From a vintage Slayer concert T-shirt to a nodding figure of Lemmy, it’s likely metal fans have seen many gift ideas linked to their musical passion. Here we have listed some killer gift ideas for metal fans whether they are a child, friend, spouse or sibling.
GoPro Hero4 Black/Music
GoPro’s music mounts attach to a guitar, drums or mic stand allowing musicians to record from a unique angle. There is also a waterproof casing, sold separately, when you are playing under threat of rain or thrown beer!
‘Louder Than Hell’ by esteemed music journalists Katherine Turman and Jon Wiederhorn is the definitive oral history for heavy metal fans. Whilst not new, it includes hundreds of interviews with the most influential metal musicians around from the past 25 years as well as including the lifestyle and evolution of heavy metal, one of the gift ideas for those who like to know their stuff.
With technology improving all the time, upgrades to equipment are almost always welcome, though you may want to check your gift ideas with them first if they are picky about their equipment.
Search online for vintage band and venue posters. Search under the name of an artist or concert venue and you can find some amazing posters for gigs going back decades, including those from your favourite band. One of the most unusual gifts in our list of ideas can be a very personal one too.
Obsidian Guitar Pick
An obsidian arrowhead guitar pick is crafted with a volcanic rock formed by the rapid cooling of lava. The material has a superior grip and creates an interesting sound to strumming. Alternatives are agate guitar picks for those who are fans of experimenting with their music.
Sonos Play 1 Wireless Speaker
Perfect for home theatre rears or a stereo pair, these wall mountable wireless speakers fill any room with a rich and powerful sound. You can play different songs in different rooms at the same time or pump one song in perfect synchronisation throughout the home through wireless connections. One of the best gifts for music fans who are busy round the house.
Metal Beard Club Beard Oil
For those with serious facial hair a box set from the Metal Beard club includes balm and oil. Pick the size and scent of your oil, then pick if you want moustache wax or not. You can choose to buy just once, or subscribe to get it monthly. Choose from Patchouli – Patchouli, bourbon, sandalwood, woods; Original – Piney $hit, cedar, Sandalwood, Bourbon and unscented were you just get the benefits of the base oil. Moustache wax is available in red cedar and pine.
Rock Science Trivia Game
The Rock Science Trivia game is one of the best gifts if you’re looking for ideas for a fan with metal buddies. With 2,500 questions about songs, rock myths and legends, and bands from AC/DC to ZZ Top, the game begins with the player who last attended a concert, and a choice of category from Posers (beginners), fans (enthusiasts) or scientists (die-hard fans). The other players bet on whether or not the player knows the answer. Correct answers and bets move the players onward.
From the main stage to the man cave, the Marshall Fridge features authentic Marshall Amp parts including logos, fret cloth, and a brass-finished faceplate, the ultimate of gifts combining rock and refrigeration is here.
Metal Magazine subscription
Gifts that keep on giving include a subscription to a metal fan’s favourite magazine. Britain’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ is rated one of the best metal magazines worldwide. It includes album and live reviews, along with interviews, usually with more extreme and underground bands, although a few more well known and mainstream artists also get coverage. Their Hall Of Fame articles, where they select an album for induction and interview all the band members about that album are worth the cover price alone.
Mosh Potatoes Cookbook
Everybody’s favourite metal cookbook, filled with killer recipes from your favourite musicians including members of Anthrax, Black Label Society, Megadeth and more. Mosh Potatoes also comes with a monster serving of backstage stories and liner notes.