American heavy metal legends Anthrax have released a lyric video for the track "Suzerain" from their critically-acclaimed album For All Kings. The song is lyricist Scott Ian's take on a leader who is so powerful that all nations and all people would come under his benevolent authority and in return he would bring peace and prosperity to all of the world.
"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 video incorporates the game of chess along with images of battles fought by ancient empires to illustrate imperial power.