Brazilian Metal Giant SEPULTURA have launched their environmentally conscious video for “Guardians of Earth” in collaboration with Amazon Frontlines.
Amazon Frontlines is a non-profit organization based in the Upper Amazon that leverages technology, legal advocacy, and movement building to support indigenous peoples to defend their rights to land, life, and cultural survival in the Amazon Rainforest.
The lyrics of the song were inspired when Derrick Green came across the Instagram page of Amazon Frontlines: “The images of the fight and struggle of various Indigenous tribes, whose existence is under threat as they defend one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems, were very touching and upsetting. Not only are Indigenous peoples being murdered but their rainforest territories are being burned and polluted at an alarming rate. The movement is inspirational and I felt that their voices needed to be heard loudly.”
“We appreciate SEPULTURA not only because they’re one of the greatest metal bands of all time, but because they are using their platform to shine a light on deforestation and the struggles of Indigenous peoples,” said Amazon Frontlines’ Executive Director, Mitch Anderson. “By sharing these stories with the world through their music, SEPULTURA is doing their part to support Indigenous communities, the Guardians of Earth, as they lead the fight to protect the Amazon Rainforest and the planet.”
The video is directed by Brazilian director Raul Machado who worked with the band on the “Choke” music video back in 1998. It contains unique footage provided by Amazon Frontlines of the Amazon Rainforest’s Indigenous tribes and wildlife whose lives are being threatened by extractive industries, government indifference, and deforestation. Amazon destruction is a preventable disaster that affects us all because the rainforest is one of the Earth’s largest carbon sinks and provides critical prevention against runaway climate change. Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, this issue has moved to the background in people’s minds. SEPULTURA hopes this video will inspire public awareness and action to protect the Amazon.
“Guardians of Earth” is taken from SEPULTURA’s latest album Quadrathat was released earlier this year through Nuclear Blast.
The band announced they have rescheduled their North American Tour for March and April of 2021. The 31-date trek which will include performances from SACRED REICH, CROWBAR and ART OF SHOCK will kick-off on March 6th in Sacramento, CA.
Andreas Kisser comments, “So happy to announce the rescheduled North American tour with our friends from SACRED REICH, CROWBAR, and ART OF SHOCK. I can’t wait to go back to the stage to perform the new material from our album QUADRA and to jam our history to you all! Stay safe and SEE YOU ALL SOON!!”
SEPULTURA will be touring in support of their latest album Quadra which was released via Nuclear Blast earlier this year. The tickets and VIP will be available on www.sepultura.com.br
Confirmed dates for the “Quadra Tour” with SACRED REICH, CROWBAR, and ART OF SHOCK are:
3/06/2021 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA United States
3/07/2021 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT United States
3/08/2021 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO United States NEW!
3/10/2021 Rave II – Milwaukee, WI United States
3/11/2021 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA United States
3/12/2021 Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN United States
3/13/2021 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI United States
3/14/2021 House of Blues – Chicago, IL United States
3/15/2021 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA United States
3/17/2021 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY United States
3/18/2021 Opera House – Toronto, ON Canada
3/19/2021 Corona Theater – Montreal, QC Canada
3/20/2021 Big Night Live – Boston, MA United States
3/21/2021 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA United States
3/22/2021 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD United States
3/23/2021 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH United States
3/25/2021 Underground @ The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC United States
3/26/2021 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA United States
3/27/2021 Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL United States
3/28/2021 The Ritz – Tampa, FL United States
3/30/2021 House of Blues – New Orleans, LA United States
3/31/2021 Parish – Austin, TX United States
4/01/2021 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX United States
4/02/2021 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK United States
4/03/2021 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX United States
4/05/2021 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX United States NEW!
4/06/2021 Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ United States
4/07/2021 House of Blues – San Diego, CA the United States
4/08/2021 Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA United States
4/09/2021 Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA United States
4/10/2021 UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA United States
A pure and raw thrash piece on one side and a melodic yet experimental one on the other – with their catching and fascinating concept album around the number of manifestation, SEPULTURA defines their own universe where they alone are the masters, their Quadra (Portuguese for “playground”).