I’ve not been struck to write in a while, but something came across my radar this morning that made me stop what I was doing and post.
I recently found a blog called NoiseAddicts and subscribed as you never know what these guys are going to write about. This morning I got an alert that they had posted a new item about a Heavy Metal monk. Intrigued I was, and immediately went to check it out.
Apparently, Brother Cesare Bonizzi is a Capuchin Monk in Italy. Brother Bonizzi uses music in spiritual meditation, but one day he saw
Metallica in concert and he was changed forever. They are indeed an awesome force to be rekoned with. Some would say their concerts are religious experiences and apparently Brother Bonizzi was moved accordingly.
Due to this particular experience, Brother Bonizzi has now formed a heavy metal band called Fratello Metallo, or Metal Brother for those of us who are not versed in the Italian language. Brother Bonizzi was quoted as saying, “Metal is the most energetic, vital, deep and true musical language that I know.” Well put bro.
I’ve always enjoyed edgier music, mostly in the hard rock and heavy metal vein, but it’s not enjoyed the success that other genres have. Not to mention having to endure the nonsensical court cases and frivolous law suits. It does my musical core good to see something like this springing forth from the religious community.
It will be interesting to see what Brother Bonizzi puts out on his first album and where he tours. Perhaps Metallica will pick him up as an opening act since he attributes his change in musical taste to them. I’d buy a ticket to go and see that show, and I bet a lot of other metal heads would too. Thank you Brother Bonizzi, and best of luck to you. Rock on dude.