Sepultura reveal album artwork and track listing

Legendary Brazilian/American thrashers Sepultura will release ‘Kairos’, their 12th studio album and Nuclear Blast Records debut, on June 24, 2011. ‘Kairos’ was recorded once again at Trama Studios in São Paulo, Brazil and produced and mixed by Roy Z. (Judas Priest, Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Helloween).

Sepultura Kairos ArtworkArtwork was handled this time around by artist Eric Sayers.
“I started by researching Kairos for images and meaning as soon as the band gave me the title,” stated Sayers. “Kairos is about time, the actions we take, and the positive or negative repercussions that follow. I knew the image would have wings. I also knew I would somehow need to represent time, but in a way that is timeless. Speaking with Andreas, he had an idea for a gel skull. I was uncertain how I would make that happen, but I did and it is unique. Actions and their repercussions are represented by the arms, transitioning from the strong healthy arm on top and the decrepit hand below. The background is made from a couple of photos I took on a recent trip to Morocco. They give the composition a mystical quality. It was an honor for me to work with Sepultura. I am a long-time fan of this legendary band.

Guitarist Andreas Kisser added:
“We were very lucky choosing the artist to design the cover of Kairos. His name is Eric Sayers and we met him backstage at a Sepultura concert in Los Angeles last January. He left us his card and when we checked his website we were very impressed by his awesome work. I explained to him the concept of Kairos and he fastly captured what we wanted, sending us ideas in that same week. He’s a very talented guy, who knew how to draw the concept of the album. The cover is different from all the other covers we did in the past but it’s ’old school’ at the same time, like the album itself. We’re very happy with the result”.

Kairos track listing:
1. Spectrum
2. Kairos
3. Relentless
4. (2011)
5. Just One Fix (Ministry Cover)
6. Dialog
7. Mask
9. Seethe
10. Born Strong
11. Embrace The Storm
13. No One Will Stand
14. Structure Violence (Azzes)
15. (4648)

The deluxe edition of ‘Kairos’ will include 2 bonus tracks as well as an additional making of DVD

Bonus tracks:
12. Firestarter (The Prodigy Cover)
13. Point Of No Return

Check out the studio reports for „Kairos“:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Sepultura are currently on a massive headlining tour of North America! Joining them are a veritable united nations on metal in the form of Austria’s Belphegor, Norway’s Keep Of Kalessin, Poland’s Hate, Montreal Canada’s Neuraxis, and California based thrashers Bonded By Blood.

Sepultura, Belphegor, Hate, Keep Of Kalessin, Neuraxis, Bonded By Blood
05/05/11 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
05/06/11 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
05/07/11 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
05/08/11 Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
05/09/11 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
05/10/11 The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
05/11/11 The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
05/12/11 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
05/13/11 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
05/14/11 The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
05/16/11 Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
05/18/11 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
05/19/11 Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
05/20/11 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
05/21/11 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
05/22/11 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

Sepultura, Hate, Keep Of Kalessin, Neuraxis, Bonded By Blood
05/23/11 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
05/24/11 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
05/26/11 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
05/27/11 The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
05/28/11 Dickens – Calgary, AB – CANADA
05/29/11 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
05/31/11 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA


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