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Current members of aPēdājs (from left Artūrs Jakovļevs, Armands Butkevičs, Lauris Polinskis)
Background information
Origin Latvia, Mālpils
Years active 1996 - present
Labels P3lican
Associated acts Frailty, Malduguns, Ryga, Dzelzs vilks
Past members
  • Kaspars Grīnbergs
  • Aleksandrs Jakovļevs
  • Raivis Austriņš
  • Ilze Pelēkzirne
  • Mārcis Judzis
  • Artūrs Zeps

aPēdājs is a Latvian alternative rock, metal band from Mālpils. The band has released two albums with songs ranging from hard and alternative rock to metal.[1]


The band aPēdājs was founded in Mālpils, Latvia January 9, 1996. The first members of the band were Artūrs Jakovļevs (guitar, vocals, lyrics), Armands Butkevičs (drums) and Kaspars Grīnbergs (bass). aPēdājs had a variety of other artists play for them since their creation.

In 2007 aPēdājs experienced their biggest shakeup when the only remaining members were Artūrs Jakovļevs and Armands Butkevičs. At this time Lauris Polinskis joined as drummer and Armands Butkevičs switched to playing bass. Since this change they released their two albums and played the most concerts.[1]

Lyrical content[edit]

Popular themes are relationships, death, sex, suicide, and pain. Since the release of their album “Sēras” the band has earned reputation in the media of being "a pessimistic, gloomy porno rock band".[according to whom?] During interviews the band has shown their support for this statement.[1]


  • Nāve pieskārās pārbaudīt pulsu (2018)
  • Sēras (2016)
  • Mana vārna (2012)[2]


  1. ^ a b c "aPēdājs: mūsu skanējumu raksturo definējums - pornoroks - alternative.lv". www.alternative.lv (in Latvian). Retrieved 2017-05-01. 
  2. ^ "P3LICAN PARTISANS SUBCULTURE". Retrieved 2017-05-01.