Metal music has a reputation for being hard and aggressive, a celebration of the darker side of life. Something happened in the '80s however, with a baffling infusion of glam that spawned a big-haired, face-painted style. This bizarre mix of makeup and macho macabre left an unforgettable mark on the genre, with some attempts to nail the look coming up hilariously short.
We here at GIGGAG have decided to celebrate this strange period in music history, with a selection of the funniest and most awkward metal band photos out there. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!
(h/t: Design You Trust)
Man, oh man!
Anyway, here's Wonderwall
Vepri Suicida (Wild Boar's Suicide)
this is so bad, it stays bad.
Tunnel of love
Oi. Hahaha 😂
Romance novel cover casting call
I see some Klingons circling Uranus.
is this whole post a photoshoot of Manowar? xD
Lemmy think about this for a second
Boy, did you eat Gene Simmons ?
Baby: "I was told I could take a picture with the teletubbies. They lied."
Look, there goes our career
this looks like it came out of some sort of medieval war movie
These guys do not take themselves too serious. Chapeau!
some members of the Leningrad Cowboys took a shower :-)
Good old times :_D
Frankie goes to Hollywood, the later years.
Now, for the photo shoot, steal your sister's workout clothes.
If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else!
Pretty Boy Floyd
RIP Hide (guitar player. To this very day a legend in Japan. Died far too early and still noone knows what exactly happened). X Japan were one of the things that changed the Japanese youth so much back in the 80s. If you like metal and are interested, look for a band named Seikimatsu/Seikima-II/聖飢魔Ⅱ. They were founded in the same year as X Japan, they're still active and are one of the bands that still look this wild.
Rhapsody Of Fire
italians at its best
Mom, is that you?
damn… his cat was Walking across his keyboard computer and that's how he gets his names
Why the hand? Why every single time?
Michael Angelo Batio
This guy is guitar hero Michael Angelo Batio
That safety pin!
Looks like Batman could use a new cape.
TWATT. I'm dying here...!
Tunnel Of Love
Takes name of band wayyyy to literally!