Hot on the heels of the new Soulfly album 'III', Roadrunner Records will release a new, but old, live album from Soulfly mainman's Max calvalera’s previous band, the influential Brazilian metallers Sepultura; which they dropped last year.
The album 'Live At Brixton' has been rumoured to be in the pipeline since early 1997, when it was revealed that frontman/singer/guitarist Max Calvalera had left the band due to personal reasons. Max formed Soulfly and got massive support from Roadrunner, (and a vindictive little snub at his ex-band with the lyrics “envy changes everything” on the opening track of Soulfly) Sepultura got a new singer in Derrick Green, and next to nothing - their last album had no videos, singles or tour support.
Anyway, Sepultura’s 'Live at Brixton' was recorded at the bands last show with Max Calvalera at Brixton Academy, December 16, 1996 on the tour for the 'Roots album. It is expected to include the full show that night, including classic tracks such as UK Chart entry 'Roots Bloody Roots', 'Refuse/Resist', 'Territory', 'Slave New World', 'Attitude', 'Arise' and many many more.
Whether the world needs any more exploitation for the Sepultura back catalogue is another matter: there’s effectively 2 released live albums out there (both from the Max years) - with large amounts of live material (30+ mins) on 1996’s 'The Roots of Sepultura' and the 1997 B-sides compilation 'Blood-Rooted' features another 8 live tracks from 1994. And there’s yet more live tracks on B-sides from those dates not on either of those two compilations…..
hang on, is that the ring of cash tills i hear?