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.
by Pyrus August 26, 2004
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
Anyone who listens to mostly metal.. Beer and weed don't apply to being a metalhead. Metalheads tend to know how to have a good time. A lot of them have quite the sense of humour, too and a strong hatred of the mainstream and emo, not all of course though.
Metalhead Joe: "I love metal, here are some of the bands I listen to: Amon Amarth, Anal Cunt, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, Arsis, Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Black Label Society, Black Sabbath, Burzum, Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Carpathian Forest, Cattle Decapitation, Celtic Frost, Children Of Bodom, Chimaira, Cradle Of Filth, Cryptopsy, Daath, Damageplan, Darkest Hour, Darkthrone, Death, Decapitated, Deicide, Devildriver, Dimmu Borgir, Emperor, Fear Factory, Fuck...I'm Dead, Gwar, Haemorrhage, Heaven Shall Burn, Iron Maiden, Job For A Cowboy, Kalmah, Kataklysm, Lamb Of God, Martyr AD, Mayhem, Megadeth, Napalm Death, Necrophagist, Nile, Opeth, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Skinless, Slayer, Suffocation, Superjoint Ritual, Tainted Euphoria, Tool, Unearth, Verbal Deception, Vital Remains, Vomitory."

Thomas: "Wow, just wow man... I think I love you!"
by Kayle O'Donovan August 13, 2007
People that head bang to metal music. (Which does not include Insane Clown Posse) They hate Emos because they basiclly mock our stye whether your goth or just a band t-shirt wearer. Dont take much to get pissed off and can kick peoples ass physically and verbally. Dont need a group to fight someone. Enjoy walking around at night with friends and listening to metal all the time and sharing underground metal bands with friends. Wear band shirts not prepy clothing including American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch or Hollister and most Metalheads hate people that wear that shit some wear that though but there not true metalheads because preps are pussys and metalheads are not. Sometimes had long hair intended for head banging. Hate the government in a none hippie way. (influenced by Arch Enemy or rage against the machine) But the most important thing is to be a complete badass.
Jon: Im sick of a the preps getting the chicks

Dilon: Then Put this Lamb of God T-shirt on and lets go to the mall around 10:00 pm

Jon: why?

Dilon: Chicks fuck metalheads
by Anonamise User November 25, 2007
Alot of the definitions on here are pretty accurate, but I'll fill in the gaps.

First off, I'm a metal head, so I'll write this as unbiased as I can. Metal heads are simply a person who listens to, likes, and UNDERSTANDS all types of metal exluding Nu./Alt. metal. Yes, most metal heads have long or close shaven hair, but thats not true for all. Band shirts and jeans are common, but not all of us wear them. Personally I wear bondage pants (i.e. Tripps), because I find them alot more comfortable than jeans. We tend to keep a very close circle of friends, but we will respect anyone who shows us respect and isn't fake about who they are. We view ALL of our fellow metal heads as brothers and sisters, regardless of race, religion, etc. We will also acknowledge any artist for their talent, even if we don't like them.

Alot of people might be turned away from metal heads because we can look pretty intimidating, and let's face it, we are known for our love of a good pit, and our love for a good fight. But, once you get to know us, we are some of the most calm, down to earth people you will ever meet.
Only the Kings of Metal themselves, ManOwaR, could write a fitting song about the true metal heads, The Brothers of Metal.

"Strike while the iron is hot
Steel is strongest, so say we all
And if we all were not brothers of metal would we fall?
NO!!!
They tried to test our spirit
They tasted steel before we were done
Grinding their bones into the dust of the past
All blown away like a shot from a gun

We cast our lot together four still stand as one
Here we'll remain forever till our kindgdoms one

Brothers of metal
We are fighting with power and steel
Fighting for metal metal that's real
Brothers of metal will always be there
Standing together with hands in the air

Let us drink to the power drink to the sound
Thunder and metal are shaking the ground
Drink to your brothers who are never to fall
We are brothers of metal here in the hall

Our hearts are filled with metal and masters we have none
And we will die for metal, metal heals, my son

Brothers of metal
We are fighting with power and steel
Fighting for metal that's all that's real
Brothers of metal will always be there
Standing together with hands in the air

Let us drink to the power drink to the sound
Thunder and metal are shaking the ground
Drink to your brothers who are never to fall
We are brothers of metal here in the hall

Brothers of metal
We are fighting with power and steel
Fighting for metal that's all that's real
Brothers of metal will always be there
Standing together with hands in the air."
by Metal2theGrave October 13, 2006
A Metal Head is a person who listens to Death, Thrash, Speed, Black, Shred, and maybe Melodic Metal. Most wont listen to Alt or Nu-Metal and will probably shun it. There is no definate set of clothing attire but most can be seen wearing some type of jeans ranging from blue to black, also most likely have on a band shirt with either long hair or a shaved head, if they have facial hair it will most likely be a med-big beard or a goatee. A common mistake is that people tend to call them Satanic because of the music they listen to, this is not true. Yes, a metal head may be Satanic but this is simply a coincidence. They often fight, mainly for one of four reasons:
1: They have been having a bad day and you get in their way, say something wrong, etc.
2: They are in a good/content mood and you do something to provoke/anger them
3: They have had anger bottled up for a while and can no longer stand it, thus lashing out at anybody.
and finally the fourth reason

4: Simply because they like to fight. That being said its generally not the best idea to pick a fight with a metal head because whether they look it or not they are most likely a good fighter. They have a tight-knit group of friends, whom they are loyal to and share a good connection with. They are educated and civil, contrary to popular belief.
\m/ Metal head for life
by Th Metal January 10, 2010
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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