1. Someone who listens to metal music and/or any of its sub-genres (Heavy Metal, Classic Metal, Thrash Metal, Glam Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal, Industrial Metal, Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Hair Metal, Doom Metal, Alternative Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Metalcore, Nu-Metal, ect.)
Someone who is open minded and respects other people's tastes in music, because they realize that their music isn't everyone's cup of tea.

2. An arrogant, elitist hypocrite who believes that his or her tastes in music is better than yours.
Someone who will criticize bands they don't like for doing things you'll see their chosen bands doing all the time (which they will conveniently ignore.)
Someone who complains about pop music and how bands such as Linkin Park are corrupting the metal industry.
Someone who mentions how much they hate Lady Gaga on a youtube video that has nothing to do with her to begin with.
Someone who constantly argues with the "no true scottsman" logical fallacy by saying that metal bands they don't like simply aren't metal (even though they are somehow corrupting the metal industry, see Linkin Park again.)
Someone who wants to tell you what to wear, how to act and what religion you should follow, while simultaneously accusing "mainstream" audiences of doing the exact same thing.
A homophobe that will call you a fag if you like music that he or she doesn't.
Type one metalhead: I like Metallica and Lady Gaga. I like Alice in Chains and Jazz music. I also like Linkin Park and Beethoven. And no, I don't see a problem with that.

Type two metalhead: You shouldn't listen to Linkin Park because they're not real metal. They're corrupting the metal industry with their shitty emo music. You can only listen to bands like Nightwish and Lacuna Coil. Everything else sucks. Besides, I think you're only listening to pop music because other people are telling you to. You're such a gay emo f**!!! Go DIE!!!
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1) A fan of Heavy Metal music, often stereotyped as dope heads or satanists. This stereotype is completely false (see Sam Dunn). A metalhead dresses however the hell he or she wants to, which is maybe the reason why we carry certain stereotypes, its very unfortunate. Many of us are very loyal and hard working individuals, we are not normally found working in high-paying jobs such as lawyers, doctors, politicians, etc, not because we can't do those jobs, but because we don't want to. We see the ugliness and corruption that goes on in the white collar world and we want no part of it. Most of all, we are the most passionate music fans on the planet.

2) A person who wants to destroy the emo culture.
You might be a metalhead if:

- You went to go see the movie Iron Man thinking it was a Black Sabbath documentary.

- Every time you hear someone say the word "master", you repeat it.

- You do a school reasearch project on Panthers, but write the whole thing in spanish (that's a clever one, might take you a few seconds to catch on).

- You did a book report on "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" by Samuel T. Coleridge

- You win a poker game with the Ace Of Spades

- You want to defacate on Tipper Gore's grave

- You want to watch every emo get eaten alive by a pack of wolves

- You are intelligent

- You want the following songs to be played at your funeral:
Fade To Black by Metallica
A Tout Le Monde By Megadeth
Hallowed be thy name by Iron Maiden
Born In A Casket by Cannibal Corpse

- You think of an awesome Slayer song when you study the Holocaust.
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Some of these descriptions area little bland so I'm going to try and tie up the loose ends. Metal Head attire isn't really necessary, though due to the music they listen to this generally defines their fashion. A band t-shirt supporting a band of either thrash, death, heavy or shred metal is usually seen, from the older forty plus year old metal heads, right down to the younger generation. Pants aren't that important and generally they adopt a set of baggy jeans, camo cargos or anything they can find such as old black slacks. Though Metal Heads are very defensive of their musical tastes they also respect certain alternate rockers, mainly for their instrumental expertise (Vai, Satriani, Herman Li, Yngwie Malmsteen). Hair is usually shaven or grown long, often left greasy. Facial hair may include a beard or clean shaven - though as before, nothing is definate. Shoes are generally a set of black pumps (generally not converse) or dark shades of skate shoes. Coats are often seen, either a dark green or camo with some adopting a leather jacket style attire with metal parts. They often have a tight knit group of friends, around 3 to 5 in number who they are most probably part of a band with and take part in recreational activities such as going to gigs and sitting around talking in town. Though calm they can be extremely strong when antagonised and Neds should never mistake a Metal Head for an emo, whom they despise for bringing down an entire sub-culture of metal into an abyss of pop. They generally have a good sense of humour and once befriended become a strong accomplice. Most real metal heads hate Nu-metal for dipping its feet into the pop-culture and will offend any music related to it or simply shun it away. (System of a Down, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, K0rn, NOFX, Green Day...)
Heavy metal bands - Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath etc
Thrash metal bands - Old School Metallica, Megadeth, Mastodon etc
Death/Heavy metal bands - Slayer, Pantera, Damageplan. Meshuggah, Iced Earth, Children of Bodom, Cannibal Corpse.
Alternate/Progressive metal/neo-classical - Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Rhapsody, Dragonforce, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dream Theatre.

