How heavy metal has provided an escape to those living in war zones | ITV News

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Published on 22 Mar 2019, 23:05
It may seem unlikely, given its themes of death, but heavy metal music is a genre providing an escape to peace for so many victims of war around the world.

Now fans of the music, including artists from Syria, have travelled to London for the first ever World Metal Congress - a celebration of the genre.

The genre was first created over half-a-century-old ago and many credit Ozzy Osbourne's Birmingham based band Black Sabbath as its pioneers.

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