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(BBC)   Now that Qaddafi's gone, Libyan metalheads can come out of the woodwork   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 29
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2013-01-01 05:56:54 AM
Cool indeed.
 
2013-01-01 06:06:31 AM
Why would metalheads be in woodwork? Shouldn't they be in cages?
 
2013-01-01 06:18:52 AM
www.thegamerschallenge.com

Metalheads you say?
 
2013-01-01 06:21:55 AM
If Mali is any example, Islamic fundamentalists will take over, ban music at gunpoint and force said metalheads right back into the woodwork.

And probably make them cut their hair, too.
 
2013-01-01 06:25:19 AM
In before some dweeb completely identifies the oppression because, like, his mom asked him to turn down the stereo while Warrant was on.
 
2013-01-01 06:49:50 AM
I can totally identify with this kind of oppression. Just the other day my mom asked me to turn down the stereo while Warrant was on.
 
2013-01-01 06:57:21 AM

State_College_Arsonist: If Mali is any example, Islamic fundamentalists will take over, ban music at gunpoint and force said metalheads right back into the woodwork.


One of the best metal bands I've heard in 2012 is an anti-Islamic black metal band from Saudi Arabia called Al-Namrood. If what I've read is accurate, they operate more like an underground resistance group than a traditional metal band - using pseudonyms exclusively, recording in secret locations, using secure channels to distribute their music outside of the country etc. They live in constant peril of discovery and possibly execution for blasphemy by the Mutaween but they've said they have no intention of stopping.
 
2013-01-01 07:24:53 AM
Thats so farking sad.
 
2013-01-01 07:26:33 AM
One of the most heartwarming videos I've seen online in a while is where the members of Acrassicauda (an Iraqi Thrash Metal band that now resides in the United States after achieving refugee status) got to meet James Hetfield following a Metallica concert. The members of the band looked so awestruck when James came up to them and shook their hands that you would think they'd just seen the face of God. I couldn't help but grin when I saw it.
 
2013-01-01 07:34:17 AM
Kaddaffi Style.
 
2013-01-01 07:52:54 AM
Can they sing Berserker? Link (Mildly NSFW)
 
2013-01-01 08:40:21 AM
These guys need a YouTube channel and a Kickstarter project. I'd send $10.
 
2013-01-01 08:46:58 AM

darkjezter: One of the most heartwarming videos I've seen online in a while is where the members of Acrassicauda (an Iraqi Thrash Metal band that now resides in the United States after achieving refugee status) got to meet James Hetfield following a Metallica concert. The members of the band looked so awestruck when James came up to them and shook their hands that you would think they'd just seen the face of God. I couldn't help but grin when I saw it.


Looked it up. Great video.
 
2013-01-01 09:38:48 AM

darkjezter: One of the most heartwarming videos I've seen online in a while is where the members of Acrassicauda (an Iraqi Thrash Metal band that now resides in the United States after achieving refugee status) got to meet James Hetfield following a Metallica concert. The members of the band looked so awestruck when James came up to them and shook their hands that you would think they'd just seen the face of God. I couldn't help but grin when I saw it.


Looked it up also, I thought the Iraqi guy was going to faint when Hetfield put the guitar in his hands. Very cool.
 
2013-01-01 10:23:54 AM

Snapper Carr: State_College_Arsonist: If Mali is any example, Islamic fundamentalists will take over, ban music at gunpoint and force said metalheads right back into the woodwork.

One of the best metal bands I've heard in 2012 is an anti-Islamic black metal band from Saudi Arabia called Al-Namrood. If what I've read is accurate, they operate more like an underground resistance group than a traditional metal band - using pseudonyms exclusively, recording in secret locations, using secure channels to distribute their music outside of the country etc. They live in constant peril of discovery and possibly execution for blasphemy by the Mutaween but they've said they have no intention of stopping.


