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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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:iconviking632:
viking632 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i skipped the nu metal stage, i only ever listened to slipknots old stuff every once and a awile
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:icontimplazasta:
TimPlazasta Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm 15
medium length hair, I started to grow it out
soft and mushy facial hair, but it's there and needs shaving right now
no vest though, not my thing
never came close to the nu metal kid stage
I'm canadian and I listen to mainly european bands, so they're not local, and most of them aren't that mainstream (fairyland, reinxeed, vexillum, power quest, ancient bards, etc)
no bracelets, not my thing
I wear large sized t-shirts because medium is too small for me
It happened to me to headbang sometimes, but not that much, and I know when to stop the air-guitar
I never went to metal events, the only concerts I ever saw were ones in which my school concert band (I think that's what it's called), and I didn't see them, I participated in them.

overall, I guess I'm a young metalhead, but not that much.
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:iconarmage22:
armage22 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
quitando el chaleco,los brasaletes y el pelo medio largo(debido a que en mi escuela esta prohibido)soy este chico
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:iconlusoskav:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student General Artist
you know, going on speaking spanish on the interwebs just like that is actually kind of rude

miesmo tenendo en cuenta que yo hablo un poquito de español. no puedes esperar que todo el mundo seja igual y consiga hablar espanol tambien tio
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:iconsaiyanmastergoku:
I'M THIS KID
WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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:iconmetalagamid:
MetalAgamid Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too! XD The sad thing is, I'm 21 and I'm STILL this kid! XD
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:iconsaiyanmastergoku:
SaiyanMasterGoku Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
rip u
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:iconsweetflower2000:
sweetflower2000 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
I try to skip the nu metal stage to prove I just don't listen to that. And my hair is pretty long. But I don't think that I'll be a metalhead just because I listen to Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Pantera.
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:iconpunkeru:
punkeru Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
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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:iconsefina-nz:
Sefina-NZ 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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:iconhunddeskrieges:
HunddesKrieges Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
But Death is awesome. onion sad 
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:icontimplazasta:
TimPlazasta Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
symphonic/power is best
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:iconhunddeskrieges:
HunddesKrieges Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that's an opinion.
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:icontimplazasta:
TimPlazasta Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It is indeed, and if yours is different, then I respect it, the last thing I want to see in here is a fight like on 9gag or youtube
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:iconhunddeskrieges:
HunddesKrieges Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
DeviantArt: The one place where we can have intelligent and mature discussion. Thank you, friend.
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:icontimplazasta:
TimPlazasta Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
couldn't explain better
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:iconhunddeskrieges:
HunddesKrieges Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
And to be fair, power metal is my second favorite genre, so xD \m/ \m/
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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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:iconarblos:
arblos 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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