Sepultura Is Calling It Quits

Sepultura Is Calling It Quits
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Legendary thrash metal band Sepultura has announced a 40th anniversary tour. Formed in Brazil in 1984 by brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, the band is hailed an influential force in the world of heavy metal and they stand as one of the most successful Brazilian metal bands of all time.  

Albums like “Arise,” “Chaos A.D.” and “Roots” are essential and classic records, and MTV called Sepultura “perhaps the most important heavy metal band of the ’90s.”

On Friday, the group announced an 18-month tour celebrating their past and present. Sadly for fans of the band, however, the trek will mark their farewell, as it’s been billed as their “Celebrating Life Through Death” tour. 

“After four decades filled with ups and downs, having visited 80 countries and countless different cultures, we’ve had the chance to become Brazil’s messenger to the world and spread our colors and rhythms worldwide,” the band said in a press release. “With our latest studio album ‘Quadra’, a highlight of our career, we added an unforgettable chapter followed by the ‘SepulQuarta’ experience that helped us to overcome the difficult times of the pandemic together. We will unite our forces for one final, strong farewell. And all of you can be a part of it.”

The band continued: “During this 40th anniversary tour, we will record 40 live tracks in 40 different cities and release a massive compilation of our best, most energetic moments on stage. We are happy and very grateful for everything we could witness within the past four decades. We have released great albums and played unforgettable shows, cultivated friendships, met our idols, contributed to placing Brazilian metal on the world map, and therefore feel that we can leave the music scene with a sense of duty fulfilled.”

“We’ve always had the best fans in the world, who supported us with praise and criticism, who were demanding and intelligent, who grew together with the band and have always been loyal. Without you, none of this would have been possible. This album and this tour are for you. Dear SepulNation — we love you and always will! Euthanasia, the right to a dignified death. The right to choose to live free and to choose when you die!”

A press conference of the band announcing their farewell can be viewed below. 

B.J. LISKO
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