Megadeth’s “New World Order” and “We the People”: Metal With a Message


The iconic heavy metal band Megadeth never shied away from controversial and politically charged lyrics. With album names such as Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good!, Youthanasia, The System Has Failed and United Abominations it is not difficult to see that the leader of the group David Mustaine has strong opinions about lots of things and is not afraid to share them in his songs. Among his favorite topics: the vileness of the military-industrial complex, the hypocrisy of world politics and the brainwashing of the youth. Mustaine also often touches on spiritual topics, whether it be the black magic of his early years or the Biblical themes that appeared in his songs after his conversion to Christianity.

After nearly 30 years of existence, Megadeth shows no signs of taming down as Mustaine’s lyrics are as incisive as ever. Here are two songs from the band’s latest album TH1RT3EN that addresses topics such as the Illuminati, the New World Order and the fall of freedom. Nope, he ain’t no puppet.

New World Order – Lyrics

Where hath the apostles gone?
Joining hands with wicked ones
Revelation has come to pass, New World Order
will hold the mass
A book written by the man
used to control and command
All rights will be denied,
without the mark you shall die

No confession, all is known, all is known
New world order, you shall be shown shall be shown

Monitoring all wages
New world order comes in stages
Currency is obsolete
Feel the agony of defeat

Symbol of society today,
A must have or you shall pay
As humans flesh leads the mind
Just as a pawn the last martyr dies

No confession, all is known, all is known
New world order, you shall be shown shall be shown

Where hath the apostles gone?
Joining hands with wicked ones
Revelation has come to pass, new world order,
will hold the mass

We The People – Lyrics

Secret bureaucracy, it’s just a lie
The devil’s henchmen, in suit and tie
A sacred brotherhood, an ancient rite
Politicians and the double lives they hide

Violate your rights, no more equality
Surrender freedom, your Social Security
We the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die

Our founding fathers are rolling in their graves
The land of liberty needs a regime change
Until you no longer know right from wrong
The constitution isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

Violate your rights, no more equality
Surrender freedom, your Social Security
We the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die
In revolution we die

Screams from the future, warn of calamity
The coming plagues of the new disease
The Illuminati, one world currency
One world religion, one world everything

[Solo – Mustaine]

Violate your rights, no more equality
Surrender freedom, your Social Security
We the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die

We the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die

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Megadeth are great, but you can`t beat Killing Joke!

With song titles like: The Great Cull, Fema Camp, European Super State, The Lightbringer etc..

Killing Joke are more than relevant to websites like this.

Here is the trailer for the documentary `The Death and Resurrection Show`

As a follower of Jesus Christ this gives me some hope. What a awesome example this guy is to go from the darkness to the light and put it all out there. So admire and respect him. Jesus will have the victory and these pawns who are blinded by the temporary gain, will discover one day they have been lied to, deceived and betrayed. They will pay for their decision. Forever. No thanks. I'll go with the one who will have the ultimate victory. That's Jesus Christ and I've got nothing to hide baby. Illuminate that.

" In greed we trust, revolution we die"?

Why dont you understand that these men are with the illuminati?

Why cant you understand that what theyre telling us is exactly what they mean?

They trust in greed and fear revolution and they theyre telling us to do the same.

Where is the fighting spirit in this song. Where is the resistance?


There's no such thing as the illuminati go to the nightclub get bottle service, spend all your federal reserve notes on jewelry and go home and watch bad girls club! You know why? Because everything is ok big brother is in control. Don't worry about your children getting a cavity search at the airport, the patriot act, or the NDAA only those conspiracy nuts worry about that crap. Who cares ithat Rhianna, Nicki Minaj, Gaga etc keep covering their eye and doing very similar and strange hand gestures it means nothing!!! I wouldn't worry about flouride either cause its good for your teeth. I know some of you are concerned about BPA and other femenizing agents in your food supply but no need to fear $$$Viagra$$$ is here. I would never lie to you again I'm working in your best interest


Big Brother

They have good hair…

The new world order is here,I thought my country(Nigeria) was going to escape at least for a while and all of a sudden the government just started saying its time for the economy to become a cashless society where we would be using only credit cards.its still all talks now but I'm sure it would soon be implemented.well here we have it now,new world order officially starting in Nigeria.May the good Lord help us.and as for the band megadeath,I've never heard of them before

Speaking of the music industry, it seems Nicki Minaj had a glitch in her programming the other day whilst performing on the TODAY show.

