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".
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.
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