According to RT, Sergey Troitskiy (a.k.a. Pauk, Russian for “spider”), the frontman of the Russian heavy metal band KORROZIYA METALLA, is running for mayor in the Moscow suburb of Khimki.
Troitskiy reportedly announced his decision to run for mayor in a series of videos posted on YouTube in which he put forth several “completely absurd” ideas, such as to only recruit Germans as civil servants, to turn the entire town into one big casino and to set up “gigantic oxygen-generating machines” to help Moscow cope with the summer heat. The musician also said that he planned to transform his informal “Heavy Metal Rock Corporation,” or KTR, into a political party that would use the KTR acronym but be named “The Corporation of Working People of Russia.” Pauk also vowed that if he won the mayoral elections, he would hold the KTR‘s founding convention in Khimki.
Formed in 1984, KORROZIYA METALLA is notorious for its provocative black-humor lyrics and public performances.
The band’s best-known song, “Russian Vodka”, was covered by KOLDBRANN and AGGRESSOR.