Skip to 7:35 if you don't want to hear the 'interview'.

Also- Note that the interviewer asks her which alter he's speaking to. They don't even hide it anymore!

Gamma Ray also has an Illuminati themed album. Nice find anyway!

Just reading C. S. Lewis' "The Space Trilogy", and the third part ("That Hideous Strength") contains things discussed on this site: how the mass media brainwashes people, how Britain becomes a police state and the introduction of martial law, dissociated state of mind in those who have the wordly power, transhumanism, technomagic etc… Amazing read, I can only recommend to all who believe in Jesus and are curious about the real-life interpretation of the Book of Revelations by a "saint" like Lewis.

Symbols do NOT rule the world, however some folks would like them to. The Word rules the world, always has, always will, though for a time a thief has usurped some power. However, even that power is limited and he has to answer to the Lord Jesus. Not really buying Mustaine has converted unless he is very newly converted. A person truly indwelt by the Spirit of God will be brought to a holy, pure lifestyle (including their profession and the way they talk or sing and conduct themselves). As far as it being between him and God, I think not, as he has made his profession public. Though the Lord forgives us when we repent, we are also called to righteous living, not the "I'll do whatever I want, don't judge me living". We are not our own when Christ saves us and we are not free to do… Read more »

It's amusing that you state Jesus wasn't a rebel. Jesus was the ultimate rebel against the kingdom that man had made for themselves that happened to be ruling at the time, if he had not been, he most likely would not have been murdered. I understand your point, but you're looking at it in a transcendental point of view when these artists are rebelling in an earthly manner against earthly kingdom. Jesus rebelled, of course he did, but he did it peacefully. Every time we say no to NWO and to earthly things, we are rebelling and the more often we do this, the more we are transformed.

Converted in 2002

Dave used THIRTEEN because its been his lucky number. He was born September 13, started playing guitar at 13 years old, and this album is their 13th studio album to be released, so he said he would use this number, but if you still suspect you should listen to their older songs. the song "New world order" was actually a song from the early 90 's released as a Demo. "Foreclosure of a dream" is about economic depression, "Peace sells" is also about corrupt government. "Holy Wars" talks about people who kill. in the name of God. and many other songs with really interesting topics. By the way he won't play certain songs anymore because he is Christian, e.g. "Bad Omen" "Black Friday" and other songs he wrote while he was into witchcraft in his teen years.

I Forgot to mention the song "Endgame" really strong lyrics. the first few lines were straight on

"Peace Sells, but who's buyin'?" great song 😉

Gamma Ray is also another Metal band and also has a song called "New World Order". It's from the No World Order Album (2001). Check it out!

Groups like Megadeth are not supported or endorseed by the mainstream music industry.Those groups can use lyrics than the "controlled" pereformers can't.The quality of popular music began deteriorating since 1981 I was a teen in the 8o's .This coincides with the advent of MTV.MTV started showing their mind numbing videos in 1981.Maybe MTV was a major tool in the endeavors of the N.W.O. to dull minds with dull music?MTV has since branched out with their brainwashing "reality "shows.

New World Order is actually an old song… they just re-edited and remastered it.

I'll admit, that although I come to this site often, I have been a little sceptical about this whole NWO thing, but this article seems to be the final piece of the jigsaw for me. Anyone with an open mind can see that this world is truly f****d, and this simply plays into the elite's hands; they must be rubbing their hands with glee at how the masses are willingly accepting the propaganda and bullshit shoved in front of them. The NWO is coming one way or another and sadly there is very little that can be done.

For those looking to explore metal music, I highly recommend IRON MAIDEN. They were demonised by the MSM and religious groups for their album Number of the Beast. The title track is about a man who inadvertently stumbles upon a ritual sacrifice. The song portrays the act in a negative light. Orwellian doube-speak from TPTB, i.e. They exposed the evil but were projected as the villains. IRON MAIDEN, through 15 studio albums; have shown they fly in the face of the NWO and convey a message of humanity. UP THE IRONS!

