New Drummer for SEPULTURA

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Pictured below is the new SEPULTURA lineup (from left to right): Andreas Kisser (guitar), Derrick Green (vocals), Paulo Xisto Pinto
Jr.
(bass) and Eloy Casagrande (drums)

 

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Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA have announced the addition of drummer Eloy Casagrande (GLÓRIA, ANDRÉ MATOS) to their
arsenal of world-class musicians, replacing Jean Dolabella as the band’s full-time percussionist.

The 20-year-old drum prodigy from São Paulo, Brazil, who won the Modern Drummer « Undiscovered Drummer » contest as a teenager in 2006, is more than eager to begin his career with
the veteran metal icons.

« When I got the invitation to join SEPULTURA, I was in shock, » said Casagrande, who was born in Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil on January 29, 1991, the same year
SEPULTURA‘s classic fourth album, « Arise », was released. « I’m a fan of the band for years; it’ll be an honor to play with them. »

Commented guitarist Andreas Kisser: « I’m sure Eloy will do a great job with SEPULTURA. He’s already a musician who shows a lot of strength and
technique, although he’s young. We did a rehearsal with him and it was fantastic; he played the old and new material as if he was in the band for a long time. SEPULTURA will show
the world another Brazilian talent on the drums. »

Dolabella, who leaves SEPULTURA after a five-year run of relentless touring and two studio albums, will depart to focus on personal projects.

« The period we spent with Jean in the band was very positive, » added Kisser. « We’ve recorded two great albums together and did a lot of concerts which will be in
SEPULTURA‘s history. We only have reasons to thank him for his contribution and energy all these years. »

Dolabella joined SEPULTURA in 2006 following the departure of the band’s original drummer, Igor Cavalera.

SEPULTURA is currently home in Brazil preparing for a European run with EXODUS and DESTRUCTION, which will kick off later this month. The band
is touring in support of its 12th studio album, and Nuclear Blast Records debut, « Kairos », which hit stores in July.

 

 

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