Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA played their first official show in their home country with the group's new drummer, Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA), this past Saturday (August 5) at the Circo Voador in Rio de Janeiro. Check out pictures at this location. The setlist for the show can be viewed by clicking here.
Dolabella joined SEPULTURA as the replacement for founding member Igor Cavalera, who left the band in June due to "artistic differences."
Igor announced earlier in the year that he was taking a break from the group's touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son (who was born in January). Filling in on drums during the band's European tour with IN FLAMES was Roy Mayorga, who played with Igor's brother Max in SOULFLY for several years in the late '90s and again in 2001-2003.
Igor is the second Cavalera to leave SEPULTURA. In 1996, Max Cavalera exited the group after the rest of the band fired Max's wife Gloria as SEPULTURA's manager.
To read BLABBERMOUTH.NET's exclusive interview with Igor Cavalera regarding his departure from SEPULTURA, click here. An exclusive chat with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser about Igor's exit and the band's future plans can be found at this location.
Upcoming SEPULTURA shows:
Aug. 18 - Curitiba, BRA @ TBC (w/ KORZUS, MASSACRATION)
Aug. 19 - Bento Gonçalves, BRA @ TBC (w/ KORZUS, MASSACRATION)
Oct. 07 – Mexico, MEX @ Live 'N Louder Festival
Oct. 14 - São Paulo, BRA @ Live n Louder Festival