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BENEATH THE REMAINS is the third studio album and major label debut by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura , released on April 7, 1989. It was their first release by Roadrunner Records .

CONTENTS

* 1 Overview * 2 Cover art * 3 Production * 4 Track listing * 5 Personnel * 6 Chart positions * 7 References

OVERVIEW

Beneath the Remains
Beneath the Remains
had improved production and songwriting compared to the band's previous albums. In time it would be acclaimed as a classic in the thrash metal genre. According to vocalist Max Cavalera, Sepultura had "really found style" on that album.

COVER ART

This was their first album to feature a Michael Whelan
Michael Whelan
cover art. There was a bit of controversy surrounding the cover art used for this album. Sepultura had initially planned on using another Michael Whelan cover art, Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre. Igor Cavalera had even gone so far as to get part of the painting tattooed on his arm. However, Roadrunner Records convinced Sepultura to use Nightmare in Red as they felt it was better suited for Beneath the Remains. Monte Conner of Roadrunner later sent the original artwork to Obituary, who used it on their album, Cause of Death , which was released a year after Beneath the Remains. For years after the incident, Igor Cavalera
Igor Cavalera
was upset with Monte Conner for giving away their album cover.

PRODUCTION

Max Cavalera travelled to New York in February 1988 and spent a whole week negotiating with the Roadrunner label. Although they offered a 7-record deal to Sepultura, the label was unsure of the band's sale potential. The album's budget was a small amount by the label's standards ($8,000), but in the end the cost was almost twice its original budget.

Scott Burns , who had previously engineered records by Florida
Florida
death metal acts Obituary , Death and Morbid Angel
Morbid Angel
, was the chosen producer. Burns agreed to work for a low fee ($2,000) because he was curious about Brazil. Sepultura spent the last half of December 1988 recording the album at Nas Nuvens Studio in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
, from 8 pm to 5 am. Burns had brought some audio equipment and amps to Brazil (A rare item for production standards at the time) which helped to improve the sound quality.

TRACK LISTING

All lyrics written by Max Cavalera and Andreas Kisser , except where noted; all music composed by Sepultura , except where noted.

NO. TITLE LENGTH

1. "Beneath the Remains" 5:11

2. "Inner Self" 5:07

3. "Stronger Than Hate" ( Lyrics by Kelly Shaefer) 5:50

4. "Mass Hypnosis" 4:22

5. "Sarcastic Existence" 4:43

6. "Slaves of Pain" 4:00

7. "Lobotomy" 4:55

8. "Hungry" 4:28

9. "Primitive Future" 3:08

1997 REMASTER

NO. TITLE LENGTH

10. "A Hora e a Vez do Cabelo Nascer" ( Os Mutantes cover for the 1989 tribute album Sanguinho Novo... Arnaldo Baptista Revisitado ; lyrics by Arnolpho Lima Filho) 2:23

11. "Inner Self (Drum tracks)" 5:11

12. "Mass Hypnosis (Drum tracks)" 4:22

PERSONNEL

SEPULTURA

* Max Cavalera – vocals, rhythm guitar, mixing * Igor Cavalera
Igor Cavalera
– drums, percussion * Paulo Jr.
Paulo Jr.
– bass guitar * Andreas Kisser – lead guitar

GUEST MUSICIANS

* Kelly Shaefer (Atheist ) – background vocals on "Stronger Than Hate" * John Tardy (Obituary ) – background vocals on "Stronger Than Hate" * Scott Latour – background vocals on "Stronger Than Hate" * Francis Howard – background vocals on "Stronger Than Hate" * Henrique Portugal – synthesizers

PRODUCTION

* Scott Burns – producer, engineer , mixing * Sepultura – production * Monte Conner – executive producer * Antoine Midani – assistant engineer * Tom Morris – mixing at Morrisound Recording , Tampa, Florida
Florida
, January 1989 * Jeff Daniel – producer (reissue ) * George Marino – Remastering (Reissue) at Sterling Sound, New York City * Don Kaye – liner notes (Reissue)

