Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with the Iraqi heavy metal band ACRASSICAUDA on June 11, 2010 at the Roxy in Hollywood, California before the group's first-ever Los Angeles-area performance. You can now watch the chat in two parts below.ACRASSICAUDA's debut EP, "Only The Dead See The End Of The War", was released in March. Recorded in 2009 following the band's final relocation to the U.S., the CD was produced by TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick and mixed by engineer Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, SYSTEM OF A DOWN). The four-song debut "explodes with ferocious war metal," according to a press release. "Only The Dead See The End Of The War" track listing: 01. Message From Baghdad
02. Garden Of Stones
04. The Unknown "Only The Dead See The End Of The War" is available for purchase at this location. ACRASSICAUDA made its U.S. live debut on January 21, 2010 at Brooklyn, New York metal dive bar The Charleston. The group played a 45-minute set in front of friends and family, including Skolnick. Check out photos of the performance at Viceland.com. For the past six years, VICE has documented the story of ACRASSICAUDA in its struggle to stay alive and continue the group while enduring the disintegration of its own country throughout the war.
Also in stores now is the inspirational book "Heavy Metal in Baghdad: The Story of Acrassicauda" (VICE/MTV Books). Expanding on the internationally acclaimed, award-winning VBS.TV/VICE Films documentary produced and directed by Suroosh Alvi and Eddy Moretti, VICE editors Andy Capper and Gabi Sifre extensively cover the history of ACRASSICAUDA, beginning at their youth in Iraq and culminating in their eventual relocation to the U.S. in 2008. Featuring never-before-seen photographs, setlists, posters, and flyers, the book tells the real story of life during wartime in Baghdad.