That's badass. I'm going to have to check them out (assuming their work is available here in the land of the free")
 
2013-01-01 11:15:12 AM

Intoxoman: darkjezter: One of the most heartwarming videos I've seen online in a while is where the members of Acrassicauda (an Iraqi Thrash Metal band that now resides in the United States after achieving refugee status) got to meet James Hetfield following a Metallica concert. The members of the band looked so awestruck when James came up to them and shook their hands that you would think they'd just seen the face of God. I couldn't help but grin when I saw it.

Looked it up also, I thought the Iraqi guy was going to faint when Hetfield put the guitar in his hands. Very cool.


Seriously, that was awesome! Here's the vid if anyone else wanted it  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pFTnNAiBJ4

Just seeing that dude try his best to not cry brought a smile to my face. I can't imagine being in that situation. "Dude, don't cry in front of your idol, he's a metalhead STAY METAL!"
 
2013-01-01 11:37:25 AM
When the BBC confuses "sight" with "site," it makes me weep for our language.
 
2013-01-01 11:44:05 AM
Hetfield can be a douche, but that was good. Good luck guys and welcome to America.
 
2013-01-01 12:33:23 PM
great, more parts of the world that think its the 1980s
 
2013-01-01 01:43:52 PM
Damn that was an awesome video. Hetfield circa 1984 was a god...but was sacrificied in a Pagan ritual in 1988.
 
2013-01-01 01:46:12 PM
They burned the god dammned instruments over there????? What the f?!?!?!?
 
2013-01-01 01:51:31 PM

thisiszombocom: great, more parts of the world that think its the 1980s


Better the 1980s than the 980s.
 
2013-01-01 02:16:55 PM

marius2: Intoxoman: darkjezter: One of the most heartwarming videos I've seen online in a while is where the members of Acrassicauda (an Iraqi Thrash Metal band that now resides in the United States after achieving refugee status) got to meet James Hetfield following a Metallica concert. The members of the band looked so awestruck when James came up to them and shook their hands that you would think they'd just seen the face of God. I couldn't help but grin when I saw it.

Looked it up also, I thought the Iraqi guy was going to faint when Hetfield put the guitar in his hands. Very cool.

Seriously, that was awesome! Here's the vid if anyone else wanted it  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pFTnNAiBJ4

Just seeing that dude try his best to not cry brought a smile to my face. I can't imagine being in that situation. "Dude, don't cry in front of your idol, he's a metalhead STAY METAL!"


They lost all sense of Metal when they did the movie and had a band therapist.
 
2013-01-01 03:42:47 PM
Did he just say "make f*ck?"
 
2013-01-01 03:58:14 PM
I saw the documentary on that Iraqi band, forget where, but other than being pretty amateurish, I really appreciated their love for metal. Good on them and welcome to America. We're pretty farked up here, but not burn-your-instruments farked-up.

Re: Hetfield- in the '80's, there was, for me, none higher. He oozed integrity. He oozed metal and cool. He seemed to have both feet planted firmly on the ground. Jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, no makeup- that shiat seemed real and really spoke to me.

Then a few years went by and I realized that he and the rest of the band were just as fake as Warrant. Then they hired a therapist and the farking wheels fell off.
 
2013-01-01 04:24:56 PM
I wonder if any have songs about rampaging jinn as opposed to rampaging svartalfar or domovoi.
 
2013-01-01 06:50:03 PM
Look, I hate what Metallica has become just as much as the next person. However, regardless of why he did it, that moment changed that guys life and it was really cool of him to do that for him. If you can bring that sort of happiness to someone, and you do it, than you get respect in my book.
 
2013-01-01 09:57:52 PM

marius2: Look, I hate what Metallica has become just as much as the next person. However, regardless of why he did it, that moment changed that guys life and it was really cool of him to do that for him. If you can bring that sort of happiness to someone, and you do it, than you get respect in my book.


Agreed. Good on Hetfield.
 
2013-01-02 07:03:02 AM
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