MUSIC NEWS: Sepultura team up with Amazon Frontlines for their new socially conscious clip.
Thrash lords Sepultura may be renowned for their blistering brand of grooving might, but it's on their latest endeavour that these Brazilian giants flex huge servings of heart and soul, teaming up with Amazon Frontlines in conjunction with the release of their brand new music video for Guardians Of Earth.
Just a few days ago, Brazilian metal kings Sepultura launched their environmentally conscious video for Guardians of Earth, boasting not only a sprawling visual spectacle, but also one with a conscious with the band teaming up in a collaboration with Amazon Frontlines. Based in the Upper Amazon, Amazon Frontlines is a non-profit organization that leverages technology, legal advocacy and movement building to support indigenous peoples to defend their rights to land, life and cultural survival in the Amazon Rainforest - and fittingly, the lyrics of Guardians Of Earth were inspired when Derrick Green came across the Instagram page of Amazon Frontlines:
"The images of the fight and struggle of various Indigenous tribes, whose existence is under threat as they defend one of world’s most biodiverse ecosystems, were very touching and upsetting. Not only are Indigenous peoples being murdered but their rainforest territories are being burned and polluted at an alarming rate. The movement is inspirational and I felt that their voices needed to be heard loudly."
“We appreciate Sepultura not only because they’re one of the greatest metal bands of all time, but because they are using their platform to shine a light on deforestation and the struggles of Indigenous peoples...By sharing these stories with the world through their music, Sepultura is doing their part to support Indigenous communities, the Guardians of Earth, as they lead the fight to protect the Amazon Rainforest and the planet.” - Mitch Anderson, Amazon Frontlines Executive Director
The video is directed by Brazilian director Raul Machado who worked with the band on the Choke music video back in 1998. It contains unique footage provided by Amazon Frontlines of the Amazon Rainforest’s Indigenous tribes and wildlife whose lives are being threatened by extractive industries, government indifference, and deforestation. Amazon destruction is a preventable disaster that affects us all because the rainforest is one of the Earth’s largest carbon sinks and provides critical prevention against runaway climate change. Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, this issue has moved to the background in people’s minds. Sepultura hopes this video will inspire public awareness and action to protect the Amazon. Guardians of Earth is taken from Sepultura’s latest album Quadra that was released earlier this year through Nuclear Blast:
BY TIANA SPETER