Nomenclature. Heavy metal fans go by a number of different names, including metalhead, headbanger, hesher, mosher, and heavy, with the term thrasher being used only for fans of thrash metal music, which began to differentiate itself from other varieties of metal in the late 80s.
It revealed that death metal fans are not desensitised to violent imagery. The findings are published in the Royal Society journal Open Science, [Death metal] fans are nice people, said Prof Bill Thompson, from the Australian university, which is based in Sydney. Theyre not going to go out and hurt someone.
In fact, research suggests that heavy metal musicians and fans are gifted outsiders with feelings of low self-esteem that develop from their sense of alienation. They turn to heavy metal for inspiration and support. This is perhaps one of the reasons that heavy metal musicians and fans are so dedicated.
Thats per Spotify data analyzing the genres with the highest global loyalty, measured by the number of streams divided by the number of listeners per artist. Metal is number one by far on the list, ahead of genres like hip-hop, country, and rock by as much as 50%.