It was the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil that launched the ascent of native sonsSepultura (Portuguese for ‘grave’) in 1983 with a trajectory aimed unsuspectingly atthe worldwide metal music scene. A band with humble economic beginnings whosemusical identity was forged in the context of living through Brazil’s authoritarianmilitary dictatorship, Sepultura would go on to become Brazilian ambassadors to themetal world. Now featuring long-time guitarist Andreas Kisser (who joined in 1987), originalbassist Paulo Jr., Ohio-born vocalist Derrick Green and drum prodigy EloyCasagrande, Sepultura continue to release skull-crushing albums and pack venuesand festival stages worldwide. In 2015 they celebrated their 30th anniversary byundertaking a world tour playing songs from every era of their starred history. The band’s 14th studio album, ‘Machine Messiah’, produced by Jens Borgen (Opeth,Amon Amarth) was inspired by the robotisation of our society. Guitarist AndreasKisser explains “the concept of a God Machine who created humanity and now itseems that this cycle is closing itself, returning to the starting point. We came frommachines and we are going back to where we came from. The messiah, when hereturns, will be a robot, or an humanoid, our bio-mechanical savior.” The stunning cover artwork of ‘Machine Messiah’ was created by Filipino artist CamilleDella Rosa. “The painting ‘Deus Ex-Machina’ is a masterpiece!” raves Kisser. “I wasreally shocked to see how her concept of the painting was a perfect fit to ourconcept! The cover was done 6 years ago for our new album and she didn’t know it!Neither did I but I’m glad we crossed each other’s paths. Camille’s work is intenseand in your face. We are lucky to have such a great artist working with us, she’s kindand very talented. She brings something new and exciting to a career of 32 yearsduring which amazing artists have created memorable and iconic album covers.” Digibook CD + DVD. Standard jewelcase CD. Gatefold picture disc double vinyl withetched side 4. Gatefold double vinyl with etched side 4. Digital download album. Allformats except the standard CD feature two bonus tracks.