Last week I saw some news about a band that was unknown to me until then : Akiavel. I ended up satisfying my curiosity and went to have a look at their latest music video, Frozen Beauties, released on April 2nd. And it was simply love at first sight, THE thing that you play over and over again when you have the opportunity to do so … In short, four minutes of pure musical and visual pleasure. After an intro with creepy dark sounds against a backdrop of a walk in the woods, we are given a big slap. I leave you the surprise for those who don’t know the band yet… To get you in the mood, Frozen Beauties is inspired by the story of a mother and her daughter with cannibalistic tendencies, who committed about twenty murders at the beginning of the 20th century … I’ll just put it down here.

The videoclip presents a bloody romantic story, interspersed with great shots of the four musicians and their beautiful instruments (yes, that’s important !). And if, like me, you think this guitar is really cool, you can check it out right here => Dariusguitarz .

 

 

So I went digging to find out a little more about this quartet from the South of France. The band defines itself as “A visceral combination of groove, thrash, black and old-school death metal, with melodic riffs and a touch of hardcore.” Akiavel is clearly hungry for new things, as after releasing their first album in February 2020 entitled “V”, they are already offering a second opus, “Væ Victis”, for April 23, 2021. Pre-orders are already open !

In the meantime, there is plenty to look forward to on the band’s YouTube channel, which is already well stocked. No less than four music videos have already been made in 2020-2021. Akiavel never rests !

Also check out their live session with two tracks recorded during Metal Injection’s virtual festival ‘Slay at home’ (video below).

We can’t wait for the release of Væ Victis and, a little later, the resumption of the concerts to go headbanging with Akiavel.

 

Photo : Mr Cana Photography

 

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