Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA have released the following statement:
Our thoughts and love goes out to Nino Notaro's family.
"Nino Notaro — 'Peixe', as we used to call him — was SEPULTURA's F.O.H. [front-of-house audio engineer] for more 10 years, during 'Arise', 'Chaos A.D.', 'Roots', 'Against' and 'Nation' tours. He was a really good friend and will be deeply missed by the SEPULTURA family.
"Rest in peace, Peixe!
"Nino passed away November 22 2009, victim of cirrhosis. He leaves his 5-year-old daughter, Sophia."
"A-Lex" — SEPULTURA's first LP to be recorded without either of the founding Cavalera brothers (Max and Igor; on guitar/vocals and drums, respectively) — is available in three versions: in a deluxe digipak with an embossed cover, in a regular jewel case and on a vinyl gatefold LP.
On "A-Lex", SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser and his three colleagues, Derrick Green (vocals), Paulo Jr. (bass) and new addition Jean Dollabella (drums), have dedicated themselves to Anthony Burgess's book "A Clockwork Orange", creating an awesome thrash metal opus around this timeless and exciting subject.