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 […]

Baghdad’s Acrassicauda Releases Debut Album, ‘Gilgamesh’: ‘There Are a Lot of Statements’

Original article link Acrassicauda photographed at the Billboard office in New York, New York. From left to right: Moe Al Hamawandie, Faisal Talal and Marwan M. Trish Halpin Fourteen years after forming in Baghdad, the metal band Acrassicauda will release its first full-length album, Gilgamesh, on April 4. The delay is understandable. As depicted in the 2007 Vice […]

Acrassicauda – Gilgamesh Album Teaser

“Rise” – Acrassicauda exclusive 1st single release

Acrassicauda Studio Update November 2014

Acrassicauda Update : Week 1 @ Spin Studios recording “Gilgamesh”

Humanitarian Bazar Interview: Acrassicauda Pioneers Ready to Unleash New Iraq Metal Album Gilgamesh

Humanitarian Bazaar Magazine, August 2014  |  Marwan Samarae, with Daniel J Gerstle. CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT OUR FILM CAMPAIGN & COUNTER-VIOLENCE PROJECT! THE POINT: We talk to Acrassicauda as they head into the studio to record their new album, Gilgamesh. They are Iraq’s first heavy metal band, guys who risked their lives to perform thrash in […]




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