Death Metal, a subgenre of Rock, is the chosen instrument for freedom of speech and civil revolt rising in the city of Huambo, Angola.
Following a 26-year-long civil war after gaining independence from Portugal, the southern African country was left destitute at the hands of conflict and a crumbled infrastructure. Thus, the growth in death metal and a hardcore scene that has taken place in the latest years shouldn’t come as a surprise. In fact, anger and rebellion –– principles of that music –– all resonate against a city torn by war.
Death Metal Angola is the documentary by New York filmmaker Jeremy Xido that chronicles the story of Sonia Ferreira as she organizes the country’s third annual rock concert with her guitarist boyfriend, Wilker Flores, while also running an orphanage and children’s shelter.
Coming soon, check out the trailer of Death Metal Angola up top.