Monday, March 8, 2010

Iraqi Metal Band Acrassicauda Makes Some Noise

Acrassicauda not only writes songs about the devastation of war - the Iraqi metal band has witnessed it first-hand.

Since forming in 2001, the band (who was the focus of the documentary Heavy Metal Baghdad) dealt with the bombing of its practice space and its members received numerous death threats for being "Satan worshippers" and playing "Westernized music."

After deciding it was too dangerous to stay in their hometown of Baghdad, the band members took refuge in Syria, then Turkey, and finally the U.S.

Now the group is preparing to release its debut EP, Only The Dead See The End Of The War, which hits stores tomorrow. As cool as the story is behind this band, even more amazing is the music these guys play. It is some awesome old school sounding heavy metal music, which is refreshing to hear no matter where you live.

For more information on the band, check out this article from The New York Times and while doing that, listen to the band's first single, "Garden of Stones", below.

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