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AKIAVEL - Exclusive Premiere Of The New Video "Frozen Beauties"

Ready for some blistering and dark blackened death metal? The French female-fronted band Akiavel are now unveiling their first single, "Frozen Beauties", from their forthcoming opus, Væ Victis, due out on 23rd April. The single is accompanied by a truly chilling video, depicting the historic and grizzly serial killers: Ivanova and Olga Tamarin.

Væ Victis is a concept album that explores the darkest and most depraved spaces of the human psyche. Further evolving their sound, Akiavel takes a radical approach to their musical assault, consuming the listener with dizzying maelstroms of chaos. Væ Victis embodies the word “death”, putting forth an intrusive battery of blistering guitars, pummeling drums, and scathing vocals that culminate in one of the most robust death metal records the genre has seen yet.

Vocalist Auré comments on the album: “My writing is quite a ritual! To write Akiavel's second album it only took containment, a lot of frustrations, and reports on serial killers... I'm fascinated by the brains of killers. I wanted to take a closer look at it and I read a lot of books around them. During the confinement, the time passed quickly, because I was on the lookout for anything that could touch my subject. As for writing itself, it's part of my life. I've always read and written a lot. I studied literature. I love Molière's language so much. When I compose a song, I like to be alone at home. I'm old school so I don't have a computer. Just a pencil and a white page. A lot of things happen in my head and in my feelings when I decide to write about a subject. For example, when I wrote "Comrade", I was so focused on the horrors of Tchikatilo that as soon as I finished, I took my son in my arms, I hugged him very tightly, I kissed him a thousand times, I almost cried... Depending on the subject, if it touches me too hard sometimes I need a little time before I dive back on another song.”

Akiavel were formed in 2018 by vocalist Auré, guitar player Chris, drummer Butch, and bass player Jay. The band has always been quick to lay out the hits, releasing their first, self-titled, EP that December. Drawing inspiration from bands such as Morbid Angel, Deicide, Obituary, Dissection, Testament and Gojira, this showcased their trademark sound: a mix of groove, thrash, black and old-school death metal, with a touch of melodic riffs, heavily rhythmic and hardcore sounds. The debut full-length album, V, was a fast follow, released in February 2020. Now, a little bit more than one year later comes to the masterpiece Væ Victis.

So, if you are eager to hear some utterly devastating darkness then you will not miss Akiavel's "Frozen Beauties". And of course, you don't dare to miss Akiavel's second full-length Væ Victis which comes out on 23rd April as a self-release. It's a truly venomous piece of a dark and twisted affair, exploring the depths of human depravity. Now listen and watch the stunning new video "Frozen Beauties". The video was directed by Mr Cana Production. Buckle up for a blistering musical ride through the minds of the most abhorrent humans to ever walk the earth. Metal at its best!

Akiavel line-up: Auré (vocals), Chris (guitars), Jay (bass), Butch (drums)

Akiavel links: Official website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube