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The Story Behind The Song: Roots Bloody Roots by Sepultura

Max Cavalera on one of the 90s’ most iconic anthems

We knew it would be different

“Before we had even started writing the Roots album, we knew that we wanted to do something different from before. We started looking at Brazilian comics and imagery for inspiration; we really wanted to move away from what we did on Chaos A.D. because it would have been too easy to just do the same thing again. So even as we went to write and record we had that idea that we wanted to have a very strong image that represented where we came from, and that was super-important to that record.”

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