Watch Megadeth’s gritty new video for Lying In State

A still from the video

Megadeth have released a video for their Dystopia track Lying In State.

The band revealed in November last year that they were shooting the promo in Sao Paulo following two shows in the Brazilian city.

Now the video for the politically-charged song is out, and features footage of the band mixed with shots of katana-wielding mascot Vic Rattlehead as he comes face to face with supernatural forces in a cemetery.

There are also nods to classic Megadeth albums Rust In Peace and Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?.

Vocalist and guitarist Dave Mustaine tells Rolling Stone: “When we were on tour in Sao Paulo in 2016, we filmed the Conquer Or Die video. We were so impressed with Brazilian award-winning director Leo Liberti, that we had him do the Lying In State video as well.

“We had several friends and fans of the band, as well as the production crew, play roles in the video.

“Huge thanks goes to guitarist Kiko Loureiro for introducing us to Leo. I especially like how bad ass Vic was with the sword. Who knew?”

Megadeth will head out on the road later this year with dates planned in Mexico and across Europe. Find a full list of live shows below.

Megadeth 2018 tour dates

Apr 29: Tijuana Estadio Caliente, Mexico
May 05: Benito Juarez Hell & Heaven Festival, Mexico
Jun 05: Oslo Spektrum, Norway
Jun 06: Malmo Kulturbolaget, Sweden
Jun 10: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Jun 12: Pizen HM Arena, Czech Republic
Jun 13: Katowice Spodek, Poland
Jun 14: Vienna Nova Rock festival, Austria
Jun 16: London Stone Free Festival, UK
Jun 18: Esch-Sur-Alzette Rockhal Club, Luxembourg
Jun 19: Feiburg Sick Arena, Germany
Jun 20: Mannheim Zeltfestival, Germany
Jun 22: Leipzig Matapaloz Festival, Germany
Jun 23: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jun 24: Clisson Hellfest, France
Jun 26: Zurich Samsung Hall, Switzerland
Jul 04: Strasbourg La Laiterie, France
Jul 05: Villeurbanne Le Transbordeur, France
Jul 07: Barcelona Rock Fest, Spain
Jul 08: Madrid WiZink Center, Spain
Jul 13: Viveiro Resurrection Fest, Spain

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