'Being a metalhead isn't becoming a metalhead, it’s something inside you'
Jake Shuker is lead singer of Syrian death metal band Maysaloon.
But in Syria, death metal is considered blasphemous and satanic - the ultimate rebel music, says Jake. His involvement in the scene sometimes prompted death threats, which made performing amidst the danger and uncertainty of war even more of a risk.
Because of the music, however, it was a risk Jake was prepared to take.