Thursday, August 9, 2007

Logo #22: Sepultura

Designed in 1990 during Sepultura's "Arise" recording sessions by friend and fellow Brazilian musician and Overdose lead singer Pedro Alberto "Baza" (or "Bozo") Amorim, this emblem is often referred to as the "bone" logo, although it looks slightly crustacean and more than a little alien. Sepultura - a band named after the Portuguese for word for "grave" and not the intersection of Sepulveda and Ventura Boulevards - was founded in the early 1980s in Brazil, its passionate thrash metal forged in the fires of the Figueiredo military regime, the decline of the pornochanchada film industry and the continued reign of the Catholic Church, which, understandably, is not too “hot” for any metal heavier than gold. So to speak!

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