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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Despite common opinion, there is a difference between a metalhead and a simple metal fan. A metal fan is simply someone who likes to listen to metal.

A metalhead on the other hand is a dying breed of people that once made up a full blown countercultural movement of the 70s and 80s, but since has been worn down to a small and dispersed subculture. The internet has provided a great medium for metalheads to communicate through messageboards and forums about various metal groups both old and new.

A metalhead is not only a fan of metal music, but is dedicated to the knowledge of groups, to appreciating the full depth of various metal music (which is EXTREMELY deep), and appreciating the diversity of metal. A lot of metal heads have an appreciation of classical and opera music as well, in fact studies show that metalheads and classical music listeners have similar personalities, especially when it comes to music.

Contrary to stereotypes, there is no specific ideology or fashion for metalheads. Some may wear a suit and tie every day and carry a briefcase, some will dress stereotypically with worn out jeans, band t shirts of various bands they like, and grown out hair/beards. As for ideology, metalheads are normally diverse in their ideologies, although it is common to see one that's has a more apathetic ideology.
Can you believe that guy is a metalhead? (points to a man that's well kept and well dressed, wearing a suit and a tie and his hair combed back, probably wearing aviators)
Whoa, he's a metalhead? Figured he'd be another one of those jocky tools with no souls!
No he just works in business and has to dress like that, you should see him on the weekends!
by UM North Quad August 06, 2011
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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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Your stereotypical (metal) head is some1 who is strong minded and physically tough, however this varies from person to person. A (metal) head listens 2 (heavy metal) bands ranging from (black sabbath) to (pantera).Metal heads can be seen with long hair or shaved heads. Metal heads USUALLY dont listen to nu metal bands such as (slipknot) or (system of a down). A metal head usually wears jeans, leather boots and a leather jacket, accompanied by collars with spikes/band names/logos on. Metal heads despise (chavs)/(emo's) and even tho metal heads are usually quiet people that just mind their own business they will happily defend themselves, and a small group of tru metal heads cud easily over power a large group of (chavs)/(emo's). Metal heads are known for having short tempers, however ofcourse this isnt always the case.
chav#1: oi! nobhead, u startin?
metal head: *ignores*
chav#2: fu**in goth!
metal head: im not a goth!! *SMACK*
chavs get owned!
metal head walks away.
by cuz58 January 15, 2007
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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
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My opinion of what a metalhead really is: a person who is a dedicated fan of metal music. And I mean ALL types of metal. Whether it be nu-metal, metalcore, deathcore, black metal, heavy metal, symphonic metal, death metal, thrash metal, Swedish metal, hell, even folk metal from different countries like South Africa.

You don't have to have long hair, wear black all the time, and whatever. Metal should be a way of thinking and a way of life, not who is more of a "true" metalhead because they don't listen to Slipknot because they are nu-metal and that equals fail. You should be glad they are listening to Slipknot which is some form of metal, instead of Fall Out Boy or something.

True Metalheads learn to appreciate ALL FORMS/SUB-GENRES OF METAL. Being glad that at lease they are listening to metal, and also teach the newbies who honestly want to learn new metal bands and learn to love Metal and at lease appreciate ALL of its Sub-genres.

Also metalheads should accept other metalheads from different backgrounds, whether race, color, creed, religion, culture or whatever country your from. We are one big brotherhood and we all love metal, and that should be good enough!

Cause alot of us may have well started with those bands way back then.
Metalheads should be open to or have some sort of respect for the sub-genres of metal, because they all cam from other Heavy Metal bands. And one should be glad they are listening to some sort of metal instead of mainstream crap.

But it doesn't rule out you can nicely correct the newbies for their mistakes in the wrong genres for the band and so on.
They have to be corrected to learn.
by Elegy April 21, 2010
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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
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