SEPULTURA Guitarist Says Human Beings Are ‘Getting Lazier And Dumber’
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Benjamin Smith of Australia's AMNplify recently conducted an interview with guitarist Andreas Kisser of Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA. An excerpt from the chat follows below. AMNplify: album has a real theme running through it and focusses on technology and its effects on us as a species. Also, the last album had a similar focus. I remember you saying once that the motivation for that album was that people were becoming robotic, almost as if they were puppets, being used by the technology rather than the other way around. Being...

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On November 29, 2016, former SEPULTURA members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) spoke to Metal On Loud magazine about their "Return To Roots" tour during which they are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the band's classic album "Roots" by performing the LP in its entirety. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the importance of family in their lives and in their musical projects, Igor said: "Well, for me, it took a long time, but once I realized that success, it is doing what you do but also including...

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Finnish metallers AMORAL will play their farewell show tonight (Thursday, January 5) at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. Guitarist Ben Varon stated about the band's choice to call it quits: "Honestly speaking, I had no idea that AMORAL will disband after 'In Sequence' while writing, recording or mixing the album. The decision was made only after the album was done, when it became clear that proper touring would be almost impossible because of everyone's schedules etc. But I've gotta say that I find it very intriguing that an album that talks...

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Metalshop TV conducted an interview with vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS in August 2016 at the Brutal Assault festival in Josefov, Czech Republic. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what has changed the most about the music industry since EXODUS first started: Zetro: "Well, everything has changed the most — social media, everything. Before, we used to tape-trade. Now you can see your favorite band on your telephone; if you...

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In a brand new interview with Noisey, Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend spoke about the culture of "V.I.P Packages," which seems to be the only way for fans to meet the bands they admire these days. Some of these come at a really inflated price on top of the standard ticket costs and include anything from a signed item, a photo to watching soundchecks or a collectable lanyard. Asked for his opinion of paid meet-and-greets, Devin said: "I have two thoughts on the matter and they cancel each other out, so that kinda sucks. "The music...

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