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Heavy Metal Stories

fuckyeah
Sun, 19/03/2017 - 23:24

I have been collecting heavy metal stories from people who are metalheads, In the hope of collating them and compiling some sort of book of heavy metal stories..tentatively titled AT THE ALTAR OF METAL. I am after any stories that have heavy metal as the centre of the story or stories about metal..the most common story is how a person first got into metal but i would love to hear any heavy metal stories you have to tell..these stories are told anonymously so as the story holds interest and not the person telling it..the stories i have collected so far have grouped themselves into loose categories so as i have tentative chapters being...1. Initiations Into Metal ( stories about 1st geting into metal ) 2. Heavy Metal Education ( stories about learning about metal ) 3. Horns Up For Metal ( stories about love of metal) 4. Metal Is More Than The Music ( stories about shirts merch etc ) 5. Heavy Metal Is A Winter Sport ( stories that are a bit cold and dark ) 666. To The Extreme ( out there stories ) 7. Metal Is Just Rah Rah Rah ( the critics )..if you have a heavy metal story you would like to contribute or share they would be greatly appreciated or any advice with publishing and that side of things i also would be very thankful for as i am only a dickhead metal fan with an idea and not a professional writer..can also e mail me stories at pjenssen75@gmail.com thanks heaps and look forward to hearing peoples metal stories


fuckyeah

Example story.......the first ever record i ever ordered was Venom At War With Satan. I had to wait over two months for it to arrive at the local music shop. I didn't know anything about Venom except that i badly wanted to know them. I could have ordered Welcome To Hell or Black Metal but i had randomly chosen At War. The next record i chose to order was Celtic Frost, i ordered Into The Pandemonium. Again i should have chosen To Mega Therion or Morbid Tales....thank fuck Cold Lake had yet to be released.

Nater90

Nice idea mate, I'd be more than happy to contribute, Will type some stuff up.

fuckyeah

Your a bloody legend mate cheers

Nater90

All good mate.

bad_american1992

Ask me about drug abuse and heavy metal hahaha I've got some tales. Ever watch a mid-40's junkie couple eat nachos off the floor at a GWAR concert?

fuckyeah

Hahaha sounds funny as..must of been hungry

kaspersoldal

How about flying skulls at a festival? I was at a festival with my mom... okay you can stop laughing now. She must've been around 50 at the time. She's a small chubby little lady with a temper. Anyways we're seeing this folk metal band called Huldre. She knows their violinist so we agreed that we had to see it (I love folk anyways so hey win win situation). So we're there and suddenly I just hear a "thump" and see her very surprised. Turns out the band has a habit of throwing out animal bones and the lead singer had hit my mom with a sheep's jaw. I had a hard time reducing my laughter to a light giggle just for the sake of allowing others to hear the music.

Der Todesking

I actually think it's very cool to go to a festival with your mom, really! She must be awesome! I'm a bit jealous right now...

kaspersoldal

I do like to think she's above average. It's nice to bond with metal.

Piss

Reckon she's above average? Can you send us some pics?

kaspersoldal

sorry mate no pictures. Just got a new phone after my old decided to burn a hole in my pocket.

fuckyeah

Thats awesome festival with your mom, i have two other stories featuring mums at gigs so must be a good thing..must be some cool mums out there into metal is great..thanks for sharing mate awesome story

kaspersoldal

I have to admit it's a special experience in many ways.

Scaryterri

Wow, I wish my son viewed having his mom liking death metal and being by his side at concerts in the same positive way that you do. My son loves metal music but my preference is more extreme than his. Anyways, he turns down my car radio when I pull up to his school to drop him off because he's afraid someone will hear Obituary blasting from my speakers and says it would be embarrassing. All I know is, when I was growing up, I wish my parents would have listened to heavy metal music. It's like some kind of weird backwards world these days sometimes.

kaspersoldal

We've always been close and since I have no metalhead friends nearby I just figured it'd be more fun than going alone. I mean they got me into rock and metal so it's only fair I get them into some other bands. Have to admit that yes she does have her embarrassing moments but it's still fun for both of us. I guess it depends on the age of the son. They're pretty much the only close family I have left and I'd rather spend time with her now than regret not doing it later on.

fuckyeah

Got a good story today, had to share as most people on here can probably relate......It was a Mayhem shirt and i had to have it. I put it on lay-by, left the shop and started walking down the road. I turned around, went straight back and bought it. Fuck it i would just eat toast till next week.

