Our friends at Metalsucks.net posted the following:
Heavy metal is as international as any musical genre, and that’s why we think this press release we received from VBS.tv is pretty rad:
“Acrassicauda, Iraq’s only metal band, have had to sell all their non-essential stuff (CDs, tapes, t-shirts) so they could move after receiving some pretty serious threats. We don’t have the full story, but they live in Iraq. The folks at VBS.TV, who ran the Heavy Metal in Baghdad series on Acrassicauda (currently pulled from the site as the series is being turned into a feature-length documentary) are preparing a care package of CDs (mix CDs are encouraged), tapes, shirts and magazines. If you have any metal items you can spare or the time to make a mix, send them to the address below and increase your overall International Metal Brother/Sisterhood Karma.”
97 North 10th St., Suite 204
Brooklyn NY 11211
We also heard a rumor they need guitar strings. PLEASE NOTE, in order to reach the band, please make sure all items are postmarked no later than this Saturday, August 25th.
Heavy Metal in Baghdad – the documentary feature film will be premiering as an official selection at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. If you’re not familiar with Acrassicauda, aka the Black Scorpion of Baghdad, you can check out the trailer online at http://www.heavymetalinbaghdad.com.