Photos of Metal Musicians Lovingly Holding Their Cats!

“Azgard and Lord Fluffington enjoy each other’s misery.”

The Internet may have found a new mash-up to combine two seemingly unrelated topics which it loves. Metal music… and cats! It seems that metal heads covered in tats and evil face makeup might not be so scary after all when they are paired with their own cute little cats. Although judging from the photos below, these cats seem pretty metal! This photo series was done by Alexandra Crocket for her new book Metal Cats, pairing musicians from different metal bands with their pets. Photos include members of Black Goat, Thrones, Isis, Lightning Swords of Death, Book of Black Earth, Skarp, Harassor, Akimbo, Aldebaran, Atriarch, Oak, Ghoul, Ludicra, Holy Grail, Xasthur, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Exhumed, Morbid Angel, Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Gypsyhawk, Nausea, Phobia, and Napalm Death. Why would someone do this you ask? Well, it’s all for a good cause! Proceeds from the book and a series of metal concerts will go toward a no-kill animal shelter. A “kill” animal shelter would have been way too metal, even for these guys. Which one is your favorite?  Via: Bored Panda.

“Butch loves his cat on a hat, Kirk HamCat.”

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“Bag Head The Butcher adores Sprinkles The Cat.”

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“Vlad gives kisses to Mortimer and everything is better.”

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“Jorg Lucifer and Mittens know that belly rubs are metal.”

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“Gozmore and Pumpkin Pants hug it out after a show.”

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“Korkru and Mask the Cat enjoy poetry to wind down while on tour.”

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“Valafar and Mr. Whiskers play a quick game of ‘Who’s on my shoulder?”

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“Abaddon, lead guitarist and his cat Rusty prefer hugs over claws.”

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“Kyle just found this cat, “Lampshade” outside the vet’s office.”

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“The Executioner AKA Kevin, loves that “wrath” is the favorite of the Seven Deadly Sins for Gluttony Cat.”

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This reminds me: I always wanted to start a death metal – all cat band.  It’s just videos of spikey haired kittens head banging to metal while holding tiny instruments. What do you guys think? Would the group have some legs?  First though, like all good bands, we are going to need to come up with a solid cat themed metal band name. Here’s my list so far, feel free to add your own.

Cat Death Metal Band Names

  • Licked to Death
  • Gnawed and Chewed
  • Putrid Milk Abomination
  • Warm & Fuzzy and Covered in Leeches 
  • Red Dot Executioner
  • Feline AIDS Party
  • Mutilated Eskimo Kiss
  • Clawing at Your Soul
  • Chainsaw Rainbow
  • Smiling Corpse 
  • Broken Butterfly
  • Dekittentizer
  • Garfield’s Carcass
  • Puppy Skeleton
  • Hate Filled Litter Box
  • Gangrene Love Infection
  • The Kitten Centipede
  • Pit of Kittens
  • Hug Inferno
  • Stabbed with Kindness
  • Puppet Fetus
  • Comatose Panda Bear
  • Smashed Cupcake
  • The Puppy Mill
  • Heathcliff Butchered in a Bag
  • Soulless Siamese Cat Eyes
  • Belly Rub Torture
  • No Really, Fur is Murder
  • Amputate The Hand That Feeds You
  • What’s In The Box?
  • Satan’s Four Legged Children
  • Cannibal Muffin
  • Entombed in Catnip
  • …and Nickleback

For now here is a cat “singing along” to some classic Megadeth.

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