A teaser for MEGADETH‘s video for the song “Post American World” is available below. The full clip, which was filmed in late April, will make its online debut soon.
“Post American World” is taken from MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Dystopia”, which came out in January.
MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently told Noisey about “Post American World”:”It talks about how you might not like the America that it is right now, and people are saying, ‘Get the fuck out of my country, we don’t want your military presence here, we don’t want that,’ but then there’s a dichotomy at how quickly do people want to move here? There are so many things that have happened that have been good for places to have that Western mentality, but the same thing, you look at democratic countries, the U.K., Canada, stuff like that, that’s pretty much considered the new frontier, the new West, so I’m not just saying a post-United States of America world.”
Mustaine told the Houston Press that he considered “Post American World” to be a spiritual (and riff-wise) follow-up to MEGADETH‘s popular track “Symphony Of Destruction”.
“There are all kinds of governmental backdoor meetings and agreements that [the U.S. government] has with people that you and I as Joe Q. Six-Pack have no fucking idea of the why, whens or how,” Mustaine said. “People don’t want America everywhere. And we can be like, ‘Okay, screw it. We’ll pull out.’ And then they can see what happens.”
“Dystopia” shifted 49,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending January 28.
In addition to Mustaine, MEGADETH‘s current touring lineup includes longtime bassist David Ellefson, Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA, and SOILWORK drummer Dirk Verbeuren.
MEGADETH will announce the details of its upcoming North American headlining tour this week. Joining MEGADETH on the five-week trek, which is expected to take place this fall, will be AMON AMARTH, along with METAL CHURCH, HAVOK and an as-yet-undisclosed fifth act.
MEGADETH‘s last full U.S. tour took place earlier in the year and featured support from SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, CHILDREN OF BODOM and HAVOK.