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Sepultura Announces Additional Screening Locations For “Sepultura Endurance” Film

Considering that the film was initially ONLY being shown in California, I held back on sharing the news about the one-night only viewing of the “Sepultura: Endurance” documentary. My thoughts were that since we are a PRIMARILY NYC focused site, there wasn’t an imperitive need to announce this. However, earlier today the Nuclear Blast Records team announced an additional showing in our beloved Brooklyn, so allow me to present the original press release below.

The Press Release:
Brazilian heavy metal icons, SEPULTURA, are excited to announce the world premiere of their documentary, Sepultura Endurance, on Sunday, May 21st in Los Angeles. Join the band for a special screening of the documentary at The Regent Theater that will be followed by a Q&A session.

The film shows the journey from their humble rural beginnings to decades spent on the international stage, giving an in-depth look into how the band continues to thrive in a changing metal landscape. Crammed full of rare archival footage, and featuring interviews with legends like Lars Ulrich and Scott Ian, and younger artists influenced by SEPULTURA, like Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Sepultura Endurance is the definitive document of the band’s myths, struggles and heart.

Watch the trailer for Sepultura Endurance here: vimeo.com/interfacefilmes/sepulturaendurance

“I’m very happy and excited that the SEPULTURA movie is finally done,” comments Andreas Kisser. “It is an amazing achievement from the director Otavio Juliano and the producer Luciana Ferraz from the Interface Films. Otavio followed the band on the road, on the studio and collected amazing statements from many people who are or were a part of this fantastic history. Sepultura Endurance shows a story of this Brazilian band who conquered the world, suffered the ups and downs of a unique career that are still going strong. He filmed the historical show we did in Sao Paulo in 2015 for the celebrations of the 30th year anniversary tour and that’s the central line of the whole history, our music! Through the music, we tell this story. We invite you to enter this time machine and explore the SepulHistory with no dramas or sensationalism. See you all at the Regent Theater on May 21st. Enjoy the ride!”

Sepultura Endurance director Otavio Juliano states:

“I had been filming the band SEPULTURA for the better part of 2010-2016, a time of tension and triumph for the band celebrating 30 years. Nothing has been off-limits. The band gave me complete access, every door was open, I was never asked to leave.

Endurance is an honest portrait of SEPULTURA: part concert film, part testimonial to the power of music, part intimate insider-hang and great archival footage.

Ultimately, the film is a testament to the endurance required to make a documentary for almost seven years, taking itself 800 hours of footage to complete. When you’re filming cinema verite style, you’re following the story as it’s unfolding and you don’t know the destination. Sepultura Endurance has been a great journey.

Igor Kupstas of O2 PLAY comments:
“This has been a passion project for INTERFACE and it sure is a passion project for us at O2 PLAY. We are not only proud worldwide distributors of this amazing film but also metal fans, proud of SEPULTURA’s work for the last 30 years. We are extremely happy with this partnership with ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA and the REGENT THEATER and to release Sepultura Endurance first in Los Angeles, land of cinema and Rock and Roll, is a great honor. O2 PLAY is a Brazilian distribution company with a global approach, and, as part of O2 FILMES (production company of CITY OF GOD) we want to bring more and more of our culture to the theaters and platforms abroad.”

The Sepultura Endurance screening will start at 1pm PT. For more information on the screening and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.alamodrafthouse.com

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Now here is the additional news item about the exanded show venues…

On May 21st, Brazilian heavy metal icons SEPULTURA will celebrate the world premiere of their documentary, Sepultura Endurance, at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles. Fans are invited to the unique experience that will include a screening of the film followed by an intimate Q&A with the band.

Alamo Drafthouse Theater is proud to announce 3 additional screenings in Brooklyn, Austin (Lamar) and San Francisco on May 21st. Following the documentary, moviegoers will be able to watch a live stream from the Q&A in Los Angeles.

The film shows the journey from their humble rural beginnings to decades spent on the international stage, giving an in-depth look into how the band continues to thrive in a changing metal landscape. Crammed full of rare archival footage, and featuring interviews with legends like Lars Ulrich and Scott Ian, and younger artists influenced by SEPULTURA, like Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Sepultura Endurance is the definitive document of the band’s myths, struggles and heart.

Watch the trailer for Sepultura Endurance here: vimeo.com/interfacefilmes/sepulturaendurance (%20https:/vimeo.com/interfacefilmes/sepulturaendurance)

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve seen the Lamb Of God, KISS and Anvil documentaries in movie houses on the big screen, its not something that I usually like to do. With a live concert I’d prefer actually being at one and with a documentary film, I like to view it in the comfort of my own home. I say that because generally I try to review them for you here on the website and that is almost impossible to do with fans that are raising hell around me while enjoying it or just being too disruptive to the viewing. I guess I am getting old after all LOL. Don’t let me stop you from going to see it though. I know that some folks are very behind the Sepultura of today and that others are not and stuck in the bands storied past so it will be interesting to eventually see this film and offer up my own thoughts. So what do you think fair readers? Will you be hitting this one at one of the venues showing it? Let me know down in the comments section below.