These are a collection of the usual music influences Metal Head's have.
by Daniel Lewis May 03, 2006

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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.
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A Metal Head is a fan of metal music. Just remember music comes from the saul, not the How To Be Cool section of the paper.

WARNING: DO NOT INSULT ANY TRUE METAL BAND NEAR A METAL HEAD! THIS WILL RESULT IN YOUR BEING RIPPED TO SHREDS, ESPECIALLY IF THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE OF THEM 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!!!
Metal head: GWAAAAAARRRRRRR!!!!(making devil horns with his hands)
Both Teenage Preppy MTV Sellouts: AIIIIEEEEEE!!!!!(Running like little girls and shitting themselves)

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Most basically, a fan of metal music. Metalheads are stereotyped as loud, obnoxious, stupid, drunk, and non-achieving; also as defiant, free-thinking, tough, and fed up with the social status quo. There is an element of truth to all of these, particularly the last.

Metalheads tend to be clannish, or at least identify with each other due to familiarity with esoteric bits of information on bands that most people have no clue exist.

Ways to spot a metalhead: long hair, t-shirts with band slogans and logos, denim or leather clothing, proclivity for yelling "JUDAS FUCKING PRIEST!" or other such barbarities.
Bands considered to (lyrically) sum up the spirit of heavy metal: Judas Priest, W.A.S.P., Deströyer 666, Exodus.
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Metalhead (adj.)

Metal heads (or Head bangers) : They are a group ofindividuals who listen mainly Metal, but often have a wide variety of music tastes like Blues, Rock, Punk etc…They are very Liberal folks, non-Conformists, they enjoy partying,( rumour as it that metal heads praise a Beer God and drink in order to pray for protection in mosh, Knowledge in good music) Alcohol , Sex ( it’s strange fact, but metal heads do get laid a lot really) moshing, going to concerts and festivals and try to have as much fun as they can and doing some head banging to their favourite bands, they tend as early someone said to be a clannish group unlike others , that means that they are united by Metal, for example : if a metal head sees another being mugged , he’ll surely will try to help, Brotherhood-like.(Fact: Metal heads like to fight a lot! And sure have the gear for that, they tend to love battles of old, and thus they see themselves warrior-like, mainly the Viking\Nordic type or medieval type.)They seem very aggressive but that’s a stereotype, ‘cause they tend to be very fun, nice, cult and intelligent people, who have their own opinion, and different points of view, they tend to dislike the closed-minded, conservative, and main-stream people, Organized Religion like Christianity, Posers, Dumb Cults like Scientology and are wrongly associated with Satanic\Goth\Skin\Thieves\Drug-addicts, the truth is that most of them have Pagan Beliefs or simply have no belief, they tend have a very special care for their hair(when they have it), as is they’re most prized possession (some believe it’s a sign of status quo inside the clan, the bigger the hair, the bigger respect)They don’t give a fuck about what people think about them, they dress as they want, mainly black clothes ( see description in bottom ) , they tend to act in a relaxed fun way.The group is often swarmed with Poser\wannabe Metal heads who don’t think by themselves and have a scarce knowledge of Metal; on the other hand we have the common Metal head, mainly called TRVE (term often applied inside Black Metal heads, see description in bottom). Metal heads tend to have relations of affection with female metal heads or Goth-babes; there are exceptions of course. There are a lot of metal types like Black\thrash\death\ see wikipedia, and thus each type of metal produces different types of metal heads For example: Black Metal often produces metal heads in black leather jackets, filled with spikes, chains and bullet belts, and unreadable band t shirts names or logos, they tend to be the most aggressive along with thrash metal heads… but mainly metalheads listen a lot of different types of metal, but specializes in one or two.True: What’s Trve? Is the pursuit of knowledge and bands inside Metal genre etc…It’s a confusing term that only metal heads understand.Clothes\ways of recognising: Long-hair, military pants, chains, bracelets with spikes, Combat boots, leather jackets, band t shirts, Piercings\tattoos sometimes, a bottle of beer hiding somewhere, doc martens black in colour, bullet belts.
Metalhead: the mosher, the alcholoic, the sex addicted
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