ANTHRAX Releases Lyric Video For 'Suzerain' Song

ANTHRAX Releases Lyric Video For 'Suzerain' Song

ANTHRAX's lyric video for the song "Suzerain" can be seen below. An intense and politically charged track from the band's critically acclaimed album "For All Kings", it is lyricist Scott Ian's musings about a leader who would be so powerful that all nations, all people, would come under his benevolent authority, and in return, he would bring peace, happiness and prosperity to all of Earth.

"Mankind keep making the same mistakes over and over," said Ian. "You'd think that after thousands of years of religious, economic and ideologic wars, we'd have figured out how to live with each other, but we haven't. That's what drew me to the idea for 'Suzerain'."

The "Suzerain" video incorporates the game of chess along with images of battles fought by ancient empires to illustrate imperial power.

ANTHRAX will hit the road in 2017, first with an appearance at the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, and then with their "Among The Kings Tour", starting with a 26-date European run, and seguing into the band's North American co-headline tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, "Killthrax".

"Suzerain" lyrics:

It's everything, what's wrong with it?
It's everything, what's wrong with us?

Null, rictus grin, beyond death
And it's after
Me, so insane, suzerain
And he's calling

Nothing is over, nothing is over, nothing is over, nothing is over
Come see, with me as everything turns
Nothing is over, nothing is over, nothing is solved it only starts over
You'll see with me as everything burns
What comes after
What comes after me

A history, of love and pain
In this story it's all the same

Void, rictus grin, stand in sin
Rule the rulers
Blood, on the plains, suzerain
And he's screaming

Nothing is over, nothing is over, nothing is over, nothing is over
Come see with me as everything turns
Nothing is over, nothing is over, nothing is solved it only starts over
You'll see with me as everything burns
Nothing is over, nothing is over, nothing is over, nothing is over
I'll be set free, free from this memory
What comes after
What comes after me

NOTHING IS OVER, nothing is over
You'll see with me as everything burns
Nothing is over, nothing is over, nothing is over, nothing is over
I'll be set free, free from this memory
What comes after, what comes after me [End of lyrics]

ANTHRAX has sold in excess of ten million units, received multiple gold and platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans. In 1991, their music helped break down race and genre barriers when they collaborated with PUBLIC ENEMY on "Bring The Noise". And, of course, along with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH, ANTHRAX helped pioneer the thrash/metal genre as a member of the "Big Four".

ANTHRAX's latest album, "For All Kings" sold 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart.

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).