'Heavy Metal In Baghdad' DVD Due Next Month

"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, will be released on DVD on June 10.

Playing heavy metal in a Muslim country has always been a difficult (if not impossible) proposition but after Saddam'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 2003 to 2006, 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.

"Heavy Metal in Baghdad" will have a limited theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles beginning May 23.

The "collector's edition" of the "Heavy Metal in Baghdad" DVD will feature over 90 minutes of bonus material, including the following:

* 45-minute featurette: "Heavy Metal In Istanbul" the documentary that picks up where "Heavy Metal in Baghdad" left off
* Seven additional and deleted scenes: 30 minutes of extra content including extended interviews with the band plus a meeting with the "Iraqi Godfather" in Syria; three live performances: "Acrassicauda Live!" Original ACRASSICAUDA songs "Underworld", "King Without A Throne" and "Message From Baghdad" performed in 2006 and 2008.
* Eight-page booklet: including the original Vice magazine article "No War For Heavy Metal"
* Movie trailer

Watch the "Heavy Metal in Baghdad" trailer below.

For more information, visit www.heavymetalinbaghdad.com.

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