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Noisecreep’s Holiday Gift List

It’s holiday season again — and just like every other year, you still don’t know what gifts to get people. But don’t fret, Noisecreep nation; we’re here with a list of kickass gift ideas for the metal fans in your life. As you’ll see below, we’ve included items in various price ranges, and there’s everything from music- and movie-related stuff to clothing and electronic goodies. So no matter what your budget is, there should be something on the list for you.

Ronnie James Dio Statue, by Rock Iconz
The hard rock world suffered a huge loss earlier this year when Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer at the age of 67. For a limited time, the folks at KnuckleBonz are offering their sculpture of the man from Silver Mountain. Some of the proceeds from the sale of the statue benefit Dio’s Stand Up and Shout cancer fund.
Ronnie James Dio Statue by Rock Iconz
Mini Brass Knuckles Earrings, by Pnut Jewelry
Over the past decade, H2O guitarist Rusty Pistachio has become the go-to jewelry designer for the punk elite. His custom-created metalwork includes everything from rings to necklaces that feature left-of-center objects like butcher knives and cupcakes.
Mini Brass Knuckles Earrings by Pnut Jewelry
Pnut Jewelry
Slayer’s ‘The Vinyl Conflict’ Limited-Edition Box Set
This box set compiles all 10 original Slayer albums from American Recordings and puts them together in one snazzy-looking package. Each album has been remastered from the original flat master tapes, is pressed on the highest-quality 180-gram audiophile vinyl and includes artwork reproductions.
Slayer, 'The Vinyl Conflict' Box Set
Brady’s Wallet, by Obey Clothing
Shepard Fairey is one of the counterculture art world’s most influential figures. He got his start in 1989 by stenciling spray painted images of wrestler Andre the Giant all over places like Providence, R.I. and New York City. This slick-looking wallet from his Obey Clothing line has his distinct design sense written all over it.
Obey Clothing
Brady’s Wallet by Obey Clothing
Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell’s 2011 Fantasy Calendar
If you love the barbarian-and-dragon-covered album art of bands like Manowar and Hammerfall, this calendar has your name written all over it. A god in the fantasy and erotica universes, Vallejo’s distinct painting style has helped fuel the mythical imagery favored in the power metal scene.
Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell's 2011 Fantasy Calendar
Gargoyle Reissue by Zorlac Skateboards
Originally released in the mid-’80s, the Gargoyle skate deck from Zorlac Skateboards quickly became a favorite with punk- and metal-loving riders. The artwork was done by Brian “Pushead” Schroeder, who is famous for his arresting work with Metallica, Kylesa and many others.
Gargoyle Skate Deck Reissue by Zorlac Skateboards
Heavy Metal and Horror Movie Baby Doll Dresses, by The Womanimal
Hey, ladies, are you tired of wearing the same old metal T-shirts day in and day out? If the answer is yes, then you might want to look into The Womanimal. The Philadelphia-based DIY clothing designer takes tees from bands like Candlemass or horror flicks like ‘Phantasm‘ and cuts them up into hot-looking baby-doll dresses.
T-Shirt Dress by The Womanimal
The Womanimal
‘Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal,’ by Jeff Wagner
We’ve already profiled Ian Christe and the spectacular things he’s been doing with his Bazillion Points Books publishing house, and this new title continues his winning streak. Written by former Metal Maniacs editor Jeff Wagner, ‘Mean Deviation’ is ultimately an expertly researched love letter to the largely misunderstood and often maligned progressive metal scene.
'Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal' by Jeff Wagner
‘Star Wars’ New Millennium Falcon
This would be a fantastic gift for people in their late 30s or 40s who grew up playing with the original ‘Star Wars‘ action figures. Hasbro did a wonderful job with this revved-up edition of the original Millennium Falcon toy, which first hit stores in 1979. This new version is more than two and a half feet long, seats 18 characters and includes other sweet features that’ll bring a smile to the face of any sci-fi addict.
Star Wars Millennium Falcon
‘Roger Corman’s Cult Classics’ DVD Reissues
Corman is the one of the most celebrated figures in independent filmmaking history, and Shout! Factory is helping celebrate the producer-director’s past work with their new ‘Cult Classics’ DVD series. All of the reissues are lovingly repacked with tons of bonus features and are being offered at low prices.
'Roger Corman's Cult Classics' DVD Reissues
Sleeper Extreme Woodland Camo Sleeping Bag by SnugPak
This is the most practical gift idea on the list and something any touring musician on a budget can appreciate. Anyone that’s been on a self-booked van tour knows how tough it can be to find the proper sleeping situation, but this comfy sleeping bag should make life easier.
Sleeper Extreme Woodland Camo Sleeping Bag by SnugPak
Trick Pro 1-v Double Bass Drum Pedal