Iron Maiden are excellent musicians, however I implore you to look a little closer & you will see (unless you are blind) that there are masonic symbols in all of their albums artwork, stage shows, etc. I wouldn't be surprised in the least if I learned that some/all of them were involved at some level of "the lodge." Listen, I'm NOT here to dis Maiden, but I'm (more than) a bit disappointed that they're serving Lucifer. Bruce Dickinson is a major fan of Aleister Crowley's & aside from writing books on magic, he not only had sex with boys/children, but murdered them as well! He was the self-professed, "Beast" and "Wickedest Man." Lyrical content aside, they're fantastic. But, you are being influenced whether you realize it or not.

I've watched Mustaine from the start of his decorated career. Been a hero of mine since I was a teenager. He's the real deal and he has always had a strong awareness in his lyrics of the Elitist rule over the masses. For that matter an acknowledgement of evil itself.

Good article, VC. Dave Mustaine lived in the same town I do for quite awhile, and I met him during that time. He's a cool and down to earth guy, considering all he's been through with the evils of the music business. He's just like any other dude you'd see in a shop or whatever, but of course, his hair is kind of a big giveaway (lol), so obviously people tend to recognize him and start bugging him…more than he would like, I'm sure. But that comes with the territory of being a "star", and he handles it quite well and humbly, from what I saw. It's so great to see any major band putting out a positive message – and it's so rare, in fact, that it stands out like a sore thumb these days. Of course, it won't get the huge adverstising budget from the record labels like… Read more »

These mofo's cant kill us all. Someway we have to retaliate cuz this is ridiculous we neeD some type of network to shut this sh!t down! And if they are monitoring this website and try to hunt us down i hAve a glock ready for dem bastards! Yes to megadeth for their awareness bless them

Wow, didnt see that coming,

I love people that aren't afraid of anything; despite all the negativity speaking the truth will get you. Are all metal bands like this? If so, I'll listen way more.

this just shows that NWO is coming and its closer then you thought

they are already singing about it the whole song ( new world order ) is completely how iluminati looks like……this is damn scary and i see few more bands going like that too actually a friend of mine showed me that one band started to sing a song with underlined messege and started doing the iluminati simbols and made the public do the same ( it was on live ) sadly i dont know what band it is its just my friend said it

iluminati is taking control fast really fast…….but we cant even stop it yet atleast 😉

What a bloody s""t band.

It's a shame these sorts of songs are not being spread by more popular bands.

I have never heard of these peeps before.

Listen to "Peace Sells", the song was ahead of its time. He was one of the only few in metal talking about this stuff in 1983, and he never shut his mouth about it, very opinionated. They might have been one of the first bands to be a smartass as well, lol. Just the chorus alone, "Peace Sells, but who's buying?" thats awesome if u ask me.

How have you not heard of Megadeth? Songs like these will never be spread by popular bands, and Mustaine will speak his mind until the day he dies, u cant kill that mans spirit. He pretty much paralyzed his hand, lost all feeling in it and had to learn to play again, and after 30 years of thrash metal that will never be accepted by popular media, yet he still stays relevent and still plays side by side with these younger heavier bands, i have nothing but respect for Mustaine. I cant even imagine the war that goes on inside that mans mind daily, from speaking of black magic, to becoming christian, speaking his mind on the worlds elite no matter who its going to piss off, Mustaine will always be one of my favorite guitarists/lyracists.

Sorry if I offended you.

Nice to hear your opinion though and too be honest I agree.

By the way the song {we the people} is better than the first song posted { new world order. } Though both are good the second songs has a better choru and the solo guitar playing by dave mustaine is really kicking out loud and great sounding.

Tanks for another great post VC!

Ya.. I think i'll spend more time listening to Megadeath now!

