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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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5:34AM PDT on Apr 16, 2015

Wonderful! Although not of course a metal rocker, Freddie Mercury loved cats, and when he was away touring used to call home and have his cats put on the phone so they could hear his voice. I'm such a sucker for men who love cats.

6:08PM PDT on Apr 15, 2015

Definitely seems an odd mixture!

7:40AM PDT on Apr 14, 2015

amazing

5:23PM PDT on Apr 12, 2015

Thank you for sharing!

7:35AM PDT on Apr 12, 2015

ty

5:37AM PDT on Apr 12, 2015

thanks for sharing :)

8:10PM PDT on Apr 11, 2015

Hardcore Dudes and your pussies are all adorable, just goes to show everyone has a heart, thank you for sharing.

8:07PM PDT on Apr 11, 2015

Great pictures, great dudes, great cats, lots of great love to share.

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!

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