ANDREAS KISSER: 'Every Day We Wake Up, It's Like We Build A New SEPULTURA'

ANDREAS KISSER: 'Every Day We Wake Up, It's Like We Build A New SEPULTURA'

On March 2, Matt Mills of Far Beyond Written conducted an interview with guitarist Andreas Kisser of Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA in London, England. You can now listen to the chat below.

Asked if SEPULTURA can still be considered the same band in 2017 as it was when he first joined the group thirty years ago, Andreas said: "Of course not, man. I think no band is the same. You know, BLACK SABBATH, [LED] ZEPPELIN, [DEEP] PURPLE… any band. Probably AC/DC and the RAMONES, they are always the same, but not as a criticism. They are what they are, and they are successful doing what they're doing. But I hope we are not the same. [Laughs] I think that's our spirit."

He continued: "We build this band daily. Every day we wake up, it's like we build a new SEPULTURA. That's the way it is. It's the same with your job, it's the same with your life. Every day you're there confirming stuff that you believe in, and you fight for it. So I hope we're not the same band. We never look for that. Even with Max and Igor [Cavalera] in the band, you see how different the albums were — from 'Schizophrenia' to 'Beneath The Remains' and 'Arise', and especially 'Chaos A.D.' and 'Roots', we grew up. We got married, we have kids and all the relationships. Igor separated [from the band] and stuff. You know, a lot of stuff that happens that we grow as people, and consequently, as musicians as well, because everything's an influence when you do art. So I think we embrace the changes, I think we feed from challenges. That's the beauty of it. Otherwise, you'd be home, really, because it would be boring to come out on the road and do the same stuff all over again."

Kisser added: "Like I said, [it's a] daily battle, and if you play [the song] 'Inner Self' since 1989, it's a new 'Inner Self' every night, because of a different crowd, different atmosphere, different feeling, and that's the beauty of the stage — you never know what's gonna happen. I mean, you have a plan — you wanna play the songs [laughs] and stuff — but live, it's live; it's the momentum."

SEPULTURA's latest album, "Machine Messiah", was released on January 13 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by the band and Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH) of Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The CD's cover artwork was created by Filipino artist Camille Della Rosa.



To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).