Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have been confrmed as the headliners of the "Monsters Metal Rock 2007" festival, set to take place January 13, 2007 at the Racing Club Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The featival billing is shaping up as follows:
Check out a poster for the festival at this location.
As previously reported, a nine-minute video interview with Andreas Kisser, conducted in early December by MetalMachine.net during the band's visit to New York City, has been posted online at this location (Windows Media).
SEPULTURA has just completed its first North American tour in nearly four years. Support at the shows came from SWORN ENEMY, DIECAST and SUICIDE SILENCE. The trek marked the band's debut U.S. appearance with their new drummer, Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA), who replaced founding member Igor Cavalera in June.
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.