Don't expect a Sepultura reunion tour any time soon as current band member Andreas Kisser is tired of the calls for a reunion insisting the modern day line-up 'live in the present.'
In a chat with The Rockpit the guitarist spoke at length of his weariness at the incessant questions regarding a reunion of the group's classic line-up.
“Well, it's their problem, it's not my problem,” he sighed.
“I hear many criticisms, people saying good stuff, people saying bad stuff. This is part of our life. It doesn't matter what you do in life, you're going to have your haters, people who think they know better than you of what you do and stuff like that and that's normal. I think we learn how to live with that and how to deal with that.”
He continued: "I respect every type of opinion — everybody is entitled to have an opinion — but, of course, I don't agree with them all. But I have to respect that, and many times a criticism or something bad that we hear from a fan or from a music critic, sometimes it helps to show a different possibility or a different way to follow anyway.
“It's good to keep the ears open but at the same time the decision to do the stuff will be ours; it's the band's decision to go to different place and try different things.”
Kisser is adamant the Sepultura 'spirit is alive and strong' as he adds: “We like to live in the present and what we are doing now.
“We respect our past so much — it's a beautiful history and everything — and without that history, we wouldn't be here now, but we like to live here today.
“It is a very special moment for Sepultura with our new album and a great line-up. The label is doing a great job, so it feels good to be here now.”
Alongside Kisser in the current Sepultura line-up is bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr, Derrick Green on vocals with Eloy Casagrande on drums.
The band plan to drop their new studio album, 'Machine Messiah', on January 13 via Nuclear Blast.