Akiavel is now streaming their new single "Comrade", whose lyrics are based on the story of the horrifying serial killer Andrei Chikatilo.
"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," said vocalist Auré.
"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."