Sepultura are one of the pioneers of Brazilian metal, and one of the genre's most influential bands. A collection of their early albums is being released Jan. 27 via Rhino Records.

The six-disc The Roadrunner Albums 1985-1996 will be available on CD ($39.95 list price) and vinyl with each album pressed in a different color ($99.98 list price).

The set includes their 1985 debut EP Bestial Devastation along with their first six studio albums: 1986's Morbid Visions, 1987's Schizophrenia, 1989's Beneath the Remains, 1991's Arise, 1993's Chaos A.D. and 1996's Roots.

Those early albums featured Max Cavalera on vocals. He spoke with Loudwire's Jon Wiederhorn about Roots back when the album was released. “We decided to do an album that expanded what we started on Chaos A.D.,” Cavalera said. “We had already used this unusual percussion with heavy music, and it worked out really well so we thought we could do more with it. That’s why we brought Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown into the scene. He’s a mad, magic kind of guy.”

Cavalera continues, “It’s an angry, weird album that incorporates so many different kind of things, “Cavalera said. “It really has its own identity and I don’t think we could ever repeat this album again even if we tried.”

A couple weeks before the box set is unveiled, the current incarnation of Sepultura will release their latest album Machine Messiah Jan. 13. They'll also be hitting the road for a tour with Testament and Prong beginning April 6 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Sepultura, The Roadrunner Albums 1985-1996 Track Listing

Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation 
1. "Morbid Visions"
2. "Mayhem"
3. "Troops Of Doom"
4. "War"
5. "Crucifixion"
6. "Show Me The Wrath"
7. "Funeral Rites"
8. "Empire Of The Damned"
9. "The Curse"
10. "Bestial Devastation"
11. "Antichrist"
12. "Necromancer"
13. "Warriors Of Death"

1. "Intro"
2. "From The Past Comes The Storms"
3. "To The Wall"
4. "Escape To The Void"
5. "Inquisition Symphony"
6. "Screams Behind The Shadows"
7. "Septic Schizo"
8. "The Abyss"
9. "R.I.P. (Rest In Pain)"
10. "Troops Of Doom" (Bonus Track)

Beneath The Remains 
1. "Beneath The Remains"
2. "Inner Self"
3. "Stronger Than Hate"
4. "Mass Hypnosis"
5. "Sarcastic Existence"
6. "Slaves Of Pain"
7. "Lobotomy"
8. "Hungry"
9. "Primitive Future"

1. "Arise"
2. "Dead Embryonic Cells"
3. "Desperate Cry"
4. "Murder"
5. "Subtraction"
6. "Altered State"
7. "Under Siege (Regnum Irae)"
8. "Meaningless Movements"
9. "Infected Voice"

Chaos A.D. 
1. "Refuse/Resist"
2. "Territory"
3. "Slave New World"
4. "Amen"
5. "Kaiowas"
6. "Propaganda"
7. "Biotech Is Godzilla"
8. "Nomad"
9. "We Who Are Not As Others"
10. "Manifest"
11. "The Hunt"
12. "Clenched Fist"

1. "Roots Bloody Roots"
2. "Attitude"
3. "Cut-Throat"
4. "Ratamahatta"
5. "Breed Apart"
6. "Straighthate"
7. "Spit"
8. "Lookaway"
9. "Dusted"
10. "Born Stubborn"
11. "Jasco"
12. "Itsári"
13. "Ambush"
14. "Endangered Species"
15. "Dictators--t"

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