Named following the Latin term for the black colored desert scorpion, Acrassicauda was founded by Faisal Talal (vocals, guitar), Tony Aziz (guitar), Firas Al-Lateef (bass), Waleed Moudhafar (vocals), and Marwan Riyak (drums) in Baghdad in 2001. Motivated by Metallica, Slayer, and Slipknot, and tutored by regional guitarist Saad State (who they explain as “the Yngwie Malmsteen of the center East”), Acrassicauda performed simply three concert events prior to the Iraq Battle started in 2003. After Moudhafar fled the united states, Talal had taken over his placement as lead vocalist. The problem quickly grew worse for the music group — daily assault on the roads of Baghdad and loss of life dangers from insurgents and spiritual fundamentalists managed to get first difficult, after that impossible, to discover safe places to apply or enjoy. In 2007, Acrassicauda was the main topic of the documentary ROCK in Baghdad, which presented the group to a world-wide market. Because of the documentary, supporters and well-wishers donated cash to greatly help the group, who ultimately still left Iraq to live as refugees in Syria before relocating to Turkey.