Sepultura have been playing shows of late, but the transition to working on a new studio album will start soon enough. Guitarist Andreas Kisser laid out the plan for releasing new music during a chat with Kyrgyzstan's (as seen in the video below).

"We are currently working on new ideas, on new music. Actually, since September-October last year, we started putting ideas together, demos. Me and Eloy Casagrande, the drummer, working in São Paulo, just building the basic structure of the songs, and Derrick [Green] and Paulo [Xisto Pinto Jr.] working in their houses as well, putting their input. And we have about now around 10 songs. We would like to put an album with 12 songs — that's the idea — plus record some covers and bonus tracks for special releases and stuff."

The guitarist continued, "It's great that we have this tour in April [and May], that we leave the studio a little bit to come on stage and play again. I think it's gonna bring a whole new energy and motivation to go back and finish our work. We still have a lot to do, but we're going in the studio in August in Sweden with Jens Bogren, which is the same producer and the same studio we used for Machine Messiah. And yes, the idea is to put out the album in February 2020. We have a concept already, we have a name, but we cannot share it yet."

The band will record the album as Fascination Street Studios in Orebro, Sweden. This will be the band's fourteenth studio album. At present, only three festival appearances remain on their tour schedule, including an October appearance at Rock in Rio. Keep up with their touring here.

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