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These Hardcore Dudes Are Not Your Average ‘Cat Ladies’

These Hardcore Dudes Are Not Your Average ‘Cat Ladies’

What do the metal bands Murder Construct, Morbid Angel, Cattle Decapitation and Napalm Death all have in common? Their members love cats.

Metal Cats bookThe band names may be less than cuddly, but photographer Alexandra Crockett’s book “Metal Cats” proves these musicians enjoy petting Persians and cuddling with calicos.

The 176-page book features color photographs of adorable kitties and the hardcore metal fans who love them.

Although cats and metalheads might seem like an unlikely pairing, Crockett’s photos show the bond between these men and their furry feline friends.

“Metal isn’t all dark and disturbing, violent, and misanthropic,” reads the book’s description. “‘Metal Cats’ is proof that while the music may be brutal, the people in the scene are softies for their pets just like you and me.”

The book comes out on May 6, and a portion of its sales — as well as a series of benefit shows along the West Coast — will go toward a no-kill shelter in each of the four main cities visited.

Check out some of Crockett’s incredible photos below.

 

 

article by Laura Moss
Photo: Alexandra Crockett
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9:13AM PDT on Jul 15, 2014

Who would know? They do have hearts!

2:18AM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

These hardcore guys are such sweet softies for puddy cats!

6:51AM PDT on Jun 9, 2014

These are great photos...

12:33PM PDT on May 20, 2014

The vamps on Vampire Diaries are cat lovers!

Cats ROCK!

12:27PM PDT on May 20, 2014

These guys are hot !

1:38PM PDT on May 4, 2014

Thanks

7:50PM PDT on Apr 23, 2014

Be still, my heart!

I remember, years ago, reading that Chuck Schuldiner (RIP) climbed into a dumpster to save a puppy that was tied in a garbage bag and left to die. He adopted and raised her until he died... I've also heard Glenn Danzig has saved lots cats off the streets and owns quite a few he's adopted over the years.

3:12PM PDT on Apr 23, 2014

Good for them!

3:49AM PDT on Apr 23, 2014

ty- cute

9:03PM PDT on Apr 22, 2014

Everyone with any sense loves cats. Why shouldn't these guys? :0)

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