ANCIENT BATTLES, FEUDAL OVERLORDS AND THE DEADLY GAME OF CHESS

ILLUSTRATE ANTHRAX’S NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR THE TRACK “SUZERAIN" 

            suzerain

            [soo-zuh-rin, -reyn]

 

            noun:  a feudal overlord; a sovereign or a state exercising political control over a dependent state

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - Monday, December 19, 2016 -- “Suzerain,” an intense and politically-charged track from Anthrax’s critically-acclaimed album For All Kings (2/16, Megaforce), 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.  You can check out Anthrax's new lyric video for “Suzerain” here:

 

Anthrax will hit the road in 2017 first with an appearance at the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, and then will lauch their “Among The Kings Tour,” starting with a 26-date UK/European tour, 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