Brazilian thrash legends Sepultura are coming out with something new—their own beer. The new Sepulutura Weizen is being produced by Bushido Brazil and Bamberg in honor of the band’s 25th anniversary. From Blabbermouth:

The drink is said to have ‘a turbidity caused by natural yeast in suspension’ and ‘aroma and flavors of banana and clove from a special strain of yeast that produces the chemicals that lead to these perceptions.’

There you have it.

Read more and see some video from the beer launch at Blabbermouth.

Right here.


Guitarra verde

Jeez, look away for a second and 2001 is ten years ago, this ad nearly a decade old. Here, Max Cavalera—dating to early in Soulfly’s career—sports a brilliant ESP custom. Taken from Guitar One, July 2001.

I recall learning of Sepultura in about 1989, stumbling across a vinyl copy of their third album, Beneath the Remains, emblazoned with a sticker reading, “Brutal death metal from the heart of the Brazilian jungle.” How could one not listen? Now, more than 20 years later, Andreas Kisser and company are still churning out releases. From Blabbermouth:

SEPULTURA has tapped Roy Z. (JUDAS PRIEST, HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN) to produce the group’s new CD, tentatively due in May via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD is once again being recorded at Trama Studios in São Paulo, Brazil.

Expat founders, Max and Igor Cavalera, are also still going strong with Cavalera Conspiracy.

Check out the full Blabbermouth piece (with links to studio video footage) right here.

Max and Igor, the brothers Cavalera, have readied Blunt Force Trauma, the second album from their Cavalera Conspiracy project. Elder sibling Max—guitarist for Sepultura and Soulfly—has co-produced the effort. According to Noisecreep:

Filling out the lineup for Blunt Force Trauma are guitarist Marc Rizzo of Soulfly and Fireball Ministry bassist Johny Chow, replacing Joe Duplantier, who was unable to juggle the band’s touring demands with that of his other band, Gojira.

Get a track listing and read more right here.