metalhead anthropology

Steff Metal answers reader questions about heavy metal, writing and life

May 1, 2012 8 Comments

Metal Scholar Stands Up Against Bogan Stereotypes


I was going to do a Linking Horn today, but this article from the NZ Herald came across my desk today, and I thought I’d comment on it. For folk outside of New Zealand and Australia unfamiliar with the term “bogan”, it means different things in both countries. As I […]

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January 20, 2011 33 Comments

Metalheads 101: What Is a Metalhead?

Last week, in Metalheads 101, we talked about what IS metal music, and boy howdy did it incite some discussion! Genre classifications fascinate me, as it’s essentially a label given to a type of music in order to help record companies market, and yet, it’s impossible to talk to any […]

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August 11, 2010 4 Comments

Fashion for Metalheads: How to Win Hot Girls and Influence People

When I started “Metalhead Fashion Makeover” week, I said there would even be something to interest you boys. And, here it is. Steff’s definitive guide to dressing for male metalheads. Now, don’t groan. Don’t say “I don’t care about that shit. I just wear what’s comfortable”, because it’s a lie. […]

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