Monika Bruhn of SVT.se spoke to Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA while they were recording their next album at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. Helming the sessions for the follow-up to 2013’s “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” is Swedish producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with OPETH, KREATOR, PARADISE LOST, SOILWORK and AMON AMARTH, among others.
“We did like a small research on different producers that we didn’t work [with] before; we wanted to work with somebody new,” explained SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser. “And the Swedish music and scene and the bands like MESHUGGAH, OPETH and many others inspired us to come here and to work with him. He also worked with KREATOR, a band from Germany, and ANGRA, another band from Brazil, friends of ours, and I was really impressed with the way he worked [with] both bands.”
According to SEPULTURA singer Derrick Green, the band’s next record will see him and his bandmates continuing to take their sound in new, previously unexplored directions, something that has become somewhat of a SEPULTURA trademark.
“The is album, it’s exciting, because I think a lot of fans don’t have any idea what to expect, but they know that a SEPULTURA album is always different from the last,” Derrick said. “?I think that makes us better musicians, and I think that’s what our fans expect.”
SEPULTURA’s next album is tentatively due this fall via Nuclear Blast.
“The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” was tracked over a 40-day period at producer Ross Robinson’s (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT) studio in Venice, California and was mixed and mastered by co-producer Steve Evetts, who previously worked with SEPULTURA on the “Nation” (2001), “Revolusongs” (2002) and “Roorback” (2003) albums, in addition to having collaborated with Ross on a number of other projects in the past.