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Iraqi Metal Band Acrassicauda on Moving to Brooklyn and More

Every band has its set of problems. Feuding guitarists, trouble getting gigs, issues with scraping up enough money to record a record or go on tour.

Few American bands face the same struggles as Acrassicauda -- an Iraqi metal band that recently moved to Brooklyn. They were the subject of the film Heavy Metal in Baghdad, and faced daily challenges of being able to rehearse safely, increased security in their area, and even death threats. Sound of the City does a candid interview with the band.

STORY:
Q&A: Iraqi Metal Band Acrassicauda on Moving to Brooklyn, Their Ongoing Green Card Struggles, and Shedding on James Hetfield's Guitar

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