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Arise (Sepultura song)

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Released  1991
Length  3:17
B-side  "Inner Self (Live)" / "Troops of Doom (Live)
Format  CD single, cassette, 12"
Recorded  1990-1991 at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida
Genre  Thrash metal, death metal

"Arise" is Sepultura's first official single, as well as the first of three to be released from the album of the same name.



The song is one of Sepultura's best known songs and is sometimes called a thrash metal masterpiece.

A controversial music video for the song was produced and can be found on the VHS release Third World Chaos, which was later released on DVD as part of Chaos DVD.

The video was filmed in Death Valley and features footage of the band playing during daylight, mixed with images of a Christ-like figure in a gas mask, hung on a cross. The video was banned by MTV America due to its apocalyptic religious imagery.

At this stage in their career the band had recorded little material to be used as B-sides, which is why the Arise singles are so similar. B-sides on this single were taken from the Under Siege (Live in Barcelona) VHS.

Cover versions

  • American deathcore band Crematorium on Various Cover Sessions EP, 1997 - also released on the World Of Pain: A Tribute To Sepultura CD, 1999.
  • Swedish death/thrash metal band The Crown on Sepultural Feast: A Tribute To Sepultura CD, 1998.
  • Finnish extreme power metal band Kalmah on the Japanese and UK editions of their fifth album, For the Revolution, 2008.
  • Indonesian death metal band DeadSquad covered the track on their debut album Horror Vision, 2009.
  • American thrash metal band Havok included their cover on Point Of No Return EP, 2012.
  • Belgian death metal Aborted released their version on Scriptures Of The Dead EP, 2014.
  • Track listing

    1. "Arise" (album version)
    2. "Inner Self" (from Under Siege (Live in Barcelona))
    3. "Troops of Doom" (from Under Siege (Live in Barcelona))


  • Max Cavalera- Vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Igor Cavalera- Drums
  • Andreas Kisser- Lead guitar
  • Paulo Jr.- Bass
  • Produced by Scott Burns and Sepultura
  • Recorded and engineered by Scott Burns
  • Mixed by Andy Wallace
  • Assistant Engineers: Fletcher McClean and Steve Sisco
  • References

    Arise (Sepultura song) Wikipedia

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