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It is already October 1 and time for cover nr #10?
How time flies! For this month we decided to turn our headbanging heads
towards South America and pay some damn homage to the genre we all know
as thrash metal. There are hordes of amazing insane and violent bands
from this continent, and time era for that matter, but there's one that
probably comes to mind first of all to most people.
Sepultura is a
band with a lot of different musical periods, but on 'Beneath The
Remains' and 'Arise' we can all agree that it was thrash they were
playing. And they were definitely playing it much better than most other
bands during those years. Their music also contained that somewhat
dystopic nerve, which was a bit more present compared to other
contemporary bands. Maybe it had to do with the conditions in their
homecountry. Only speculations. But we definitely think growing up in
Belo Horizonte and Brazil have shaped their music, language and
'Arise' is a record that, at least I, often fall back
on when I get tired of all the boring new bands trying to mimic the
sound of 90's, as if it were something to strive for? Triggered drums
revolution exploded, I found punk and my interest in thrash/metal/hard
rock waned and disappeared for a few years. Thrash, as you know, is an
subgenre of heavy metal characterized by its furious tempo and overall
aggression, closely related to hardcore punk. And it's no secret that
punk and hardcore music has been a great influence on Max Cavalera and
Sepultura. You can often see him wearing shirts and patches with
Discharge, G.B.H, Bad Brains, Doom...and so on. If you look really
carefully you can also see that he's wearing a t-shirt with the band
that we did a cover of last month in the official music video for Arise.
For the October cover we also talked about recording a
song of Venom, Slayer, Onslaught and even Metallica (Kill 'em all). But all
suggestions was rejected immediately, mainly because they have already
been recorded, abused and used by millions of other bands before.
admit that it was not all that easy for us learning Arise. However, it
was no problem for Henke, since it's in his backyard that we play. But
one thing is for sure, I do know now why I'm playing in punk bands and
not thrash and (technical) metal. It sounds raw and intense, but damn
that fucking hassle!
It's obvious that this project is reaching
its end. It was apparent in the rehearsal room and the studio. Even as
we sit here and write this story behind. A lack of commitment and that
burning passion that we had on our very first cover. Quite honestly, it
felt more like a necessary evil. Get us right, we've all had a hard and
stressful month, and the fatigue takes its toll. But It's not noticeable
to the end result. We gave everything, as we always do because once it
comes, we are like programmed unstoppable robots. Haha.
we also want to extend a special thanks to the Kenko at Communichaos Media Clay Station for on a very few days short notice nailing the
mixing/mastering. If it were not for him had this cover never come up in