Scaryterri

Can totally relate.....I was in college living in the dorms on campus. All I had was $10 to my name to buy groceries (yeah, it was a long time ago, although even back then $10 wouldn't get you much)....Alice Cooper had out a new release and I really wanted it. So there I was torn between spending the last of my money on food or the new Alice Cooper cassette. Guess what choice I made....I jammed Alice Cooper right through the middle of campus as loud as my stereo would go. I needed to lose some weight anyways.

fuckyeah

Hahaha nice story..understand was no choice at all..plus food is overated anyway lol

Thrashattck94

At Brofest last month I went a bit brave and wore my Demonia boots to the afternoon show on the Friday. I got a good load of compliments from people and I think at least one person said she had the same pair, and was amazed at how I was walking in my pair. :D

formezzano

Well i have a nice story for you:
Last year during foschfest here in italy I was looking at the pit for a second (I think It was Sacred Reich,maybe destruction,i have to ask my friends...can't remember ) and all the sudden I see a bright yellow shoe fucking flying above everyone's head right onto the stage and then,after the show I see a really pissed off guy searching for his shoe...no one told him where it was.
I like to think that he is still looking for it at nights,haunting the place for his stupid bright yellow sneaker

nameless_rites

I have a story:
In 2015 I saw Watain/Mayhem (terrible show, dont recommend) but there was this hipsterish looking fellow in the front row who thought it would be cool to drink some of the stage blood Watain were pouring out. Unfortunately, it was real blood - and rancid from being stored unrefrigerated on the band's tour bus.

I saw him running for the bathroom 10 minutes later, and when I went in he was curled up around the *filthiest toilet I have ever seen* vomiting Watain rotten stage blood into the toilet. He spent the next 20 minutes wallowing in urine soaked toilet paper, rancid blood, and spattered feces as he puked his guts up. If anyone recalls the cover to "The Dead Shall Dead Remain" by Impaled, it looked something like that when he was done.

Nater90

Can't remember what year it was but a few years back my brother was dating this girl, She noticed my band tops and said I'd get on with her sister and her boyfriend because they like the extreme side of Metal where she only liked Ozzy Osbourne and few other Heavy Metal bands.

Few weeks went by and she asked if I liked Cradle of Filth, I said fuck yeah their one of my favourites so she asked if I had the "Jesus Is A Cunt" shirt, I said no but would love to get my hands on it one day, She said well...You're in luck, My sister has it but doesn't want it, It's yours if you want it, So I said fuck yeah of course, The next weekend she brought it over for me and I had a local gig that night so thought fuck it, I'll wear it!

Back in the day I used to help out at local / youth gigs of bands up and coming, Some of them weren't to bad...Some were pretty shit, Though we still had a great night out.

Walked in the door one of my mates was like, Mate! Wicked as fuck CoF shirt (he's a fan also) I span around and said read this, He cracked up laughing and couldn't believe it! I got quite a few looks and because there was people under 18 and some of them between 12-16 year old's their parents came with them, Some of the parents complained about it, One woman came up and started to preach to me saying how God and Jesus saved her life, I said, That's your choice, I have mine.

The woman in charge said would you mind if we censored the C word because of the younger youth...Nothing against you or what you wear just don't want to get in trouble being as we are paid by the local council we can't risk losing funding, I said no problem put a sticker on it, The comity is called "Freezer" so for the rest of the night my shirt read "Jesus Is A Freezer".

Ravishing Grimness

My story begun when my dad got me in metal in the first place,buying up 3 Metalshirts for me and my 2 older brothers when i was a kid, being into metal himself.Destruction for me,the Exploited and The Damned.Later on on my birthday he got me a Scorpions cassette.First live gig was a local one in which the festival took place at a restaurant outside.Real serious show was GOREFEST in the mid 90's.From what i can recall they played really some old school stuff from the Mindloss record and False.

fuckyeah

Some great stories..grateful to everyone for there time and effort and sharing stories

fuckyeah

Got another t shirt story thought to share here.........On lunch one day walking back to my Audio Engineering class, and i hear someone yell at me "hey punk loser!" I turn around and see my teacher smiling at me. It took me a couple of seconds to register as to why he was calling me a punk loser......I had only just bought my Nailbomb shirt a few days beforehand and had forgot that "feels good to be a punk loser" was written on the back. Another time, years later (a lot of years),while out shopping, i was crossing the street with my partner and her 18 year old daughter, when from the car going past us someone yells out "hail Satan!" with their arm out the window 'horns up'. This time, i was wearing my Metalion shirt which has an inverted cross printed on the front of it. My partner and her daughter had a stunned look on their faces and seemed shocked. I casually acted as if getting hailed as Satan was the norm and we all laughed.

fuckyeah

Another shirt story.......First year of high school, first free dress day (where if you paid 20c you didnt have to wear the compulsory school uniform you could wear whatever) and i remember this boy came to school wearing an AC/DC Fly on the Wall shirt with a flannel over that and tight black jeans and ugg boots. I loved his AC/DC shirt. I knew a little of them having bought High Voltage on cassette tape and i had heard Back in Black at my uncle's house. And now here was someone else who liked the same music as myself. I didn't know this other boy at all.....but i knew he was seeing a girl i went through primary school with so i asked her to intoduce us. We became friends, confirmed when i made him a copy of my High Voltage tape and he lent me his Who Made Who tape.

First day of college, i was wearing my Carcass Reek of Putrefaction shirt, and myself and two other metal mates (also displaying death metal allegiances) were walking through the school when we crossed paths with about a dozen or so other boys. Amongst these other boys was about 3 or 4 metal dudes. Now my mates and i had seen a few Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer shirts around the school that day but these boys had Obituary, Deicide and Morbid Angel shirts on, and we stared at their shirts as they walked by. My friends and i excitedly talked about how we had to meet them. Later on, after we all inevitably became friends, i remember one of the boys mentioning to me that when they saw us that day, and saw our shirts, they too had all said the same thing about us having to meet.

