Racetraitor just shared a video for the song “Chamelecón” about the violence in Honduras.
The song is from the band’s forthcoming album Creation and the Timeless Order of Things, out November 17 via Good Fight Music. The intensity of the music is paired with the subject matter, as it tackles how governments and corporations treat Honduras. It also features vocals from Hera of Neckbeard Deathcamp.
The band say about the song:
“The second single from Creation and the Timeless Order of Things is called ‘Chamelecón;’ it is a song about a town just outside of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. For many years, Chamelecón has been one of the most violent places on Earth, though (it is) not really discussed by major news organizations or in public discourse.
“The context of ‘Chamelecón’ is one of colonization, multinational corporation installed governments in the late 1800s/early 1900s, recent U.S.-backed coups involved in the drug trade, internal migration and displacement for international manufacturing companies to open up factories in ‘tax-incentive’ zones, reception of high numbers of deportees from the U.S., total police corruption, and extreme levels of gang violence.
“The response of the state, U.S. government, and the corporations to the crisis has been the usual repressive militaristic police measures while sealing off borders in neighboring countries and the U.S. for families fleeing the situation. Never any real discussion about resources or justice. There have been few international protests or public outcry on social media about the situation in Chamelecón or Honduras. We (in the U.S.) go on using products made in these factories and consuming fruit largely unaware of the heavy cost.
“The lyrics of the song come from experiences from a band member who has worked on public health projects with community-based organizations in Chamelecón for the past 11 years. Some of the themes include public executions on the soccer fields, stories about folks involved in violence hearing demons on the roofs at night, and the unimaginable toll of historic and current violence on the community members.
“Like our previous video ‘Eid,’ much of the video was shot on location by friends who live in Chamelecon. They filmed mostly empty streets in the areas where the events of the themes of the song have taken place.”
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