This Saturday Paraguay´s metalhead community held a march through downtown Asuncion. Yes, you read that correctly, the metalhead community. The march was part of a grassroots campaign to encourage metal band Iron Maiden to include Paraguay in their 2011 tour. It was prompted partly by the band´s declared interest in visiting and playing in Bolivia and inspired by a successful march for Iron Maiden to play in Venezuela. Check out this post on Taringa! for more information on the campaign and a good poster promoting the march. My hats off to the metalheads for their dedication – Saturday was a scorcher and as we all know black clothing is unbearable in the sun.

So if you’re sick of cachaca and can´t handle any more reggaeton now you know there is another music scene in Asuncion: metal!