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Metal 101- The Young Metalhead by LusoSkav Metal 101- The Young Metalhead by LusoSkav
Of course shying away from the genres themselves ridiculously now and just getting into splitting hairs



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So, after a few years passing, 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 scribbling out a few, and constructed many more in my mind, which is to say, that there will be quite a few before i'm done.

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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:iconpunkeru:
punkeru Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
that is so me, when i was a kid.
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:icondistilledwasteland:
Distilledwasteland Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student Artist
Every metal head started as this guy
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:iconmario-romualdo:
Mario-Romualdo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Check!

A long time ago ^^
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:iconajaxtelamoneis:
AjaxTelamoneis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I met a little girl one of these at a Nightwish concert! She had come a very long way with her mom to get to the show, and it was her birthday. I let her get in front of me.
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student General Artist
aww that was very sweet of you (=
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:iconelisasonic:
ElisaSonic Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's me, but I have Rangers
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:icongreen-fighter:
Green-Fighter Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's younger me
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:iconmariajogato1996:
mariajogato1996 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
¡But Also,I'm Glam,Shock,Nu,Gothic,Doom,And Thrash,But I Don't Like Death¡EVIL Laughter! ¡That's Why I Mock Of Death Metal¡
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:iconmariajogato1996:
mariajogato1996 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
¡Im Metal,Too,But Melodic¡Headbang! Singing 
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:iconkalo-nivek:
Kalo-Nivek Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
This is exactly me. Only difference being that i'm 6'5, yet somehow also 14. ISN'T GENETICS GREAT?
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:iconjimmylethal:
JimmyLethal Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gigantism: it's awesome.
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student General Artist
damn son

you must've eaten your veggies
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:iconscipio54:
scipio54 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
nearly a perfect picture of how i was when i was younger. my attitude was similar to the Nu-Metal kid, though; i put the blame on teenage angst and bullying... oh yeah, and the fact that i was 1 of only 4 true metalheads in the whole fucking school!

today, i say i'm more of a rocker than a metalhead. i listen to more classic rock now, but i still love metal of all kinds.
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:iconninjared400:
NinjaRed400 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
These guys give me hope that the next generation will never forget the classics.
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student General Artist
:) true that
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:iconjbgigas:
JBGigas Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Hahah! These guys are awesome! I love seeing them at fests, that pure energy and enthusiasm is infectious:D
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:iconivartist:
Ivartist Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
> Huge T-shirt (smallest he could find) Hahahaha spot on! 
These things are so accurate !  Keep em' coming ! 
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you :):beer:
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:iconjpadawan:
jpadawan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
I propose a new metalhead stereotype: The soul metalhead. Doesn't talk, act, or dress like a metalhead, but enjoys the music all the same. Goes to mainstream concerts and underground shows (like the young metalhead). Usually very calm and peaceful at concerts. Doesn't drink or smoke because "It's bad for your health." Sometimes confuses metal with hard rock, but apologizes and corrects himself. (This is me, and I've seen this kinda guy before as well.)
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
ha i've actually had something similar to that one in the works, really!
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:icongothica29:
gothica29 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Me a year ago before a went more goth-y lol. These are totally awesome :D
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you :)
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:iconvitanibitzer:
VitaniBitzer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was totally me when I was 15 lol. I had a giant Kreator tshirt and a bracelet a friend gave me, so many memories :beer:
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:iconlordofstamps:
LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Holy shit! It's me!
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:iconeirik-the-viking:
Eirik-the-Viking Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember being like this at age 4, when I first heard Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Type O Negative, etc. And a few friends in elementary school were like this.
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:iconshmashandstuff:
ShmashAndStuff Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My God, this is a spitting image of myself when I was younger!
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:iconfrozensunrise:
FrozenSunrise Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"Proper patch merchants"

This makes me eye my jacket with suspicion.
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:iconcoolkitten13:
Coolkitten13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am like this as well, but I like the harder metal.
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:iconsullen-strange:
Sullen-Strange Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
You drew my little brother! He just turned seventeen and I got him a Judas Priest album. :D
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:iconforevermetallica:
ForeverMetallica Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Got into metal a couple months ago... and I see a resemblance to this kid in myself. Haha, eh...
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
:):beer: keep it up
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:iconforevermetallica:
ForeverMetallica Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, man. I'm trying. :)
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:icondawnofmax:
Dawnofmax Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good old times...
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:iconlozferwordz:
Lozferwordz Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Naaawe I remember when I was like this :'D
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:iconscruffbagg:
Scruffbagg Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Just coming outta that stage now seeing as i'm 6 foot with facial hair, and an exellent metal knowledge, same clothes though.
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student General Artist
:):beer:
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:iconfwinzor:
Fwinzor Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Holy Jesus it's me!
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:iconqwackster:
Qwackster Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Writer
This sounds like me except I'm not a guy haha. I do know a boy who looks like the one in the picture; he's adorable hah.
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:iconichigo6798:
ichigo6798 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Me 4 years ago in a way.
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:icona-n-t-e-n-o-r-a:
A-n-t-e-n-o-r-A Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually like those metalheads a lot.
They are cute very cute (Unless they are idiots who speak too much)
Unfortuately some of the m outgrow it.
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:iconsharkythegreatwhite1:
SharkyTheGreatWhite1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
The character reminds me of a friend... XD Same hair and clothes
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:iconhawkyspics:
HawkysPics Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
somehow thats a pic of me but i never listened to the classics^^
began with rock tehn the german band Rammstein then had some music phases then folk,pagan death and black
still 17 years old
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:iconmiadiangels:
MiaDiAngels Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
So cute, you know I'm kind of gothic and white-metal, I'm just loving it and lol that's all true above it, you know?
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:iconrenee-niels:
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... He's trying so hard... It's precious. ;U;
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:iconniobesnuppa:
Niobesnuppa Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Is it wrong that I think this is adorable? xD
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:iconlozcollector:
LoZCollector Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My first reaction: Awww, that's adorable.
Second thought: Better not say that, or he'll get pissed.
Third thought: That's even more adorable! Say it anyway!
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:iconmindwar183:
Mindwar183 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I'm not Christian but you should do one of the white Metal they like to call it.
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:iconinfernalone666:
InfernalOne666 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was a few of those when I started out as a metal fan
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:icon1ringtofindthem:
1ringtofindthem Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Haha I'm 16 but completely different from this :) I have a goatee, I don't know any metalheads where I live, I don't have a battle vest because I couldn't find a denim for my size, I don't listen to classics anymore, the worst is I have short hair, I can't grow it cuz my hair is very curly and whenever I don't cut it for like 2 months it starts looking terrible... I wish I had straight hair like the Norwegians :D And I can be seen in every kind of event even though not often (going alone sucks and my parents don't like it).
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:iconm-julz:
M-JulZ Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha, this is my teenage self alright
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