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Aktaion Posts "Cancer" Lyric Video

Having recently released the "Cancer" single, which was inspired by the war First World War poems of Wilfred Owen, today the Halmstad, Sweden based metallers from Aktaion have now unveiled a new lyric video for the track.

Commissioned by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art, the single also features a guest solo from Armageddon’s guitar virtuoso Joey Concepcion.

The band comments: “With the release of ‘Cancer’ we are setting a new standard and starting the new, more polished era of Aktaion. We are moving into more focused territory and will continue even further in the footsteps of ‘Cancer’ with new material in the later parts of 2017.”

Guitarist Francis Larsson adds, “The backbone of the music for ‘Cancer’ came together surprisingly quickly, with most of the music written during one late evening. I struggled with finding the right lyric inspiration and took several different approaches until I stumbled upon an archive of poems written during and around the First World War.

"One in particularly caught my attention; ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen. It fit perfectly with what I felt the song needed and the emotion behind writing the instrumentals for the song. A lot of inspiration and even direct citations in the lyrics for ‘Cancer’ comes from this poem. I searched for a long time for the ‘soul’ of this song and found it in the words of Wilfred Owen and of the lives lost whom he wrote his beautiful poems about. I think the theme of losing one’s comrades in battle and the terrors of war in general, and especially from chemical warfare as in this case, made up a perfect theme for the song.”

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