The Definitive Holiday Gift Guide for Metalheads
Not sure what to buy your metal-loving boo, friend or family member this Holiday Season? It’s never been easier, thanks to our handy Heavy Metal Holiday Gift Guide!
We’ve included metal-themed items of all price levels in this year’s list; whether you’re on a strict budget or you’ve recently come into a little extra cash and wanna lavish that special someone with something nice, we’ve got you covered.
Take a look below! Companies interested in being included can email us at news [at] metalsucks.net.
Hellraisers: A Complete Visual History of Heavy Metal Mayhem
Co-authored by our own Axl Rosenberg and Chris Krovatin (Emperor Rhombus), Hellraisers takes you on a journey through the history of metal from its earliest roots with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath to its popular modern incarnations. The book features cover artwork by Mark Riddick, a forward by Trivium’s Matt Heafy, exclusive interviews with members of Cannibal Corpse, The Obsessed, Killswitch Engage, Suicide Silence, Periphery and Coal Chamber, over 200 photos, genre-by-genre playlists and more. From AC/DC and Anthrax to Meshuggah and Mastodon, this hardcover coffee table book will be THE ultimate centerpiece in any metalhead’s living room.
Metal “Garbage Pail Kids” Trading Cards
Garbage Pail Kids, the long-running series of Topps trading cards originally designed to spoof Cabbage Patch Kids, recently released a new line of its Battle Of The Bands series. Metal lends itself perfectly to the inherently gruesome nature of the Garbage Pail Kids aesthetic, so it’s not surprise to see a ton of heavy acts getting the treatment this time around. Among them: Ozzy, Anthrax, Rob Zombie, Metallica, Mastodon, Ghost, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Marilyn Manson, Black Sabbath and a whole lot more. Find the whole list of featured artists and their cards here.
Official Statue of Ghost’s Papa Emeritus III
Ghost’s ever-evolving frontman can now be yours in miniaturized statue form! These 8.5″ hand-painted and numbered statues will be limited to just 1666 copies, so make sure you pre-order yours now; they won’t be available until February, but perhaps a hand-mate IOU card will do for the time being. Statues of Dave Mustaine, King Diamond, Lemmy and more are also available.
“Metal Warz” T-Shirts
These clever Star Wars-themed shirts spoof character names from the sci-fi trilogy in the style of famous metal band logos. Perfect for the Star Wars-loving metalhead in your life!
Misfits “Fiend” Action Figure
Super7’s collaboration with punk icons the Misfits features new and original card art by the legendary Ed Repka. These will make the perfect desk ornament if you draw your punk rock co-worker in your office secret Santa pool!
Buy: $15.00 at Super7 (available in both black and red)
Misfits Fidget Spinner
Speaking of the Misfits: although there are a handful of unofficial band-themed fidget spinners on the market, these legendary horror hounds are the first metal band to make ones which are officially licensed. They’re also almost five bucks off ’til Monday!
Buy: $10.49 (usually $15) at the Misfits’ official merch store
Vibes High Fidelity Earplugs
Hearing protection is super important! Just ask the countless metal fans and musicians who suffer from the devastating effects of tinnitus. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to make sure you can hear music in 20 years with the same quality you do now: Vibes High Fidelity Earplugs offer 22db of sound reduction while still maintaining all the clarity and punch you want. Each pair of earplug comes with three interchangeable fit sizes and a pocket-sized hard carrying case.
Ghoul Screamer Coffee Blend (Metallica’s Kirk Hammett)
Dark Matter Coffee has teamed up with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett to offer a proprietary blend. The beans are sourced from El Salvador and feature notes of apricot, praline, bourbon and mulling spice. Check out this video of Kirk himself tasting — and enjoying! — his own blend.
Buy: $18.00 for a 12 oz. bag at Dark Matter Coffee
In Flames “The No. 13” Signature Gin
For the drinker metalhead in your family (which, let’s face it, is most metalheads): Swedish melodeath pioneers In Flames now have their own signature gin. Guitarist Björn Gelotte collaborated on the blend with Patrick Holmqvist from Nils Oscar Brewery, for a batch that boasts flavors of elderflower and cucumber. Limited to only 2300 bottles.
Buy: 559 SEK (approximately $66 USD) at good luck finding a bottle but you can try here
Diamond Mist Supreme Vape Case
A handy piece of kit for vapers on the go. To keep your accessories and device all in one place this case will ensure your belongings are concealed and portable all at the same time. The Diamond Mist Supreme Vape Case is big enough to fit a full vape kit along with accessories, due to its double layer of storage and netted section. Measuring 12” by 8”, the Supreme Case has enough space for anything you can throw at it.
“Hail Santa” Ugly Christmas Sweater
This ugly Christmas sweater is the most metal one yet: with “Hail Santa” scrawled across the chest with inverted crosses, a pentagram, and Santa himself in corpsepaint, anyone you encounter IRL will be left with no doubt that you’re in cahoots with our dark lord.
Bruce Dickinson’s Autiobiography, What Does This Button Do?
Commercial airline pilot, life-saver, philanthropist, all-around badass… and, oh yeah, Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson has penned an autobiography telling the tale of his entire life, from his modest upbringing in England to his conquering of stadiums worldwide. A must-read for any metal fan!
Buy: $14.99 Kindle / $18.99 Hardcover at Amazon
Metallica: Master of Puppets Remastered Boxset
You all know Master of Puppets, but never before has the seminal metal album gotten this kind of deluxe treatment. This limited edition deluxe box set includes a 108-page hardcover book with never before seen photos, outtakes and previously unreleased interviews, three LPs, ten CDs, a cassette, two DVDs, a lithograph, a folder with handwritten lyrics, and a set of six buttons.
Buy: $166.24 (Vinyl edition) at Amazon
Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) Funko Pop Vinyl Figure
These trendy toys make a worthy addition to any shrine built in the late frontman’s honor. Not only are they adorable and affordable, but the attention to detail on this thing (The moles! The tattoo!) is really impressive.
Nuclear Blast / Subrosa Bike
Heavy metal and BMX collide to create the Subrosa / Nuclear Blast “Blast Beast 26” complete bike and “Blast Beast 24” double top tube frame! The two brands have teamed up in the past with music for videos, and of course the Slayer bikes, and this time they got together to create some awesome products to celebrate their 30th anniversary! These bikes were produced with the same quality and attention that Subrosa is known for, but in extremely limited numbers to ensure that each fan receives not only a badass ride, but a special piece of history.
Dj Ashba Water
The guitarist (Sixx A.M., ex-Guns N’ Roses) and entrepreneur realized that “there’s very few really good good-tasting waters out” and decided to do something about it. Following “an extensive amount of research” into what makes good water, Ashba saved the world from thirst via his own brand. As a bonus, the bottles have been specially designed so that “shit doesn’t go all over the place,” making this a great gift for your moron friend who can’t open a bottle of water without spilling it everywhere.
Buy: 30 bottles for $24 + shipping on Ashbawater.com