Roots Bloody Roots (3:30)

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“Roots Bloody Roots” is a groove metal song by Sepultura, the song is released as the first single from their sixth album Roots, released in 1996. The song is the band’s best-known, and remains a concert staple to this day. A music video was filmed for the single which features the band performing in an underground cave as well as on the streets with a tribe of percussionists. This video can be found on the VHS We Are What We Are, which was later released on DVD as part of Chaos DVD. In addition to the song being Sepultura’s most popular, it also one of the most widely recognized metal songs of the 90’s.

The song also appears in live form on the band’s live releases Under A Pale Grey Sky and Live In Sao Paulo. Another live version appears on the limited edition digipak version of the band’s 2000 album Nation. Former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera has also played the song live numerous times with his other band Soulfly. Recordings of their version can be found on the limited edition versions of the albums Soulfly and Prophecy, as well as on the DVD The Song Remains Insane.

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