Heavy Metal in the GDR

Tuesday 19. March 2024 — Sunday 9. February 2025
Heavy Metal in the GDR

Louder, harder, faster – heavy metal fascinates young people the world over in the 1980s. Whilst bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden conquer the stages in the West, an equally energetic heavy metal scene develops in the GDR in the decade before the Berlin Wall tumbles and Germany is reunited. It models itself on the western scene and is viewed with suspicion by the SED regime. The exhibition “Heavy Metal in the GDR” explores the everyday life of the fans and bands: leather jackets and studded bracelets, guitars and records tell stories about music and youth culture in the GDR of the 1980s. Contemporary witnesses bring these stories to life. …”

Free of charge

Museum in der Kulturbrauerei
Knaackstraße 97
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
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