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SEPULTURA – Reveals New Album Artwork And Tracklisting


SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser took to the band’s ongoing studio blog, DP no estúdio com o Sepultura, to reveal the artwork and tracklisting for the band’s forthcoming album, The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart, due for release on October 25th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The artwork (seen above) was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who is specialized in charcoal drawing techniques.

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, 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 tracklisting:

‘Trauma Of War’
‘The Vatican’
‘Impending Doom’
‘Manipulation Of Tragedy’
‘The Bliss Of Ignorants’
‘The Age Of The Atheist’
‘Da Lama ao Caos’ (CHICO SCIENCE & NAÇÃO ZUMBI cover)

Bonus tracks:
‘Stagnate State Of Affairs’
‘Zombie Ritual’ (DEATH cover)

The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart (inspired by the phrase which is the main message of Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 movie Metropolis), is out on October 25th, but before that, the band has the idea of releasing two singles. One for the Brazilian market, seeking their Rock in Rio presentation in September – which would have the tracks ‘The Age Of The Atheist’ and ‘Da Lama ao Caos’ (Chico Science & Nação Zumbi cover). Outside Brazil, the single would have the same original song but with Death’s ‘Zombie Ritual’ cover.

Andreas also revealed that a digipack version of the album will contain a DVD directed by Otavio Juliano (the director of Sepultura’s documentary). The DVD will bring the album making of, since the composition practices in Brazil to the recording sessions in the State, and also interviews with Ross Robinson and all the band members.

Source: Blabbermouth