Formed in 1984 by the Cavalera brothers, Sepultura rose to prominence with the albums ‘Beneath the Remains’ and ‘Arise’. From the late 80s onwards they were one of the flagbearers of the thrash and groove metal scenes. They are widely viewed as worthy ambassadors to their home country of Brazil and on some of their releases incorporated traditional Brazilian music, most notably on ‘Roots’ (1994).