Legendary Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have announced The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart as the title for their forthcoming studio album.
Although inspired by Austrian filmmaker Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 movie “Metropolis,” SEPULTURA will not be creating a soundtrack or a concept album.
SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser delves a little deeper:
“I was inspired by a phrase which is the main message of the story to express what we are saying in the lyrics. In the movie, a crazy millionaire wants to transform a robot into a real person. That’s kind of the opposite of what we live today. More than ever, we are robotized through the worldwide web, Google glasses, chips under our skins and globalized slavery our society suffers nowadays. Being that the novel was written in the early 1920s, it’s almost prophetical. The phrase points to the heart as being the human factor that keeps a man a man – not a robot. The heart beats with freedom of choice. We have to think for ourselves to create a real world, not a matrix.
“All of this helped us put the ideas together for the lyrics to express what we see today. I live in São Paulo Brasil – one of the big metropolises in the world with more than 20 million people living and working in it. I know how it is to live in daily chaos. Our music reflects a lot of that feeling.”
The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart was recorded with renowned producer Ross Robinson (FEAR FACTORY, KORN, MACHINE HEAD), who worked with SEPULTURA on their landmark 1996 release, Roots.
Kisser shares his thoughts on rekindling an old friendship:
“To work with Ross Robinson again is a privilege. He’s one of the best producers out there. He has a strong connection with nature, the human heart, with life in general. We made an album that is alive – no fake studio tricks. We were jamming together in the room exploding with an energy so strong you could grab it. The album is brutal, fast, and straight to the point. I feel this is the best SEPULTURA ever, no bullshit. We are not robots. We’re not slaves. I have a pulsing heart! The heart will never stop beating for mankind. We are pure natural energy and that’s worth fighting for.”
The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart will be released this fall.
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