|4th track of the album Enslaved|
|Sung by||Max Cavalera|
|Genre(s)||Death metal, thrash metal, groove metal|
|Written by||Max Cavalera|
|Produced by||Zeuss, Max Cavalera|
|Alternate title||"Hail Caesar"|
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"Gladiator" is a track of the Soulfly album Enslaved, released in 2012. Though it has never been released as a single, this song leaked online on February 16, 2012 and officially began streaming on March 8, few days before the parent album was released.
This song details about the actions of Roman gladiators. Because 'Hail Caesar' is frequently and prominently heard during the song, "Hail Caesar" is the alternative title of "Gladiator".
"Gladiator" is one of the few melodic Soulfly songs. The song has a psychedelic-esque beginning and sitar is heard around a third the way through the track.
There is a fan-made music video made for this song. This video features a gladiator fighting the slave in the concert arena, with battle scenes taken from Spartacus: Blood and Sand, a TV series that may have inspired the song's lyrics.
Rome B.C. Brutality The arena of carnage and sin Man and beast Kill again Everybody is going insane... Hail Caesar... Hail Caesar... Hail Caesar... Gladiator Born in bondage Kept in chains Train to face the wrath of any man Rome slave Breeding hate And dreams of freedom some day Hail Caesar... Hail Caesar... Hail Caesar... Gladiator Born in bondage Bleeding chains Gladiator will rise again Born slave Born dead Gladiator rise from the dead Bloodsport, bloodfight Execution comes tonight Warrior, killer Blood and sand will unite Born slave, born dead Execution of the dead Warrior, Killer Slaughter of the sinners Hail... Hail... Hail... Gladiator Hail... Hail... Hail... Gladiator Gladiator... Hail!
- Max Cavalera – vocals, four-string rhythm guitar, sitar
- Marc Rizzo – lead guitar
- Tony Campos – bass guitar
- David Kinkade – drums
- Max Cavalera – lyrics, music
Live-only songs on various albums