Sunday, February 8, 2009


One of the best music documentaries in recent years is easily Heavy Metal in Baghdad, about an Iraqi metal band called Acrassicauda. Set in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, the bandmates struggle with nationwide crises, oppression and everyday bloodshed while taking refuge in playing and listening to metal (which they advertise as "rock," since anything heavier is forbidden.)

Fast forward to February 1, 2009, when members of Acrassicauda get to meet James Hetfield backstage...

Read more about it in the New York Times article here.

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