On May 12, Jon Rexius of Capital Chaos TV conducted an interview with guitarist Andreas Kisser of Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA
at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked whether SEPULTURA is still in contact with the band’s founding members Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) and whether they are on good terms with their former bandmates, Andreas said: “We have a bridge. We have a door of communication, but it’s very rare [that we communicate with each other]. We are doing so many different things, compared with what we do… Max is doing something else, different projects, [and] playing with Igor again, which is cool to see. We are doing what we’re doing, working in a different direction.”
He continued: “A few years ago, [Max’s band SOULFLY and SEPULTURA] played the same festival in Europe, and we had a chance to see each other and just talk and exchange some e-mails and stuff, so that was cool, you know?! But that doesn’t mean that we’re gonna work together. We did what we did, [and] I respect that so much. The SEPULTURA history is an amazing history. [We’ve been around for] thirty years, a band [coming] from Brazil, and we’ve played 73 countries so far, and it’s an amazing mark. Regardless of the formation, or label, the record label we were [on], like I said, we’re still here enjoying ourselves, which is the most important thing.”
Andreas went on to say: “I respect our past, but I’m not locked there; I’m not a prisoner of my past. I live the present very strongly, very intensively… But I respect the past and live the present intensively so we have a future, and not really be there trying to replicate or reproduce or copy stuff that it doesn’t happen anymore.