This past weekend, deathcore act Slaughter To Prevail made a post on their Facebook page speaking about what is taking place in Ukraine. Though they did not explicitly mention anyone by name, the band did say they, “We do not accept ANY military action.” The full statement reads as follows:
“No to war! Our band has nothing to do with politics, we do not take sides. We are for all peaceful inhabitants of this world and for world peace. We do not accept ANY military action. We wish all of you and your loved ones, relatives and friends to stay safe and hope this nightmare ends as soon as possible.”
As of today though, Slaughter To Prevail frontman Aleksandr “Alex Terrible” Shikolai (Александр Шиколай) has released an official statement on the band’s behalf regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This statement comes from the band’s social media accounts.
In the video statement, which you can find below, Shikolai introduces himself and talks about how the band is against any war. He talks about how what is happening in the Ukraine hurts the band, playing in Ukraine, and how the band are against this war. The video is titled, “Slaughter To Prevail against war.”
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Slaughter To Prevail is based in Yekaterinburg, the fourth-largest city in Russia. On February 26th, hundreds of anti-war protesters took to the streets of Yekaterinburg to denounce their country’s invasion of Ukraine. Several news outlets are reporting on the conflict taking place, providing constant updates as they arrive.
Slaughter To Prevail formed in 2015, which is the same year they released their EP Chapters of Misery. At the time of this writing, they have released two studio albums, with their latest record being the 2021 album Kostolom.
Words by: Michael Pementel