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Metal 101- Drunk Shirtless Guy by LusoSkav Metal 101- Drunk Shirtless Guy by LusoSkav
I know i'm tip-toeing sort of avoiding doing more genre specific metalheads, but i'm working on it, scout's honor.


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After a few years as a metalhead, and many, many metal shows attended, i couldn't help but to notice the diferent archetypes and demographics in the metalhead culture that i kept coming across.
And since i never saw any kind of descriptive charts that accurately portrayed the metal subculture i so dearly know and love, i decided to do it myself!

So, based on people that i know, people that i merely saw, often or not that often, and on blunt personal experience, i began thinking up of a few, and will sure remember a few more as i go along.

Also remember this is not meant to offend. It's all harmless satire, more often than not

So yes. Hope you enjoy Luso's Handy Guide to Metalheads
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:iconnorge0209:
Norge0209 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  New member
This is so similar to Chuck Dillon's blog and book from 2009: blog30x30.blogspot.com/2009/06…
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student General Artist
yes, that was one of my inspirations for making this series
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Weeza1 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  New member Professional Traditional Artist
The format reminds me of Chuck Dillon's riotous "Which Art Student Are You?" book published in 2009: blog30x30.blogspot.com/2009/06…
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Student General Artist
ah, yes, these are partly inspired by that, actually, but also afew other works by other artists; there's been quite a few.
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mikeka3 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This shits is too funny, I'd love to see a Industrial metal character
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Zahaebron Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, that would be fantastic!
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PyroAnubis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
I fucking love these pictures. I play in a metal band in California, and a psychobilly jazz-punk band that verges on metal, so I encounter these people (not to claim not to be any of them, of course) on a regular basis. They're so aptly satirical. I commend thee on not only thy outlook on metalheads, but also your disposition away from douchebaggery and hipsterdom. Once more, fucking great job on these.
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you kindly :):beer:
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:iconthefriendlywolf:
Thefriendlywolf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
This is amazing! xD
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:iconk-jounin:
K-Jounin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Yep i see at least one these guys at a lot of gigs and metal club nights, some are major arseholes others are just awesome and fun
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life2deathsbc Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This guy is also known as "Shirtless White-Trash Guy"
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JeffGotMe Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I met my first one at a 5FDP concert not to long ago, it was kinda funny yet annoying. I was having a beer with some new friends I had made in line and he came stumbling over to us, first thing he does is he drops one of his beers on to my shoes, then proceeds to hug me and apologize. After hugging me he starts to pat me on the head (fairly hard) normally I wouldn't care but I had spent at least 15 minutes getting my hair into a mohawk, so I was a little ticked off.
I felt so bad for his girlfriend, about 10 minutes before the main band was supposed to come out on stage me and my friends went outside for a smoke and so did the drunk dude. He was so drunk that security asked him and his gf to leave, I could see the disappointment in her eyes as she walked away.

Sorry for the long winded story, I just felt that it should be shared.
P.S. I think these are very awesome :)
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:icongimmename:
Gimmename Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I remember him. From the last 24 concerts...
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:iconbigfoot427:
Bigfoot427 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Any chance we could get to see stoner metal-heads soon?
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:iconpsychosabertooth:
PsychoSabertooth Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This due seems ok so if I ever see one of these I know what to most likely expect. As long as he doesn't puke on me, grope me or hit on me(especially if I'm not single). No problem. Just one problem though: I can't drink yet :'(
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Dawnofmax Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you forgot that he is everytime in a mosh pit
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student General Artist
aw shit i did didnt i
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Dawnofmax Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep dude u forgot it :p
well this guys are mostly the assholes of the pit because they dont know the rules...
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:iconsullen-strange:
Sullen-Strange Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
This is the guy who stands right behind you and screams directly into your ear the whole time.
Even when nothing is happening.
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:iconwenttoschoolandiwasv:
Wenttoschoolandiwasv Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Man I don't seem to fit very well into any of these. Will you be doing a Doom Metal-themed guy? Also sorry if I'm kinda spamming with these comments, but this is a really wonderful gallery.
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student General Artist
i might, but i'd have to do some research first, since i've never really been to that many doom concerts

