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Acrassicauda

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Acrassicauda is an Iraqi thrash metal band formed in 2001. They are often credited as being the first heavy metal group to emerge from Iraq. They formed and played concerts under the Saddam regime, and became well known outside of the local Iraqi metal scene after Vice magazine did a profile of them. They received even greater coverage when they were profiled in a feature length documentary about the band and their troubles in Iraq called, Heavy Metal in Baghdad. Read more on Last.fm

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Vice have just started showing a serialisation of their excellent documentary, Heavy Metal In Baghdad. If you’ve not seen it before, now’s your chance.

February 13th, 2012

Heavy Metal In Baghdad Vice Thrash Hits

No doubt more than a fair few of you are already familiar with Heavy Metal In Baghdad, the superb documentary by Vice Films, which tracks the existence of Acrassicauda, Baghdad’s only active metal band during, and in the immediate aftermath of, the invasion of Iraq and ousting of Saddam Hussein. If you’re one of the poor souls who hasn’t yet checked out this vital documentary, Vice are now showing the entire documentary in serialised format over on their website.

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EP: Acrassicauda – Only The Dead See The End Of The War

April 14th, 2010

Acrassicauda
Only The Dead See The End Of The War EP
VICE Records
15 March 2010

by Tom Dare

No band better embodies the spirit of metal than Iraq’s Acrassicauda. They had their rehearsal studio bombed, their lives were threatened because of their music and they had to flee their country and become refugees. After surviving life under Saddam Hussein, invasions, insurgencies and even an airstrike on their instruments, they finally got to safety in America, and have now released their first professionally-recorded EP.

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