It was still cold when we went to C-Club to see Sepultura play their new album The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart. This was the second time we saw them playing here in Berlin and, as always, they showed that there are no signs of slowing down.
The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart was the reason behind this recent tour and I have to say that it’s their best album since Derrick joined the band. You can see the connection between the primitive looking album artwork and the aggression of the music in there. If you are one the fans that abandoned the band after Roots, it might be the time to get back into Sepultura. They never sounded this good.
The first time I saw Sepultura live was back in 1998 or 1999 when I was still living in Belo Horizonte. The whole Max Cavalera thing was still new and nobody knew anything about the new guy replacing him, Derrick Green. After that time, I lost track of how many times I saw them live. But, I still have fond memories of that first time. With this in my mind, we asked Derrick a few questions about Berlin and his favorite places in the city.
Derrick Green came to Berlin for the first time more than 20 years ago when he was still playing with his first hardcore band Outface. He joined the band when he was still 15 years old after the departure of their former singers in 1986. When we asked him about a place to eat here in Berlin, the answer was straight forward: White Trash in Prenzlauer Berg. A tattoo studio, restaurant and club all in one building? This answer makes a lot of sense when you see the pictures we took of the concert.
In may 2013, we saw Sepultura playing at SO36 and we ended up with Derrick having beers and burgers at Kreuzburger, the best crazy fries on Oranienstraße. When we asked him a place to go in Berlin, the answer was this burger place. Maybe it is because it is so close to where they normally do their shows in Berlin, maybe it was because of that night of burgers.
We don’t know when we will see Sepultura and Derrick Green in Berlin again but we hope to have beers at the concert again and to be able to bring more people to see that Sepultura is still alive and kicking. Listen to The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart below and we hope to see you at their concert whenever they come back.