SEPULTURA -BENEATH THE REMAINS POLAND Polskie Nagrania Metal Muza 12" Vinyl LP Album

This is the Polish release of album "Beneath the Remains" , which is the third studio album and major label debut by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura, released on 7 April 1989. It was recorded during the second half of December 1988 at Nas Nuvens Studio in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). It was their first album made for a major record company (RoadRunner)


Music Genre:

Thrash Metal 

Album Production Information:


The album: "SEPULTURA - Beneath the Remains " was produced by: Monte Conner, Scott Burns, Sepultura

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Scott Burns, Antoine Midani.

Mixed by Scott Burns, Tom Morris, Max Cavalera at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida, January 1989

Mastered by Mike Fuller at Fuller Sound, Miami, Florida

  Mike Fuller is founder of the Fullersound Inc , sound studio in Fort Lauderdale, Miami. Mike Fuller has been responsible for the mastering of many heavy metal albums.

This album was recorded at: Nas Nuvens Studio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 till 28 December 1988

Front Album cover : "Nightmare in Red" by Michael R. Whelan

Album back cover photography: Wesley H. Raffan

Design Deborah Lauren


Notes with additional information on the production of this album:

  Scott Burns - has been American record producer, sound engineer, mixing engineer of many Heavy Metal bands from 1987 till 2012. Burns was known for his work in the death metal genre. He gained a reputation for his precise and powerful production style, which helped define the sound of death metal in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He worked with bands such as Death, Obituary, and Morbid Angel, and also produced albums for other genres. Burns was highly regarded in the music industry and continued working until his passing in 2021 at the age of 56.

Read full story on Scott Burns

  Monte Conner is a former Senior Vice President of A&R for Roadrunner Records. He started at Roadrunner in December 1987. He has worked with numerous bands including, Slipknot, Trivium and King Diamond.

The bands he has signed, in alphabetical order, are: Amen, Annihilator, Artillery, Atrocity, Atrophy, Believer, Biohazard, Both Worlds, Brujeria, Buzzov-en, Jerry Cantrell, Keith Caputo, Cavalera Conspiracy, Chimaira, CKY, Coal Chamber, Cynic, Dååth, Death, Deicide, Defiance, DevilDriver, Dirty Americans, Disincarnate, Dommin, Downthesun, Earth Crisis, Exhorder, Fear Factory, Floodgate, Glassjaw, Gojira, Gorguts, Gruntruck, Heathen, Immolation, Kinetic Dissent, Last Crack, Leadfoot, Life Of Agony, Machine Head, Malevolent Creation, Murderdolls, Nailbomb, Obituary, Optimum Wound Profile, Pestilence, Porcupine Tree, Powersurge, Realm, Revoker, Rush, Sadus, Sanctity, Sepultura, Shank 456, Skin Chamber, Slipknot, Solitude Aeturnus, Sorrow, Soulfly, Spineshank, Star Star, Stone Sour, Storm Corrosion, Suffocation, Taking Dawn, 36 Crazyfists, Times of Grace, To My Surprise, Toyshop, Treponem Pal, Trivium, Type O Negative, Wednesday 13, Willard, The Workhorse Movement

  Michael Whelan ss one of the most important contemporary science fiction and fantasy artists, and certainly the most popular. His work was a dominant force in the transition of genre book covers away from the surrealism introduced in the 1950s and 1960s back to realism.

Cover art by Michael Whelan has graced many music record albums including Demolition Hammer's Epidemic of Violence, The Jacksons' Victory; Sepultura's Beneath the Remains, Arise, Chaos A.D. and Roots; Soulfly's Dark Ages; Obituary's Cause of Death; and every album by the Elric-influenced metal band Cirith Ungol. He painted original works for the covers of Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell and The Very Best of Meat Loaf albums and several of his older paintings illustrate the liner notes of the former. Recently, he painted the cover art for thrash metal band Evile's album Infected Nations.

Additional information on some of the musicians:
Andreas Kisser joined Sepultura with the recording of their second album: Schizophrenia and has been performing with them since. He has been guest performer with many bands, some of them being: Pestilence, Biohazard, Nailbomb, Ratos de Porão, Scorpions, Titas and others,

Paulo joined the Sepultura band in 1985 and has been performing with them since. He is the only band-member who has played on all their albums.

Henrique is a keyboard player from Belo Horizonze, Brazil and has played with bands like Sepultura, Pouso Alto Acústicos & Valvulados , Udoa

A concept map will drill-down showing relationships of all people working on this album

Record Label Information:

Polskie Nagrania Metal Muza SX 2932

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1989 Made in Poland

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: SEPULTURA - Beneath the Remains (Poland)

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Vocals, Rhythm Guitar – Max Cavalera
  • Drums – Igor Cavalera
  • Lead Guitar – Andreas Kisser
  • Bass – Paulo Jr.
  • Synthesizer – Henrique (Portugal)

Complete Track-listing of the album "SEPULTURA - Beneath the Remains (Poland)"

The detailed tracklist of this record "SEPULTURA - Beneath the Remains (Poland)" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Beneath The Remains 5:11
  2. Inner Self 5:07
  3. Stronger Than Hate 5:50
  4. Mass Hypnosis 4:22
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Sarcastic Existence 4:43
  2. Slaves Of Pain 4:00
  3. Lobotomy 4:55
  4. Hungry 4:28
  5. Primitive Future


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Sepultura: Brazil's Metal Pioneers Tackling Social Issues and Pushing Boundaries in Music Since 1984

SEPULTURA Band Description:

Sepultura is a Brazilian metal band that has been active since 1984. Over the years, they have established themselves as one of the most influential metal bands in the world. Their music is characterized by a mix of thrash metal, death metal, and hardcore punk, and their lyrics often address social and political issues. 

The band was formed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by the Cavalera brothers, Max and Igor. Their early music was heavily influenced by bands like Slayer, Venom, and Motörhead. In 1985, they released their first album, "Bestial Devastation," which was a split album with another Brazilian band, Overdose. This album showcased the band's raw, aggressive sound, which would become their trademark in the years to come. 

In 1986, Sepultura released their first full-length album, "Morbid Visions." This album was a significant step forward for the band, both musically and lyrically. It showcased a more mature sound that incorporated elements of death metal and thrash metal, while also addressing social and political issues. 

Sepultura's breakthrough came in 1991 with the release of "Arise." This album was a critical and commercial success, and it helped establish the band as a major force in the metal world. The album featured the hit single "Dead Embryonic Cells," which became one of the band's signature songs. It also featured some of the band's most complex and challenging music, showcasing their technical skills as musicians. 

In 1993, Sepultura released "Chaos A.D.," which is considered by many to be their masterpiece. This album was a major departure from their earlier sound, incorporating elements of industrial and tribal music. It also featured lyrics that addressed social and political issues, such as poverty, corruption, and the plight of indigenous peoples. 

Sepultura's success continued with the release of "Roots" in 1996. This album was a groundbreaking work that blended metal with traditional Brazilian music, such as samba and capoeira. It also featured guest appearances from Brazilian musicians and a choir of tribal singers. "Roots" showcased Sepultura's versatility and their willingness to experiment with different musical styles. 

Unfortunately, Sepultura's success was not to last. In 1996, Max Cavalera left the band, citing personal and creative differences. His departure was a major blow to the band, as he had been the driving force behind their success. The remaining members of the band continued to make music, but they were never able to recapture the magic of their earlier work.