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Metalhead is a person who listens to metal music, no matter what subgenre of it.
A metalhead belongs to a subcluture which consists of metal music, dressing up metal like studs, spikes, leather or black clothes & band shirts in general. They often attend countless metal shows with all their metal buddies. Nothing wrong with it.
But metalheads divide in two, one side has the intelligent and the other the stupid. The first side usually had good grades at school, they never abused alcohol and are generally very educated, smart and intelligent people who just happen to like heavier music.
The other side however has people who nearly dropped out of school, drink alcohol more than anything else, swear, are violent and lack of brains.
Often these two sides of one subculture clash with eachother, making metal subcluture one of the most notorious and controversial of them all.
Metalheads also tend to be elitist towards the music they don't listen, EVEN inside their own subculture. check example 1
Not all metal listeners are metalheads. They do enjoy heavier music to a great extent, but they choose not to dress according the subculture and are very open to all music. They do attend metal shows, but every gig that comes to the country isn't a metal must. Those people aren't metalheads, they're metal listeners. check example 2
1 Metalhead 1: black metal is the ultimate grim, all melodic shit is gay!
Metalhead 2: I don't get black metal, it doesn't have any melody, it's just noise!
Metalhead 3: Shut the fuck up you two, both are just fine!
Metalhead 1&2: No YOU shut up, there's only ONE true metal genre!

2 Mary listens to the most evil metal music there is, but has only attended three shows in her entire life. She also loves to wear pretty high heels and lots of white (or any color that isn't black). She doesn't have many metalhead friends, she'd rather go shopping for new purses while listening Gorgoroth via her headphones. She's not a metalhead but metal listener.
by Ironcross December 22, 2008
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a metal head,or headbangeris a person who listens to and loves heavy metal. Not just because its cool, its our way of life. we can be found anywhere from local undergroud shows to world wide metal festavles like wacken. Most metal heads have long hair or shaved heads,wear black band tee's and jeans/cargo pants,but just because you dont dress that way doesnt mean your not metal.most metal heads dispize slipknot and hate scenekids and love circlepits.alot of metal heads are quite and might seem scary,but if you get to know them they are way nicer then they look,that is unless you insult a band or musician infront of them.(you dont want to get on there bad side).
"hey look at that badass metal head beating the shit out of that scene kid in the pit."
by jake brooks February 23, 2008
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A metal head has intense love for metal bands. They usually wear band tee shirts and jeans. Dont care too much about their appearence. We are quiet and keep to ourselves. Believe it or not most of us are inteligent. Most love to draw and are very artistic (such am i). Real metal heads listen to the classic bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica(old), Pantera, Megadeth, GN'R, and that shit. People who say their 'metal heads' who happen to listen to gay nu metal-slipknot, cradle of filth, ext. AREN'T true metal heads. Also, a true metal head wont come out and say 'im a metal head' We dont give a shit about what people think about us and quite frankly could care less. We're close to our friends aspecially the ones who respect us for who we are and dont care about what kinda music we listen to. Like i said before we keep to ourselves but are always up for a fight or to defend our music. ALOT of people mistake metal heads for EMO,GOTH, and PUNK which are very different from metal heads. Emos hate the world and cut themselves and listen to fall out boy *gag* and goths just crave the attention or are depressed. Punks like to pogo and listen to sex pistols and shit like that. Metal heads love life, have senses of humor, and are just fun to be around and rock out with! So for all you metal haters;GO BUY A FALLOUT BOY CD AND DIE!
Real Metal Head: IRON MAIDEN, Judas Priest, Black Sabath, KISS(old), Metallica(old), Pantera, Alice Cooper, and megadeth.

