Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA will kick off their European tour on February 6 in Sofia, Bulgaria. A video trailer for the trek as well as more rehearsal footage can be viewed below.
According to Roadie Crew's Thiago Sarkis, Atração Fonográfica — SEPULTURA's label in Brazil — has confirmed that "A-Lex", the band's new album and the first to be recorded without either of the foundingCavalera brothers (Max and Igor; on guitar/vocals and drums, respectively), has sold 5,000 copies in its first-week of release in Brazil. Read more (in Portuguese) at Solada.
"A-Lex" will receive a Canadian release on February 10 via SPV/Steamhammer.
Released in Europe last week, "A-Lex" is available for streaming in its entirety at this location.
"A-Lex" (which stands for "no law" or "without law") is available in three versions: in a deluxe digipak with an embossed cover, in a regular jewel case and on a vinyl gatefold LP.
On "A-Lex", SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser and his three colleagues, Derrick Green (vocals), Paulo Jr. (bass) and new addition Jean Dollabella (drums), have dedicated themselves to Anthony Burgess's book "A Clockwork Orange", creating an awesome thrash metal opus around this timeless and exciting subject.
The material was produced by SEPULTURA and Stanley Soares at the Trama Studios in Sao Paulo and mastered by George Marino at New York's Sterling Sound studios. "A-Lex" is the first SEPULTURA album to feature new drummer Jean Dolabella, who joined the fold during the "Dante XXI" tour.
SEPULTURA filmed a video for the song "We've Lost You" on December 15, 2008 in São Paulo, Brazil. Check out photos from the video shoot at this location.
(Thanks: Markus Krispler / www.sepularmy.net)