Official Website: http://www.sepultura.com

“I Am The Enemy” (Single) by Sepultura

Artist: Sepultura
Title: “I Am The Enemy” (Single)
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 11/10/2016
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 3/5

Before I even begin with this quick single overview I need to be honest with you readers and state that I never really followed anything that involved the band Sepultura. Yeah I know some of the tunes that are referred to as the “classics” and have seen the band once or twice over the years and while I liked what I heard I never truly kept up on them. With that said I was interested in hearing the brand new single from the bands forthcoming Nuclear Blast Records release “Machine Messiah” which is due out in January. The tune unveiled is called “I Am The Enemy” and here’s my take on it.
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Sepultura Announces “30th Anniversary” Spring Tour For 2015

The news about the 30th Anniversary Tour by the crushing Metal power of Sepultura was making the rounds late yesterday via the official channels so I apologize for getting that to you a little afterward. I had another post in queue already so it comes to you now with the label press copy and image along with some liner notes from me about it. Continue along and then let’s discuss.

Tour - Sepultura - 2015

The Press Release:
Do legacies ever fade? Not when Brazilian blood is involved.
Celebrating their 30th year of existence, Brazil’s most esteemed metal band SEPULTURA will be headlining a Metal Injection-sponsored tour that includes German thrashers DESTRUCTION as direct support and American melodic tech-deathsters ARSIS as openers. We can already sense the frenzy in mosh pits across the U.S. and Canada, too. “It’s going to be an amazing experience to celebrate a 30-year career with the strongest album we’ve ever made in our history,” states SEPULTURA guitarist & songwriter Andreas Kisser about the upcoming 33-show trek and their latest album, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart. “We are coming back to America and Canada with full force and with a hunger to destroy everything! Can’t wait to perform the songs from the new album on stage! See you all on the road!” The mayhem begins in Phoenix, Arizona on May 10th and ends on June 14th in Grand Junction, Colorado. SEPULTURA will be performing one solo show on May 9th.

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HAIL! @ B.B. King Blues Club (1/26/2010)

Logo - Hail

Artist: HAIL!
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Age Of Evil
Date: 1/262009
Label: Independent Artist

When it comes to cover bands you either love them or hate them and that makes perfect sense because for every good one there are about twenty five that are bad. In some cases the cover band chooses to focus on a particular band or theme and only do material related to the artist and hence become a tribute act. The good versus bad in the tribute act realm is exponentially higher and I have to say that for every good tribute that I have been able to see that I can count ten times that many that make a mockery of the material that they are supposed to be paying homage to. Despite this the Metal Tribute bands have certainly come a long way and over the years we have enjoyed those that present us with full sets of material featuring Rush, KISS, Van Halen, Judas Priest, Slayer and Black Sabbath – the list goes on and one and would take too long to outline in this narrative so we’ll leave it at that. The act of Metal tribute makes one wonder what would happen if legends in their own right banded together and formed a tribute act of their own and with that in mind, ladies and gentlemen I give you “HAIL!”. The powerful name just makes you want to push your fist up into the air or raise the horns for the glory of the Metal and how could you resist when facing a lineup like Tim “Ripper” Owens (vocals), Dave Ellefson (bass), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Mike Portnoy (drums). Together the guys would honor the giants of the Metal scene and most important of all – have a blast doing it. The show this evening would be at B.B. King Blues Club and find some new blood getting us all into gear. We’ll talk about them first and then get down to covering the cover band.
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Sepultura @ Irving Plaza (12/4/2006)

Logo - Sepultura

Artist: Sepultura
Venue: Irving Plaza (New York, NY)
Opener: Diecast, Sworn Enemy, Suicide Silence
Date: 12/4/2006
Label: SPV Records

The chilly New York evening was going to get hotter very quickly inside Irving Plaza where tonight Sepultura from Brazil would be making a long overdue concert appearance. The group would be in support of their latest release “Dante XXI” on SPV Records, and they would bring with them Sworn Enemy, Diecast and Suicide Silence as their support. Here are some of the night’s happenings in case you missed the show.

We walked in just as Suicide Silence was mid-set and while that is not the best way to absorb a group for the first time in full I had to say that they were clearly intense about their performance. The amount of people in the venue for their set was limited but those who were pressed up to the barrier and ready to rock were certainly enjoying themselves. Their material seemed to go over well based on the lineup of the show. Diecast would be up second and this surprised me for the original roster order I saw showed them pre-Sepultura but something changed and here we are watching then instead of Sworn Enemy. They were tight and on the money so to speak as they supported their latest release on Century Media Records entitled “Internal Revolution”. Diecast would deliver new tracks like the stellar “Fade Away” and also showcase the new rhythm section that they had brought on to the bands roster. Joining Stoddard, Kita and Kolaitis would be Dennis Pavia (drums) and Brad Hornton (bass). Sworn Enemy would come up next and it was not going to be an easy night for them as their drummer Paul Antignai had taken ill. As a result of this he would not be performing tonight and that left the band in a difficult situation on home ground. Filling in tonight would be Corey Pierce of God Forbid who had been asked to do this on very short notice. Unfortunately, this was not working out and there were stops and starts all around. I did not feel this as the fault of the GF basher for there are few drummers who can learn another player’s whole set in five hours time. After a few tries he left and the drummer from Suicide Silence sat in. He seemed more accustomed to the material and was doing fine but myself and some others felt that this was a real lackluster performance as a result all around. Their being down a man should have had them precede Diecast since there was no way to see if the last minute solution would work or not. While it did not I do give them credit for not cancelling altogether and disappointing their fans.
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