Video footage of Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA performing earlier tonight (Sunday, July 31) at Le Vox in Toluon, France with guest drummer Amilcar Christfaro from TORTURE SQUAD can be seen below.
As first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET last week, SEPULTURA was forced to postpone its July 27 concert at Stadtsaal in Lendorf, Austria because the band's drummer, Jean Dolabella, was suffering from tendonitis. The show has been rescheduled for Monday, August 1.
Commented SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser: "In the last July 27th, in Lendorf, Austria, we supposed to another show of the very successful European tour for [the new SEPULTURA album] 'Kairos'.
"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 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.
"Jean is recovering well and maybe in the next two to three days will be back.
"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.