Andreas Kisser from SEPULTURA talks Good Things Festival and bands 40th Anniversary

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Next week the mighty SEPULTURA will return down under to take part in the much anticipated 2023 instalment of the Good Things Festival!

Along side the Brazilian legends, this years line up boasts the likes of Limp Bizkit, Devo, Fall Out Boy, Behemoth, Corey Taylor and many more!

The Everblack Podcast caught up with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser to talk about their return down under for Good Things Festival and sideshows, most recent album ‘Quadra’, plans to record a live album for their 40th anniversary, connecting with new fans and the song he never gets tired of playing!

Watch/listen to the interview here: 

It goes without saying that the global metal scene would not be the same without SEPULTURA. For nearly 40 years now, the Brazilian icons are not only a band revered worldwide; they have been, are and forever will be at the very forefront of Thrash Metal, trailblazing ever since they released their long-since legendary debut album Morbid Visions in 1986.

While quickly establishing themselves as leaders of the second wave of Thrash already in the late eighties, to this day they never came even close to stagnation. Now three albums deep into what may very well be their strongest incarnation yet, SEPULTURA are an unleashed power to be reckoned with, uniting bucketloads of experience and youthful vigour in a totally revived way.

Andreas Kisser spoke about the band’s upcoming live album to celebrate the Brazilian/American metal veterans’ 40th anniversary. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “We are recording everything. We started in Europe for the whole month; we recorded everything. We went to Indonesia and Singapore and recorded there, and now in Australia [at the upcoming Good Things festivals] as well. So we wanna put out 40 songs in 40 different cities around the world, covering everything that we did — of course the classics, but also the side Bs and Cs, and really do a very complete history and also to show where we can go. I mean, SEPULTURA played in 80 countries in 40 years and we have fans all around the world, and I think it’s about time we have a live album like that to celebrate together with them 40 years and in our best momentum. We feel great on stage. We are playing better than ever. We are enjoying ourselves, so I think it’s gonna be a very special live album with all the recordings that we are doing right now. It’s gonna be amazing.”

Asked if there are any plans for SEPULTURA to work on a follow-up to 2020’s “Quadra” album, Andreas said: “No, not at all, man. No new album in a few years. We’re very focused on the live album, the celebrations 40 years. We’re gonna have a lot of stuff connected to that. We created a logo, so we wanna stretch, we wanna record the [live] album, celebrate and then see what happens. I don’t wanna force ourselves to write just to write. It has to feel [like we have] something new to express. And I feel, and we feel, in SEPULTURA that the ‘Quadra’ album is still very powerful, very strong. A lot of people didn’t see the album live, like Australia, for instance, so we wanna really go as much as we can. And it’s such an amazing album to play live, so we wanna enjoy as much as we can the ‘Quadra’ situation, and then we can move on.”


General tickets are on sale now 

Fall Out Boy
Limp Bizkit
Devo (The Farewell Tour Celebrating 50 Years)
I Prevail | Bullet For My Valentine | Corey Taylor
Pennywise | Spiderbait | Slowly Slowly | Enter Shikari
Behemoth | Sepultura | Taking Back Sunday | PVRIS

In Alphabetical Order:
Bloom | Boom Crash Opera | Eskimo Joe | Frenzal Rhomb | Hanabie | Jebediah | Luca Brasi
Magnolia Park | Make Them Suffer | Ocean Sleeper | Royal & The Serpent | Short Stack
Slaughter To Prevail | Stand Atlantic | Tapestry | The Plot In You | While She Sleeps


Friday 1 December – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (LIC AA 15+)
Saturday 2 December – Centennial Park, Sydney (18+)
Sunday 3 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (LIC AA 15+) SOLD OUT!

Tickets on sale now at