Tuesday 25 June 2019
Culture Under Attack is a season of three free exhibitions, live music, performances and talks at IWM London that explore how war threatens not just people’s lives, but also the things that help define us.

'Being a metalhead isn't becoming a metalhead, it’s something inside you'

'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.

Jake will be playing and sharing his experiences, alongside fellow Syrian performer, Aeham Ahmad at IWM London on 6 July. Find out more and plan your visit

It is the first Rebel Sounds Live event, part of IWM's Culture Under Attack season. 

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