Sepultura - Headbanging The World Drum Page 4
by Martin Popoff

Derrick is of course the band's new singer after the acrimonious departure of Max Cavalera to form Soulfly. Now onto his second album with the band, has Derrick (who lives "simultaneously" in Cleveland, New York, Holland and Brazil) thought at all about taming his restless, rootless, nomadic ways?

"No, but he really loves Sao Paulo. He's really looking forward to having a place there; he's learning the language, he has a lot of friends there. It's something that's really important for us naturally. It's not something that we forced him into. He likes to be around there and working together, it's great that he took to our homeland so well."

Do you yourself think about living there more often or regularly as the years go on?

"Yes, I think so. We've been doing that for the last two years. After the Against tour was done, we just went there and stayed there. It's becoming to be more like home again. Especially down in Rio De Janeiro. We have a really good studio that we kept and we recorded the album there. You never know what's going to happen, but right now we're really spending a lot of time in Brazil."

But as has been the well-worn path for years, look for the Seps to spend a lot of time on the road as well. No plans yet on the visuals for the tour, but Andreas promises er, something, venues permitting of course. The U.S. and Canada will be covered in March and April and then, well, the band attempt to re-conquer the world. All of it.