|Also known as Paulo Destructor|
Role Bass guitarist
Name Paulo Jr.
|Years active 1985–present|
Music group Sepultura
|Birth name Paulo Xisto Pinto Junior|
Born 30 April 1969 (age 46) Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1969-04-30)
Instruments Bass guitar, percussion
Labels Cogumelo, New Renaissance, Roadrunner, Steamhammer, Nuclear Blast
Genres Groove metal, Thrash metal, Death metal, Alternative metal
Albums Chaos AD, Arise, Beneath the Remains, Schizophrenia, The Mediator Between
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Paulo Jr.(Sepultura) uses his "Impending Doom" TonePrint for Corona Chorus
Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. (born 30 April 1969, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) is a Brazilian musician who is best known for being the bassist for heavy metal band Sepultura. He has been in the band since 1985, making him the longest remaining member of Sepultura. He received his first bass guitar, a white Giannini, when he was fifteen. His influences include Steve Harris, Geddy Lee, Geezer Butler, Cliff Burton and Gene Simmons.
- Paulo JrSepultura uses his Impending Doom TonePrint for Corona Chorus
- The Unabomber Files
- Guest work
- Personal life
- Charity work
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- Amplifiers and cabinets
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- Guest session
In 1984, Xisto met the Cavalera brothers in the Santa Teresa neighbourhood of Belo Horizonte through a common friend. In 1985, he joined Sepultura after the departure of the band's previous bass player, Roberto Raffan. Xisto played his first concert at the Ideal Club in Santa Teresa. He is the longest serving member, and only member to appear on all studio albums.
The Unabomber Files
In 2009, Xisto joined with Alan Wallace and André Márcio of Eminence and Vladimir Korg of Chakal to form the band The Unabomber Files. In 2013, the group released a six-song EP and a teaser for the music video of the song "Buried In My Bunker".
In 2007, Xisto played bass guitar on Sayowa's second album. In 2013, he made a guest appearance on Eminence's fourth album, The Stalker, providing extra bass accompaniment.
Xisto grew up with two brothers and a younger sister. His father was a lawyer. In an interview, Xisto commended his parents for supporting the band in its early days.
"The support of the parents was one of the keys to our success. We had an empty room and my parents not only lent the space, but also the car to carry the equipment and made lunch for everyone when we were rehearsing."
His hobbies include jiu jitsu and football. He is an avid supporter of the football club Clube Atlético Mineiro. He currently lives in São Paulo, Brazil.
Since 1999, Xisto has organised a series of annual football charity games between former Brazilian players, television artists, musicians and the band members. The games took place at the Estádio Municipal Castor Cifuentes in Nova Lima, Brazil, near Belo Horizonte. The spectators were asked to donate a pound of food and the gathered donations were given to local charities.
In April 2008, Xisto was decorated with the Medalha da Inconfidência. This decoration was created in 1952 by the former Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek to pay homage to individuals who contributed in the development of the state of Minas Gerais and the country. The ceremony took place in Ouro Preto, hosted by the then Governor of Minas Gerais, Aécio Neves.
Amplifiers and cabinets
Effects and accessories
The Unabomber Files