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A follower of true metal music. A person who usually still listens to original metal bands (Judas Preist, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Metallica, Pantera, Motley Crue, etc.). Almost always identified by long hair, sleeveless denim jacket (airbrush painting on back), chain wallet, studded bracelet, black tee, faded jeans (ripped knees, or cut-off shorts), black shoes: old high tops, boots, or worn out tennis shoes. Metalheads tend to be very aggressive due to the intense, adrenaline-surging music. They are very free willed, and don't care how they look. Tend to drink often, and can be found air guitaring in public, with freinds, or at parties. They know true metal, and don't argue it. They are also the last people you'd want to fight. Have great hatred for "emo kids" and wiggers. 95% can play an instrument, and is also very loud due to almost constant screaming. They will do as they please and let no one tell them otherwise, also most are fearless.
Wow, that metalhead took out two guys without spilling his beer. That is a true bad ass.
by metal_forever June 27, 2006
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My opinion of what a metalhead really is: a person who is a dedicated fan of metal music. And I mean ALL types of metal. Whether it be nu-metal, metalcore, deathcore, black metal, heavy metal, symphonic metal, death metal, thrash metal, Swedish metal, hell, even folk metal from different countries like South Africa.

You don't have to have long hair, wear black all the time, and whatever. Metal should be a way of thinking and a way of life, not who is more of a "true" metalhead because they don't listen to Slipknot because they are nu-metal and that equals fail. You should be glad they are listening to Slipknot which is some form of metal, instead of Fall Out Boy or something.

True Metalheads learn to appreciate ALL FORMS/SUB-GENRES OF METAL. Being glad that at lease they are listening to metal, and also teach the newbies who honestly want to learn new metal bands and learn to love Metal and at lease appreciate ALL of its Sub-genres.

Also metalheads should accept other metalheads from different backgrounds, whether race, color, creed, religion, culture or whatever country your from. We are one big brotherhood and we all love metal, and that should be good enough!

BE GLAD THE NEWBIES LIKE METAL.
Cause alot of us may have well started with those bands way back then.
Metalheads should be open to or have some sort of respect for the sub-genres of metal, because they all cam from other Heavy Metal bands. And one should be glad they are listening to some sort of metal instead of mainstream crap.