ARTWORK

* Michael Whelan
Michael Whelan
– front cover illustration ("Nightmare in Red") * Wesley H. Raffan – photography * Mark Weiss – photography * Eric de Haas – photography * Twelve Point Rule, NYC – album redesign

CHART POSITIONS

CHART (1989) Peak position

UK Indie Chart 9

REFERENCES

* ^ A B Rivadavia, Eduardo. " Beneath the Remains
Beneath the Remains
- Sepultura". AllMusic . Retrieved 15 December 2008. * ^ " Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
Beneath the Remains
CD Album". CD Universe
CD Universe
. Retrieved 3 December 2012. * ^ A B Kay (1997), from the liner notes of Beneath the Remains. * ^ Terrorizer #109 (2003), page 35 (author unknown). * ^ Barcinski & Gomes 1999, page 69, * ^ Mudrian 2009, page 104. * ^ A B Barcinski & Gomes 1999, page 60. * ^ Barcinski & Gomes 1999, page 67. * ^ Barcinski & Gomes 1999, page 64. * ^ Barcinski & Gomes 1999, pages 64 & 66. * ^ Andreas Kisser e Lobão em Kaza! (Projeto "A Chamada"). " Andreas Kisser talks about production of Beneath the Remains". * ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2014.

WORKS CITED

* Anonymous (2003). A Megaton Hit Parade: The All-Time Thrash Top 20. Terrorizer, 109: 34-55. * Barcinski, André ">

* v * t * e

Sepultura

* PAULO JR. * ANDREAS KISSER * DERRICK GREEN * ELOY CASAGRANDE

* Max Cavalera * Igor Cavalera
Igor Cavalera
* Cássio * Wagner Lamounier * Roberto Raffan * Beto Pinga * Roberto UFO * Julio Cesar Vieira Franco * Jairo Guedz * Jean Dolabella

STUDIO ALBUMS

* Morbid Visions * Schizophrenia * Beneath the Remains * Arise * Chaos A.D.
Chaos A.D.
* Roots * Against * Nation * Roorback * Dante XXI * A-Lex * Kairos * The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart
The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart
* Machine Messiah

LIVE ALBUMS

* Under a Pale Grey Sky * Live in São Paulo * Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio

EXTENDED PLAYS

* Bestial Devastation * Revolusongs
Revolusongs

COMPILATIONS

* The Roots of Sepultura * Blood-Rooted * The Best of Sepultura

SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS

* Minissérie Dupla Identidade

BOX SETS

* The Complete Max Cavalera Collection 1987-1996

VIDEO ALBUMS

* Under Siege (Live in Barcelona)
Under Siege (Live in Barcelona)
* Third World Chaos * We Are What We Are * Live in São Paulo * Metal Veins – Alive at Rock in Rio * Sepultura Endurance

SINGLES

* "Arise " * " Dead Embryonic Cells " * " Under Siege (Regnum Irae) " * " Refuse/Resist " * " Slave New World
Slave New World
" * "Territory " * " Roots Bloody Roots " * "Attitude " * " Ratamahatta " * "Choke " * "Against" * "Tribus " * "Godless" * "Convicted In Life" * "Coquinho" * "The Age of the Atheist" * "DarkSide" * " Sepultura Under My Skin"

TOURS

* Early shows (1984-1988) * Beneath the Remains
Beneath the Remains
(1989-1990) * Third World Posse Tour (1991-1992) * Chaos Worldwide (1993-1994) * Tribalism Across the World (1996) * Fight Against Tour (1998-1999) * Diabolus on Tour ( Slayer
Slayer
support; 1998) * Tattoo the Earth Tour (2000) * Sepulnation Tour (2001) * God Hates the World Tour ( Slayer
Slayer
support; 2002) * Roorback Tour (2003-2005) * Inferno Tour ( Motörhead
Motörhead
support: 2004) * Dante XXI Tour (2006-2007) * A-Lex Tour (2009-2010) * Kairos Tour (2011-2012) * European Tour 2013 * The Mediator Between The Head and Hands Must Be Heart Tour (2013-2014) * 30th Anniversary Tour (2015)

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