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Megadeth Release Lying In State Video

Thursday, 01 February 2018 Written by Jon Stickler

Megadeth have shared a video for Lying In State.

The track features on the thrash icons' 15th studio album, 'Dystopia', which came out in 2016, while the video was directed by Leo Liberti and features footage of the band mixed with shots of mascot Vic Rattlehead in a cemetery. Speaking about the track, vocalist Dave Mustaine said:

"Lying In State is actually a second part of Conquer Or Die. These two parts were supposed to be sequenced together. So it goes Conquer Or Die… Lying In State. And the Lying In State part is a double entendre which I'm pretty familiar with doing. The lying in state was a place where you… Once you die, you're lying in state for all to see. Or, right now, with people who are still upright, standing by the podium, lying in a position of state.

"The song is about how it is here with almost every single politician. It talks about how I've seen the world change in the years that I've been alive. I guess the double entendre came from watching a lot of these politicians, you just know when they're asked a question the answer is such spin, somebody that doesn't know shit is gonna go, 'Oh, I get it,' because they don't wanna say, 'I have no idea what he just said.' But for me, since I watch a lot of political pundits to try to get inspiration for songs, I see when people are spinning stuff. Then you've got John Kerry - his wife is the heir to Heinz Ketchup over here, so that dude's a billionaire. He don't need to be working! But then he comes out and says the Paris shooters should have been able to be justified for what they did like at Charlie Hebdo, and the world went nuts on him and then he back-pedalled it, and to me that's lying in state."

The band will appear at Stone Free festival in London on June 16 as part of a European tour.

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