metalhead

noun
met·​al·​head | \ ˈme-tᵊl-ˌhed How to pronounce metalhead (audio) \

Definition of metalhead

: a fan or performer of heavy metal

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On Tuesday night, thousands of metalheads converged on the Pepsi Center in Denver for the Knotfest Roadshow, a mini metal fest headlined by the band Slipknot. The Know Staff, The Know, "PHOTOS: Metalheads take over the Pepsi Center for Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow," 7 Aug. 2019 No luck so far, but the 47-year-old metalhead from Oshawa, Ontario, is enjoying his moment of fame. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Beer and Ninja Turtles, a refreshing Comic-Con combo," 18 July 2019 The book will be available for purchase in November, but devoted metalheads and future godparents can pre-order it now. Aj Willingham, CNN, "Wholesome easy listening band Metallica releases children's book," 11 July 2019 Police then found the aging metalheads at 3 a.m. at Wacken Open Air, the world’s biggest heavy metal festival. Fox News Staff, Fox News, "All eyes on Ohio's special election," 6 Aug. 2018 This was where industrial metalheads collided with club culture, where late nights blurred into morning. Vogue, "Diesel’s Fall 2018 Collection Is a Love Letter to ’90s London," 3 Aug. 2018 The Scandinavian metalheads have had a tumultuous career for a band than formed in 2006 and released their first demo in 2010. Trevor Fraser, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Ghost set to haunt the Dr. Phillips Center," 11 June 2018 The metalheads who frequent the concert circuit in Sunnyside or Corona aren’t avoiding a trip to another borough; there’s hardly anywhere left for them — or any other fans of underground metal — to go. New York Times, "‘Behold Death, Darkness, Chaos and the Void’," 28 Apr. 2018 And for many of these metalheads, the clubs are close to home. New York Times, "‘Behold Death, Darkness, Chaos and the Void’," 28 Apr. 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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