But it doesn't rule out you can nicely correct the newbies for their mistakes in the wrong genres for the band and so on.
They have to be corrected to learn.
by Elegy April 21, 2010
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When you eat out a girl or go down on a girl during her period, hence the metal smell.
Friend 1: Dude, what's on your face?
Friend 2: Whoops, just finished giving my girl metalhead!
by beanboys March 29, 2015
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One that listens to all the Metal genre. Metal heads can and could be classified as a typical down to earth person, when turned upon are dangerous and can be harmful as the music they listen to can be the drive for adrenaline and fury when needed. Clothing can range from old to new styles or a combination of the 2. Old can be seen as blue jeans and leather jackets while as the new holding on to the band T-shits or jackets to dark pants as in between light blue pants with dark colored T-shirts. Always doing there own thing most verbal conflict does not effect can usaully hold temper in and burts it all out in an effective act of compulsion and agression, often times scares the the opposer and shows of the "No Fear" attitude. Knows when and what they are Capable when they knwo they can lose a fight they will jump in anyway to show how they will not back down. Can take a beating even if they are weak. Small i numbers but can take on multiple waves of people on there own with no regards for the stakes at risk. Very protective of there friends and can and will die for them when threatened. Despises most cultures "Emo, Pop, some Metal heads dislike hardcore(for reasons of the style of mosh is 'fighting invisible ninjas' or common rivalry between the genres as hardcore kids out number the metal heads)". Open to all ideas and is very conservative on most things. Truely unique people for they can differ from most personalities ranging from hyper and agressive to calm and faint. not many in skools or even out since the musichas died since the ninities, listens to most underground music of the genre and is always looking for new bands to get there hands on and headbang to (will even show there affection for thetre music even if not listening to it and will use lil head wips to as the song is stuck in there head)
slipknot, korn, dream theater, skidrow, slayer, anthrax, Dimmu borgir, Cradle of Filth, Soulfly, Soilwork, In flames etc. (various from artist to artist as metal heads have different opinions)
by Chris Mendoza October 30, 2006
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Metal head -metal listener that is often described as a drunkard, party crazed, or a fighter, but these are mostly stereotypes. Metalheads possess and eclectic taste for music.Metalheads tend to have a powerful dislike towards the close-minded and mainstream. The majority tend to be fairly liberal, easy going, free willed, and don't care what society wants, tend to think abstractly and have insightful thoughts, and can be found frequently air guitaring/ drumming in public.They know true metal, and don't argue it. Many harbor a great dislike for emo kids and wiggers/rap music (not real talent). 95% can play an instrument, and are also very loud due to blasting music. Metal lyrics are often political, philosophical, or poetic . Metal music is very often stereotyped as “ satanic devil related material” or "kill your mother" type. (If this were true, metal bands wouldn't sell as many albums or be as popular morons! Who hates their mom anyway?) This is the worst stereotype of them all and the reason many don’t give metal a chance. Metal lyrics also deal with independence, pride, and free will.Metalheads don't care to explain themselves, as their quite modest, and hate having to do so.Most metalheads don't preach metal and are not evangelical. If your not a metalhead,or at least respect the talent, we don't want you listen to the symphonic genius and ecstasy that flows from the metal gods because we probably don't care and don't like you anyway!
metalhead metalfan badass manbearpig
by JWEBER121 December 04, 2009
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metal head
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
ie: the creater of the documentry, "Metal: A Headbanger's Journy"
by LPATR October 02, 2006
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A metal head is someone who listens to metal. Any metal at all. Shut up with all this "only 80s thrash metal" bullshit, and all the "true and false metal" crap.

Both thrash and nu-metal can be good in their own ways. There's no such thing as a "false metal" band. If it's metal, it's metal. Period. Who cares what genre Slipknot is in? Who cares if Testament is from the 80s? They're both metal, so it's not wrong for a metalhead to like them. I personally like both of them, so just stop the stupid debate of which bands are true and which are not.

However, a metalhead may indeed despise such music as rap, pop, or pop punk, for either being mainstream, or full of shit. And most of it is. However, just because a band is mainstream does not specifically mean it sucks. So System of a Down appeared on MTV. Does that mean they're the worst thing to happen to music since 50 Cent? No! They're simply getting their music out to more people. If you really want to vent your anger out because a band is popular, go take it out on their stereotypical fans, for being such airheaded idiots and making the band look bad - not the band itself.

As for the dress code, there is no set one. Most metalheads, however, can be characterized by either shoulder-length or shaven hair, leather jackets, band t-shirts, and lots of studs and spikes in their accessories. There is also no set way to behave in order to be a metalhead. You don't have to do drugs, you don't have to drink, and you don't have to be the toughest S.O.B. in the world who can demolish 20 asses in a fight. You can be a very friendly sweet person who hates fighting and still be a metalhead.

Just be yourself, and listen to all the great metal you love. That, is what makes you a metalhead. Not taking drugs and ranting about true and false metal. That, is what you call an intentional conformist.
True metalhead: (wearing a Slipknot shirt) Man, I'm bored. Anyone got a metal CD I can listen to?

False metalhead: (stoned out of his mind) yo u stupid lozer, Slipnot sux dik. Why doncha lizzen to true metal liek Pantera and Testament, u fuckin poser! Get high an' drunk, jus' liek all of uz!

True metalhead: For your information, I like both of them, and I don't need to be a stoned fucktard to show it.

False metalhead: Whuh? U cal meh namez?? Gah! (falls to the floor, knocked out)
by SomeBadJoke October 28, 2006
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