Baghdad heavy metal band Acrassicauda, who were the subject of the 'Heavy Metal in Baghdad' documentary, are embarking on their first tour. The band is supporting its debut EP, 'Only the Dead See the End of the War,' which came out on March 9th.

The band has overcome plenty of obstacles in their native Iraq, including the decimation of their practice space which forced them to live a refugee-like existence. The band members bounced from Baghdad to Syria to Turkey, but kept their eyes fixed on the prize.

Acrassicauda's tour kicks off tonight in Ann Arbor, Mich., and runs through the end of the month.

May:

16th Ann Arbor, MI The Blind Big

17th Columbus, OH Ruby Tuesday Club 3 Hour

18th Chicago, IL The Empty Bottle

19th Chicago, IL Record Breakers (All Ages)

19th Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club

22nd Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Live

23rd Dallas, TX Trees

24th Austin, TX Red Seven

25th San Antonio, TX White Rabbit

27th El Paso, TX The House of Rock Live

28th Tucson, AZ Club DV8

29th San Diego, CA Brick by Brick

Watch the video for 'Garden of Stones'