Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA introduced their new drummer Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA) last Friday (July 21) at the Vilar de Mouros festival in Portugal. The following report was posted at the band's official web site by the group's bassist, Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr.:
"Last Friday, July 21st, we had our debut with our new drummer Jean Dolabella on the festival Vilar de Mouros in Portugal (about an hour from the city of Porto). It couldn't be better!!! I read that they were expecting about 9,000 people, and ended up with being around 25,000. Was great!!! We got on the stage around 1:40 a.m. and was good to see that we still have a great following in Portugal!!! When Andreas came to introduce Jean for the first time, it seemed to me he was already familiar among the fans for a while. Definitely was a good feeling and did give us lots more of confidence and strength to do a great performance!!! Once more I was happy to step up on the stage and have the chance to share that feeling with our fans!!! Thank you so much Portugal!!! Hope to see you very soon!!!"
SEPULTURA's setlist for the Vilar de Mouros festival in Portugal – Friday, July 21, 2006:
01. Dark Wood Of Error
02. Refuse / Resist
03. Convicted In Life
05. Dead Embrionic Cells
07. Crown & Miter
11. Buried Words
12. Troops Of Doom
13. Beneath The Remains
14. Breed Apart
17. Come Back Alive
As previously reported, SEPULTURA made their first public appearance with Jean Dolabella on July 11 at Clube Belfiore in São Paulo during the Brazilian release party for their new CD, "Dante XXI". Check out pictures at Whiplash.net.
Dolabella joined SEPULTURA as the replacement for founding member Igor Cavalera, who left the band last month due to "artistic differences."
Igor announced earlier in the year that he was taking a break from the group's touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son (who was born in January). Filling in on drums during the band's European tour with IN FLAMES was Roy Mayorga, who played with Igor's brother Max in SOULFLY for several years in the late '90s and again in 2001-2003.
Igor is the second Cavalera to leave SEPULTURA. In 1996, Max Cavalera exited the group after the rest of the band fired Max's wife Gloria as SEPULTURA's manager.
To read BLABBERMOUTH.NET's exclusive interview with Igor Cavalera regarding his departure from SEPULTURA, click here. An exclusive chat with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser about Igor's exit and the band's future plans can be found at this location.
Upcoming SEPULTURA shows:
Aug. 05 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA @ Circo Voador (w/ KRISIUN, SAYOWA)
Aug. 18 - Curitiba, BRA @ TBC (w/ KORZUS, MASSACRATION)
Aug. 19 - Bento Gonçalves, BRA @ TBC (w/ KORZUS, MASSACRATION)
Oct. 14 - São Paulo, BRA @ Live n Loud Festival - Anhembi