A metalhead is any fan of metal music. That's it. There are many different kinds of metalhead, just like there are many different types of metal. Most metalheads, despite what genre they like, are classified by the mainstream as "wierd," "scary," or even "emo goth posers." Note: Metalheads are not emo or anything like it, except for metalcore listeners who don't seem to know the difference. If you go up to most metalheads and talk to them, you may find that they are intelligent people. However, as with all groups of people, there will always be some that are... less-than desirable. These people should NOT be the basis for judging metalheads, just like terrorists should not be the basis for judging muslims, nazis should not be the basis for judging Germans, rednecks should not be the basis for judging Americans, etc. Most metalheads are generally misunderstood and just want to listen to the music they are passionate about, and have a good fuckin' time.
Joey the metalhead: A 15 year old who discovered bands like Iron Maiden and Slayer, and mostly listens to the old stuff. He also enjoys some new stuff, like Mastodon.

Kevin the Metalhead: Listens to mainstream, modern metal, such as Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold. Is often discriminated against by other metalheads for liking that music, and doesn't seem to know the difference between metal and emo.

John the metalhead: 35 years old, with a family. He listened to metal as a kid, and while his hair might not be as long as it used to be, and he dresses more "average," he still loves to listen to bands like Judas Priest and Megadeth.

Then there's Jake the metalhead. Jake thinks that ALL metal is awesome, and listens to Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Groove metal, Black Metal, metalcore, and Nu-metal. He likes basically any kind of metal he can get his hand on, and rejects no genre of metal. He listens to Iron Maiden, Sabaton, Judas Priest, Slayer, Amon Amarth, All That Remains, Black Sabbath, Hammerfall, Emperor, Megadeth, Venom, Iced Earth, Slipknot, Testament, Morbid Angel, Exodus, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Rush, Cannibal Corpse, White Zombie, and any other band that makes the beautiful sound known as metal.
by Jake the Metalhead June 11, 2009
A metal Head is anyone who listens to, and loves metal music. Sub-genres are not a factor. Clothing is not a factor. Whether you hate everything is not a factor. Whether you just like the older metal bands, or the newer ones doesn't matter either. To be a fucking metal head, all you have to fucking do is love metal music. Thats fucking it.
Me: i fucking love metal!
Someone else: he's a metal head!
by 56yhjf November 13, 2008
Someone who is heavily involved with some aspect of metal. Usually has long hair, wears black clothes, and has band-T's. But not always. Metalheads are defined by what they listen to, not how they dress. They often despise rap and they destroy anyone who disses metal round them.
metalheads often have short tempers
by Rubandu January 13, 2009
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
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
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
A person who likes metal music and attemtps (sometimes succeeds) in going to any metal concert they can. often mosh while fast music is playing. metal heads dont nessacarily wear black or wear band tee's they can dress however. Generally nice people edspite how some are imaged.
Sean(metalhead)~Pretty nice guy, kinda odd but still a good guy to hang out with, enjoys metal music and tries to go to the Ike Box as much as possible. Generally tries to get a bunch of people to join him but is cool if they cant.

Zach(wannabe)~Pretty mean, anti-social, sits in a corner while music play and complains how the band is pussy music, tries to stay away from concerts to avoid people.
by Breena May 06, 2007

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