Heavy Metal in Baghdad

  • Published 1 year ago
  • Not Rated

This is a 2007 documentary that is produced by Suroosh Alvi and Eddy Moretti. They are on a quest of locating the Iraqi a metal band called Acrassicauda in the midst of the Iraq War.

In 2003, the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda were featured in a magazine article in Vice. With the help of the magazine, they found themselves able to make a show in 2005 that was sold out. Producers from Vice came back to Iraq in 2006 to find the band. Upon their return they found the huge number of death and mayhem, and the music studios were demolished by bombs.

Authentic meetings with the members of the band enable you to see into a sub segment of society saturated with American popular society and the dangers this pulls in. The film was shot more than three years. Shooting areas included Erbil, Baghdad, Lebanon, Beirut, Syria and Damascus. The film was conveyed by VBS TV, a fraction of the Vice.

Amid the shooting it was uncovered that the Syrian government did not approve the visa extension for the band in order for them to remain in Syria, therefore, the movie producers started to raise money in order to move the band in a more secure location, as opposed to going back to Iraq. The band received refugee status in 2009 and was permitted to move to the United States.

If you want to watch more music documentaries, click here.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Personal Triumphs
Kurt Cobain
youtube icon
Music +1

Kurt Cobain is one of the most famous musicians of all time. Best known as the lead vocalist of Nirvana, Cobain helped the group reach the height of popularity.Cobain was wildly cr...

  • 127
  • 1 day ago
  • Not Rated
Personal Triumphs
nina simone interview
youtube icon
Music +2

Nine Simone will long be known as an iconic music singer, songwriter, and a civil rights activist. She is responsible for popularization of different music styles, including jazz...

  • 215
  • 2 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
youtube icon

With more than 50 million records sold worldwide, and 15 studio albums, Megadeth are one of the few bands left from 1980s that have experienced mass success. They are part of the...

  • 213
  • 3 weeks ago
  • 10(1)
celine dion mother
youtube icon

Celine Dion is known as one of the most, if not the most successful female music figure. For years, she had songs ranking No.1 on billboard lists. And everything started like a d...

  • 459
  • 3 months ago
  • 10(1)

3,426 Videos / 3,029,181 Views
Related Articles