Classic Concert of the Day: Sepultura at Monsters of Rock, Donington, U.K., 1994


You’re all cooped up. We’re all cooped up. Everyone’s friggin’ cooped up! You’re scrolling through our social feeds, texting with friends, eating, drinking coffee, watching TV, scrolling through our social feeds again, eating again, playing that dumb mobile game you downloaded from an Instagram ad and can’t stop playing, eating again, chatting with friends on a Zoom call, scrolling through our social feeds again, all while worrying about where your next paycheck is gonna come from. These are tough times, people.

To help pass the time, we’ll be sharing a classic metal concert every day. Watch some of it, watch all of it, watch only one song… we don’t care! As it long as it provides you with a bit of entertainment.

Like so many bands, Sepultura were s’posed to be sepultouring right now, and had to call off that trek due when coronavirus took over the globe. Incidentally, this year’s Download Festival in Donington, U.K. has also been cancelled. So today I thought we’d travel back to a magical time — June 4, 1994 — when Download was called Monsters of Rock, and Sepultura’s “classic” line-up — Max and Igor Cavalera, Andreas Kisser, and Paulo Jr. — played a killer hour-long set.

A portion of the show was broadcast on MTV; the rest of the footage is bootleg shit filmed from the audience. But the audio quality is actually solid the whole way through, and the bootleg footage is less crappy than you might assume. All in all, I think this makes for fun viewing.

Don’t refuse or resist — just watch:

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