Guitarist Andreas Kisser of Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA has issued the folloeing update:"Just came back from SEPULTURA's first visit in the Philippines. It was awesome! We played in Manila at a festival organized by a beer company, Red Rock beer, very good and very strong beer. The festival was well organized, good sound and lights. Many local bands were part of the show during the day and more than 15,000 people showed up. Thanks to all involved on this, all the Philipino fans!!! Salama!" Check out photos of the Manila concert at Kisser's Flickr page. Low-quality fan-filmed video footage of SEPULTURA's show in the Philippines can be viewed below. Two new SEPULTURA songs — "The Treatment" and "We've Lost You" — are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The group's new album, "A-Lex" (which stands for "no law" or "without law"), will be released via SPV Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Brazil: January 23
UK, Scandinavia, rest of Europe: January 26
USA, Canada: January 27 "A-Lex" will be available in three versions: in a deluxe digipak with an embossed cover, in a regular jewel case and on a vinyl gatefold LP. The material was produced by SEPULTURA and Stanley Soares at the Trama Studios in Sao Paulo and mastered by George Marino at New York's Sterling Sound studios. "A-Lex" is the first SEPULTURA album to feature new drummer Jean Dolabella, who joined the fold during the "Dante XXI" tour. "We've known Jean for more than three years, he's from [SEPULTURA's original] hometown of Belo Horizonte and joined us when Roy Mayorga left to team up with STONE SOUR," Kisser said. "He's ten years younger than the other band members and has brought a new approach into the band. Jean has an amazing amount of energy and motivation. We're very happy to have him with us, and we're proud of the positive impact he's had on the material on 'A-Lex'."