Friar Cesare Bonizzi, aka Fratello Metallo (Metal Friar), is about to release his second album "Misteri" (or mysteries) on a punk label. It was inspired by a group of Italian women singing about Jesus' mother Mary. Fratello Metallo wowed fans at last year's "Gods of Metal" concert, playing alongside Iron Maiden.
"I am religious and I am a priest, but I am not doing this to convert people to Christ, to faith or the Church, but for them to try to understand life, to be able to enjoy it. Nothing more."
Friar Bonizzi, a Capuchin monk, was once a missionary in the Ivory Coast.
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