Back in the mid-eighties I was a huge fan of the heavy metal music. I still like alot of it and I'm really a big music fan of most genre's of music. I think you have to first hopefully figure out if those who spread the word about the nwo are not promoting it in the first place. In their case I strongly believe that megadeth is against the new world order I hope I'm not wrong here. The lyrics are great and tell it like it is. Great music megadeth. Great posting vc, always up and current on getting us the infromation dealing with pop-culture and politics that what makes this website different than others. Alex jones,david icke,steve quayle,jeff rense,coast to coast are also some very good sites to check out. Viligant crosses over more in the entertaining genre and pop culture but that a very good thing. It… Read more »

Always been a big fan of Megadeth, Mustaine is one crazy lunatic, always has been, dude has had beef with everyone in the industry, just saw them live not too long ago

But anyway, the song Foreclosure of a dream was way ahead of its time, and my personal favotite Peace Sells really hits home with its lyrics

has anyone heard of donald marshall? he claims that he is the anti-christ im not sure what to make of it however? he also says that he is a clone, he was on the cover of megadeth.

What a bullshit! Do you really believe that doubtful and absurd article from your link? Sorry I don't really want to abase you but it seems to be false.

serious doubts


Thanks for that. I think the the lyrics to the songs are good. Is David Mustaine saved? Has he put away the past? Do I know? Does it matter? It doesn't really matter. Only time will tell for sure… .

Of course, Dave wasn't always on this route. If i remember well was a supporter of George Bush, before he did the u-turn and started writing what he writes today at his songs. Still he became a religious man (devoted christian) after was injured at his hand and he felt like God helped him. Nothing bad with all the above imo, as long as there's someone who has the guts and write something "against the grain".

Many times he's been a guest at Alex Jones Infowars show and i guess it would be nice from VC to write a few things for Muse ( and their resistance album.

Ok, i see there's some reaction here because of my primary post. – I didn't mention Dave's "u-turn" as a bad thing, i just used it to start a discussion. – (google it) He cause a serious problems when Megadeth were headlining a Greek festival some years ago and demanded the local (now famous all over the world) band Rotting Christ to be exluded from the line up because of their name. He did it. – Don't think with ur own mind on behalf of someone else. Get in the guy's boots, learn of his character, now his mentality. Dave had some serious addictions in his life, booze and drugs were on daily menu, it's not something he hides or people don't know. He is cyclothymic 100%, he can be ur best friend or ur worst enemy. But, on the other hand: change the band's name????? Great comment. It's a… Read more »
Regarding Muse – Satan is purposely creating a "new world order" with super "capitalism", the military industrial complex etc but is purposely working to collapse EVERYTHING in this system so he can bring about a cyber communistic world where everyone and everything is microchipped (ala the venus project….)… But to do this he must cause ultra chaos (ordo ab chao) in the forms of mass revolutions (which will be flamed by social media agent provacteur accounts)…where the people will rise up against all those "capitalist fat cats"….but of course – its all a big trap! And what do Muse sing about …revolutions, uprisings and RESISTANCE! These are the exact things the satanists want the sheeple to do….and so with lyrics like: Rise up and take the power back, it's time that The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that Their time is coming to an end, we have… Read more »

A disagree about the U-turn… if anything, he's been very vocal in lyrics regarding putting together the pieces of the "something is not right puzzle"… since the late 80's!

I stand corrected, that quote from Peter was the authors commentary, not a statement from him. Apologies!

For the trouble, if anyone has been looking for something good to watch:

NWO:Secret Societies & Biblical Prophecy Vol 1:

@Come as you are, I too believe that Dave's beliefs are between him and God, and this is exactly why I said I cannot say for sure where he stands because I cannot see into a man's heart. But I will tell you why his claim to Christianity does matter, and I'm speaking more to the Christians here, so if you or anyone else reading this are not, you can simply ignore me. I respect your free will even if I disagree, it is one of the greatest gifts ever given. I would also like to note that my stomping days were to the soundtracks of NIN, Janes Addiction, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden etc… beef today is not a taste issue. It's a substance issue. Music is an extremely powerful thing. And it is said that Satan was the leader of worship before his fall. He also knows his time… Read more »
Lyrics from 13: Public Enemy Number 1: Public enemy number one Jailbreak and a smoking gun You won't believe the things I've done And the killing was just for fun Black Swan: I sealed my fate, and I paid my debt I fell from grace with deep regret My angels left me, sorrows are my own And now I'm here with the devil on my own Black Swan keeps haunting me…… Never Dead: There is no one you can trust upon this grave Die with those things with flu to sin Feeding up all the wars They'll feed up in the end If I fall I'll set the dark (It's right to be feeling wrong) The torment never ends (it never ends) That fire that burns inside! For the rest of your lives in the realm of the never dead! These do not sound like the lyrics from a born… Read more »

Well Mustain's religious beliefs are between him and God and absolutely nobody else. As far as Mustaine's "ain't no puppet status", he has shown during his entire career great creativity, innovation and integrity. He never sold out to the demands of the record industry and has always denounced the evils and the hypocrisy of the elite. So he is no puppet, no matter what's his religion.

