Sepultura Schizophrenia Shark Records GeRmany 12" Vinyl LP Album

  Schizophrenia was the second album by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura released in 1987. All songs recorded at J.G. Estudio, Belo Horizonte during August 1987, It is the first album of Sepultura with Andreas Kisser. This album marks a real change for the band as it shows they can write more elaborated material than the raw Death Metal of their debut.


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Collector's Information:


Sepultura, a Brazilian heavy metal band formed in 1984, released their second studio album, Schizophrenia, in 1987. This album marked a pivotal moment in the band's career, as it showcased their evolving sound and solidified their place within the international metal scene. Released by "Shark Records" in Germany as a 12" vinyl LP, Schizophrenia became a highly sought-aftercollectible among metal enthusiasts and vinyl collectors alike.

Schizophrenia played a crucial role in the development of thrash and death metal genres. The album showcased a blend of aggressive, fast-paced guitar riffs, complex drum patterns, and guttural vocals, which would become defining characteristics of both genres. Sepultura's innovative approach to songwriting and their incorporation of Brazilian cultural elements, such as percussion and rhythm, set them apart from their contemporaries and influenced future bands in the metal scene.

The release of Schizophrenia marked a turning point in Sepultura's career. The album gained the attention of major record labels, leading to a deal with "Roadrunner Records"", which helped propel the band to international fame. Schizophrenia's success laid the foundation for their subsequent albums, such as "Beneath the Remains" (1989) and "Arise" (1991), which solidified Sepultura's status as one of the most influential metal bands of their time.

The 1987 "Shark Records" Germany 12" vinyl LP release of Schizophrenia contributed to the album's enduring legacy. Vinyl records offer a unique listening experience, with a warm, analog sound that many audiophiles believe is unmatched by digital formats. Additionally, the large album artwork and liner notes provide a tangible connection to the music, further enhancing the listener's experience. As vinyl has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, the demand for original pressings of Schizophrenia has grown, making it a valuable collector's item.


Music Genre:

 Thrash Metal Music

Album Production:

 Produced by Cogumelo Productions

Record Label Information:

 Shark Records SHARK 006

Media Format:

 12" Vinyl LP Gramophone

Year & Country:

  1987 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Sepultura Schizophrenia
    Sepultura's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Max Cavalera
  • Paulo Jr
  • Andreas Kisser

    Andreas Kisser is a renowned Brazilian musician and guitarist, best known as the lead guitarist of the influential thrash metal band Sepultura . Born on 24 August 24, 1968 in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil, Andreas' musical journey began at an early age when he developed a deep passion for rock and heavy metal music.


    In February 1987, Andreas Kisser joined Sepultura, a band that was rapidly gaining recognition in the global metal scene. His exceptional guitar skills, combined with his songwriting abilities, quickly became an integral part of the band's sound. With his arrival, Sepultura entered a new era, solidifying their position as one of the leading thrash metal bands of the time.

    Andreas Kisser's contributions to Sepultura can be heard on every album the band has released since his joining. His technical proficiency, innovative playing style, and creative guitar solos have been key elements in shaping Sepultura's signature sound. Albums like "Beneath the Remains" (1989), "Arise" (1991), and "Chaos A.D." (1993) catapulted the band to international fame and critical acclaim.

    Aside from his work with Sepultura, Andreas has also made notable appearances as a guest musician with various other bands. He collaborated with Biohazard, a renowned New York-based hardcore band, on their album "State of the World Address" (1994). His guitar work added an extra layer of intensity and heaviness to the album's sound.

    Furthermore, Andreas Kisser joined forces with Ratos de Porão, a Brazilian hardcore punk band, on their album "Anarkophobia" (1991). His participation in this project showcased his versatility as a guitarist, adapting to the aggressive and fast-paced nature of punk music.

    In addition, Andreas had the opportunity to perform with the iconic German rock band Scorpions on several occasions. These collaborations demonstrated his ability to transcend genres and work alongside musicians from different backgrounds, further expanding his musical horizons.

    Throughout his career, Andreas Kisser has been widely recognized and respected for his technical prowess, musical versatility, and dedication to his craft. His influence on the thrash metal genre and his contributions to Sepultura's success have solidified his position as one of the most respected guitarists in the metal community.

    Beyond his work with Sepultura and various collaborations, Andreas has also released solo material. He has explored different musical styles and experimented with fusion elements, showcasing his desire to push boundaries and explore new artistic territories.

    Andreas Kisser's journey as a musician continues to evolve, and his legacy as a skilled guitarist and a driving force in the world of heavy metal remains intact. With his relentless passion for music and a career spanning several decades, he has left an indelible mark on the metal scene, inspiring countless musicians and fans alike with his talent and dedication.

  • Igor Cavalera
Track Listing of: Sepultura Schizophrenia
  1. Intro (Sepultura) 0:31
  2. From the Past Comes the Storms (Sepultura) 4:55
  3. To the Wall (Sepultura - lyrics: Korg (Chakal)) 5:36
  4. Escape to the Void (Sepultura) 4:38
  5. Inquisition Symphony (Sepultura) 7:13
  6. Screams behind the Shadows (Sepultura) 4:48
  7. Septic Schizo (Sepultura) 4:31
  8. Abyss (Sepultura) 1:01
  9. R.I.P. (Rest in Pain) (Sepultura) 4:36
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