Sepultura’s Paulo Pinto Jr: “Just keep to the tempo on the bass drum and on the snare, so the guitars can breathe more and you’ll have more body in the song”

Paulo Pinto Jr.
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Few names in the metal world command such authority as Sepultura. Founded in 1984 by brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the band went on to shape the metal landscape all over the world, and their influence can still be seen and heard to this day. 

Although they faced challenges in 1996 after frontman Max left the band, and again when Iggor followed suit a decade later, bassist Paulo Pinto Jr, six-string shredder Andreas Kisser, vocalist Derrick Green, and drummer Eloy Casagrande have kept the name of Sepultura alive and relevant.

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