Susan’s Cool Shit: Metal Shakespeare and more!


I’ve gotta give props to the guys at Metal Sucks. They sure get their hands on cool stuff, that I can then share with you guys.

So I do.

And I am.

This latest is … I don’t know. Musically, it sort of reminds me of Iron Maiden. I suppose if I were a proper metalhead, I’d snicker at the penchant of the band to dress in period clothes.

Or maybe dressing in period clothes is VERY metal and I’m cool enough to admit it.

Whatever. The simple fact is that this band — the Metal Shakespeare Company — has set the works of the much-lauded William Shakespeare to metal music.

The more complex fact (as opposed to the simple fact in the last paragraph) reads like this (lifted shamelessly from their website):

A Metal Shakespeare Company show is about 70% metal and 30% theater. In addition to guitar harmonies, there are duels. With swords. Audience participation has included public readings of the bard and public executions.

By all that’s holy, this is one band I’ve GOT to see. Let me know if you manage to beat me to them.

And while we’re on the subject of cool shit, let me add this cool coloring book to the mix. The Indie Rock Coloring Book, that is. Thanks to Lindsay for showing it to me, so I can show it to you. It’s the same price as the Demo Tapes, you’ll notice. So if you want to get me a present and you’ve already bought multiple copies of The Demo Tapes (truly the best present you can give me), grab one of these. Or two and keep one for yourself. Or three. I’ll swap you a copy of The Demo Tapes (autographed!) for one.



  1. Jane

    September 26, 2009 7:23 am

    A Shakespeare metal band? Now I’ve seen everything. That is so awesome!

  2. Alice Audrey

    September 26, 2009 1:16 pm

    You have introduced me to some of the coolest stuff, not even taking into consideration yourself.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..Family =-.

  3. Julia Smith

    September 26, 2009 3:13 pm

    I just hopped onto You Tube to watch them perform Metal Julius Ceasar.

    LOVE the audience rockin’ out to “Beware the Ides of March”!
    .-= Julia Smith´s last blog ..My Heart All Aflutter Over Dark Ages Gold Hoard Discovery =-.

  4. Devilish Southern Belle

    September 27, 2009 10:13 am

    I’ve never seen nor even heard of this band…..but you’re right, they sound like a must-see!

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