Metalheads - The Global Brotherhood

Jörg Brüggemann

2009 - 2011

Heavy metal is a phenomenon. Although this musical genre is still ridiculed by many, it is currently more popular and successful around the world than at its supposed peak in the 1980s.

Today, so-called metalheads can be found worldwide. No matter who they are or where they come from, they are united by heavy metal across borders, generations, genders, religions, and social classes.

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  • Eleven and twelve year old fans in the first row at a concert of the German speed metal band Accept in the Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA, April 2011

  • Fans of the German metalcore band Callejon during a concert of the band in the FZB, Schneverdingen, Lower Saxony, Germany, May 2009

  • The guitarist and the bassist of the Indonesian Death Metal band Death Vomit are warming up before a concert, Salatiga, Indonesia, February 2010

  • Metal fans at the Summer Night Open Air in Mining, Austria, July 2009

  • A metalhead gets lifted by his friens, Studio Gig, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, February 2010

  • Speakers at the metal discoteque "Led Slay", Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 2010

  • BastiBasti (Bastian Sobtzik), singer of the German metal core band Callejon, is putting on make up before a concert at the Winterfreeze Festival in Abtsgmünd, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Dezember 2008

  • Female metalheads with veils at a concert of the Egyptian metalcore band Destiny in Chains, El Sawy Culturewheel, Cairo, Egypt, September 2011

  • Heavy Metal fans, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, December 2009

  • Audience in front of the main stages at Wacken Open Air 2010, Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, August 2010, Germany

  • Eduardo, Singer of Arizmenda, a Black Metal band, The First Church of the Buzzard, Oakland, California, USA, May 2011

  • A kiosk in the metal kampung (metal neighbourhood) Ujung Burung. The entrance on the right leads to the rehearsal room of the Bandung Death Metal Sinidkat, which is said to be the cradle of Indonesian death metal. Bandung, Java, Indonesia, February 2010

  • Metalheads gather every Saturday in front of the former Cambridge Hotel, Bar do Bin Laden, Avenida 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 2010

  • Equipment, Ujung Burung, Bandung, Indonesia, February 2010

  • Metal fan slepps in his tent at the Summer Night Open Air in Mining, Austria, July 2009