Sepultura’s Derrick Green Supports Vaccination Requirements at Concerts
Sepultura vocalist Derrick Green joined us for a recent episode of The MetalSucks Podcast to discuss the band’s upcoming touring schedule, how Sepultura decided to stay connected with each other through Zoom during the pandemic, the band’s new live album, SepulQuarta, and more.
Among the topics we tackled in our chat, Derrick shared his opinions on the growing trend of Covid-19 vaccination requirements to attend concerts amidst the surging Delta variant of the virus, mostly among the unvaccinated. Stressing that it’s not simply about individual choice but what’s good for others, he stated that he has no problem with the new requirements, explaining:
“I think it’s really important that each person takes responsibility of being as safe as possible. So if you’re going to a show, then it shouldn’t be a problem to take a test. And if you have a card, then just show your card.
“I think in these times, it’s different from any other times, so you have to take precautions because you don’t wanna get other people sick. And you have to be selfless. A lot of times people are just thinking of themselves — unfortunately, only themselves — and they feel that they need to go out and do what they need to do regardless of the consequences that may cause other people.
“And that’s a horrible attitude, I’ve gotta say. It’s really frustrating dealing with people that have this type of ‘me, me, me, me’ attitude, and it’s really slowed a lot of things down.
“So I think if people are able to just take precaution, have some restraint and just be safe, including the bands, then we can get through this a little bit faster and we can get back to enjoying some type of normalcy in our lives. I don’t even know if ‘normalcy’ is a word [laughs] — or normality in our lives.”
Sepultura have a tour scheduled for early 2022 with Crowbar and Sacred Reich.
You can listen to our full chat with Derrick in the embed below or right here.