Even though it’s been torn apart by civil war, there’s still a metal scene in Syria

If there’s a form of rock that’s spread to more regions of the earth than metal, I haven’t seen it. Even in areas where this music is outlawed or driven underground, it still manages to thrive.

There’s a now a documentary entitled Syrian Metal is War. Despite the bombings, the chemical attacks, ISIS, foreign interference, warring rebel groups, and the rolling humanitarian disaster, metal lives in Syria.

Director Monzer Darwish began work on this documentary using nothing more than mobile phones and DSLRs.

Learn more about the project here. (Thanks to Tom for the link.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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