October 7, 2013

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA will embark on a European headlining tour in February 2014. Support on the trek will come from LEGION OF THE DAMNED, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and MORTILLERY.

The dates are as follows:

Feb. 07 - DE - Bochum, Matrix
Feb. 08 - DE - München, Backstage
Feb. 09 - DE - Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
Feb. 10 - DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
Feb. 11 - DK - Esbjerg, Tobakken
Feb. 12 - DE - Osnabrück, Rosenhof
Feb. 13 - DE - Berlin, C-Club
Feb. 14 - PL - Katowice, Megaclub
Feb. 15 - DE - Glauchau, Alte Spinnerei
Feb. 16 - CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
Feb. 18 - SK - Zilina, Smerr Club
Feb. 19 - AT - Wien, Arena
Feb. 20 - AT - Salzburg, Rockhouse
Feb. 21 - DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
Feb. 22 - CH - Pratteln, Z 7
Feb. 23 - DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
Feb. 24 - FR - Lyon, CCO Villeurbonne
Feb. 25 - FR - Toulouse, Bikini
Feb. 26 - ES - Barcelona, Salamandra 1
Feb. 27 - ES - Madrid, Arena
Feb. 28 - PT - Lisbon, Paradise Garage
Mar. 01 - ES - Pamplona, Totem
Mar. 03 - FR - Caen, Cargo
Mar. 04 - FR - Rennes, L'Antipode
Mar. 05 - FR - Paris, Trabendo
Mar. 06 - NL - Den Haag, Paard
Mar. 07 - NL - Enschede, Atak
Mar. 08 - BE - Antwerp, Trix
Mar. 09 - NL - Eindhoven, Effenaar

SEPULTURA's new album, "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart", will be released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork for the CD was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who specializes in charcoal drawing techniques.

Although it was inspired by Fritz Lang's classic 1927 movie "Metropolis", the CD, "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart" is not a concept album or a soundtrack like its precedessors "Dante XXI" (based on "The Divine Comedy") and "A-Lex" (based on "A Clockwork Orange").

"The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart" was tracked over a 40-day period at producer Ross Robinson's (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT) studio in Venice, California and is being mixed and mastered by co-producer Steve Evetts, who previously worked with SEPULTURA on the "Nation" (2001),"Revolusongs" (2002) and "Roorback" (2003) albums, in addition to having collaborated with Ross on a number of other projects in the past.

SEPULTURA recorded a total of 14 songs for the follow-up to 2011's "Kairos", including a cover version of DEATH's "Zombie Ritual". The CD will also feature a guest appearance by former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo.

SEPULTURA's upcoming CD will mark the first time the band will have recorded an album outside Brazil since "Against".

The reunion between SEPULTURA and Robinson was first suggested by Monte Conner, the former Roadrunner Records A&R chief who is now the head of Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a U.S. partnership with Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger.

Robinson produced SEPULTURA's classic "Roots" album in 1995. Released in February 1996 by Roadrunner, it was the band's last studio album to feature founding member and vocalist Max Cavalera.


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