Andreas Kisser has kept himself very busy lately — supporting Sepultura’s recent tour and enjoying the long-awaited world premiere of their documentary, while also dedicating time to his supergroup side project De La Tierra.
De La Tierra released sophomore album II last November, with lead track “Puro” debuting just days before the record dropped. Just last week, the band returned with a powerful new video treatment for the single that reinforces its “always darkest before the dawn” theme. In the clip, members of the group are tortured while in captivity, but their perseverance during eventually leads to freedom.
Watch the video now, and see Kisser on his one-of-a-kind custom Charvel San Dimas.
Video of Sepultura’s April 2 interview and performance on Brazil’s TV Cultura has surfaced.
The band kicked off the set with track “Phantom Self” from latest album Machine Messiah, and then between song breaks took turns answering questions about the effort, their long-awaited documentary and their influences.
Check out the performance and interview in the clips below, and hang around long enough to see guitarist Andreas Kisser pull off a playful rendition of Aerosmith’s famous lick “Walk This Way” on his custom Charvel So-Cal.
De La Tierra has been making waves on the metal scene with their self-titled debut album, which came out earlier this year, and they recently continues that momentum with a video for the track “San Asesino.”
The group – which features Andreas Kisser of Sepultura, Andres Gimenez of A.N.I.M.A.L., Sr. Flavio of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and Alex González of Maná – is shown performing the song, in addition to a few other characters who make their way into the clip.
De La Tierra’s initial music video from their upcoming self-titled debut album proves Kisser to be correct.
In the clip for “Maldita Historia,” the band – which also consists of Andrés Giménez, former leader of A.N.I.M.A.L., Sr. Flavio, bassist of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and Alex González, drummer of Manà
- performs in a dingy basement with strobe lights and quick cuts adding to the insanity of the hard-hitting song.
Check out the video below and visit De La Tierra’s official website for more information.
Andreas Kisser is widely known as the ace shredder for Brazilian metal stalwarts Sepultura, and that band has an album coming out on Oct. 25.
But in the past year, Kisser has been working with another band, the all-star lineup of De La Tierra.
Made up of Álex González (Maná), Flavio Cianciarulo (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs) and Andrés Giménez (D-mente, A.N.I.M.A.L.), De La Tierra has paired with Stanley Soares, a longtime Sepultura collaborator, to produce music that is definitely heavy.
This is no supergroup, however. Kisser notes that the collaboration came together organically with a notion to continue as a group beyond their debut album.
Charvel.com recently caught up with Kisser to get the inside scoop on De La Tierra.
Charvel.com: How did De La Tierra originally come about?
Kisser: It’s amazing. I’m so glad that I received the invitation from these guys. It started with Álex González, who is the drummer from Maná, and Andrés Giménez from Argentina. Álex is a metalhead. Even when he plays with Maná, you see the skulls on his drum set. He wants to show that he has some metal blood. He and Andres were talking about this project for like eight years. It was always, “Come on, let’s do this.” And finally, they said, “Let’s make it happen.” That was last year, and Álex called me about this heavy project. He said we wanted to sing in Spanish, and I said, “F**k, that’s great!” With me here, we could put some Portuguese on there, as well. (more…)