You can debate whether or not Sepultura is Sepultura without the Cavalera brothers all you want. But that won’t stop this lineup of the Brazilian thrash legends from continuing on. Especially with the announcement today that Sepultura has signed a new recording deal with Nuclear Blast Records.
Guitarist Andreas Kisser commented:
“We are happy to be at Nuclear Blast, especially in the year we are celebrating 25 years of history, and it is a great honor for us to join forces with the most metal label in the world. I am sure this will be a great journey for both of us and we are already working on new material while on the road. Let’s go for another 25 years!”
This marks another established metal act signing with Nuclear Blast, who has also signed bands like Accept, Doro and Forbidden within the past year. These bands also join veteran thrashers like Exodus, Testament and Death Angel on the label. We’re beginning to see a similar trend that E1 Music has been following: signing already well established acts. Sure, these bands might not be the biggest sellers in metal, but it’s still a safe play for both labels to do. And now with Sepultura on Nuclear Blast, maybe we can see a dream tour featuring them with some of their thrash peer label mates?