Sepultura release cover artwork for upcoming album “Kairos”

Posted by Fireball13 on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 5:34 PM (PST)

Brazilian/American thrashers Sepultura have released the cover artwork for their upcoming album “Kairos.” As reported earlier this week, “Kairos” is the band’s 12th studio album and their debut with Nuclear Blast slated to be released on June 24th. You can review the track listing here and you can check out the cover artwork over there on the left.

The artwork was done by artist Eric Sayers. Here’s what he had to say about the album’s cover art:

“I started by researching Kairos for images and meaning as soon as the band gave me the title,” stated Sayers. “Kairos is about time, the actions we take, and the positive or negative repercussions that follow. I knew the image would have wings. I also knew I would somehow need to represent time, but in a way that is timeless. Speaking with Andreas, he had an idea for a gel skull. I was uncertain how I would make that happen, but I did and it is unique. Actions and their repercussions are represented by the arms, transitioning from the strong healthy arm on top and the decrepit hand below. The background is made from a couple of photos I took on a recent trip to Morocco. They give the composition a mystical quality. It was an honor for me to work with SEPULTURA. I am a long-time fan of this legendary band.”

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