2013 Rock + Metal Holiday Gift Guide
The holidays are fast approaching and we know this is the time of year it gets a little stressful trying to find that perfect something for the loved ones in your life. Knowing that a lot of you out there are hard rock and metal fans, we've been trying to come up with some ideas that will help you shop for those who share your appreciation for all things heavy.
Whether it be big ticket items, white elephant gifts or something awesome at a very reasonable price, there's a little something for all the hard rock and metal fans out there. So without further adieu, check out our 2013 Rock and Metal Holiday Gift Guide.
Nothing says Christmas like DevilDriver! The band, who issued their 'Winter Kills' album this year, is offering the 'Christmas Kills' bundle for the holidays. Included in the package is this ugly Christmas sweater, a crewneck sweatshirt, an embroidered scarf, a 5-inch vinyl sticker and a custom DevilDriver ornament.
Penned by veteran industry scribes Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, 'Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal' lives up to its names as a comprehensive read on all eras and genres of hard rock and metal. The book was crafted from over 400 interviews with such outspoken and iconic rockers as Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy Kilmister, Eddie Van Halen, Tommy Lee, Lars Ulrich, Axl Rose, Rob Zombie, Dimebag Darrell, Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Kerry King, Marilyn Manson and many more. It's a must read for the true metal fan.
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but with this gift, so can be your hat. Anthrax are serving up this line of winter bobble hats, complete with their logo and knit-in pentagrams. They're just one of the acts who put their stamp on bobble hats, as Motorhead, Rob Zombie and Slayer also have their own hats.
If Escape the Fate and Falling in Reverse can find goodwill toward each other heading into the New Year, isn't there hope for peace on Earth? With Falling in Reverse's Ronnie Radke and his former band Escape the Fate making nice, it's sure to be a fan's dream come true in early 2014. Make sure you don't miss the 'Bury the Hatchet' tour as it's one of early 2014's most anticipated treks.
If you're gonna rock, it helps if you can hear the music in its best possible manner. Motorhead's branded line of headphones, Motorheadphones, should give you exactly what you need to rock hard from one of music's heaviest bands. Pick from your choice of their Bomber, IronFist and Motorizer headphones and rock out in style.
So you want to get someone started on the history of modern metal. You'd be hard pressed to find a better collection than 'XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records.' The label has been home to such standouts acts as Mercyful Fate, Deicide, Type O Negative, Slipknot, Machine Head, Coal Chamber, Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater, Trivium and many more over the years, and each of the mentioned acts turn up on this collection celebrating the label's 33rd anniversary.
Black metal and Christmas may not seem to go together, but that doesn't mean you can't still wish someone the best this holiday season or during special occasions over the rest of the year. The Dark & Somber greeting cards let someone know you're thinking about them while giving it that corpse-painted, hard rocking stamp you've come to love from black metal.
So you eat, sleep and breathe metal music. It's that second thing we can help you with this holiday season as a number of top rock and metal acts have their very own branded pillow cases. Lamb of God, Metallica, Iron Maiden, KISS, Rush, Black Veil Brides, Sleeping With Sirens, Sex Pistols and Rancid are among those with these specialty bedding items available via eBay.
How often do you find yourself debating some of rock and metal's hot button topics with your friends? For those who love to argue the merits of heavy rock, the 2013 book 'The Merciless Book of Metal Lists' should keep the conversation going for hours, days or even months on end. See how many of the lists you agree with and read the foreword and afterword from Slayer's Kerry King and Pantera's Philip Anselmo.
Need a place to sit while you're downing your whiskey in a jar? Belly up to your home bar with a new Metallica SF bar stool. That unnamed feeling you've got will be satisfaction at honoring the Bay Area thrash metal icons on yet another piece of your home's furniture. This will go nicely with your James Hetfield table.