Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA performed with the French industrial percussion group LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX in Times Square in New York City last night (Friday, September 26) to to celebrate Rock In Rio festival's 30th anniversary and the announcement of Rock In Rio's first U.S. edition, to be held in May 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. SEPULTURA and LES TAMBOUR DU BRONX played in honor of their past Rock in Rio collaboration.Video footage of SEPULTURA and LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX's rehearsals for last night's appearance, as well as the actual performance, can be seen below. In celebration of its astounding thirty-year career, SEPULTURA unleashed a new live offering titled "Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio" in North America on September 16 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.
In a spectacular performance that finds SEPULTURA accompanied throughout by LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX, notorious for beating 225-liter barrels with beech wood bats or even axe handles, the show was recorded from the band's main stage appearance at the legendary Rock In Rio festival in 2013. Featuring SEPULTURA's most revered tunes — including "Refuse/Resist", "Territory" and "Roots Bloody Roots", the latter of which sees the audience chanting the entire cut from beginning to end — the sheer volume of sound, percussive enormity and powerful presentation sets this release apart from any previous SEPULTURA concert offering to date.
With a one-hour run time divided into thirteen cuts, the album also features a cover of THE PRODIGY's "Firestarter", the fan-chanted "Sepulnation" and music from the band's "Kairos" full-length. "Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio" is available on CD, DVD and for the first time in the band's history, Blu-ray via a partnership with Rock In Rio, MZA Music and Eagle Rock Entertainment. In addition, the DVD includes an exclusive documentary of behind-the-scenes preparation with interviews, rehearsal and soundcheck footage and clips of the band just seconds before they hit the stage.
SEPULTURA's new album, "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart", sold around 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD came out on October 29, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.