A Very Heavy Metal Holiday Gift Guide


Now that Thanksgiving is over it’s time to do the American thing and go shopping. We have the perfect guide for the metalheads on your list.

Shopping for anyone can be a headache but the elusive metalhead can present an even greater challenge. So to ease some of the stress we’ve polled metaleads the world over and compiled a gift guide on which we guarantee you’ll find at least one thing to make them happy.

And remember…some of the best gifts are the ones you give yourself.

For The Sabbath Fan


Black Sabbath Live…Gathered In Their Masses

Black Sabbath Live…Gathered In Their Masses

A no-brainer, this live DVD showcases the return of Black Sabbath to stage with no interruptions, great sound, lighting, camera work, and track list. Sure to please!

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Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath

This is the album that started it all. For extra points in the “great gift-giver” category go for the vinyl.

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Black Sabbath Ornament

Black Sabbath Ornament

The Sabbath fan in your life will love showcasing his or her devotion to “The Prince of Darkness” this holiday season with this special edition Christmas tree ornament.

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For The Metallica Fan


Through The Never Music Poster

Through the Never Music Poster

Great to pair with the Through The Never Soundtrack or Through The Never concert DVD (whenever it comes out).

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The Big Four - Live From Sofia, Bulgaria

The Big Four- Live From Sofia, Bulgaria

The moment fans waited for for decades captured on film with great sound, camera work, and extras. This is a seriously cool gift you can enjoy together.

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Monopoly Metallica Edition

The Big Four- Live From Sofia, Bulgaria

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..And Justice For All Puzzle

Justice For All Puzzle

In a perfect world every family would gather around Metallica Monopoly and listen to Master of Puppets on Christmas morning. Or, if family Monopoly games can, as they so often do, lead to turmoil in your household, try a puzzle for solitary fun.

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For The AC/DC Fan


AC/DC- Box Set

AC/DC- Box Set

Seventeen classic AC/DC albums that all pretty much sound the same. This is for die-hard fans.

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AC/DC - Back In Black

AC/DC- Back In Black

This classic AD/DC record should be in every collection. This album is asinine, juvenile, derivative, and an all-around great time.

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AC/DC Logo Mug

AC/DC- Back In Black

This mug will bring a smile to the face of any fan that likes to sit Back and enjoy their Black.

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Monopoly AC/DC Edition

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For The Cook


Hellbent For Cooking

Hellbent For Cooking

This is a gift you may enjoy just as much as the person you give it to. Especially if you’re the one that gets to taste the result of its reading. Within you’ll find tons of the favorite recipes of a huge collection of bands compiled with lots of extras and anecdotes by chef Annick Giroux.

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Mosh Potatoes

Mosh Potatoes

147 recipes from the heavyweights of rock and heavy metal. This book and the above are perfect gifts for anyone you know who loves metal and food. Pair them in a gift bag with a few basic kitchen utensils and you’re the hero of the day.

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For The Imbiber

“Glug, glug, glug"


Motorhead Bastards Lager

Motorhead Bastards Lager

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Motorhead Bastards Vodka

Motorhead Bastards Vodka

There have been a whole slew of band-endorsed wines, beers, and spirits released lately. The most recent of which (that we know of) is Motorhead’s Bastards Lager. We trust it, not having tried it, because we think if anyone knows alcohol it’s Motorhead. If beer is not your gift recipient’s thing, Motorhead also has a vodka and wine.

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Slayer Reign In Blood Red Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Slayer Reign In Blood Red

This, like most wine, will probably taste like vinegar. We don’t know. But look at that awesome packaging. What wine-loving Slayer fan wouldn’t want a bottle of this?!

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AC/DC RTL Chartshow Special

AC/DC RTL Chartshow Special

Throw on The Razor’s Edge, the album that features AC/DC’s classic Christmas carol Mistress for Christmas, invite some friends over, and get merry with 12 AC/DC-branded bottles of wine, 25 beers, and a 5 liter beer barrel. Now that’s a holiday party.

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For The Patch Collector


Darkthrone True Norwegian Black Metal Music Patch

Darkthrone Patch

There should be a place with this patch on the kutte or in the collection of every black metal fan.

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Patches - Assorted

Patches- Assorted

Okay, so going through someone’s iPod is like going through his or her journal. I don’t advocate it. Unless it’s for good cause. So take a quick peek at the most played bands and buy the corresponding patch. The intrusion will most likely be forgiven.

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For The Fashionable Fan


Ugly Christmas Sweaters!

Lots of bands are releasing ugly Christmas sweaters this year. Here’s a few we like:


Metallica Sweater

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Metallica Sweater

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Slayer Sweater

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DevilDriver Sweater

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Chelsea Grin Sweater

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Wrapping these may pose a problem but damn, they’re cool.

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For The Cinephile

“Pop some corn and a squat, enjoy”




This movie is f*cked. Seriously. I’ve seen it a dozen times and I still don’t know how I feel about it. BUT its soundtrack is awesome with songs from Sleep, Absu, Burzum, and Bathory to name. Give it a try, I guess.

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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Season 1 is great and has lots of gore. You need only look at the covers of some of the metal albums in the collection of your fan to know if they’ll be in to that.

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Masters of Horror

Masters of Horror

13 one-hour horror short films directed by some of the greats in the industry plus a soundtrack that is primarily metal. What’s not to like?

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Severed Ways

Severed Ways

Severed Ways tells the story of Norse Explores battling nature and natives in North America in the year 1007 AD. The soundtrack is made up of music from the likes of Burzum, Old Man’s Child, and Morbid Angel. This is a love it or hate it kind of a movie. Watch a trailer before buying.

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Until The Light Takes Us

Until The Light Takes Us

One of the most well-known and popular metal documentaries of late, Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of the early days within the influential Norwegian 2nd wave of Black Metal scene.

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Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

The story of a band that couldn’t quite break into the mainstream and the toll the music industry takes on artists.

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Metallica - Some Kind of Monster

Metallica- Some Kind of Monster

Absolutely essential viewing for and Metallica fan. Tells a story of the band you only thought you knew.

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Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey

Follow a 31-year-old metal fan around the globe as he meets and interviews his favorite and influential musicians.

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This is Spinal Tap

This is Spinal Tap

Just the best mockumentary, on music or otherwise, ever made. This is heavy metal parody at its finest.

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Still Not Sure?


Heavy Metal Box Set

Heavy Metal Box Set

This. 4-discs, 70-tracks of all-encompassing heavy metal from the golden age of 1968-1991. Just about any fan of heavy metal, from the most discerning to the casual, would love this box set and at only around $45 it’s a steal.

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