A photo of Rock, the founder and leader of heavy metal band, Arka’n Asrafokor playing the guitar on stage.

Arka’n Asrafokor, the only known heavy metal band in Togo, was founded in 2009, and has played shows across the continent and in Europe.

Photo courtesy of Arka’n Asrafokor.

What It’s Like To…Be a Heavy Metal Band in Togo

Arka’n Asrafokor pioneered a heavy metal genre infused with local Togolese flavor, and they’ve taken their sound across West and North Africa, and Europe.