Vice TV (VBS) has been one of the few outlets coming correct on the new video media front. They offer a plethora of channels with...

Vice TV (VBS) has been one of the few outlets coming correct on the new video media front.  They offer a plethora of channels with shows dedicated to a smorgasbord of subculture documentation.  One series in particular, Heavy Metal In Baghdad, follows up an article Vice ran in 2003 on the only heavy metal band in Iraq.  Needless to say, a lot’s changed since then.

In the fifth and final episode, the VBS crew finally catches up to the band members.  However, only two have remained in Baghdad; Firas Al-Lateef, bass player, and Faisal Talal, vocalist.  In one discussion, Firas explains the dangers of fashion expression in "free" Iraq.

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