Bonkers Metal!

A couple of months ago I stumbled across the website of a Manowar-wannabe band Teräsbetoni.

Not Manowar

To compare them to Manowar is unfair, to be honest. Manowar are four warriors of Real Metal™, the true kings of the Kingdom of Steel. Teräsbetoni (I can’t even remember their name let alone pronounce it!) on the other hand are how Manowar might look if they were crossed with Orcs and left to fend for themselves in a prisoner of war camp for 12 months! (See photograph above.)

Their biography in English (the rest of the site is Finnish) is truly wonderful. It begins:

“Combining two of the world’s toughest elements that combust in heat in relatively the same manner results in a combination that is virtually impossible to break. Very similar to the mindset of a soldier!”


But my favourite quotation is taken from their first single called “Taivas lyö tulta”, which, believe it or not, sat at No.1 in the Finnish charts for three weeks!

“The call of metal may be too hard to handle for some, but not for those that are guided by the warrior instinct”

Bonkers! … utterly bonkers!!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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