Sepultura will mark their much-heralded return to U.S. soil in January, playing two exclusive shows in Southern California, being flanked by fellow Brazilian metallers Angra on both dates. They'll hit the House of Blues in Anaheim on Jan. 13 and at the House of Blues in Hollywood on Sept. 14.

Sepultura, who are again moving forward minus founding brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera, have signed to Nuclear Blast Records in Europe. The band is currently in the studio hard at work on a new record.

"Right now we are in the studio working on our new album that will be coming out on Nuclear Blast next year," singer Derrick Green told Noisecreep. "The new album consists of ideas from our past and our future fused into an extremely heavy album. It's moving into an amazing direction that we never imagined."

As for the two upcoming dates, Green said, "We look forward to be back touring in the States in 2011, performing a set list that is a big mix from the history of Sepultura. Basically, we plan on doing shows that should not be missed!" Sounds like California metal fans need to get their tickets to the shows.