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Thrash legends 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. You can check out ANTHRAX's new lyric video below.



"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

"For All Kings" track listing:

  1. Impaled
  2. You Gotta Believe
  3. Monster at the End
  4. For All Kings
  5. Breathing Lightning
  6. Breathing Out
  7. Suzerain
  8. Evil Twin
  9. Blood Eagle Wings
  10. Defend / Avenge
  11. All of Them Thieves
  12. This Battle Chose Us
  13. Zero Tolerance

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