Sepultura is a Brazilian thrash metal band from Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais. Formed by Max and Igor Cavalera in 1984, the group is one of the most influential thrash, death and groove metal of the late 1980s and early 1990s. It then evolves to the metalcore, incorporating elements from of nu metal>, alternative metal and industrial metal >>>.
The founder and pillar of the band Max Cavalera suddenly left the group in 1996, following personal disagreements, and founded Soulfly. His brother Igor, drummer, did the same in 2006 and joined his brother in a new formation named Cavalera Conspiracy. Current members are Paulo Jr. on bass - the only musician present in Sepultura since his debut -, Andreas Kisser on guitar, Eloy Casagrande on drums, and Derrick Green - the only non-Brazilian member - on vocals.
Formed in a context of police repression that marked the last hours of the military dictatorship, Sepultura was an international success in the late 1980s in a style close to thrash metal, thus participating in the popularization of this genre in the United States and abroad. Europe, then evolves towards groove metal in its three iconic albums Arise (1991), Chaos AD (1993) and Roots (1996). Their fourteenth album, Machine Messiah , will be released in January 2017.
In 2017, Sepultura's discography includes, in total, fourteen studio albums, two live albums, three compilations, four EPs, five videos, thirteen singles, and fifteen clips, which have sold over three million copies to the States. United States, and 20 million copies worldwide.