Bosch’s Butt Music – When History, the Internet, and Metal Collide

Bosch's Butt Music

The Internet is a strange and glorious place. A few weeks ago blew up with the transcription of music written on a man’s butt in the depiction of hell in Hieronymus Bosch’s painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Well, at least in our circle of musician and history buff friends it did. It made it’s way around Tumblr, Gawker, Buzzfeed, and the music history student responsible for the original transcription, and the choral adaptation of the piece were featured on Anderson Cooper’s Ridiculist. Within a few days of the news, our own Kent Heberling took it upon himself to create an orchestral metal version of the tune, because what else would you do with a sinner’s hymn written on a man’s butt in a renaissance depiction of hell?