – Dublin, Academy
Aug 11th – Chester, Live Rooms

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