Syria, with Jake Shuker
Singer & guitarist Jake Shuker was nine when he first discovered death metal, despite the genre being banned in Syria. From that moment on he was hooked. He formed death metal band Maysaloon as a teenager living in Damascus, before being forced to leave the city as war escalated around him.
Part of Conflict of Interest podcast
Before The War is part of Conflict of Interest, a podcast unpicking the world's most complex conflicts.