Band: Akiavel
Song: “Comrade”
Director: Disclosure Production
Album: Væ Victis
Release Date: April 23rd, 2021
Label: Akia Records

The song is based on serial killer Andreï Chikatilo. Frontwoman Auré comments on the track and video:

When I decided to write on this killer I knew it wasn’t going to be easy… He is for me one of the most violent monsters. Above all, he targeted children…

When I was in front of my blank page, as I did for the other songs, I was watching reports on Andreï Chikatilo. It hurt me a lot. I was angry too.

I’m a mom. I couldn’t help but think that it could happen to anyone…Then I had an idea. If our children could be their voices. I wrote a chorus to make it easy to sing. I wanted us not to forget these poor victims…When the song was written, I hugged my son very hard against me. I had tears in my eyes. I asked him if he wanted to participate in a tribute to the missing children. He immediately agreed.

We did the test and it gave me chills.

For the video clip, I printed the real photos of the victims and the real search notices. I hope we have respected their memories. While denouncing the atrocities of this monster, we do not forget the victims.

Don’t forget to catch Akiavel tomorrow on the two-day finale of Metal Injection’s Slay At Home Fest. The event will run tomorrow, June 18th and Saturday, June 19th beginning at 3:00 PM EST via Metal Injection’s YouTube channel. You can set a reminder.

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[via Decibel]