|All Sperm Shall Perishnews article, by Scott W., 2011, ThatDevilMusic.net|
All Shall Perish's pre-order package for their new album includes unorthodox things such as five condoms and a shot glass.
|All-girl heavy metal band plays it as tough as the boysnews article, by Evelyn Erskine, 1984, Ottowa Citizen newspaper|
|Anti-Christian T-shirt draws police responsenews article, 2012, TheMetalDiscourser.com|
Featuring the words “Jesus is a Cunt” and depicting a nun masturbating, Cradle of Filth T-shirt has gotten shopkeepers selling it and individuals wearing it into trouble over the years in Britain, Scotland, Australia and New-Zealand.
|British Study To Explain Why Men And Women Play Air Guitar Differentlynews article, 2005, Blabbermouth.net|
|* Constructing Personality and Social Reality Through Music: Individual Differences Among Fans of Punk and Heavy Metal Musicarticle, by Christine Hall Hansen and Ranald D. Hansen, 1991, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media|
Study findings suggest individuals with a metal music preference are "higher in machiavellianism and machismo and lower in need for cognition" and make higher estimates "of consensus among young people for sexual, drug-related, occult, and anti-social behaviors and attitudes".
|Corpsepaint Nudes Bring Metal Fans and Metal Fans Together...news article, 2010, TheDailySwarm.com|
Looks at fine art nude photographs of black metal women, shot by Jeremy Saffer.
|Dee Lip Locked with Meat Loaf!?news article, RadarOnline.com|
At a premiere party at John Rich's private estate in Nashville for reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice, '80s rock icon Meat Loaf surprised Dee Snider by giving him a big kiss while they were sharing a mic on stage.
|Den Mothers and Band Whores: Gender, Sex and Power in the Death Metal Scenepaper, by Sonia Vasan, 2009, presented at the second "Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics" conference in Salzburg|
Explores how and why women affiliate themselves with a death metal subculture that's male-dominated and sometimes even misogynistic.
|Exposure to Degrading Versus Nondegrading Music Lyrics and Sexual Behavior Among Youtharticle, Steven C. Martino, Rebecca L. Collins, Marc N. Elliott, Amy Strachman, David E. Kanouse, Sandra H. Berry, 2006, Pediatrics|
Study finds sexual lyrics to be most prevalent in rap and metal compared to other genres and, when the lyrics are sexually degrading in nature, finds a strong correlation between the lyrics and increased sexual behavior among adolescents.
|* 'Hard and Heavy': gender and power in a heavy metal music subculturearticle, by Krenske L. and McKay J., 2000, Gender, Place and Culture - A Journal of Feminist Geography|
Analyzes gendered structures of power in a metal club and explores how the romantic view of metal's rebellious attitude against social norms conflicts with the metal scene's reinforcement of conventional gender relations and identities and the subjugation of women.
|Heavy Metal Group In Dragnews article, 1984, The Mount Airy News newspaper|
Recounts how renown metal band Twisted Sister got into cross-dressing for their live performances, unable to afford other costumes.
|* Heavy metal music and reckless behavior among adolescentsarticle, by Jeffrey Arnett, 1991, Journal of Youth and Adolescence|
Study findings suggest that adolescents with a metal music preference are more prone to sensation seeking and more self-assured with regard to sexuality and dating, that boys in particular are more prone to reckless behavior such as driving behavior, sexual behavior and drug use and are less satisfied with their family relationships, and that girls in particular are more prone to reckless behaviour such as shoplifting, vandalism, sexual behavior and drug use and report lower self-esteem.
|Heavy-metal music crowds push Tacoma police too farnews article, 1987, The Spokesman-Review|
After a Motley Crue concert in Tacoma, Washington which allegedly saw much drug use, half-naked women, public sex and other acts of delinquency, over 150 police officers signed a petition to their supervisors saying they refuse to work future metal concerts.
|Hessian Politics, Nationalism, and the Design for Hessiandomarticle, by Helmholtz, 2010, DeathMetal.org|
Examines the poor state of modern civilization and the possibilities for a stronger and wiser Hessian (metal) society to evolve, addressing such topics as political ideology, nationalism, gender roles, etc.
|* Heterosexuality Is Totally Metal: Ritualized Community and Separation at a Local Music Clubarticle, by Patti Lynne Donze, 2010, Journal of Popular Music Studies|
Examines constructions of sexuality in live metal performance and explores to what extent sexuality's role in gender stratification is a matter of sexualizing a situation versus heterosexualizing a situation.
|How a bad taste in music really CAN ruin a relationshipnews article, 2011, DailyMail.co.uk|
Study finds metal music preference to be gender specific in how it affects sex appeal, greatly enhancing the appeal of men but detrimental to that of women.
|How does metal affect your relationships?editorial, 2003, Metal-Rules.com|
|Hysteric Desire: Sexual Positions, Sonic Subjectivity, and the Performance of Gender in Glam Metalpaper, by Kristen Sollee, 2010, presented at the third "Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics" conference in Prague|
|Is Emo Metal? Gendered Boundaries and New Horizons in the Metal Communityarticle, by Rosemary Lucy Hill, 2011, Journal for Cultural Research|
Focuses on emo-related arguments and debates found in the weekly British metal magazine Kerrang!.
|Iwrestledabearonce vocalist hit with big black sloppy limp dildo on stage and you'll never guess who threw itnews article, by Jason Fisher, 2010, TheGauntlet.com|
TheGauntlet.com staff members Ken Sorceron and Ian Jekelis threw a dildo on stage at Irestledabearonce vocalist Krysta Cameron during a concert; Irestledabearonce is often perceived as an inauthentic metal band.
