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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Karen F.
Karen P2 years ago

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.

Roslyn McBride
Roslyn M2 years ago

Definitely seems an odd mixture!

Teresa W.
Teresa W2 years ago


Julie S.
Julia S2 years ago

Thank you for sharing!

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Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Glennis Whitney
Glennis W2 years ago

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

Glennis Whitney
Glennis W2 years ago

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

Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson3 years ago

Who would know? They do have hearts!

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe3 years ago

These hardcore guys are such sweet softies for puddy cats!