as "metal horns" or simply "horns" (inaccurately referred to as the "rock on").
Old world hand gesture (a clenched fist with the index and pinkie fingers extended) used to protect onself
from the "evil eye" or to project the "evil eye" onto someone else.
Popularized in the 1980's by Ronnie
James Dio (Rainbow
, Black Sabbath
) while on tour with
Black Sabbath in support of their Heaven and Hell album.
gesture that is frequently misused when displayed
at concerts that do not fit into the metal genre (or any of it's many sub-genres).