AUAB (Artists United Against Bullying), a project launched by Paulo Mendonça and former In Flames bassist Peter Iwers in an effort to raise awareness about the “destructive consequences of bullying,” have shared a new video for a new song titled “Hero.” The track features Iwers and Mendonça alongside Jeff Scott Soto (Sons Of Apollo, etc.), Anton Roos (Saffire), and Fredrik Stenberg (Road Ratt).
“People in all ages being treated unfair and disrespectful for different reasons. It is something that we see in the schoolyards, in the locker rooms, at the offices, on the Internet and the social media platforms. And even in bands.
Bullying is not always something that is easy to detect but if we can give attention to the problem, the awareness increases. By talking and telling each other’s stories, we can make people aware and through that make a change together.
So why do we do this?
We want to put a spotlight on the problem and make people aware of the problem and consequences that come through bullying.
So what do we have in common? We are two guys who share the view of human equality and the love for music. We want to make people aware through the music that we make.
Our goal is to create a forum for people who want to share their stories and to create awareness all over.
If we could contribute to a place where people can get support from each other, that would be something worth working for.
You don’t have to be a hero, just a friend to wash away the pain. A small compliment or just letting someone know that they’re not alone can make the big difference.
Join us, we can make that difference.”