Megadeth has released the official music video for the song Killing Time, taken from the band’s latest studio album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! Titled Chapter V: Killing Time, the video is the fifth and latest instalment of the band’s epic multi-part short film revealing the origins of the band’s iconic mascot Vic Rattlehead.

Regarding the lyrical inspiration for Killing TimeDave Mustaine told Kerrang! magazine, “Killing Time isn’t about homicide. It’s about procrastination. Psychopathy [another song from The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!] gives you the background] for the person that Killing Time’is about. The subject the doctors are talking about is this guy who thinks he’s got it all going on. But everything that he does peels back another layer of burnt skin. It’s stripping back the paint trying to cover up the mess that this person is. I actually know someone who’s just lost everything. We’re talking hundreds of thousands of dollars and a multi-million dollar company: gone. And he’d been warned. He was the slick dude in Life In Hell. He was the Junkie. He’s definitely the guy in Killing Time.”

To see other videos from Megadeth, please go here.

Megadeth recently received its thirteenth Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance” for the song We’ll Be Back from The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!.

19 Responses

  1. Very good once again Rattlehead. I think they sound like a very early Judas Priest, and I thought that the singer even pronounced some of his words like a very young ‘Metal God’.

    Which isn’t a bad thing at all.

  2. Tasker, I did indeed love Metallica before the Blah-k album. As a fan of uptempo bands like Motorhead and Venom, Metallica was MY “undiscovered” uptempo band that I discovered on the original 1982 Metal Massacre compilation. They gained success with tremendous underground following, no commercialization, “street” attitude, and blistering music.

    My Metallica changed with the Blah-k album. My band, that did things their own way, was now doing things the “corporate” way. And I hate “sellouts”. But I don’t blame Bob Rock…I blame Lars.

    Meh-tallica……still sucking for over 30 years.

    1. I know, I know, I was there and I admired them for the exact same reasons. Cheers Thrash Metal Forever \m/ \m/

  3. Forgot this Dana. Yet, I stuck with em’ viewing their growth & maturity much Like I viewed the Bealtes, having been raised on them by my Dad. Hetfield/Ulrich are just as good as Lennon & McCartney. I do think that Lux Aterna is milk toast & stock. To quote Larsy Pooh! \m/ \m/

    1. Hi Tasker,

      Not sure I would make that comparison-LOL!

      As for The Beatles, as a huge fan of the mop top era (A Hard Day’s Night and Help are my two favorite albums), I am not as enamored with the later years, as they started to experiment with sounds and drugs.

      While the Beatles got me into to RN’R, and are probably still at the top of my list, I don’t LOVE everything they did. There are some people, who just love The Beatles so much, that the band could have recorded flatulence, and those people would state it was genius.

      I am fair, IMHO, The White Album is just downright awful, and I always thought Sgt. Peppers, highly overrated. Again, to each their own.

    2. Sure, I hear ya and I respect your opinion. I’m kinda the opposite when it comes to their evolution in that I loved their early albums when I was a young kid like HELP, Hard Days Night. When I grew older into my teenage years and since now at 50, I find Rubber Soul through to Let it Be to be mostly solid albums and I’m not bored of them like I became for the earlier “pop” sound they had when they were still covering Bill Haley and Carl Perkins. Not that they’re bad by any means. Cheers

    3. Of course,

      Music like food, art, fashion, perfume…it’s all a matter of personal taste and preference. I think Paul Golbert’s favorite album is A Hard Day’s Night, as well.

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