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"Sepultura" is a Brazilian heavy metal band that began as a death and thrash metal group in 1984, though their current sound is often described as groove metal or metalcore. Their name means "grave" in the Portuguese language, which they chose after Max Cavalera, one of the founding members, was translating the lyrics of the Motörhead song "''Dancing On Your Grave''".

Sepultura was formed in Belo Horizonte in 1982 by Max Cavalera (guitars and vocals), his younger brother Igor Cavalera (drums), Paulo Pinto (bass) and Jairo Guedes (guitars). Sepultura signed to Cogumelo Records after a few years of performing. Their first EP was ''Bestial Devastation'', a split with Overdose's album on the flipside. Their first LP was ''Morbid Visions'' (1986 in music), which included the moderate hit "Troops of Doom" that attracted the band some attention. After Morbid Visions, Jairo Guedes left the band for another death metal venture and Sao Paulo based guitarist Andreas Kisser replaced him. Their second full-length album was ''Schizophrenia'', which was a critical success that led to a contract with Roadrunner Records.

With Roadrunner distributing ''Schizophrenia'' worldwide, Sep...

years active 1982–present
country Brazil
status Active
music genre Deathrash
Thrash metal
Groove metal
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