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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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,, "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 Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has proven his worth this week both as an advocate for transparency in government and a dedicated metalhead. Eli Meixler, Time, "Indonesia's President Paid $800 to Keep a Limited-Edition Metallica Album," 23 Feb. 2018 Once known as the quintessential hard-partying, stoner metalhead’s comic, New York native Jim Breuer is today a family man who tends to keep his shows pretty clean. Nick Vadala,, "30 live comedy shows that will keep Philly laughing through the spring," 7 Feb. 2018 Master of Puppets locked me in as a metalhead for life and led me down the path towards all my future influences and musical endeavors. Ron Hart, Billboard, "Metallica's 'Master of Puppets': Metal Musicians Reflect on the Band's Game-Changing Third Album," 15 Nov. 2017

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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