Prophecy (Soulfly song)

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Single by Soulfly featuring David Ellefson
from the album Prophecy
Released February 14, 2004
Format Promo CD single
Recorded 2003 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Genre Groove metal, latin music
Length 3:36
Label Roadrunner
Songwriter(s) Max Cavalera
Producer(s) Max Cavalera
Soulfly singles chronology
"Carved Inside"
"Carved Inside"
Prophecy track listing
"Living Sacrifice"

"Prophecy" is a song recorded by Soulfly in 2003 and released on February 14, 2004. The song is found on the band's fourth album Prophecy as the first and title track. It is the only single released from the album.



"Prophecy" has a simple makeup with half-tribal rhythm and tuned down guitars overlaid with roaring vocals from Max Cavalera.[1] This song opens with up and down riffs with lines of catchy vocals typical of Soulfly songs. Megadeth bassist David Ellefson plays the bass throughout the song. This song ends with fast, thrashy riff with Cavalera chanting "New millennium tribal War" four times.[2]


According to the lyrics, this song deals with prophecies surrounding tribes devastating cities in the desert next to the Red Sea, then marching to Mountains of Zion. While marching the way, he sees a blind sheep, crown of thorns, and flag of the conquering lion. After reaching the destination, prophecy continues with tribal war in the new millennium.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed and takes place in Navajo Indian Reservation in Monument Valley, Utah, meaning that Soulfly members perform in the desert on top of the pillar rock formation.[4]


Regular members
Other staff


  1. ^ "Reviews = Soulfly – Prophecy – Reviews". 2004-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Soulfly – Prophecy (album review)". Sputnik Music. 2008-10-24. 
  3. ^ "Prophecy Lyrics – Soulfly". Sing365. 2013-10-17. 
  4. ^ Official Music Video for Prophecy