12 Instagram Accounts For Metalheads

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Instagram is huge. Back in 2012, it was sold to the almighty Facebook for a billi. Not for no reason, obviously – as of last year, more than 300 million users were active on a monthly basis, and the site keeps growing. Metalheads, however, do not seem very fond of the app. Trust me on this, there’s more to Instagram than selfies, belfies and thirst traps.

I have selected a few accounts that provide quality content for a metal crowd. Consider these your reasons to join the site and share pictures of your own, or at least just lurk through the coolness.

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@thisoldshirt

I am a collector of treasures from the past, although I love anything and everything made before I was born, my true obsession is vintage T shirts.

Some of these t-shirts are glorious 80s treasures, like killer Maiden, Priest, Metallica and Black Flag merch. Others are just really fucking cool. Get your vintage gear fix right here.

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@drandallblythe

🏄SK8/Canon 5D Mark III/Fuji EX-2/Author-Dark Days, out 7.14.15-DaCapo/Random House/Writer-thetalkhouse.com. For band comments & ?’s go to:@lambofgod www.darkdaysbook.tumblr.com

I’m gonna be honest with you – I am barely familiar with Lamb of God‘s discography. They hit it big at a time when I was hardly listening to current metal at all, and I never quite caught up with them. Their vocalist Randy Blythe, on the other hand, helms an amazing Instagram account. He truly has a talent for photography, not only for concert footage but also poignant shots in both black & white and color.

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@heavymetalhandyman

I provide Handyman and Mover services in the Los Angeles area . Deliveries , Home Decor, Hauling , Moving, etc….THEHEAVYMETALHANDYMAN@gmail.com www.facebook.com/heaveymetalhandymanandhaul

Who is this dude? I have no idea, but if anyone is out there living a metal life, it’s him! Apparently he provides handyman/moving services in the LA area when he’s not busy travelling through Asia and snapping amazing pictures. FFO: dudes who look like they could be you drummer, alien abduction, nice looking ladies (NSFW), living vicariously through others, dogs, etc.

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@shed.your.earthly.container

MONSTERS METAL AND MADNESS Forever Weird. Father. Retired Loose Cannon. Personal @Steve_wrong

#MartinVanDrunen #Pestilence

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This is one of my most recent finds. The account specializes in horror and metal nostalgia. Any site where I can see pictures of a young Martin Van Drunen or weird as fuck clips mashing up OSDM and filmes de terror is alright in my book. There is A TON of NSFW content in terms of nudity, so exercise a bit of caution while scrolling through his feed if you’re on the cubicle.

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@wrestplague

New pep pep,husband,maker of artings n musicks…for my art/musick: WHTHD.BandCamp.com TRVLVTHN.BandCamp.comDEVOUTrcrds.BandCamp.com

Visit from my brother and his wife @timlehi

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The mastermind behind USBM Leviathan (among many other projects), Jef Whitehead, also has one of the most interesting feeds, mixing personal shots with band nostalgia, skateboarding and his very crafty artwork. Also follow Stevie Floyd’s (of Dark Castle fame) Instagram for more artwork and photos of one of the cutest metal babies I’ve ever seen. Read C-Mole’s review of the stellar new Leviathan album – Scar Sighted – right here.

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@marioduplantier

Official @Mario Duplantier Art Gallerywww.marioduplantier.com

The drummer of Gojira is also a talented illustrator. I am particularly fond of his black & white drawings where he uses lots of lines to build his imagery. Would hang on the wall/10.

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@halrotting

Graphic Artist | Misanthrope Guitar in Plague Widow | Burial Dirge West Oakland, CA – halrotting@gmail.comstore.rottinggraphics.com

here's the printed 'sorrow' shirt design for the band #Atriarch

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This guy’s artwork is insane – dark, dismal and crusty. Interspersed with his designs are some cool shots of gear porn, Death casettes and his reaaaally long hair.

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@benweinman

Dillinger escape plan, GTO, @partysmasherincwww.partysmasherinc.com

In honor of tonight's season finale of #gameofthrones I decided to drop some #dragonbait

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If the fact that this dude plays guitar on The Dillinger Escape Plan is not enough to warrant a follow, the picture featured above should be. I rest my case.

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@bhinds

Meeting great people and having good times🗿🐘💨

Date night with my favorite girl !!!@dean_snyder_campbell

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I am a huge Mastodon fanboy, and my infatuation with Brent Hinds is evergrowing. On his account there’s pics of his ongoing bromances with several fellow musicians, great shots of concerts, funny moments, gear porn, band updates and hangouts with the coolest grandma besides mine.

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@sachadunable

Intronaut, guitars, world travels, sandwiches. www.dunableguitars.com www.intronautofficial.com www.dunableguitars.com

Have I used the term “gear porn” too much in this article? Probably, but this is the last time. I promise. Intronaut is one of the sexiest metal bands right now (with an album due this year, hmm…), and their guitarist Sacha Dunable also builds guitars. From scratch. His work looks super legit, and scrolling through his brand’s website it looks like the materials are top notch as well. The humor shots also deliver.

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@nergal69

Toilet Ov Hell’s very own Guacamole Jim is an accomplished philosopher. Not really, but a couple days ago he dropped one of his shiniest gems: “We bring ourselves close to death to remind us we’re alive.” Nergal, the frontman of Behemoth, has been on both ends of the spectrum. Thankfully, the man is on a roll that sees no signs of slowing down. He finished a massive tour with Cannibal Corpse and Tribulation, owns a barber shop, wrote a book and seems to be everywhere having a good time, all of which is documented in his Instagram feed. Definitely a must-follow.

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@peterbeste

http://www.peterbeste.com

Catonif of Kaoxifer #blackcirclefest

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Peter Beste is a legendary photographer. He also helms my favorite Instagram account. Why? Some of my major interests are there – Norwegian Black Metal, Houston Rap and much more. One of his major accomplishments in my opinion is that he is a storyteller, able to capture everyone’s perspective of whatever scene he is photographing. You can see from the point of view of the artist, of the concertgoer, of the fan and of the photographer himself. His current project is a book with battle jackets and vests, which you can participate in by being in the right place in the right time; refer to his website linked above for upcoming dates.

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Call it stalking, voyeurism or whatever else you see fit. The way I see it, social media is a way for me to keep in touch with the artists I admire. The photographs posted to these accounts help me stay updated, amused and most importantly, inspired. I hope some of them can make you feel the same way.

P.S.: You can should also follow the Toilet ov Hell on Instagram for your fix of dank memes and overall glory.

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