The English-language version of “Relentless: Thirty Years Of Sepultura” — the first complete biography of the band’s epic career by Sao Paulo, Brazil-based U.S. author Jason Korolenko — will be made available soon.
Look for it to hit book stores on December 4 through Rocket 88, a UK-based publisher dedicated to exploring new worlds of music and popular culture.
According to a press release, the book “tells the remarkable story of how Brazil’s biggest musical act came to sell over 20 million albums worldwide. From their beginnings playing music that could have seen them arrested, through three decades of success, struggle and strife and including new details about members leaving, ‘Relentless’ uncovers the story of one of the world’s most influential metal acts. Written with the support of the band, it is illustrated with over 70 photos, many from the band’s personal archives, and most previously unseen.”
Guitarist Andreas Kisser endorsed the book thusly:
“There is fantastic research on Brazil and the political context. It has some very detailed stuff on the songs, the studio… It’s awesome.”