A band that perservered through harsh conditions for the love of metal. The members of the band were Max Cavalera (vocals/rhythm guitar), Igor Cavalera (drums), Paulo Pinto (bass), and Andreas Kisser (rhythm/lead guitar).

They started in Brasil, in impoverished conditions, playing shitty equipment, with one drum in the kit and a guitar and bass plugged into one amp. They didn't have the greatest skill or even easy access to firsthand metal tapes.

But they kept at it. Their playing became tighter and tighter, as their songwriting did. They played an early form of death metal/thrash in the beginning. The first album, Morbid Visions was a primitive and harsh statement.

Their technical skills neared their peak on Beneath the Remains. This album is one of the most desperate and bleak albums I've heard. At the same time, it is very angry. Somehow, it is positive overall.

By the time they got to Chaos A.D., they had simplified their compositional style some, but became more expressive and heavy. Everyone had a great feel for their instrument by this time. They always had a powerful sense of rhythm, but on this album, they brought out its full potential. There are incredible passages in this album in which the pitch does not change at all.

I saw them on this tour. They were even stronger live.

Sometime after Roots, things started to go bad. Their manager was also Max's wife. When the other members didn't want to continue using her, there was fallout, and Max left the band. Very shocking for a band that was always very unified.

He was since replaced (at least on vocals) by Derrick Green. He is on the album Against. It is decent, but not as amazing as the classic Sepultura albums.
This is a bio of what I have gathered of one of the bands that I enjoy. Seen them in concert twice.


Andreas


Full Name: Andreas Rudolf Kisser
Plays: Lead guitar, vocals
Birthday: August 24,1968.
Birthplace: Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP (Brazil)

"I started the guitar when I was 13 years old, with an old acoustic that I borrowed from
my grandma. I began playing Brazilian popular music to learn the basic chords and just the
last four years I started classical guitar lessons and still studying and learning from it." said Andreas in an interview

Before Sepultura he played in:
Quarteto Da Pinga
Pestilence


Derrick


Full Name: Derrick Leon Green
Plays: Guitars, vocals
Birthday: January 20, 1971.
Birthplace: Cleveland, USA

Started playing when he was 16 in Cleveland in a band called OUTFACE, for about 7 years.
With this band he played many places in the US and toured Europe with their album FRIENDLY
GREEN. After he and the guitarist moved to NY and left the band behind, they started a new
band called OVERFIEND and in their first concert they opened for Sick of it All, this was
the first and the last concert cause the guitarist and the drummer left the band. Then he and
the bass player formed a band called ALPHA JERK where he played till he joined SEPULTURA.

Before Sepultura he played in:
Outface
Overfiend
Alpha Jerk


Igor


Full Name: Igor Graziano Cavalera
Plays: Drums
Birthday: [September 4, 1970.
Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

Plays drums on both Nailbomb albums.
Contrary to rumors Igor doesn't play on Brujeria's "Matando Gueros" and "Raza Odiada" albums.
On the track "Overthrow" of Strife's 1997 "In This Defiance" release (using the name Puta que
pariu
=bitch that gave birth) because he wasn't officially allowed to appear under his real
name by Roadrunner Records)
And on the Titas' 95 album "Domingo" on the track "Brasileiro".

Before Sepultura he played in:
Nailbomb
Strife
Titas


Paulo


Full Name: Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr.
Plays: Bass
Birthday: April 30, 1969.
Birthday: Belo Horizonte, (Brazil)

Before Sepultura he played in:
None

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