New documentary on the first metal band from Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a difficult place. The never-ending American war. The Taliban. Tribal battles. The heroin trade. Suicide bombings. Yet amongst all that strife, metal music can be heard.

Rockabul is a new documentary about the rise and fall of an Afghan metal band called District Unknown, the first indigenous metal band (as far as we know, anyway) to ever come out of Afghanistan.

With executive producer Bill Gould (yes, the bass player of Faith No More), the film looks at the band could be born in just a hostile place. Read more at Metal Underground.

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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