Video footage of Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA performing the song "Roots Bloody Roots" last night (Monday, August 1) at Stadtsaal in Lendorf, Austria with guest drummer Amilcar Christfaro from TORTURE SQUAD can be seen below. The concert was originally scheduled to take place on July 27 but had to be postponed because the band's drummer, Jean Dolabella, was suffering from muscle pain in his arms.
Commented SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser: "We are having a great time in Europe, but our drummer, Jean Dolabella, had an injury on his arm due to a muscle stress. He couldn't play the [original Lendorf] gig and we had to cancel the show. We thought about options for drummers to do some shows while Jean could have time to recover, therefore we wouldn't have to cancel any more shows. We were very lucky, 'cause on that same day, [we got in contact with] the band from Brazil TORTURE SQUAD, a great thrash group that are conquering their space outside the country. They are here for a tour and SEPULTURA and TORTURE SQUAD had two festivals to play together. Amilcar Christfaro is a great drummer and huge SEPULTURA fan, he knows a lot from our early stuff, and when we talked to him he was ready to help us. We already did four shows with him and is going really great; he's amazing playing our stuff.
"We were stunned by the situation and very thankful to Amilcar and TORTURE SQUAD for this.
"This is an historical event for everybody involved and the show must go on!!!
"Thanks you very much, Amilcar, you fucking rule!!!"
SEPULTURA's new album, "Kairos", sold around 2,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release.
SEPULTURA's previous CD, "A-Lex" the group's first LP to be recorded without either of the founding Cavalera brothers (Max and Igor; on guitar/vocals and drums, respectively) opened with around 1,600 units back in January 2009.
"Kairos" (an ancient Greek word signifying a time in between, a moment of undetermined period of time in which something special happens) was released in Europe on June 24 and in the United States on July 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork for the CD was created by Erich Sayers, a Los Angeles-based freelance digital artist and photographer whom SEPULTURA first met at the band's concert at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California.