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After arriving in the United States, the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda got to have a backstage heart-to-heart with Metallica. Lead singer James Hetfield donated a guitar to the group.
April 2, 2010 The Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda formed in a basement in Baghdad under the Saddam Hussein regime — not exactly the easiest place to play thrash metal. The group, featured in the 2007 documentary Heavy Metal in Baghdad, just released its first EP, called Only the Dead See the End of the War.
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