The Heavy Metal Coming Out of Syria’s Brutal Civil War

What’s the body count in the Syrian civil war now?  Over 200,000? Yet as President and Thug-in-Chief Bashar al-Assad wages war against his own people and as various factions fight each other, some things continue on as usual. Like the need for young people to make music.

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A new rockumentary, Syrian Metal Is War, shows how young people are using music to not only cope with the hellishness of living in Syria but as a way of maintaining some sort of dialogue with each other.

Watch the video below and then read the full story at The Atlantic.

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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