SEPULTURA drummer and Paiste cymbals artist Eloy Casagrande was interviewed at producer Ross Robinson's studio in Venice, California during recent recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "The Mediator Between The Head and Hands Must Be The Heart". You can now watch the chat below.
"The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart" will be released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who specializes in charcoal drawing techniques.
"The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart" track listing:
01. Trauma Of War
02. The Vatican
03. Impending Doom
04. Manipulation Of Tragedy
06. The Bliss of Ignorants
08. The Age Of The Atheist
10. Da Lama ao Caos (CHICO SCIENCE & NAÇÃO ZUMBI cover)
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 and was 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 also features a guest appearance by former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo.
In a recent interview with JacksonGuitars.com, guitarist Andreas Kisser stated about the direction of the new SEPULTURA album: "I write stuff all the time — riffs or ideas on an acoustic guitar. But we really started working on this album in February of this year, so it was pretty quick. We have Eloy Casagrande as our drummer, and he's 22 years old. The guy's a beast. One of the best drummers I've seen on the planet Earth. He has this metal blood that has so much energy and brings so many possibilities for riffs and stuff like that. It is a SEPULTURA album, but like every SEPULTURA album, there is something different. I think the main difference now is the drummer. It's the first time we've worked in the studio with him. It's been almost two years [since the last album], and it's very exciting."