Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte, formed in 1984. The band was a major force in the death metal, thrash metal and ultimately groove metal realms during the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their later experiments melding nu metal, hardcore punk, industrial music and extreme metal.
Sepultura has released eleven studio albums as of 2009, the most successful records being Arise (1991), Chaos A.D. (1993), and Roots (1996). Each of those three albums has sold over one million copies worldwide. Sepultura has also sold over 15 million units worldwide, gaining multiple gold and platinum records across the globe, including in countries as diverse as France, Australia, Indonesia, United States, Cyprus, and their native Brazil.