Arise (song)

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This article is about the song by Sepultura . For the song by Flyleaf, see Arise (Flyleaf song).
Single by Sepultura
from the album Arise
B-side "Inner Self (Live)" / "Troops of Doom (Live)
Released 1991
Format CD single, cassette, 12"
Recorded 1990-1991 at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida
Genre Thrash metal, death metal
Length 3:17
Label Roadrunner
Writer(s) Max Cavalera
Igor Cavalera
Andreas Kisser
Paulo Jr.
Producer(s) Scott Burns
Sepultura singles chronology
"Dead Embryonic Cells"

"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.[1]

A controversial music video for the song was produced and can be found on the VHS release Third World Chaos,[2] which was later released on DVD as part of Chaos DVD.[3]

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.[4] The video was banned by MTV America due to its apocalyptic religious imagery.[5]

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.

The song was covered by an Indonesian death metal band, namely DeadSquad. Their version of "Arise" was available on their first studio album Horror Vision, which was released in 2009. It was also covered by the American thrash metal band Havok and their version can be found on their EP Point of no Return, released in 2012. It was also covered by the Belgian death metal Aborted in their latest release The Necrotic Manifesto.

Track listing[edit]

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