1989. Beneath The Remains
The third album by band Sepultura, Beneath the Remains. The album was recorded in a rustic studio in Rio de Janeiro while the band communicated through translators with the American producer Scott Burns. It was an immediate success and became known in thrash metal circles as a classic on the order of Slayer’s Reign in Blood. It is hailed by Terrorizer magazine as one of the all-time top 20 thrash metal albums, as well as a gaining a place in their all-time top 40 death metal records. ”The complete absence of filler here makes this one of the most essential death/thrash metal albums of all time.” A long European and American tour furthered the band’s reputation, despite the fact that they were still very limited English speakers. Their first US show was held on October 31, 1989 at the Ritz in New York City, opening for Danish heavy metal band King Diamond. The band filmed its first video for the single “Inner Self”.
This was their first album to feature a Michael Whelan cover art - in this case, Nightmare in Red. and first release through Roadrunner Records.
Kelly Shaefer (Atheist) - Background vocals on Stronger Than Hate
John Tardy (Obituary) - Background vocals on Stronger Than Hate
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