by Samantha021 May 16, 2007
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A fan of heavy metal music, who hates the mainstream and generally does whatever the hell he/she wants and is his/her own person
How to identify a metalhead: long hair, black leather jacket, denim jacket often with patches bearing band logos sown in, tshirt bearing a metal band's name, however, these are not necessary, because true metal lies in the soul
True Metal bands:Black Sabbath, Dio, Armored Saint, Manowar, Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Iced Earth, GWAR
False Metal bands: Limp bizkit, korn, slipknot, mudvayne, deftones, any nu-metal/ hair metal band
WARNING: DO NOT INSULT ANY TRUE METAL BAND NEAR A METALHEAD!!!! THIS WILL RESULT IN YOUR BEING RIPPED TO SHREDS, ESPECIALLY IF THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE OF US AROUND!!!!
Teenage Preppy Mtv sellout 1: hey! look at the metalhead! he's different from us! let's go make fun of him!
Teenage Preppy Mtv sellout 2: Yeah!!!
Metalhead: GWAAAAAARRRRRRR!!!!(making devil horns with his hands)
Both Teenage Preppy Mtv sellouts: AIIIIEEEEEE!!!!!(Running like little girls and shitting themselves)
by Zaal ' Goron January 31, 2005
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A metalhead is a human male OR female who listens to (heavy) metal music. Metalheads are not characterized by the way they look; rather, they are characterized by the music they listen to. Most metalheads enjoy attending metal concerts and participating in activities such as moshing, headbanging, crowd surfing, etc. during these shows.

Metalheads tend to dislike or despise mainstream music because it usually defies what they stand for. They also tend to dislike people who are closed-minded, stereotypes, and especially the belief that metalheads are drunk, high, or Satanists. They often enjoy metal because of its unadhering, free, wild, I-don't-give-a-fuck lyrics and sound.

Metalheads also tend to listen to not ALL kinds of metal, but certain subgenres. They may also bash other subgenres of metal that they dislike or see as “rivals”. There are many different subgenres of metal.

A stereotypical metalhead will often wear boots, denim, band shirts, long hair, leather, band patches, and generally ratty clothing. Metalheads can also dress glamorously. Many metalheads are difficult to pick out from the general population because they look very similar or look the same as other humans.

Metalheads are not:
- Emos
- Goths
- Rivetheads (though they may be considered to be similar)
- Satanists (USUALLY)
- Stupid (USUALLY)
- Addicted to drugs (USUALLY)
- Alcoholics (USUALLY)

The following examples are all fictional.
Aleksi (m): 24-year-old Finnish university student with an interest in the occult. Listens to bands such as Epica, Kamelot, After Forever, Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, Nightwish, etc.

Catrina (f): 16-year-old high school student who watches Metalocalypse and is a dedicated listener to all kinds of metal, especially death metal and thrash metal. Listens to Cannibal Corpse, Death, Anthrax, Morbid Angel, Obituary, Possessed, and Children of Bodom.

Lucifer (m): 19-year-old Norwegian black metal musician and high school dropout who is part of a metal band and regularly attends black metal shows. Listens to Mayhem, Burzum, Emperor, Darkthrone, and Dimmu Borgir.

Nina (f): poser attempting to capitalize on the metalhead image. Only listens to nu-metal bands such as Linkin Park, System of a Down, Korn, and Slipknot. Calls herself a metalhead when she's actually not.
by TheLaihoist June 10, 2010
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ANYONE who listens to and loves real metal regardless of how they dress or act or fight. "Metal Head" talks about ones music interests and not their personality.
metal head: one who listens to metal
by LPATR October 01, 2006
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A metal head is someone who likes metal. No questions. No classifications on what you have to do to be a metal head. People specify what bands are not metal, that's just wrong. It doesn't have to be Lamb Of God, or Pantera. It could Slipknot, Slipknot is metal. It's a mixture. Anything that is metal IS metal. Almost all of my friends listen to rap and totally misinterpret it, except for two. Not all metal heads like fights. I HATE fights. You don't have to freaking like heavy metal to be a metal head. I listen to melodic metalcore, like Trivium, KSE, and sometimes Slipknot ( Not really melodic but I listen to it)
Metal Head #1: " Dude what the fuck are you doing listening to Slipknot thats not metal!"

Me: " Dude fuck off I like it and it's metal. Doesn't have to be Heavy metal or death metal or what ever. So fuck off"
by 0utsiderAtSchool March 13, 2009
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