SEPULTURA have covered BAUHAUS and BLACK FLAG songs on sessions for their new album, ‘NATION’, which is released on March 19 through ROADRUNNER.
Guitarist Andreas Kisser described their version of Bauhaus’ ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ as “completely different” and said they have “slowed it right down. It’s very heavy and very good. It’ll probably end up as a B-side.”
Describing it as a concept album, Kisser explained that it was about “the creation of a better world. We are creating a new nation ourselves, and all the song titles will relate to this idea. This is the beginning of a new century, a new millennium, and it’s time for something fresh for people to think about. We’re going to make our own flag, and we’ll have our own anthems to go with it.”
Speaking about the Black Flag cover – ‘Rise Above’ – Kisser said it was “just because it’s a great song. It might end up with the album, if we think it fits with the concept.”
Other songs which will definitely feature on the album include ‘Sepulnation’, which defines the nation Sepultura want to create, ‘One Man Army’, which is “about how one man can cause wars, but yet one man alone could also help global problems”.
The track ‘Thilo’ was written by Kisser on a classical guitar, while ‘Who Must Die’ tackles the issue of the death penalty. ‘Reject’, meanwhile, relates to the topic of mass information.
Kisser gets personal on ‘Saga’, which the band played live on the Tattoo The Earth tour last summer, and said it also relates to the struggle of humanity. “People seemed to really like it. It’s about my own history, and the struggle that we have created throughout time.”