Over in About.com's metal realm, Chad Bowar just put together a holiday gift guide for your favorite metalheads. Music may be an easy go-to, but included are 10 varied ideas that would pique any heavy metal music fan's interest, along with links to compare prices for each item.

On the gaming front is 'Guitar Hero Metallica,' but he also offers up the Washburn Heavy Metal series electric guitar, completely with jagged flying-V body that even Dethklok would be happy to find in their stocking. Bowar asks, "Instead of playing a video game simulating a guitar, why not learn to play the real thing?" Noise-canceling headphones and the new Sirius Stiletto also made the cut, and the latter has really taken XM radio to a new level.

The best idea on the list is a subscription to Revolver magazine. Outlets such as that and Decibel are still in print, and getting that fresh copy in your inbox (the non-electronic kind) is still a great feeling -- why not get your friends 12 gifts instead of one? Also, the DVD of 'Anvil! The Story Of Anvil' is included, which is unquestionably essential.