Friday, July 25, 2008

Italian monk who looks like Lars Ulrich's dad starts metal band.


Italy isn't just about pasta, Catholic guilt, mafiosi and trains not running on time. Oh wait, it is. But aside from that, some cool things happen there from time to time. For example, an Italian Capuchin monk has started a metal band with some dudes that look like aging Limp Bizkit fans. You see, he was inspired after having seen Metallica live, which makes him one of only three people worldwide to have seen the band live in the last decade and not thrown up consistently for the subsequent 24 hours. I thought the only people Metallica ever inspired, were fat 15 year olds who picked up a bass and learned how to play "Orion". In case you're wondering, yes it's a monk...and not Lars Ulrich's dad.

In this picture we see Beardo-Papa Ulrich taking a quiet break from making his tiny son feel inadequate on film.


But wait. Before we get to the video of the monk rocking out...I should mention that Torben Ulrich actually has a band of his own. As it turns out, he's a semi-acomplished jazz clarinet player, who was taught how to play the instrument by Jazz great Sidney Bechet. So, perhaps he knew a little something when he told Lars to "delete that" regarding a new track Metallica recorded in the movie Some Kind Of Monster. You can read about Beardo Ulrich's band here. He's also some kind of artist (get it? A Metallica reference). Way better than Paul Stanley's work. Here's one of his paintings below. You can see more in his site.


Okay, enough about papa Ulrich. Here's the video of the metal monk.

13 comments:

  1. i don't know where to start... Italians are fucked. I'll just leave it at that.

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  2. when my girlfriend showed this to me on youtube earlier in the week (her sister had tipped her off) i knew it was just a matter of time before it'd hit MI. there's tons of videos of 'Fratello Metallo' on youtube and his vox is not too bad actually, angry growling metal voice.

    however, reading his wiki entry (esp section at bottom) it seems he does not have a clue about metallica, it's all seeming to be some sort of italian hoax...well not literally perhaps...but...well...i dont care...either way...

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  3. Looks like that dude from ROOT, minus the sicque head tattoos. Brown's the new black.

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  4. It's not a monk it's a friar. He's not supposed to live in a monastery all the time.

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  5. i do not appreciate the anti-italian sentiment of this post.

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  6. shut up and go back to italy.











    and once there, become a roadie for the monk/friar's band. and make him pasta.

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  7. the dude's come to show messiah marcolin how it's done.

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  8. messiah marcolin! how did i not think of that! I suck.

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  9. That first pic looks like El Duce with more of a beard.

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  10. I wonder if he likes little boys like El Duce did?

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  11. We are fucked up. Definitely. Totally agree. Where's the tag "berlusconi", anyway?

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  12. at least we don't make wars just for oil and money. i'd rather to eat pasta.

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  13. butthurt much?

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