Sepultura (Portuguese: Grave) are a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, formed in 1984. The band was a major force in the death metal and thrash metal realms during the late 1980s and early 1990s, leading the Brazilian thrash metal scene, and their later experiments melding hardcore punk, industrial rock, and indigenous Brazilian music with extreme metal provided a blueprint for the groove metal genre and, to a lesser extent, metalcore and nu metal genres.
Sepultura gained multiple gold and platinum records across the globe, including in countries as diverse as France,Australia,Indonesia,United States, and their native Brazil. The band have sold over 15 million units worldwide.
Sepultura have released ten studio albums so far, and another one has been announced to be released in 2008. Their most successful records are Arise (1991),Chaos A.D. (1993), and Roots (1996), each of them having surpassed the one million mark worldwide.