Sepultura Reveal New Album Title

"The album is brutal, fast and straight to the point," said the band guitarist Andreas Kisser.

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Legendary brazilian thrashers Sepultura have announced the title of the band's forthcoming album: "The Mediator Between the Head and Hands Must Be the Heart," DP in the Studio With Sepultura blog reports.

Although being inspired by Fritz Lang's classic 1927 movie "Metropolis," the album is not set out to be a concept album or a soundtrack like it's precedessors "Dante XXI" ("The Divine Comedy") and "A-Lex" ("A Clockwork Orange").

"The Mediator Between the Head and Hands Must Be the Heart" was recorded together with renowned sound guru Ross Robinson (who already had worked with the band on their landmark release "Roots" back in 1996).

The highly anticipated album is scheduled for a late October 2013 release via Nuclear Blast.

Commented guitarist Andreas Kisser: "I was inspired by a phrase which is the main message of the story: 'The Mediator Between the Head and Hands Must Be the Heart' to express what we are saying on the lyrics.
In the movie, a crazy millionaire wants to transform a robot into a real person. That's kind of the opposite of what we live today. More than ever we are robotized, through the worldwide web, Google glasses, chips under our skins and the globalized slavery our society suffers nowadays. The phrase points to the heart as being the human factor who keeps a man, a man, not a robot. The heart beats with freedom of choice, we have to think by ourselves to create a real world, not a matrix.

"Being a novel written in the early 1920's, it's almost prophetical. It helped us to put the ideas together for the lyrics to express what we see today. I live in Sao Paulo, Brasil, one of the big metropolis in the world with more than 20.000.000 people living and working in it. I know how it is to live in daily chaos, our music reflects a lot of that feeling."

Adding about the musical direction of the new album and working with Ross Robinson again, Kisser said: "The album is brutal, fast and straight to the point, I feel this is the best Sepultura ever, no bullshit. To work with Ross Robinson again was a privilege, one of the best producers out there. He has a strong connection with nature, the human heart, with life in general. We did an album that is alive, no fake studio tricks, we were jamming together in the room exploding in an energy so strong you could grab it. The heart will never stop beating for mankind, we are no robots, we are pure natural energy and that's worth fighting for. We're not slaves, I have a pulsing heart!"

The cover artwork is coming soon, the record itself is scheduled for release this October. The album features the guest appearance of legendary Dave Lombardo on the drums.

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    I love Sepultura but that album title is awful. It sounds like a crappy emo record that I'd never listen to.
    Also known as the worst title for an album since The Devil put Dinosaurs Here.
    Awww "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" isn't THAT bad of an album title... at least it means something. This new Sepultura album title sounds like they're trying to market to girls who watch Twilight and sh*t - who'd probably get scared if they ever heard Sepultura anyway.
    Fits right in with Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water.
    Looking forward to this!!! I actually prefer Sepultura with or without the Cavaleras to Soulfly anyday! Kisser is one of the most under-rated metal guitarists out there and Derrick Green is awesome and (dare I say it) a better vocalist than Max! At least has more range. Kairos was awesome!
    They must've went through a serrrrious Bullet for my Valentine phase to name their album something like that in the same grouping as 'Beneath the Remains' and 'Morbid Visions'... how about 'The Mediator Between your Head and Heart Must Be my Spear' ?
    Change the bandname, stop playing Max-era songs. Stand on your own!
    There is no logical reason to downvote this. This band playing Max-era songs is essentially them being a cover band. Their material stands on its own, so just complete the split and be done with it. Kairos would have been a great choice for a band name.