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Sepultura Debut New Song, Announce New Concept Album Quadra

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As you have likely deduced from this story’s headline, Sepultura have announced that their next release will be a concept album entitled Quadra. The band debuted a new song, “Isolation,” at this past weekend’s Rock in Rio Brazil:

Meanwhile, here’s the cover, which was designed by Christiano Menezes for Darkside Books…

…and here’s guitarist Andreas Kisser’s somewhat vague explanation of the album’s concept:

“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.

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. Hence the coin.

The coin is forged with the senator skull, who represents the set of rules and laws we live by; the world map on his head delimiting the borders of all nations, imaginary lines separating people by concepts of race and the sacred.”

Neat.

Right now we don’t know much else about Quadra, but it’s scheduled for an early 2020 release, so expect that to change soon.

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