Written By Jenn Holt & Christy Lee
Megadeth has released the scorching new video “Chapter V: Killing Time”, the latest track from the band’s explosive new album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!”
This marks the fifth installment of a multi-part short film revealing the origins of villainous protagonist Vic Rattlehead. The legendary thrash band has released the final part in what the band has been calling the Vic Rattlehead trilogy of music videos.
We follow our protagonist Vic Rattlehead with a Rattlehead army in combat in order to get to the fat man with a cigar (pseudo villain) and get him to release the mysterious woman (Rattleheads wife?) who saved his life and transformed him. The entire video series follows the backstory of Vic, as he makes his third appearance in the video trilogy in a five part series. In Vic’s quest, we get a dystopian-matrix-esque train fight scene. Vic’s fighting is vengeful and The video in itself almost is not like a current day war time aspect but more of an early nineteenth century feel, mostly because of how Vic appears (weaponry and clothing) and the environment in which the battles take place. The dark and gloomy aspect of the video gives you the impression of a vile power that intends to cause chaos and destruction. There are glimpses of the band playing, but Dave is predominantly seen throughout the course of the video.The song itself is well done. I’ve really enjoyed the new album. Megadeth really put a lot of effort into it and they didn’t let the removal of Ellefson affect anything. The videos really put an extension onto how well-written and thought provoking the album is.
Megadeth’s sixteenth studio album sees founder Dave Mustaine working alongside co-producer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Parkway Drive), who together oversaw 2016’s “Dystopia.”
Megadeth’s The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!:
- The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!
- Life In Hell
- Night Stalkers (feat. Ice T)
- Dogs of Chernobyl
- Killing Time
- Soldier On!
- Missin to Mars
- We’ll Be Back
- Police Truck
- The Planet’s On Fire [Burn In Hell] (feat. Sammy Hagar)
The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead! is available and can be picked up here: available via Universal.
Dave and the guys on the road opening up for Five Finger Death Punch at any of the following dates.
Fri Sep 2 – Houston, TX –The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman [tickets]
Tue Sep 6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion [tickets]
Wed Sep 7 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek [tickets]
Fri Sep 9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach [tickets]
Sat Sep 10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live [tickets]
Mon Sep 12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [tickets]
Wed Sep 14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center [tickets]
Thu Sep 15 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion [tickets]
Sat Sep 17 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater [tickets]
Sun Sep 18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [tickets]
Tue Sep 20 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [tickets]
Wed Sep 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake** [tickets]
Fri Sep 23 – Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain [tickets]
Sat Sep 24 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium [tickets]
Tue Sep 27 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater** [tickets]
Wed Sep 28 –Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center [tickets]
Fri Sep 30 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [tickets]
Sat Oct 1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center [tickets]
Tue Oct 4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center [tickets]
Wed Oct 5 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre [tickets]
Fri Oct 7 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds [tickets]
Sat Oct 8 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [tickets]
Mon Oct 10 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [tickets]
Wed Oct 12 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP [tickets]
Fri Oct 14 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena [tickets]
Sat Oct 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater [tickets]