Jan “Monchi” Gorkow, 34, is the frontman for the Antifa punk/ska band Feine Sahne Fischfilet (Fine Cream Fish Fillet). In 2018, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier plugged one of their concerts on social media. The concert was held in Chemnitz, which had recently seen anti-immigration protests after a string of violent crimes by economic migrants from the Middle East.
Gorkow’s concert was supposed to be in opposition to the protesters and in support of open borders.
State police in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern classify the band as left-wing extremists for their violent music. German media refer to Gorkow as a football ultra (hooligan) and a self-described Antifa.
A left-wing website has launched accusations that Gorkow is engaged in “sexual violence” and “abuse of power.” The site also denounces the band’s label Audiolith and their management company, JKP, for failing to take action. The accusers seem to suggest that Gorkow uses his influence and celebrity within left-wing circles to get close to potential victims.
The accusations are being taken seriously in Germany’s left-wing circles, and efforts are already underway to prevent them. Feine Sahne Fischfilet made a public statement saying they do not know what the accusations are about. However, they concede that being an all-male band is problematic.
“We are aware that a band that only consists of guys can lead to problems. It was precise because of this awareness that we understood that we wanted to start with ourselves first and we are right in the middle of the process here.” – Feine Sahne Fischfilet
The story seems to mirror a similar saga from Canada. For years, David “Davie-Brat” Alexander Zegarac was a staple in that country’s Antifa punk rock scene. However, eventually, left-wing websites began attacking him for allegedly sexually assaulting underage girls. His accusers say he used the left-wing punk rock scene to gain access to potential underage victims and groom them.
In early 2022 Zegarac allegedly used his car to ram into peaceful anti-lockdown protesters in Winnipeg, Canada. Four people were injured.