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VBS saves heavy metal!!
The Syrian government is threatening to send Iraqi refugees back to Iraq.
Commencing October 10th, 2007, the visas of the members of Acrassicauda, Baghdad's outlaw heavy metal band, will start to expire, and the Syrian government will not renew them, meaning the band will have to return to Iraq. Their time is running out. VBS.TV has joined the movement to help Acrassicauda and others in similar situations. You can make a donation to save them at their website, heavymetalinbaghdad.com or by clicking this sentence.
and make sure to check out VBS's movie Heavy Metal In Baghdad, a feature film documentary that follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda from the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to the present day. Playing heavy metal in a Muslim country has always been a difficult (if not impossible) proposition but after SaddamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s regime was toppled, there was a brief moment for the band in which real freedom seemed possible. That hope was quickly dashed as their country fell into a bloody insurgency. From 2004-2007, Iraq disintegrated around them while Acrassicauda struggled to stay together and stay alive, always refusing to let their heavy metal dreams die. Their story echoes the unspoken hopes of an entire generation of young Iraqis.