Baghdad Rocks To Sounds Of METALLICA And SLAYER

Wameeth of Mideast Youth reports: Just a few nights ago (on October 24), Baghdad was rocking to more than the usual roadside bombs and mortars when some 220 heavy metal music fans gathered for Baghdad's second heavy metal gig since the fall of Saddam's regime in 2003.

The enthusiastic male and female fans packed into a small, local venue for more than two hours to hear the Baghdad band BRUTAL IMPACT knock out popular covers from the heavy metal stable, such as SLAYER's "South of Heaven", DEATH's "The Philosopher" and METALLICA's "Nothing Else Matters". Lateef, the band's drummer, said that the gig was "awesome" because they managed to perform several difficult songs from some famous metal bands, for a very appreciative audience.

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Video footage of Iraqi band BRUTAL IMPACT performing a medley of METALLICA and SLAYER covers can be viewed below.


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