"Ishtar Rising"
4th track of the album Archangel
Sung by Max Cavalera
Duration 2:44
Genre(s) Groove metal, black metal
Written by Max Cavalera
Produced by Matt Hyde
Alternate title "Ishtar"
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"Ishtar Rising" is a track of the Soulfly album Archangel, released in 2015. It is a short, slow track but ends on a fast note. The musical direction of "Ishtar Rising" is similar to that of Black Sabbath featuring double bass. Hence its title, this song is about Ishtar, Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war and sex, descending into Hell. The idea for this song was inspired by Middle Eastern bands that Max Cavalera listens to, such as Melechesh where he collaborated on their song "Lost Tribes".

Lyrics Edit

By ancient decree
I call upon thee
From the heavens
Asu - Shunamir
Ereshkigal, Queen of Hell
The seven gates of Namtar fell

Ishtar rising, Adonai... Ishtar
Ishtar rising, Adonai...

I the Equinox
The ancient law
The dead will rise up
The dead will come
Inhaling the incense of deity
Woe to Babylon
Woe to thee...

Ishtar rising
Ishtar rising, Adonai...

Videos Edit

4 Ishtar Rising02:46

4 Ishtar Rising

Soulfly Ishtar Rising 10 20 1502:36

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Personnel Edit


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Navigation of Soulfly songs Edit

Live-only songs on various albums

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