Baghdad Headbangers

The story of Iraq's most celebrated heavy metal band, Acrassicauda.

Formed in Baghdad in 2000, they even managed to perform in front of wildly enthusiastic audiences during the violence and chaos that followed the fall of Saddam Hussein. This programme catches up with the four band members in Turkey, where they are now living as refugees, and hears how they hope to gain asylum in the United States and hit the big time.

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20081011

The story of Iraq's most celebrated heavy metal band, Acrassicauda.

Formed in Baghdad in 2000, they even managed to perform in front of wildly enthusiastic audiences during the violence and chaos that followed the fall of Saddam Hussein. This programme catches up with the four band members in Turkey, where they are now living as refugees, and hears how they hope to gain asylum in the United States and hit the big time.

20081011

The story of Iraq's most celebrated heavy metal band, Acrassicauda.

Formed in Baghdad in 2000, they even managed to perform in front of wildly enthusiastic audiences during the violence and chaos that followed the fall of Saddam Hussein. This programme catches up with the four band members in Turkey, where they are now living as refugees, and hears how they hope to gain asylum in the United States and hit the big time.