ANDREAS KISSER Says He Wanted To Be Lead Singer Of SEPULTURA When MAX CAVALERA Left But Label Didn’t Allow Him

Andreas Kisser 2019
Photo credit : Marcos Hermes

In 1996, when Max Cavalera decided to depart from SEPULTURA, the group attempted to record a demo with Andreas Kisser in the role of vocalist. During an interview with Amplifica, the guitarist revealed that the plan didn’t work out since the record label wasn’t thrilled with the suggestion.

Andreas said (as transcribed by Whiplash and translated from Portuguese via Google Translate): “In SEPULTURA, when Max left, we were without a vocalist for almost a year. We stayed in a trio there in San Diego, rented a studio and started writing new music. The intention was to continue as a trio. I went to take voice lessons with a teacher who I taught the people on Broadway. It was a cool experience. We made a demo with me as the lead singer and then the owner of our record company said: ‘What the f*ck!’. He suspended our contract and said that it wouldn’t happen that way. It was my first attempt to be the lead singer of SEPULTURA“.

SEPULTURA will be embarking on the North American tour with thrash metal legends KREATOR in May this year. Adding even more fire and power to this thrilling lineup is support from none other than DEATH ANGEL and SPIRITWORLD.

Dates for the tour are as follows:

May 12 – Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
May 13 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium *
May 14 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
May 15 – Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore *
May 17 – McKees Rocks, PA @ Roxian Theatre
May 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore *
May 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 22 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues *
May 23 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
May 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
May 26 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues *
May 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
May 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom *
May 30 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox *
May 31 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Jun. 02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot *
Jun. 03 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Jun. 05 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
Jun. 06 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic
Jun. 08 – Toronto, ON @ The Dan Forth Music Hall *
Jun. 09 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia
Jun. 10 – New York, NY @ Palladium *