Thursday, December 06, 2007

Acrassicauda, "Iraq's Only Heavy Metal Band"--Now in Turkey

Here's the latest from the BBC on Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda, until recently in exile in Syria, now in Turkey.

It's quite interesting how much coverage this band has received. No doubt it's largely the novelty factor.

Here's their myspace page (three songs to listen to--no downloads).

There is a new film about Acrassicauda, called Heavy Metal in Baghdad. Check out the preview (and more information) here. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last month.

Go here to listen to an NPR report (June 5, 2007--fortieth anniversary of the June War!). The Wall Street Journal covered the band in August 2004--read an excerpt here.

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