If there are any drummers on your gift list this holiday season and you want to spoil them rotten, this bass drum pedal is the way to go. Manufactured from aerospace materials (titanium, aluminum, stainless and hardened steel), the designers at Trick Drums have created a pedal even an extreme trap kit abuser like Dave Witte can appreciate.
Trick Pro 1-v Double Bass Drum Pedal
‘Friday the 13th’ Jason Ski Mask
Scare everyone on the slopes with this Jason Voorhees-styled ski mask. Although you don’t have to be tearing up a mountain on a snowboard to wear it, we wouldn’t necessarily recommend donning it while walking around your neighborhood at night.
'Friday the 13th' Jason Ski Mask
Drew Millward Monolith Watch, by Vannen Art Watches
UK-based artist Drew Millward is mostly known for his eye-catching posters for groups like Opeth and Gallows, but his recent design for Vannen Watches is what earned him a slot here. Titled Monolith, Millward’s wristwatch features a cyclops-like creature surrounded by a gorgeous array of sea-green leaves and reptilian scaling.
Drew Millward Monolith Watch by Vannen Art Watches
Galder Shadow V Guitar, by ESP
His serpentine-like guitar work with Dimmu Borgir, Old Man’s Child and Dødheimsgard has helped make Galder one of the most celebrated musicians in the Norwegian black metal scene. But now any axe slinger can rock out with one of Galder’s signature ESP guitars.
Galder Shadow V Guitar by ESP
Decibel Magazine
($23.99/One-Year Subscription)
Why not supply a loved one with a subscription to the best metal magazine on the market? With guys like J. Bennett, Kevin Stewart-Panko and editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian on their writing staff, readers are guaranteed sharp and insightful articles.
Decibel Magazine
Director Shirts, by Cinefile Video
Leave it to the film geeks at Los Angeles’ Cinefile Video to come up with these brilliant rock/movie director mashup T-shirts. The names of beloved directors like Werner Herzog and Martin Scorsese are written out in the same typeface as the ones used in classic logos from bands such as Def Leppard and Black Flag.
Herzog Cinefile Video T-Shirt
Cinefile Video
‘Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock’
Most of us have already tested our virtual rock star skills on ‘Guitar Hero,’ but this new addition to the long-running series proves to be one of the most challenging so far. In addition to jamming to tracks by the likes of Anthrax and Strung Out, players will also have a chance to make themselves look like jackasses by trying to keep up with Rush.
'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock'
Andrew W.K. Throbblehead, by Aggronautix
Life in 2010 is a never-ending cycle of work, bills and stress. That’s why we can all use one of these Andrew W.K. “throbbleheads” in our homes. Put one of these toys in your living room and you’ll always be reminded of W.K.’s desire for all of us to “party hard.”
Andrew W.K. Throbblehead by Aggronautix
Suicidal Tendencies Era Shoes
Even if you don’t live anywhere near Venice, Calif., you, too, can sport Mike Muir’s iconic look with these Suicidal Tendencies-approved shoes. They feature an album art inspired illustration on the insole, and the group’s logo printed boldly across the heel. We also suggest picking up a pair of Dickies, black sunglasses and a blue bandanna to complete the ST look.
Suicidal Tendencies Era Shoes
Big Muff Distortion Bass Pedal, by Electro-Harmonix
Late, great Metallica bassist Cliff Burton was known to use a version of this pedal, and we don’t have to tell you what a beast of a tone he had. It’s a great pedal for our readers who play in a power trio, because it can help you thicken out any sound.
Big Muff Distortion Bass Pedal by Electro-Harmonix
‘Zen of Screaming 2′ DVD, by Melissa Cross
Have you ever watched Machine Head‘s Robb Flynn shout his way through a 90-minute live show and wonder how he doesn’t lose his voice? It’s all in breathing methods — along with a lot of practice, of course. This DVD can help guide you through the various steps it takes to achieve metal domination.
'The Art of Screaming' DVD
‘Mosh Potatoes: Recipes, Anecdotes and Mayhem From the Heavyweights of Heavy Metal,’ by Steve Seabury
This cookbook includes 147 recipes from metal masters such as Joey Belladonna (Orange Tequila Shrimp), Dave Ellefson (Star Cookies) and Lemmy Kilmister‘s special Krakatoa Surprise. The book is cleverly divided into Opening Acts (appetizers), Headliners (entrees) and Encores (desserts).
'Mosh Potatoes: Recipes, Anecdotes and Mayhem from the Heavyweights of Heavy Metal' by Steve Seabury
Sepultura ‘Beneath the Remains’ Infant One-Piece
Get your kid’s metal obsession started early with this one-piece from Hot Topic. We never thought the word “adorable” would ever be associated with Brazilian thrash warlords Sepultura — but, as you can see, we’ve been proven wrong.
Sepultura 'Beneath the Remains' Infant One Piece
Kiss 42-inch LED HD Television
When it comes to brand marketing in music, there is no one better than Gene Simmons. But we think the bassist/vocalist has outdone himself with this Kiss-branded LED HD television. If you’re on a tight budget, this item will probably be off your list this year, but if there’s a Kiss fanatic near and dear to your heart – you might want to take the financial hit for them.
Kiss 420-inch LED HD Television
Kiss HD TV

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