Guitarist Anthony Assaker is using his talents to shed light on social injustice, including issues such as discrimination and racism, on a new solo single, “Who’s to Blame,” that sees the musician exploring his singer/writer side.
“This is not just a music track but rather a shout out to everyone listening to stop for a second and think about important topics like discrimination, racism prejudice and social injustice that we have created over centuries and are blinding us in our day-to-day lives,” says Assaker, who has made a name for himself with breakthrough Lebanese metal acts Kaoteon and Death Tribe. “This is not limited to this war torn, politically corrupt and religiously segregated country. Many nations have it worse, many races are discriminated, many cultures are framed. I felt the need to record a track that I can pass on to others in the hope that I could inspire them to accept the others without judgement. Scientifically, we are all equal, we are one race, the human race, our blood is one color, our planet is the same. Our differences make us beautiful and stronger. Open up, ask questions and make apologetic mistakes without judgement. Every single journey is beautiful, and we have to make sure that we provide equal opportunities to everyone.”
The politically charged video went viral in the Middle Eastern community during the US election, racking up more than 70,000 views while still officially unreleased. The clip, filmed in Amsterdam where Assaker currently resides, is officially available now at