European release date: September 2nd, 1993
North American release date: October 19th, 1993
Recorded at Rockfield Studios, S. Wales, England
"Kaiowas" recorded at Chepstow Castle, S. Wales, England
Mixed at The Wool Hall Recording Studios, Bath, England
Mastered by at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.
The intro to "Refuse / Resist" is an in utero recording of Zyon Cavalera
"Biotech Is Godzilla" was co-written and features guest vocals by former Dead Kennedys vocalist Jello Biafra.
Chaos A.D. means: (Chaos Anno Domini)
Videos were made for Refuse / Resist
and Slave New World
The original version included a hidden bonus at the end of "Clenched Fist" in the form of laughter outtakes from "We Who Are Not As Others", increasing the length of track 12 to 8:01. An American pressing on Epic separates the laughter outtakes to a 13th track lasting 2:01.
Brazilian bonus track:
13. Policia (Titas cover) [1:48]
Japanese/American digipak bonus track:
13. Policia (Titas cover) [4:47]
The extra length is due to the addition of the same laughter outtakes.
Metal box edition included a Sepultura flag and two bonus tracks:
13. Policia (Titas cover) [1:48)
14. Inhuman Nature (Final Conflict cover) [6:12]
"Inhuman Nature" includes the laughter outtakes.
1996 reissue bonus tracks:
13. Chaos B.C. [5:12]
14. Kaiowas (tribal jam) [3:47]
15. Territory (live) [4:48]
16. Amen / Inner Self (live) [8:42]
1997 Brazilian reissue includes the same tracks as the 1996 reissue and adds two more:
17. Policia (Titas cover) [1:43]
18. The End [1:59]
Acoustic version of "Kaiowas", recorded live at MTV studios, was released only on MTV Headbanger's Ball 1995 compilation under the name "Kaiowas (Para MTVE "Most Wanted") (03:08).
Track 5 is inspired by a Brasilian Indian tribe called "Kaiowas", who lived in the rain forest. They committed mass suicide as a protest against the government, who was trying to take away their land and beliefs.
Re-released remastered by Roadrunner Records on August 31, 2012, together with Roots. as Roots / Chaos A.D. 2 CD set.