ANDREAS KISSER (SEPULTURA): “[Roots] Is The Most Experimental Album We Ever Did”

Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)
Photo: Per Olav Heimstad

In 1996, Sepultura released their 6th album Roots which turned out to be the last with founding member and singer/rhythm guitarist Max Cavalera. In this interview, conducted shortly after the album was released, guitarist Andreas Kisser talks about the band’s new approach when recording the album by visiting native tribes, recording on older equipment, and having guest appearances from musicians like Mike Patton (Faith No More) and “that dude from Korn” (as I so eloquently put it) who turned out to be Jonathan Davis.

The phone line between Norway and the US wasn’t the best on the day of the interview. Maybe that’s the reason for adding the tribal music from the album in the background. I really don’t remember…


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