An Iraqi Band’s (Semi) Happy Ending

Original article link By Roy Scranton April 1, 2015 Fifteen years ago, Marwan Hussein, Firas Al-Lateef, Faisal Talal and Tony Aziz were teenage headbangers in Saddam  Hussein’s Iraq, learning to play Metallica and Slayer off bootleg cassettes. They named their band Acrassicauda (after Iraq’s ubiquitous black scorpion, Androctonus crassicauda) and joined a small but active […]

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