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Syrian Heavy Metal Bands Rock On During War

With the situation in Syria deteriorating daily, Syria’s rock and heavy metal artists continue to make music despite pressure from more than just their government.

Tanjaret daghet means "pressure cooker" in Arabic, and it’s the name of a three-member Syrian rock band about to release their debut album “180 Degrees.” They describe the title of their first single, Taht El Daghet (Under Pressure), released on Aug. 16 as “our perpetual state of being.”

 “If you don’t let the steam come out, there will be an explosion,” explained 31-year-old Khaled Omran, the lead vocalist and bass and guitar player.

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