Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser Talks New Band De La Tierra

Posted: March 10, 2014 in Metalhammer
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When we heard that longtime Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser had a Latino-centric new metal band on the go, we grabbed the man himself for a catch-up.

Titled De La Tierra, the quintet forms a Latin American metal supergroup of sorts, also boasting Mana drummer Alex Gonzalez, ex-A.N.I.M.A.L. frontman Andres Giminez and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs bassist Sr. Flavio.

The band’s game is groove-heavy and their debut album, self-titled and out now via Roadrunner, is full of jams like recent single Maldita Historia, which you can check out below:

“It started with an idea from Alex and Andres,” explains the Seps man. “They wanted to get together to jam some metal tunes. The initial thought happened around eight years, ago, but nothing really progressed.  Finally, in 2012, Alex and Andres decided to go ahead and try to start up a new metal project. They called Sr Flavio for the bass and myself for the lead guitar. I was very happy to get the call!”

According to Andreas, it was the task of writing and record an album in a different language that was the biggest attraction.

“Metal in Spanish and Portuguese sounded like an amazing challenge, especially when there were no managers or any type of sponsorship behind it,” he notes.  ”It’s just four guys enjoying the metal, jamming.”

For more info on the band, head to

from Metal Hammer
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