|* "Leer-ics" or Lyrics: Teenage Impressions of Rock 'n' Rollarticle, by Lorraine E. Prinsky and Jill L. Rosenbaum, 1987, Youth and Society|
Study findings suggest youths tend to interpret rock lyrics as relating to growing up and the transition from youth to adulthood, compared to adults who tend to interpret rock lyrics as relating to sex and violence.
|Marilyn Manson In Music Video Controversynews article, 2007, ArtistDirect.com|
Singer accused of actually having sex in music video.
|* Metal: A Headbanger's Journeydocumentary, written and directed by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen, 2005, Banger Films|
Follows Dunn on a journey documenting metal's origins, culture and appeal and explores various themes such as violence, death, religion and satanism, gender and sexuality, etc.
|Metal Guitarist Wears Women's Shorts, Hell Breaks Loosenews article, by Amanda Hess, 2009, WashingtonCityPaper.com|
|* Metalheads: Heavy Metal Music And Adolescent Alienationbook, by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, 1996, Westview Press|
|Mike Patton, Ever The Peeping Tom, Exposes Himself Onstagenews article, by Zach Shaw, 2010, MetalInsider.net|
Faith No More frontman revealed his genitals to a camera man filming on stage.
|Performed Identities: Heavy Metal Musicians Between 1984 and 1991dissertation, by Bradley C. Klypchak, 2007, Graduate College of Bowling Green
Explores how metal subculture evolved from 1984 to 1991, how the contextual circumstances surrounding metal during that period impacted the performative choices exhibited by artists, and what lasting significance that era of metal merits today.
|Rammstein album to be banned from display in Germanynews article, by Sean Michaels, 2009, Guardian.co.uk|
Sales of album restricted to individuals over 18 years due to extreme violent and sexual content.
|* Rock and Sexualityarticle, by Simon Frith and Angela McRobbie, 1981, Education and the State: Politics, patriarchy and practice|
|* Running with the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Musicbook, by Robert Walser, 1991, 1993,, Wesleyan University Press|
|Second Man Claims To Be Victim Of Marilyn Manson's Crotchnews article, by Joe D'Angelo and Jennifer Vineyard, 2001, MTV.com|
For the second time in four months Manson was accused of rubbing his crotch on a security guard's head, faces $75,000 civil suit and felony fourth-degree sexual conduct and misdemeanor assault and battery charges.
|* Sex differences in emotional and psychophysiological responses to musical stimuliarticle, by Urs M. Nater, Elvira Abbruzzesea, Monika Krebsa and Ulrike Ehlert, 2006, International Journal of Psychophysiology|
Study of 53 subjects exposed to "relaxing and pleasant" stimuli in renaissance music and "arousing and unpleasant" stimuli in metal suggests women have significantly elevated response curves to metal than men do.
|Sex, Mud and Rock 'n' Rollnews article, by Jeff Kaye, 1989, Los Angeles Times|
Spectacle combining female mud wrestling, a metal concert and a game show attempts to expand boundaries of pay-per-view television.
|Slayer Releases Own Brand Of Condomsnews article, by Zach Shaw, 2011, MetalInsider.net|
|Steven Shearer: Boy Troublecolumn, by Sarah Milroy, 2011, Canadian Art|
Artwork of Steven Shearer, Vancouver-based artist and Canada's representative in 2011 at the Venice Biennale, deals with various concepts such as masculinity and gender and features metal influences from Satyricon to Ozzy Osbourne.
|Swine flu spurs kissing ban at Wacken heavy metal festivalnews article, 2009, TheLocal.de|
|The Correlation Between People's Music Preferences and Their Sex Role Perceptionspaper, by Nicholas T. Boeglin, 2000, Loyola University New Orleans|
Study finds a positive correlation between listening to metal or rap on a consistent basis and having biased sex role perceptions.
|The Effects of Sexually Violent Rock Music on Males' Acceptance of Violence Against Womenarticle, by Janet S. St. Lawrence and Doris J. Joyner, 1991, Psychology of Women Quarterly|
Study suggests exposure to metal and rock music, irrespective of lyrical content, increases male sex-role stereotyping and negative attitudes toward women.
|The Force Behind Rockarticle, by Leilani Corpus, 1989, The Forerunner newspaper|
From a Christian perspective, discusses the evils of Satanism and sexual perversion in rock / metal.
|The Music of the Goth Subculture: Postmodernism and Aestheticsdissertation, by Charles Allen Mueller, 2008, Florida State University|
"This dissertation uses the methodology of Dick Hebdige’s theory of subcultures to demonstrate how bands used gothic signifiers and aesthetics as a way to sharpen and continue the social commentary of the punk movement. In addition, the artists recognized the masculine logic of power and control as the root cause of many social problems, and they embraced seduction and feminine signifiers as subversive devices. Goth bands purged their music and image of characteristics associated with masculinity, and they composed songs dealing with gyno-centered traumas, domestic abuse, and everyday cruelty. The songs typically treated sex as a source of danger rather than pleasure."
|The Relationship Between Musical Preference and Sex Role Perceptionpaper, by Justin C. Cobb, 2000, Loyola University New Orleans|
Study findings indicate a positive correlation between rap and metal music and violent / adversarial sex role perceptions.
|Tom G. Warrior Selling... Some Interesting Artworknews article, by Zach Shaw, 2011, MetalInsider.net|
For between $200-$550 each, frontman of Triptykon / ex-Celtic Frost offers for sale two pieces of artwork he made featuring miniature Jesus statues attached to dildos.
|Women in Extreme Metal: Gender politicscolumn, by Sarah Kitteringham, BeatRoute|