ANTHRAX'S NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR THE TRACK "SUZERAIN"

Anthrax suzerain
[soo-zuh-rin, -reyn]

noun:  a feudal overlord or 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

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ABOUT ANTHRAX:
As part of the band's 35th anniversary year, Anthrax released one of 2016's most-anticipated metal/thrash albums, For All Kings (February 26/Megaforce in North America/Nuclear Blast internationally), that debuted at #1 on Billboard's Hard Rock Chart, and #9 on the Top 200, becoming Anthrax's highest-charting album in more than two decades.  Written by drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and guitarist Scott Ian, the dynamic triumvirate whose unique composition chemistry is, in part, what sets Anthrax's music apart from other bands' in the same genre, combined with Joey Belladonna's breathtaking vocals and the searing guitar leads by newest member Jonathan Donais, it's no wonder the album and the band's live shows have consistently received tremendous reviews.han Donais, it's no wonder the album and the band's live shows have consistently received tremendous reviews.

Over its 35-year career, Anthrax has been a pioneering band with its unique style, sound and heavy brand of thrash metal, and, as Metallica's Kirk Hammett put it, "one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands."  Anthrax has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans.  From the race and genre barriers Anthrax helped break down in 1988 when they collaborated with Public Enemy on "Bring The Noise," to becoming a card-carrying member of The Big Four - with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth - as one of the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre, to being the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played "Got The Time" to wake up the Mars Rover, Anthrax continues to break ground and innovate.  On December 13, 2016, the Epiphone/Revolver Music Awards presented Anthrax with its first-ever "Innovator Award" to acknowledge the band's contribution to music.





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