This is not an April Fools' joke.
Disney has apparently released an album of power metal covers of their classic songs, including tracks from 'Aladdin',' 'Little Mermaid,' 'Lion King' and 'Beauty and the Beast,' under the name D-Metal Stars. The project was released in the states on March 31st.
Metal Disney was a massive success in Japan when it was released last year, hitting number three on the Amazon rock/metal charts. The project features Obsession vocalist and ex-Yngwie Malmsteen Mike Vescera, former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rudy Sarzo, Obsession guitarist John Bruno and drummer BJ Zampa, who has played with Dokken.
"It's all the stuff that I grew up on," Mike Vescera told Rolling Stone."You would think the opposite, being hard rock guys or in that kind of field of music," he continued. "But everybody loves it. It's crazy."
Listen to D-Metal Stars' cover of "Beauty and the Beast" above.