Sarah, yes some of his songs contain disturbing content but that is what artists do. He has not lived a perfect life (who did? cast the first stone) and his darker periods are reflected in darker songs. That is what artistic creation is all about. You might not like it, that's a question of personal taste, but I believe it is obvious that Mustaine is not a puppet of the music industry like the countless mindless pop drones VC has featured on his site.

I think muse are disinfo agents also.

I agree with Sara – to garner a quick following its now vogue to say youre anti new world order – but remember – satan wants to destroy this super "capitalist" New World Order – so he can bring about his cyber communistic one world govt…

If Dave Mustaine was really a Christian he'd most likely start by changing the name of the band

hey nice guy, like I said in my post, I didn't know if this guy was going a little too far! Some of his stuff is a bit extreme. And if Dave is a baby Christian, there should be some understanding that it is 'a process'……. and there needs to be a little more Grace in my humble. However, I did find some of the points in his article interesting regarding the continued Satanic affiliations, and occult references etc….Not sure if that is because he doesn't know? Or it is intentional? I went and read all the lyrics for '13' this afternoon…… not a man at peace. I'm still confused on what his angle or motive is. This is not to bash him!! Also like I said, I hope he is saved! That's the truth. Blips my radar when I read article after article or listen to interviews where the… Read more »

Simply amazing. With the music industry controlled (or invented) by the Illuminati, I'm stunned that this got out. Even Pete Seeger said that you won't get a song on the radio without government approval. Read Dave McGowan's "Inside the L.C." @ about Laurel Canyon and the birth of rock and roll. Beware, it's not for the faint hearted.

Oh Sarah O'Connor you are so cute when you apologize. You and your cheeky cheeks. Aww

sarah connor, there are fundamental Christians who even think the jesus-is-savior site paints a too wide brush disdaining almost everything under the sun (for example, the author says KJV is the only legit bible and every other version is not inspired by God, there are some that are off but once again, going too far). The site is true about somethings but the person sort of goes too far. At the end of the day, I pray he truly knows Christ. The Lord is constantly molding and sanctifying His children and we can only bear fruit through the Holy Spirit.

This was a round about way of agreeing with you Ed, it is controlled, so I'm just wondering what that means here? Like I don't think Hunger Games is some epic tale on behalf of us little bottom feeders.

Something about it all blips my radar.

Hmmm…..I am not that familiar with Megadeath and after reading this article decided to go check out his testimony on getting saved. Stumbled across this article in which the author has quite a different view, based on fruits. I don't know if he is being a little too hard, and I don't really have an opinion since I can't see in a man's heart, but I certainly hope he is saved. I am reminded however, that George W is NO Christian just cause he says so, and TPTB will infiltrate ALL levels, ALL areas of society. Adversaries tentacles are in everything! I do not believe the band MUSE is anti NWO either, not with how they conduct themselves, their actions, clothing, hand gestures and pictures contradict. If TPTB know this information is going to get out, about their dirty little deeds, seems reasonable to anticipate 'they' will have people doing… Read more »

Agreed. Muse is very anti-government. Another band would be Manchester Orchestra; their music video for their song "virgin" left me with goosebumps and chills down my spine. I highly recommend people to see this video:

But after you see "virgin" and get angry at the fall of America, all hope is redeemed somehow with the profound single called "simple math." This band knows things, clearly.

What do you think?

Pseudo-Occult Media has written about Muse (, and I personally think they are disinfo agents, mocking MK-ULTRA and conspiracy theorists.

Why do they would use the same symbolism to promote something they are against? I don't buy this….

@ carneiro negro

I agree with you. They are didinfo agents indeed. seems to me like theyre mocking us and dileberately letting us know what the deal is and theres nothing we can do about it.