Somebody who loves heavy metal. Don't always have the "look". And it's not even necessary to listen to just the classic metal bands, you can listen to the subgenres. You just have to appreciate the genre as a whole.
Chris is a metalhead.
by someone from new york January 24, 2009
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Metal head - Group of musical listeners that are often described as drunkards, partiers, and fighters, but this is a bit of a stereotype. Metal heads often listen to classic rock along with blues rock, classical, and opera based music, since those 2 genres are the root of what rock music could be considered today and the dawn of all music. Metal heads tend to have a powerful dislike towards the close-minded and mainstream. The majority tend to be very liberal and anti-conservative, but not all of course. Metal lyrics are often quite political and have more meaning than what people say. Metal music is very often stereotyped as “ satanic devil related material” . 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. The metal genre has more sub-genres that any other musical genre existing today. These genres are often known as classic metal, death metal, black metal, grind core, thrash metal, symphonic metal, opera metal, folk metal, Viking metal, industrial metal, progressive metal, power metal, etc etc. All are tied together in the same branch and all kick ass if I do say so myself. Way back when there was a rivalry between punks, metal heads, and skinheads. This rivalry has long since dwindled out and people have matured today ( for the most part ) . There is no particular attire, metal heads tend to dress however they damn well please and this is great. But many people believe the attire to be faded blue jeans with black band tee-shirts. Long and/or wavy type hair style usually passing the eyes. Metal heads don’t give a shit about what’s trendy or what other people wear and allow people to dress and express themselves as they please without bitching about it like many “ new generation punk rockers” do today.
I have blabed on long enough on what I believe is the deffiniton of “ metal head” .

Old-school punk kicks ass, but what’s all this emo/screamo/pop-punk shit. * Sigh * Kids these days.
by Person Mc.Personson June 23, 2005
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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 12, 2009
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All these definitions are bullshit. Metalheads do NOT follow a specific look or all listen to the same bands. What's considered "metal" is so diverse and open ended that there are tons of different types of metal heads. You've got your mainstream nu-metal/metalcore, thrash, death, black, power, grind, all of that kind of stuff, and everybody enjoys different kinds of metal outside of the mainstream metalheads and perceptions of them. You don't have to exclusively listen to Slayer, Metallica, or Cannibal Corpse. Hell, you don't even have to like any of the "classic" bands. You don't need to be a long haired, dim-witted delinquent either. Or drink/do drugs. You can dress however you want; you wouldn't be able to tell some metalheads apart from people who despise metal because they look the same. As long as you like some form of the metal spectrum, it's all good.
listen to whatever you like and don't be bound to to supposed "mandatory" metalhead bands. Explore as much metal as possible.
by Planisphaerium March 11, 2006
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a dedicated listener to any kind of metal music. is thouht to be angry and violent and evil, but is less likely to kill than a rapper. DOES NOT require the hair or gear, but must respect the genre for its music and not its image.
metalhead: james, the 40-year-old who lives and breathes music, but has a loving family, kids and is no longer an alcoholic.

retard trying to capitalise on the image: fred, the 24-year-old wannabee metalhead who thinks korn are heavy, and believes that rap has a place in metal.
by prolific dowloader November 23, 2004
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A fan of heavy metal, basically. Most metalheads are realtively fun loving people, and don't take themselves too seriously, although live and breathe the music they listen to.

many metalheads will sport long hair, black clothes, band T-shirts, spikes and leather. However, in no way is this needed. Go to a metal concert, and you will see a vast number of people all dressed differently. Denim is also very oftenly sported, but again it is not required.

Metalheads generally also have an interest in the dark arts, although very few actually practise them. Most metalheads are anti-conservative, and despite the belief that they are extremly violent, usually are peaceful and happy people that simply have a rougher idea of what is a "good time" than others, but if someone is uncomfortable with the situation, such as begining to feel distressed in a mosh pit, the metalheads surrounding them will help them out.

Many metalheads have been alienated as children or teenagers, and this has caused them to feel a great amount of sadness or anger, which has been cured by heavy metal. Because of this, most metalheads are accepting people.
Bob the metalhead: A 15-year-old who was picked on at school for a long time, and takes out his frustrations with his music.

Steve the metalhead: A 50-year-old heavy drinker who dresses in pastal colours most if the time and "normal" clothing who likes the smash things.

Brian the metalhead: A 24-year-old family man who doesn't drink. Dresses in black with spikes, and has a few books on the occult.
by TheUglySoldier June 11, 2007
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someone who likes rock/metal and knows how to have fun
by Anonymous May 6, 2003
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