Tuesday 25 June 2019

'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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