At first glance, Cesare Bonizzi looks like the archetypal Capuchin monk – round-faced, stout, with twinkling eyes and a long flowing white beard. But beneath his robes beats a heart of metal.
Brother Cesare is the lead singer in a heavy metal band which has just released its second album.
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The 62-year-old monk’s love affair with heavy metal began when he attended a Metallica concert some 15 years ago.
“I was overwhelmed and amazed by the sheer energy of it” he says.
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(Via Hot Air)