|"Bloodbath & Beyond"|
|1st track of the album Omen|
|Sung by||Max Cavalera|
|Genre(s)||Thrash metal, hardcore punk|
|Written by||Max Cavalera|
|Produced by||Max Cavalera, Logan Mader|
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"Bloodbath & Beyond" is the leadoff track of the Soulfly album Omen, released in 2010. It features fast, hardcore riffs reminiscent of the cross between Sex Pistols and Dead Kennedys according to the review on HardHarderHeavy. To match up with the song title, the lyrics details about the river of blood.
This song was inspired when Max Cavalera saw Bed Bath & Beyond store while on tour bus with co-producer Logan Mader, "I was riding the bus on tour and I saw that when we were driving and I made the joke in the bus. I go, Oh look, there's a Bloodbath & Beyond store. And everybody was cracking up in the bus and I wrote that down in my book and when it came time to make the record, I go, I'm gonna make a song with that name. That's a fuckin' cool name. I know Europeans will not get it but they'll get it in America."
The river runs red The sky falls in your head The river runs red Another death ahead Bloodbath and beyond Bloodbath and beyond The river runs red The fall of the west The river runs red I'll give you my hate instead Bloodbath and beyond Bloodbath and beyond The river runs red Welcome to the end The river runs red Bloodbath is everywhere Bloodbath and beyond Bloodbath and beyond The river runs red In the kingdom of the dread The river runs red The hate of the land Bloodbath and beyond Bloodbath and beyond Bloodbath and beyond Bloodbath and beyond Bloodbath and beyond Bloodbath and beyond
- Max Cavalera – vocals, four-string rhythm guitar
- Marc Rizzo – lead guitar
- Bobby Burns – bass guitar
- Joe Nuñez – drums
- Max Cavalera – lyrics, music
Live-only songs on various albums