Watch: Sepultura Play ‘Roots Bloody Roots’ Alongside Brazilian Symphony Orchestra

Derrick Green: S. Bollmann, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons / Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Jordan Fischer, CC BY 2.0, Wikipedia
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During a recent performance of theirs, Sepultura performed their song “Roots Bloody Roots” alongside the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira). It isn’t every day that we hear a metal band performing alongside an orchestra, so of course we were excited to check this out. This show was part of Rock In Rio.

The Sepultura album Roots came out in 1996; among the tracks on that record, “Roots Bloody Roots” was the lead single off of Roots and has become one of the band’s most popular songs to date. When the song was first created, it featured Max Cavalera as the vocalist; of course, during this 2022 performance of the song, Derrick Green is the singer performing vocals for the track.

Green joined Sepultura in 1997 and has been the band’s frontman ever since. In a past interview from 2021, Max spoke to the band’s current line-up, sharing in part: “At the end of the day, the fans know what the band was and what it is now, the difference [between the two].”

Earlier this year, Max reflected on the release of Roots, and shared that he doesn’t view the album as a nu metal record.

Below you can find two videos of Sepultura performing “Roots Bloody Roots” alongside the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. You will also find a social media post from Sepultura speaking to this performance. Let us know in the comments what you make of this performance!

In other Sepultura related news, Max and Igor Cavalera have announced a new branch of their Return Beneath Arise Tour, where they will play classic songs off the Sepultura albums Arise and Beneath The Remains. You can find those tour dates below.

Max Cavalera Stands His Ground, Says Him + His Brother Are The ‘Real Sepultura’

Max Cavalera Reflects On Sepultura’s ‘Roots’ – Says He Thinks It’s Not A Nu Metal Record

Max Cavalera Tells Fans To Stop Blaming His Wife For Sepultura Splitting Up

Return Beneath Arise Tour

9/28 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
9/29 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
9/30 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
10/2 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
10/4 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
10/5 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10/6 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
10/8 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
10/9 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/11 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
10/12 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
10/13 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
10/14 Reading, PA – Reverb
10/15 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/16 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
10/17 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/19 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
10/20 Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
10/21 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
10/22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
10/25 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
10/27 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/28 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
10/29 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory