One who listens to music for it's talent. The artists may be everyone from Bach and Mozart, to Arch Enemy and Iron Maiden. They believe that the so called "Class system" and "social status" are just labels that the insecure people in society have created to seperate themselves and make them feel superior. If a metal-head weres a shirt and is asked why, they will say "Cus I like it" NOT "Cus I'm a metal-head" True Metal heads will not say such things. Generally very accepting over different ways of life with a strong sense of moral and honor.
Dude 1: That guy isn't a metal-head, I checked his playlist, he listens to Bach and mozart
Dude 2: Whatever he's listening to Arch Enemy right now and yesterday was jamming to Iron Maiden, he's a complete metal-head
Dude 1: You can't listen to classical music and heavy metal and say you're a metal head!
Metal-Head: Actually you can, where do you think music started, with the classics. *Sighs* Oh the ignorance.....
by TIMOTAIO October 06, 2006
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A Metalhead is anything you, or they want it to be, there are many definitions of what people think a metalhead is, the ONLY one's tht are wrong are the ones saying that they are evil people with only destruction in mind (this is complete bull ¬_¬), a real metalhead is generally one of the nicest people you'll ever meet, sure, they tend to be extremely loud and intimidating in large groups because of all the noise they make, but its all in good fun, the true meaning of "metalhead" is to listen to the greatest kind of music EVER! and still respect others for their own opinion on it. Remember "Only treat others how you wish for them to treat you."
Jamie:- Lewis, i think its happening again...!
Lewis:- What's happening?!!! :O
*Both go completely nuts to any kind of metal (apart from emo,etc)*
by Nephilim September 15, 2007
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Person adhering to the metal culture.
Agressive in nature, yet very fun loving people, know how to have a great time, and thrash/mosh like none others.
Generaly wear black, army clothes, boots, studs and chains. May resemble Rivethead, though DEFINETLY not them.

Also, in Quebec/Canada, most metal heads are not of the "Metallica rulez" type, they listen to the extremely aggressive Death Metal produced from there. Extreme hyperblast and technical bands like Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, Martyr, Neuraxis to name a few are part of this style.
by nil_gnosis April 27, 2004
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Someone who lives and dies for their music. They usually have long hair,wear band shirts, leather,denim and spikes. It does not matter which genre of metal they listen to, (whether it's black,death,thrash,or glam) as long they like it loud, and love getting wasted.
The metal heads stood in the parking lot outside of the Slayer concert hours before the show , drinking beer, headbanging, and blaring all of their albums.
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A metalhead is a human male OR female who listens to (heavy) metal music. Metalheads are not characterized by the way they look; rather, they are characterized by the music they listen to. Most metalheads enjoy attending metal concerts and participating in activities such as moshing, headbanging, crowd surfing, etc. during these shows.

Metalheads tend to dislike or despise mainstream music because it usually defies what they stand for. They also tend to dislike people who are closed-minded, stereotypes, and especially the belief that metalheads are drunk, high, or Satanists. They often enjoy metal because of its unadhering, free, wild, I-don't-give-a-fuck lyrics and sound.

Metalheads also tend to listen to not ALL kinds of metal, but certain subgenres. They may also bash other subgenres of metal that they dislike or see as “rivals”. There are many different subgenres of metal.

A stereotypical metalhead will often wear boots, denim, band shirts, long hair, leather, band patches, and generally ratty clothing. Metalheads can also dress glamorously. Many metalheads are difficult to pick out from the general population because they look very similar or look the same as other humans.

Metalheads are not:
- Emos
- Goths
- Rivetheads (though they may be considered to be similar)
- Satanists (USUALLY)
- Stupid (USUALLY)
- Addicted to drugs (USUALLY)
- Alcoholics (USUALLY)

The following examples are all fictional.
Aleksi (m): 24-year-old Finnish university student with an interest in the occult. Listens to bands such as Epica, Kamelot, After Forever, Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, Nightwish, etc.

Catrina (f): 16-year-old high school student who watches Metalocalypse and is a dedicated listener to all kinds of metal, especially death metal and thrash metal. Listens to Cannibal Corpse, Death, Anthrax, Morbid Angel, Obituary, Possessed, and Children of Bodom.

Lucifer (m): 19-year-old Norwegian black metal musician and high school dropout who is part of a metal band and regularly attends black metal shows. Listens to Mayhem, Burzum, Emperor, Darkthrone, and Dimmu Borgir.

Nina (f): poser attempting to capitalize on the metalhead image. Only listens to nu-metal bands such as Linkin Park, System of a Down, Korn, and Slipknot. Calls herself a metalhead when she's actually not.
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Anyone who scavenges for metal with the sole purpose of selling it to a metal recycler for cash.
The metalheads stole the copper plumbing from the vacant house
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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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