SEPULTURA Singer: 'I Believe That People Could Have Reincarnated From Other Life Forms'

SEPULTURA Singer: 'I Believe That People Could Have Reincarnated From Other Life Forms'

SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green and guitarist Andreas Kisser were interviewed by Radio Zenit before the band's April 12 concert in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. You can now listen to the chat below.

Asked if it's true that he believes in reincarnation, Derrick said: "I live by a plant-based diet lifestyle, and I learned that from reading a lot of books at a young age — starting at 14 [or 15] — about reincarnation. So that was the whole idea that came to my mind. But I think I developed from that an idea that life is very precious, and I think it's a privilege that we're human beings.

"There's all types of living species on this planet that are evolving and changing, and I think to be a human being, to be here, is a moment that's very unique and very short," he continued. "And in that short period of time, I think it's up to everyone to do as much as they can to really evolve, learn and to help each other. I think that's the main reason of really being here — to learn how to be a better person.

"I believe that people could have reincarnated from other life forms, as far as maybe another animal, into a human being," Derrick added. "It's really hard to say, but I definitely feel that each living species on this planet is very important — equally as important — and that respect should be given. This is something that I think people need to explore on their own and really appreciate life.

"When I wake up, I really appreciate the fact that I'm alive, and I'm able to express the things that we do as a band. And I definitely believe in that more than anything."

SEPULTURA is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Machine Messiah", which was released in January 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

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