Legendary Brazilian metal icons Sepultura have revealed the cover artwork and tracklist of the band’s forthcoming album, “The mediator between head and hands must be the heart”, which is set for release on October 25, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who specializes in charcoal drawing techniques.
Guitarist Andreas Kisser commented on how he discovered the work of Alexandre Wagner. “It was through Silvio Bibika, who was my roadie for a long time. He always shows me things in general that Sepultura might need. Alexandre, who is from Belo Horizonte, Silvio showed me a year ago. So before we went to the United States, to record the album, I was at his house to talk about the cover, tell him the album title, talk about the concept of the film Metropolis, so he could do something original. But when I saw the picture with the drawing, I thought it was all about what we wanted and we did not need something new. ”I asked him to do a tribal S in the style of the cover. The S made by Alexandre will be on the back cover”, Andreas added.
“I did this series of charcoal drawing work when I still lived in Belo Horizonte,” Alexandre said. “They were all made there. They were quick drawings without much reference, almost an experimentation that may have came from a desire to use the most basic of basic materials – coal, paper and wood. The cover design was already done, Andreas saw it and liked it. We talked a little more and I also sent some other pictures for the booklet. I was pleased with the choice of the theme of the album, I like Fritz Lang very much, and not only Metropolis. Dr. Mabuse der Spieler is a fucking great movie”, commented Alexandre.
As a Mineiro, from Belo Horizonte like Sepultura, Alexandre was glad to be part of the band’s history. “It’s impossible to be from Belo Horizonte and not know the band. Some of their albums followed me for a long time, especially Chaos AD. I remember seeing Refuse/Resist on TV and thinking it was wonderful. It’s really cool to work with the guys, being part of something together. It is somehow a shared history”, he said. To read more about the work of Alexandre: www.alwg.org.
Stay tuned for more news about special versions of the album.
“The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart” tracklist:
1. Trauma of War
2. The Vatican
3. Impending Doom
4. Manipulation of Tragedy
6. The Bliss of Ignorants
8. The Age of the Atheist
10. Da Lama ao Caos (Chico Science & Nação Zumbi cover)
Stagnate State of Affairs
Zombie Ritual (Death cover)
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