Italian metal band Fratello Metallo's lead singer is a Capuchin friar
July 18, 2008 9:12 PM   Subscribe

Br. Cesare Bonizzi, "the heavy metal friar"(watch out for the volume on that last link), says he was inspired by the energy of Metallica and that he is not trying to convert anyone to Christianity, but rather to "convert [listeners] to life" and get them to live their lives "full stop."
posted by homelystar (15 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
that was BRUTAL.
posted by dunkadunc at 9:16 PM on July 18, 2008

Been there, done that.
posted by The Straightener at 9:25 PM on July 18, 2008

As I was just beginning my graduate education there was a guy I saw around a few times always wearing robes and with a powerful Beard.

Later on someone mentioned there was a monk who recently finished up his own graduate education, and I said, "Good to know, because I saw him around a few times and I was leaning towards monk but I wasn't sure if maybe he was just REALLY METAL."

It is good to see both coexisting, because this is METAL AS FUCK.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 9:30 PM on July 18, 2008 [2 favorites]

@The Straightener: Candlemass? Non sono la cosa vera!
posted by homelystar at 9:35 PM on July 18, 2008

He may have the music off Metallica but the beard's a bit ZZ Top.
posted by Abiezer at 10:24 PM on July 18, 2008

Many, many thanks.
posted by eccnineten at 10:39 PM on July 18, 2008 [1 favorite]

I don't know what he was saying in that Youtube link, but he sure seems to be a fan of Dio.

I'll get my coat...
posted by jackiemcghee at 11:50 PM on July 18, 2008 [1 favorite]

A Capuchin monkey that sang metal would be even better ... and Cebus is a cool name for a band.

Nice post.
posted by lukemeister at 1:23 AM on July 19, 2008

this is great : )
posted by sgt.serenity at 4:41 AM on July 19, 2008

posted by sciurus at 5:35 AM on July 19, 2008

posted by sciurus at 5:36 AM on July 19, 2008

That capuchin monkey band could tour with Hatebeak.
posted by sciurus at 6:02 AM on July 19, 2008 [1 favorite]

I'm confused. I just watched half a dozen of his YouTube videos and there was no singing or music in evidence. Am I missing something?
posted by Roach at 7:42 AM on July 19, 2008

Padre Maurizio is better: Divertiti di più, ma fallo con gesù!
posted by darkripper at 8:02 AM on July 19, 2008

Rapping friar.
posted by Jahaza at 12:49 PM on July 19, 2008

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