The following update has been posted at SEPULTURA's official web site:
"SEPULTURA got back in the studio to record thei 11th full-length album. Everybody is in São Paulo, Brazil, close to their families and friends working everyday from noon to midnight.
"During the first week of September they recorded the drum tracks for the new songs. It works like this: Paulo [bass], Andreas [guitar] and Igor [drums] play along while the drums only are being recorded. Later Andreas records the guitar tracks playing along with the drum tracks. Then bass and vocals. Easy? Yep, that's why it takes at least a month to record a decent album.
"They'll record to cover songs to be released, later, as b-sides. JUDAS PRIEST's 'Screaming for Vengeance' and SICK OF IT ALL's 'Scratching the Surface'.
"The new album is based on Dante Alighieri's 'The Divine Comedy' and the 10 songs of the album are separated [into] three parts: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.
"This week Andreas starts recording the rythm guitars. Everything is going smooth in the studio."
A later posting on the web site reads as follows:
"SEPULTURA enters the third week of recordings. Last week Andreas started recording the rhythm guitar tracks. Two tracks for each song, using different guitars.
"The songs, with no vocals yet, start to get the sound and shape we'll hear on the album. We can identify some new stuff and influences in SEPULTURA's music. SEPULTURA won't let you down, that's for sure.
"This week Andreas will finish his part and later on, Paulo will get in the studio to record the bass lines."
Check out a video clip of SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser recording his tracks in the studio: Windows Media. Photos of the recent recording sessions can be viewed at the following locations: Gallery#1, Gallery#2.