New Ozzy Osbourne, King Diamond and Sepultura songs on the same day? What did we do to deserve this?

The legendary Brazilian/American metal band have just released “Isolation” from their upcoming 2020 album, Quadra. The thrash track features an epic intro with strings, a choir and huge drums, eventually blasting into a classic cut about mass incarceration.

"The experience was like no other time in the studio. I felt the preparation was key in making the recording process go as smooth as possible. We were relentless each day giving everything that we had until complete exhaustion of the mind, body, and soul. This album is a direct result of the sign of times. The music is an evolution needed to push ourselves to go further than we ever have,” says singer Derrick Green.

As for the album’s title and concept, guitarist Andreas Kisser explains, "Quadra, among other meanings, is the Portuguese word for 'sport court' that by definition is a limited area of land, with regulatory demarcations, where according to a set of rules the game takes place.”

"We all come from different Quadras. The countries, all nations with their borders and traditions; culture, religions, laws, education and a set of rules where life takes place. Our personalities, what we believe, how we live, how we build societies and relationships, all depends on these set of rules that we grew up with. Concepts of creation, gods, death and ethics.”

"Money, we are enslaved by this concept," he continues. "Who's poor and who's rich, that's how we measure people and material goods. Regardless of your Quadra, you need money to survive, the prime rule to play this game called life. Hence the coin. The coin is forged with the senator skull, who represents the set of rules and laws we live by; the world map on his head delimiting the borders of all nations, imaginary lines separating people by concepts of race and the sacred." [via Blabbermouth]

Sepultura’s 14th studio album will be released Feb. 7 via Nuclear Blast Records. Take a listen to the studio version of “Isolation” below.

Sepultura, "Isolation"

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