Legendary Brazilian metal band Sepultura have released information about their upcoming album, to be titled The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart.
The album is set for release October 25 via Nuclear Blast, with artwork by Alexandre Wagner.
Guitarist Andreas Kisser comments on the artwork:
“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”
The artist, Wagner, continues on the cover and Sepultura:
“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.”
“Impossible being from Belo Horizonte and not know the band. Some of their albums followed me for a long time, especially Chaos A.D. 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”
1. Trauma of War
2. The Vatican
3. Impending Doom
4. Manipulation of Tragedy
6. The Bliss of Ignorants
8. The Age of the Atheist
10. Da Lama ao Caos (Chico Science & Nação Zumbi cover)
11. Stagnate State of Affairs
12. Zombie Ritual (Death cover)