Brazilian titans Septultura have announced the title of their pending record due for release this coming October via Nuclear Blast. The title of the Album,produced by Ross Robinson will be ‘The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart’. The inspiration behind the title is the 1927 epic science fiction film ‘Metropolis’, directed by Fritz Lang (although the record itself is not set out to be a concept album). Andreas Kisser the band’s grizzled six-stringer commented:
“I was inspired by a phrase which is the main message of the story: “The mediator between the head and hands must be the heart” to express what we are saying on the lyrics.
In the movie, a crazy millionaire wants to transform a robot into a real person. That’s kind of the opposite of what we live today. More than ever we are robotized, through the worldwide web, Google glasses, chips under our skins and the globalized slavery our society suffers nowadays. The phrase points to the heart as being the human factor who keeps a man, a man, not a robot. The heart beats with freedom of choice, we have to think by ourselves to create a real world, not a matrix.
Being a novel written in the early 1920’s, it’s almost prophetical. It helped us to put the ideas together for the lyrics to express what we see today. I live in São Paulo, Brasil, one of the big metropolis in the world with more than 20.000.000 people living and working in it. I know how it is to live in daily chaos, our music reflects a lot of that feeling.”
Kisser also commented on the bands reunion with legendary producer Ross Robinson, having previously worked on the band’s 1996 seminal effort ‘Roots’. The guitarist also went on to comment on the musical direction of their forthcoming opus:
“The album is brutal, fast and straight to the point, I feel this is the best SEPULTURA ever, no bullshit. To work with Ross Robinson again was a privilege, one of the best producers out there. He has a strong connection with nature, the human heart, with life in general. We did an album that is alive, no fake studio tricks, we were jamming together in the room exploding in an energy so strong you could grab it. The heart will never stop beating for mankind, we are no robots, we are pure natural energy and that’s worth fighting for. We’re not slaves, I have a pulsing heart!”