The compilation involves the members of Foo Fighters, Heaven and Hell (Dio and Iommi) Queensrÿche, The Cult, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Dokken, KISS, L.A. Guns, Marilyn Manson, Motörhead, Testament, King’s X, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Ratt, Styx, and Toto.
Toto? Yeah, I wondered about that too.
The LimeWire story reports that Dio’s manager wife Wendy put the project together with Bob Kulick (ex-KISS) and some dude named Brett Chassen. Dio and Iommi for some reason do a remake of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and there are nine other tunes.
Dio reportedly said, “The Metal Xmas album was a great opportunity to pay homage to my least favorite holiday.”
This will go on my wish list right next to Chris Squire's album from last year, Chris Squire’s Swiss Choir.
Ah yes, and here is the ad: