Last month, Sepultura announced their new concept album, ‘Quadra’, is set to be released in early 2020, and now the Brazilian metal icons can reveal the album will be available on February 7 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Next to that, the band is proud to present the debut single, Isolation, which they debuted live at Rock in Rio Festival last month.
The performance was recorded and turned into a live video so their fanbase worldwide can also experience the live energy of Isolation.
“It was the world premiere of the song Isolation, which is a straightforward thrash track with an epic intro,” guitarist Andreas Kisser says.
“Also, we presented the new cover and the name of the album Quadra to an amazing crowd of 100,000 people, a magical and historical moment in our career.
“I’m so glad we had filmed the performance and now we are ready to show the world. The Quadra cycle begins!”
With “Isolation”, Sepultura come up with a highly sociocritical issue.
“Isolation is a song that was written about the US prison system,” singer Derrick Green says.
“The inhuman practice of solitary confinement changes the mental stability of prisoners.
“They are not being rehabilitated but are transformed to become worst.
“Once they are released back into society, we all pay the price for what has been done to them.”
Quadra comes paired with a concept that goes deeper than the band have ever been previously.
“Quadra, among other meanings, is the Portuguese word for ‘sport court’ that by definition is a ‘limited area of land, with regulatory demarcations, where according to a set of rules the game takes place’,” Kisser says.
“We all come from different Quadras.
“The countries, all nations with their borders and traditions; culture, religions, laws, education and a set of rules where life takes place.
“Our personalities, what we believe, how we live, how we build societies and relationships, all depends on these set of rules that we grew up with.
“Concepts of creation, gods, death and ethics.
“Money, we are enslaved by this concept.
“Who’s poor and who’s rich, that’s how we measure people and material goods.
“Regardless of your Quadra you need money to survive, the prime rule to play this game called life.”
Quadra is out February 7, 2020 via Nuclear Blast. More info coming soon.