While they’re stuck at home like the rest of us, Brazilian metal titans Sepultura recently launched a weekly online event they’ve dubbed “SepulQuarta,” which sees the band members looking back on their history, answering questions from fans and playing music together while in quarantine at their respective abodes. In the latest such performance, Sepultura play through “Refuse/Resist,” the classic opening cut of 1993’s Chaos A.D. Watch the video of the jam below.
Chaos A.D. was, of course, written and recorded by the group’s classic lineup — featuring Sepultura’s founding brothers, singer-guitarist Max and drummer Iggor Cavalera, both of whom are no longer in the band, along with lead guitarist Andreas Kisser and bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. Sepultura’s current lineup is rounded out by vocalist Derrick Green, who joined in 1997 following Max’s departure, and drummer Eloy Casagrande, the outfit’s most recent member, who entered the fold nine years ago.
The weekly series is named in a nod to latest album, Quadra, which was the follow-up to 2017’s Machine Messiah, and Sepultura’s 15th studio album and ninth since Green joined the ranks. A concept record, it was released on February 7th via Nuclear Blast Records. The LP’s 12 tracks are divided into four quadrants of three songs, each focusing on different approaches: thrash based on Sepultura’s classic sound, groove and percussion based on the group’s breakthrough LP Roots, more progressive songs inspired by “Iceberg Dances” from Machine Messiah, and slower-paced and more melodic compositions in the vein of the previous album at large.