The Brazilian metal vets will release new album Quadra on February 7 through Nuclear Blast. You can find the album's artwork above. A tracklist for the effort has yet to be revealed.
"Quadra, among other meanings, is the Portuguese word for 'sport court' that by definition is a 'limited area of land, with regulatory demarcations, where according to a set of rules the game takes place," guitarist Andreas Kisser explained in a press release. "We all come from different Quadras. The countries, all nations with their borders and traditions; culture, religions, laws, education and a set of rules where life takes place. Our personalities, what we believe, how we live, how we build societies and relationships, all depends on these set of rules that we grew up with."
Kisser elaborated on Quadra's album art as follows:
Money, we are enslaved by this concept. Who's poor and who's rich, that's how we measure people and material goods. Regardless of your Quadra you need money to survive, the prime rule to play this game called life. Hence the coin.
The coin is forged with the senator skull, who represents the set of rules and laws we live by; the world map on his head delimiting the borders of all nations, imaginary lines separating people by concepts of race and the sacred.
In addition to the album news, Sepultura have shared new song "Isolation," which arrives alongside a video.
"'Isolation' is a song that was written about the U.S. prison system," vocalist Derrick Green explained in a statement. "The inhuman practice of solitary confinement changes the mental stability of prisoners. They are not being rehabilitated but are transformed to become worst. Once they are released back into society we all pay the price for what has been done to them."
Check out "Isolation" below.
The wait is over! We´re really proud to announce the official release date of 'QUADRA'! Our 15th studio album which is produced by Jens Bogren will be released on February 7, 2020 through Nuclear Blast. More details will follow soon!#sepultura #quadra #newalbum pic.twitter.com/75vlQykcvl— SEPULTURA (@sepulturacombr) November 8, 2019