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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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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 connoisseur of music that has it's roots from blues and classic rock. Bands like Judas Priest, Motor Head orIron Maiden are some first metal bands that have been noted as "Metal Gods". some songs that have been played by bands like the beatles have been noted as some of the first metal songs. songs like Helter Skelter, in a gadda da vida for their hard fast or even low note playing style. There are many legends that come with the comical aspect of metal, they include metal gods, titans and even great warriors. many of this are included in bands like ManOwaR's songs. they sing of war and glory, many things spoken of in many medivel times legends. Metal heads often bang their heads back in forth and creat the devil horns using their pinky and pointer in a mean of appretiation and respect for the music genre. many people that do not listen to metal do not understand that to a metal head it is a religion in it's own. many people have stereotypes towards a metal head. sadly metal is now a genre of music that does not have the same respect it did say 30 years ago. i personally believe that metal is a genre of music with many great artists that have written about many important world issues, not the stereotypical evil and satan! In the words of Tenacious D "The Metal will live on!"
Metalhead unite!!
by THEheadbanger October 21, 2009
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Basically Someone who respects the Genre, and even though they might not Look like a typical sterotype, or listen to metal all the time, Has a deep love of the Blastbeat.
Metal Is About whats inside, Not whats on your sleeve.
Im not going to say Metal / Non-metal bands, because its just opinion.
All i will say is this

Metal Is what you make of it.
As are Metalheads.
by GeorgeKollias101 April 05, 2010
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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 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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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
by Sacrillege April 29, 2008
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