LIVE REVIEW: Sepultura North America Quadra 2022 Spring Tour

With Sacred Reich, Crowbar and Art Of Shock

Metal legends Sepultura is in the midst of their Quadra North American Tour, which was postponed and rescheduled due to the ongoing pandemic. Now that we seem to be out of the worst, shows are coming back with vengeance. Sepultura is supported on this tour by Sacred Reich, Crowbar and Art Of Shock.

Written by Andris Jansons

On somewhat warm but stormy night in the heart of Philadelphia Tour rolled in with some bad news. Sacred Reich vocalist Phil Rind has fallen sick, and band had to withdraw from Philly show and few more following dates too. We wish Phil speedy recovery! So it was up to Art Of Shock and Crowbar to get the crowd rowdy.

While I missed Art Of Shock (I heard that they were amazing), Crowbar came out swinging. They opened set with High Rate Extinction, followed with To Build A Mountain and New Dawn. American sludge metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana has been known for their heavy, slow doom like sound. This sound is a force to be reckoned. Band played an extremely great set, filled with their classics and some new material too. Band just released their twelfth studio album called Zero and Bellow. They performed two songs taken from this album Bleeding From Every Hole and Chemical Godz.

Photo by: Andris Jansons

See full photo gallery from Crowbar performance here.

Little technical difficulties did not slow them down. Bands founding member and vocalist Kirk Windstein was constantly getting crowd going and keeping them engaged thorough the set. Overall, their performance was simply amazing. For exclamation point band chose to play their classic Planets Collide taken from their 1998 album Odd Fellows Rest.

Sepultura set was preceded by the song Policia from Titas, another Brazilian band. Little dissent punk rock song was just what needed to set the stage for grand entrance of Sepultura. Flashing lights, menacing guitars, heart pounding drums, and explosive roar from Derrick Green hit you like a freight train. Opening song Isolation from their latest album Quadra was ferocious and loud, sending fans into the frenzy. Brace on Derricks leg did not slow him down, apparently, he did break his foot recently and is still recovering. Andreas Kisser on lead guitar compensated for all the mover Derrick might be missing and was hyperactive while energizing the crowd.

Photo by: Andris Jansons

See full photo gallery from Sepultura performance here.

Band followed with Territory and Capital Enslavement. After Means To An End, Derrick took his time to express his gratitude to the fans in attendance and voice a relief that finally can be together at the concerts. And, I must add, that being able to attend the concert like in “old times” without a mask is truly a blessing and brings back that normalcy feeling.

Band followed to play many of their classics but made the biggest accent on the songs from Quadra, which took seven spots on their playlist. The biggest classic bangers were left for a dessert. Refuse/Resist and Arise wrapped up their regular set and for an encore fans were treated to tribal metal smash hit Ratamahatta and in my mind their best song of all time Roots Bloody Roots.

Sepultura has never disappointed, and this show fulfilled all promises of good times. The tour is scheduled to make many more stops and will conclude on April 9th in California. So, you get your tickets while you can and have blast!

3/21/2022 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
3/23/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC*
3/24/2022 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/25/2022 Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
3/26/2022 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL*
3/28/2022 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA*
3/29/2022 Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX*
3/31/2022 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
4/01/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
4/02/2022 GMBG – Dallas, TX*
4/03/2022 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
4/05/2022 The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ*
4/06/2022 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
4/08/2022 Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA
4/09/2022 The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA

* are new shows and not rescheduled!

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