Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Metal Christmas songs

Ahh, it's that time of year, time for some great heavy metal Christmas songs. Yes, there actually are some and I am wondering if any of you know of more? The first one I ever heard was King Diamond's No presents for Christmas from 1985. This was released as a twelve inch single and it was the first thing that the King did once he went solo. Another song is Hanoi Rocks' Dead by Christmas which was released as a B side and later stuck on Self Destruction Blues which was a collection of their B sides and rarities. Black Metal originators Venom got into the holiday spirit as well when they did Black Christmas. Well, I am afraid all of those are really negative Christmas songs so my favorite would have to be Heavy Christmas by 220 Volt which can be found on their Power Games cd. They wish everyone a heavy Christmas which I take as meaning "listen to a lot of heavy metal over the holiday" rather than heavy as in "eat a lot of Christmas cookies until you feel heavy like you have lead in your stomach". While searching ebay I recently saw a few compilations of glam bands doing Christmas songs. One was I believe called the Glam that stole Christmas. I wasn't about to buy it as the concept behind this is scary to think that these hasbeen and never were glam artists aren't satisfied with just playing on tribute albums now they are playing classic holiday tunes to make a buck as well. Anyway has anyone else heard any heavy metal Christmas songs?


Blogger Ben Heller said...

The Darkness ? haha

Slade's "Merry Xmas Everbody" is the closest I can think of, but it's Rock as opposed to Metal.


5:09 PM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

I have a trick entry for you. Seeing as Jethro Tull is clearly metal (sarcasm intended), given that best metal Grammy over Metallica in the late 1980s, their Xmas songs surely apply.

-- david

5:14 PM  
Blogger Phantasmak said...

The only one I can think of is "Mistress for Christmas" by AC/DC. F*ckin hilarious lyrics. Heheh.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Ben- Slade are close to hard rock for their time so that counts, I guess.

Dave- I thought that was great when Jethro Tull won that award because I was so mad at Metallica at the time. I thought And Justice for all was a clunker and I was glad to see them lose an award that they really shouldn't have been concerned about. I don't think Lars Ulrich ever got it either.

Phantasmak- I forgot about that one. One of many mediocre songs off of the Razor's Edge.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about Christmas with the Devil by Spinal Tap

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there are a few metal xmas cd's like :3x trans siberian orchestra + twisted sister with twisted christmas + gary hoey's hoho hoey + punk christmas vol 1+2 +santamental from steve lukather + xmas project 1+2 + merry axemas 1+2 + theocracy with o come emmanuel + a brutal xmas + world metal alliance with metal xmas

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooh i forgot the monster ballads xmas cd & manowar :silent night. ken tamplin : the colors of christmas album and last but not least magnum has some xmas songs on dvd.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and there are some others like : jingle balls from korn & silent night from deliverance & christmas ride from fight(rob halford) & i am santa claus from bob rivers & pretty maids with merry jingle & we three kings from kamelot & the cd : the gringe that stole christmas & white christmas from queensryche & the cd rock power praise : christmas hymns & the cd metal christmas with paul di anno and others

3:07 PM  

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