When i first moved interstate with my parents, i didn't know anyone here except a few cousins. And they weren't metal. I went to a few different pubs about the place to try and meet people (a girl), and one night while i was at the local having a couple, i noticed another dude at the bar wearing a Darkthrone Under a Funeral Moon shirt. Only i didn't know it was that at the time as i didn't know Darkthrone. I just knew it was a metal top. I am not sure what shirt i was wearing but it was some sort of metal shirt and after a while this dude came over and complimented whatever shirt it was that i was wearing. We talked about metal and he was the first person to introduce me to Darkthrone, Mayhem, Burzum and the whole Norwegian Black Metal scene. I have met a lot of good friends and good music through heavy metal shirts.

Metaldemon

If have to say our stories are very similar except we would beat the shit out of the fucker that wore a Poison shirt or a Motley Crue shirt or tackle them to the ground and rip there shirt or patch off this was back in High school folks in the 80s so do not dispare! Where not out there anymore some of us now are in our mid late 40s or 50s and couldn't run down a fuckin Sloth. But we did have some common ground with people that liked Deep Purple, Rainbow, Elf or Cream or the Misfits after all those where the bands all the thrash metal and early black metal bands looked up to.

Metaldemon

Duuuude!!! where do you want me to begin man? I was born in 1969 been through the whole transition and emergence and continued fame of some of the most famous bands out there. I've got so many fucked up stories and shit from back in the day. My story starts with my Dad who's a Vietnam vet he used to listen to a lot of the beginning hardrock and early metal bands. I grew up on a lot of that kinda of music a lot of us kids back then had Dads that where Vietnam vets and Korean war vets so they all had some fuckin aggression in them. I went to Lakeside High school in Kirkland one of my school mates would later be the front man for Alice in Chains Layne Staley. We where all metal heads and we all had a grudge against the fuckin planet!!. There weren't a lot of sub genres except Glam which in my day was a bunch of FUCKIN SHIT!!! So there it begins with the big 4 and some of the original metal bands taking there devoted fans and starting a battle with the makeup wearing, hairsprayin fags of the metal scene. So our attitude towards anyone that liked those bands were considered Posers. A lot of it started with M Tv in 1981 and metallica back in 1982,1983 those guys hated those bands even if they opened for one another it was some funny shit! There would always be a fight no matter what. Our only way of knowing stuff back then was what you read in metal magazines in the news maybe or on TV so our influences where from those types exposures. Where I live is in Seattle Wa. USA and we used have major fuckin keggar parties and bong parties on beaches, parking lots, parks back in the day and all you'd hear is loud fuckin Iron maiden our Manowar or what ever was deatructive! and a lot of guys and girls fuckin around too. The thrash and heavy metal scene was slowing down around if say late 80s early 90s when Seattle sound (Grunge) emerged and a lot of us started getting married having kids and shit throwing aside our metal ways for awhile till the new metal took the scenes. I'm writing a fuckin book here let me know what else you want to know man!!!

Scaryterri

Great story.....glad to see that someone else from the same generation as myself is still around with the same attitude and devotion to metal. I have a similar "life" story but I wasn't in Seattle, I've been in Kentucky and Tennessee all my life....talk about feeling somewhat isolated. It's interesting that you went to the same high school as Layne Staley as I've been reading an unauthorized book about Alice in Chains. Didn't know if anyone else on this site listens to or knows about them.

Metaldemon

We are becoming a rare breed my brother!! Ha Ha Ha!! . Layne and a friend of his started this band back in Highschool called the Sleze 1985. Layne looked more Glammy than anything else back then but was a all out metalhead. Kentucky Tennesee! I have family from Owensboro Kentucky and some family from Virginia, I think the only difference for me and most of the metalheads in my area is we qhere right in the middle of Grunge central and witnessed the hostile take over firsthand. Very kool Scaryterri it is nice to talk with somebody as well from our generation. Stay metal my friend.

Scaryterri

Yes, the AIC book I am ready describes how Layne joined the band, Sleze, and tells of his early life. The writer is very accurate. Btw, I'm a dudette, not a dude! Yes, I am one of the few females that could be found wearing combat boots and moshing in pits back before there were any chicks there! Will ALWAYS stay metal!

Metaldemon

Ah maaan!! sorry Scaryterri. Yeah it was just a High school band a mutual buddy of ours Johnny started it didn't really think it would've amount to much except at the talent contest. Lol!!!!. Yeah the girls back then wouldn't really participate in a Moshpit brawl at least from my observation back then. Was kinda of a rights of passage for the guys ( bragging rites ). Combat boots and high top sneakers and a cartridge belt around your waist, your one of the privledged few Ha Ha!!. Me and you are kinda of a rare breed at it is.. But a girl metalhead Moshing it up!!??? Now that's reeaal rare! Very Kool Girl! Its an honor!!

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