MEGADETH has released the official music video for the song “Life In Hell”, taken from the band’s latest studio album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!” Titled “Life In Hell: Chapter IV”, the video is the fourth and latest instalment of the band’s epic multi-part short film revealing the origins of the band’s iconic mascot Vic Rattlehead.
Mustaine told Kerrang! magazine about “Life In Hell”: “‘Life In Hell’ is about someone who believes he’s this James Bond-like motherfucker who can live this life of espionage. He’s ultra-cool. No matter what, he thinks that he’s going to get out of it. He’s someone with a nihilistic — maybe fatalistic is a better word — outlook towards things. It’s about that self-obsessed, self-absorbed person, and how they eventually get caught.
“I like to have a moral, or a payoff, to my lyrics. I think the middle-eight here really does that: ‘Only a fool would do what you’ve done / You lie, you steal and you cheat everyone / When you’re caught in your most despicable deed / You plead the court for diplomatic immunity…’ That could have been any of those people over the last four or five years who [were called out for] their terrible, predatory behavior in Hollywood. ‘Life In Hell’ is ultimately about that person who’s so into himself that nothing else matters to him, except him.”