The video for "The Vatican," the lead single from Sepultura's latest album, "The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart," is now online. Guitarist Andreas Kisser has been speaking to Metal Hammer about the video, and the themes of the song:
"It shows various obscure facets of the church, from corruption to pedophilia, a dark side that many people like to ignore. The actors were very well selected, all with strong and striking expressions. The video tells the story of a priest who wants to leave the church because of all this dirt, and suffers pressure from the inside not to leave. It’s rather heavy and tense."
Kisser recently spoke to MTV about the departure of the Cavalera brothers from Sepultura, stating that they turned their back on the band:
"The choice to leave the band was their choice. We never fired any musician in the group. We only fired our manager [Max's wife Gloria] after the Roots tour, and Max chose to leave and stay with her and start a solo career. He didn't care about the name during those days. He didn't fight for the name. He just turned his back and said, 'F--k you guys; I’m better off myself.' And Igor left 10 years later; he didn't care either to fight."
He continued, "It's like many fathers who have children and leave them. For [the Cavaleras], Sepultura is like an abandoned child. They really turned their back on us and left."