Chepstow Castle in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. Located above cliffs on the River Wye, construction began in 1067 under the instruction of the Norman Lord William FitzOsbern.

In 1992, when Sepultura hired Andy Wallace to produce their album “Chaos A.D.,” he insisted that the band record the album at Rockfield Studios in Wales. On the way to the studio, Sepultura passed by Chepstow Castle, and Max Cavalera decided he wanted to record the tribal acoustic song “Kaiowas” inside the castle. The room within the castle didn’t have a ceiling, so when the song starts, you can hear all these seagulls flying around.

“Chaos A.D.” was released with a huge fanfare in October 1993. Roadrunner Records spared no expense on the launch, hiring Chepstow Castle for a massive party, to which various luminaries from the media and industry were invited to participate in a medieval-style banquet.

Bridge St, Chepstow NP16 5EY, Great Britain

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