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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Heavy metal fans: brighter than you think


HEAVY METAL fans are often dismissed as violent troglodytes who would rather rip the head off a bat than head to the gym. But a new survey has found that “metal heads” are more sporty, sociable and musical than fans of other genres.
The survey, one of the largest conducted of Britain's metal fans, also found that a musical genre associated with gruesome imagery, and which often relies on satanic lyrics, is considered an overwhelmingly positive force in the lives of those who love it. It also found that the average metal fan is highly educated and is more likely to play in a band, with two thirds of those surveyed able to play an instrument.

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