You Pick the Sexiest Dude in Metal: Round of 32 (pt. 1)


In our most titillating competition yet, YOU get to pick the sexiest dude in all of metal. Inspired by Revolver Magazine, who, against all odds and relevance, just published their annual collection of the “25 HOTTEST CHICKS IN HARD ROCK”, we’ve decided to reduce humanity to its basest, most bangable instincts. The TovH writing staff made our selections for 32 of our favorite heavy metal hunks and we’ve placed them all in sweaty head-to-head competition against each other for our own carnal amusement. We’ve decided to include metal guys young and old, in addition to a couple of dearly departed, especially sexy dudes. Which hottie will take home the crown of Sexiest Dude in Metal? It’s up to you, the reader. Make your picks and then put your bold predictions for the tournament in the comments.

Peter Steele (Type O Negative)

Our only participant to appear in the pages of Playgirl Magazine, Peter Steele was a 6′ 7″ stack of gothic handsomeness.


Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying, Jail)

Though he may have developed some minor gynecomastia since getting off the juice due to an extended prison stay, no one can deny that Tim Lambeezy cut a swole, rugged figure in his prime.

Troy Sanders (Mastodon)

With the kindest eyes in all of metal, the Mastodon bassist is truly our white whale, holy grail.


 Teemu Mäntysaari (Wintersun)

The sexiest Finn in our competition, Teemu is both handsome and patient (if dealing with Jari Mäenpää is any indication).


James Pligge (Harms Way)

Straightedge AND swole? The Harms Way behemoth’s muscles are a thing of beauty.


George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob)

George Lynch is both a master guitarist and a beloved internet commenter. Somehow this shredder just gets sexier with age!

Jeff Loomis (Nevermore, Arch Enemy)

This Midwestern blonde has thrilled audiences for 30 years with his tasty licks and long blonde locks.


Nergal (Behemoth)

Adam “Nergal” Darski has been charged with counts of blasphemy AND stealing our hearts!

Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)

This sultry redhead may have a sordid past but he knows that sex sells… and we’re buyin’!


Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire)

With long, curly locks and a penchant for epic fantasy, Fabio lives up to his male model name.

Rob Halford (Judas Preist)

The originator of the BDSM leather look in metal, Rob will always be our Turbolover.


Doyle (Misfits)

Somehow in better shape at the age of 52 than ever before, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein can have our skull if he wants it.

Chuck Schuldiner (Death)

Gone but far from forgotten, Chuck was a genre originator AND a total dreamboat.


Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage, Devil You Know)

One look at the former Killswitch Engage vocalist and we all experience The End of Heartache.

Tommy Karevik (Kamelot)

As if fronting Kamelot wasn’t enough work already, Tommy spends his spare time as the sexiest Swedish firefighter.


Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)

Sebastian Bach is THE hair metal superstar who made your parents swoon in the 80s

The full field of 32 has been revealed! Vote for the second half of the bracket right here!

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