Phantom of the Opera Goes Metal

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The classic musical, “The Phantom of the Opera” is getting a metal makeover courtesy of YouTube user, Madeon. The new arrangement is surprisingly catchy and will definitely get your head banging.


In 2004, a metal version of The Phantom of the Opera was released by the German band Powerwolf. The album was called “Return in Bloodred” and featured metal covers of well-known songs from the musical, such as “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Music of the Night”, and “All I Ask of You”.

Powerwolf’s take on The Phantom of the Opera was very well-received by fans of both metal and the musical. In fact, many people who had never even heard of Powerwolf before found themselves becoming fans after hearing their unique spin on these classic songs.

If you’re a fan of metal or The Phantom of the Opera, then you should definitely check out Powerwolf’s “Return in Bloodred”. It’s an album that is sure to please fans of both genres.

History of the Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. It was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois from September 23, 1909, to January 8, 1910. The novel is partly based on historical events at the Paris Opera during the late 1800s. It has been adapted into various stage and film productions, most notably Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 musical.

The original novel by Gaston Leroux

The novel was first published in French in 1909 as Le Fantôme de l’Opéra and was later translated into English. The story is set in the Paris Opera House during the late nineteenth century and tells the story of a young opera singer, Christine Daaé, who is taken under the wing of a mysterious “ghost” who lives in the opera house Catacombs.

The novel has been adapted into numerous stage and screen productions, including two major motion pictures: a 1925 silent film starring Lon Chaney, Sr. and a 1989 film starring Gerard Butler. It has also been turned into several popular musicals, most notably Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, which debuted on Broadway in 1988 and is still running today.

The 1925 film adaptation

The 1925 film adaptation of Phantom of the Opera was directed by Rupert Julian and starred Lon Chaney, Sr. in the title role. The movie was a success at the box office and earned universal acclaim from critics.

It was one of the first movies to use live music to create an atmosphere of suspense and terror, and it featured some of the most innovative special effects of its time. The film’s makeup artist, Jack Pierce, created a remarkable mask for Chaney that helped to make his performance truly haunting.

The Phantom of the Opera has been adapted for the screen several times since 1925, but Julian’s film remains one of the most atmospheric and influential versions of this classic story.

The 1943 Universal Studios film

The 1943 Universal Studios film starred Claude Rains as the Phantom and was directed by Arthur Lubin. It was a critical and commercial success, and Universal decided to produce a sequel, Strange Confession (1945), also starring Rains.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical

The original Phantom of the Opera was written by Gaston Leroux and published in 1909. The story was quickly adapted for film, and the first movie version came out in 1925. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation of the Phantom of the Opera premiered in London in 1986, and it quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. The musical has won multiple Tony Awards and Olivier Awards, and it continues to be one of the most popular shows on Broadway.

The Metal Version

The classic tale of the Phantom of the Opera has been done in many different ways, but never like this. This unique take on the story features the Phantom as a metalhead, and the music has been updated to reflect his love of metal. If you’re a fan of the Phantom of the Opera, or of metal music, you’ll love this unique take on the classic story.

The 2015 album by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The 2015 album by Andrew Lloyd Webber, “The Metal Version – (Phantom of the Opera Goes Metal)”, is a re-imagining of his classic musical “The Phantom of the Opera” featuring some of the most popular metal songs of all time.

Some of the tracks included on the album are “The Phantom of the Opera” by Iron Maiden, “All I Ask of You” by Metallica, and “The Music of the Night” by Megadeth.

While diehard fans of the original musical may not appreciate this heavy metal take on Webber’s classic, others may find it to be a fun and interesting reimagining of a classic piece of musical theater.

The 2016 album by Metallica

The 2016 album by Metallica, “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct”, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making it the band’s sixth album to do so. The album sold 1,018,000 copies in its first week.


It’s official – the Phantom of the Opera is going metal! Andrew Lloyd Webber announced today that his iconic musical will be getting a metal makeover, with a new album featuring some of the genre’s biggest names.

The album will include metal versions of some of the musical’s most famous songs, including ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Music of the Night’, and ‘All I Ask of You’. It will also feature a brand new song, titled ‘I Will Never Let You Go’.

Some of the metal world’s biggest names will be appearing on the album, including Ronnie James Dio, Bruce Dickinson, Ozzy Osbourne, and Alice Cooper. It will be produced by Bob Ezrin, who has previously worked with Kiss, Pink Floyd, and Alice Cooper.

The album is due to be released in early 2021.

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