[FEATURE] THE HEAVY LIST: Have Yourself a HEAVY Little Xmas

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Tis’ been a jolly good year for everything happening in the world of HEAVY with endless music being brought to our heavy listening ears and countless tours to plod along to.

Needless to say, things can only get better in the new year and with the release of our Digi-Mag just in time for Xmas the fat man in the red suit knows what all the kiddies want this Christmas.

So bring out the eggnog and leave a carrot out for Rudolf while you crank some Xmas inspired tunes these holidays.
Have yourself a Heavy Little Xmas from HEAVY HQ! \m/

Kicking things off with GWAR singing Christmas Carols should get you in the mood for the festive season!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaSkRbbBBUg]

Chuck Billy wishes all a Merry Xmas with this thrash-filled Xmas tune from Testament

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBIhyKg9V9o]

It ain’t Xmas without some Lemmy pumping through the stereo!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w1gZp6Vojw]

Simeon Bartholomew, also known as the brainchild behind Sydney’s SEIMS, has created something rather unique for us in this one-man instrumental, and sonically massive, rendition of ‘Carol of the Bells.’

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2LuC6dVhl8]

The Ramones don’t want to fight this Xmas…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y5GtaTrPHM]

If the last track didn’t get you into the spirit metal god, Rob Halford will with this next number!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G0guGBUt9Y]

Twisted Sister seems to be the merriest of rockers with a number of Xmas renditions under their belt that are sure to rock the sleigh this season…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YoFw4RhZT8]

The Vandals sure know how to punk up Xmas with this tongue-in-cheek track. All they want is a Gun for Christmas

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIaiXePxBT8]

We cannot leave out the Vikings who also celebrate Xmas… Amon Amarth knows where it’s at…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTTegnql6mY]

King Diamond‘s getting no presents for Christmas? Perhaps a regular on Santa’s naughty list?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD8l4i2B50E]

Every home in Australia and all over the world should be cranking this AC/DC classic, Mistress for Christmas if they cannot have one…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z_GOtAy64I]

The voice of the late great Ronnie James Dio has to be heard this Xmas and when it’s also backed up by the legendary Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath on guitar it is a must. God rest ye, merry gentlemen! \m/

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCJRq3Y9Seo]

When Xmas can bring Thin Lizzy and The Sex Pistols together with Greedies and A Merry Jingle it must be a special time…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN2bcS9shuY]

The greatest punk group still going today… will you be drinking up Christmas with the Dwarves?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRrpRNiLvz4]

Alice Cooper is bringing Santa Claus To Town with the help of John 5 on guitar…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd_wksvW88o]

Venom will be having themselves a Black Xmas as many will be with them…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlBXd6FE2ic]

Experimental music genius prodigy Ulver wants to share this with you all for Xmas. Enjoy!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKc-GtnF7HU]

Pete Steele wrote this gloomy treat for Xmas with, Red Water (Christmas Mourning). Type O Negative should be played while hanging those stockings.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzaflC73iTk]

Al Jourgensen of Ministry is not a fan of Christmas, however even he has written a song just for Xmas.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AxJTynZSVU]

One for all the Dad’s with this old rocker from Slade, Merry Christmas Everybody!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A8KT365wlA]

Steel Panther wrote this merry tune just for Xmas so fill your stockings!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmjHevZOC90]

Korn can also be Merry… kind of… not really?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePzaV2jovvA]

Skindred on the other hand, seems to spread the Xmas cheer in a ragga fused Alternative way…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpiu1D4H_-8]

No Doubt do a ska rendition of The Vandals classic, Oi! to the world to get us all into the spirit of things!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFLExwIQKto]

Spinal Tap will be spending Christmas with the devil

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KneOdEDwDEc]

Wednesday 13 takes a spin on the festive season with Buried by Christmas

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC1TvmJ2ozs]

Lacuna Coil has released a song about Krampus just in time for Xmas with Naughty Christmas.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhLDxRQyhnE]

We are good to our Dads here with another track Thank God it’s Christmas by Queen. Who can pass that voice of the late Freddie Mercury?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-VY9AWLWxE]

One for all the goths… Thanks to Within Temptation and Gothic Chrismas.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SSXcWhCL0w]

It cannot be Xmas without hearing this great from the legendary John Lennon, a big influence on many.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN4Uu0OlmTg]

U2 do a pretty good Xmas tune which is worth a spin at least once a year.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmZBC92pgrE]

One more from Twisted Sister as they are now all grown up and wish you all a Heavy Metal Christmas!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grwP8QvI1jY]

Starting with GWAR and ending with the legends, as the gentlemen don’t only sing Christmas carols. GWAR also wrote a song just for Xmas and released the video for Stripper Christmas Summer Weekend. Enjoy!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwlW-ZLuiHA]

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Written by Matt Bolton

Matt Bolton has been a long time contributor for SF Media and now writes CD Reviews and Gig Reviews for HEAVY. Boltz, as he is known is responsible for his regular column for HEAVY, that being HEAVY Roots.
Boltz has a diverse taste in music when it comes to anything HEAVY. Regularly going to concerts and collecting vinyl, trying to get back to playing guitar, music has been a huge part of his life ever since receiving a Beach Boys cassette for Xmas from Rudolf. He believed in Rudolf back then. Now everything from Reggae to Black Metal is blasting through his speakers. His favourite bands range from Mr Bungle, Acid Bath, The Dwarves, System of a Down, Pantera, Inquistion, Melvins, Peter Tosh and Alice in Chains.
Winning the battle with the big C, Dimebag Darrell’s tunes helped him through the fight in long hospital stays. ‘Strength beyond strength’ tattooed across his collarbone has a deep meaning and the metal pumps through his veins. Boltz lives and breathes metal. \m/

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