Watch Swiss kid's choir bring new levels of cute to Judas Priest and Dio songs

Swiss kids choir
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Footage has emerged of schoolchildren in the Swiss municipality of Villigen singing a pair of classic metal songs. 

The kids, led by teacher Seraina Telli – former singer with Brugg metallers Burning Witches – cover Judas Priest's Leather Rebel and Dio's Holy Diver.

While the choir's performance might lack the raw metal ferocity of the original versions - Leather Rebel was a highlight of Priest's 1990 album Painkiller, while Dio's classic Holy Diver was released seven years earlier – they do manage to imbue to songs with previously hidden levels of cuteness. 

More importantly, in a world where homogenised pop music is thrust down our children's throats at every possible opportunity, Telli is introducing her young charges to the world of metal and to the fellowship of the heavy metal fraternity. 

And for that we salute her. Hail Seraina!

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.