and thanks!
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Doom metal fans are largely stoners with long hair, big beards, and trying to copy '70s styles like flair shirts and bellbottoms. They think that all rock in the '70s sounded like Sabbath and that metal never should have gone past '73. If not wearing an Electric Wizard t-shirt, it's probably something with a black-humor marijuana joke. Or something involving the '70s. Usually, they smell like weed and their eyes are blank. In other words, they smell like the '70s. With a tad bit of despair. Might wear black metal make-up oddly enough, but only so much to show how bleak and meaningless your life is. Atheism is a must unless Satan is an atheist.
Probably also the most open minded of all metalheads in terms of subgenres they like, also probably because doom is pretty damn boring after a while.

Hope that helped a little. Contributed a lot myself.
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jimbul2 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Not to be an asshole, but will there be more additions to this series in the future?
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
eventually, i'm sure
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ichigo6798 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
LOL.
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A-n-t-e-n-o-r-A Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHHAHA I've seen such people on almost every concert :D
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laladoodie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
you want bizarre people at metal shows? check out obscene extreme festival specifically putrid pile live 2011!
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:iconmbrissette:
MBrissette Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
OK I admit I fit this stereotype somewhat at least at the open air metal fest I attend every year. Slightly less drunk at regular shows.
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:iconpowerkeys:
Powerkeys Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
You need to do Symphonic metal girl :D
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MiaDiAngels Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Lol that's like some of the people i know
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darkmorphine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice one :D
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teawithmrhatter Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
This is the truest truth I've ever read. :D
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Veskavision Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Writer
Oh yes! This guy! HE'S EVERYWHERE!
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:iconstephymudkip:
StephyMudkip Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha These guys make up like 25-60% of the crowd at every show I go to :p
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ValeriyaSegal Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   Photographer
LOL so true!!
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Cassiel616 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Theres another - more disgusting version of this - shirtless, drunk, fat, sweaty, metalhead ;P Usually all the time in the mosh pit - so no one can go in or get close without smelling him and/or touching him because he tends to "roll-over" everyone beside him ;P
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1ringtofindthem Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Hahaha I've seen a lot of them really :D They're very funny sometimes. One of them stood by my side during the entire Anthrax show :P I couldnt understand how he managed to stay beside me while moshing like a barbarian :D
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mean-chic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
i think this is the male version of me
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FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I know this kind of guy, seen in every concert. Annoying !
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theojeca Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
That guy.

Everywhere. Metal, hard rock, punk scene, during fest, live, street music thing during some events... always that guy. I even see him in mid-days. Beer packs under his arm. Always

Just like peruvians during summer events XD
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Skuggmorker Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Reminds me of one guy I saw at a gig few weeks before xD
But he was creative! He made a cross out of sausages and stood in
the front raising beer in one hand and sausage-cross in the other, blessing everyone. :rofl:
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VidarBloodfang Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Like the Pantera shirt guy, this guy is ALWAYS THERE!
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crowhitewolf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, we get people like this a lot, they don't fit the appearance description much, some of them wear those wool winter caps, some of them have long hair, but all in all, they fit in this.

Also, before the gig starts, when there is music played on the radio, he keeps moshing to it alone.
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LusoSkav Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
holy shit i forgot that radio music detail, just like here hahaha
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crowhitewolf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We had the ex owner of the local underground club Kocka and some guy that's a bassist of a band that attented the gig at Kocka once. The bassist guy was even arm wrestling us in mid air so to say. He is strong as hell, all of them are crazy.
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TickleMeHoHo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see dudes like this all the time, I don't even need to be at a concert they do it in public! XD
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
your town seems pretty wild :D
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TickleMeHoHo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are some perks to living here though, you have the freedom to piss wherever you want! XD
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TheRogueFurry Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was every other dude at the Down concert I went to the other day.
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
i am truely sorry for your lots
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