President of Metal Election
After starting out with 16 candidates and following two extremely close semifinal matches, Rob Zombie and Ozzy Osbourne have emerged as the final contenders for the coveted position of President of Heavy Metal. Your votes got them to this point, and now your votes will help decide the ultimate winner.
The Presidential election is quickly approaching and the polls have never been closer. Of course we're speaking of Loudwire's President of Heavy Metal 2012 election, voted on by the fans themselves.
After a massive turnout to the polls and some incredibly close battles, we're entering the quarterfinals to elect the President of Heavy Metal. Fans came out with unwavering dedication for their favorite candidates, but with half of metal's finest having been eliminated, we're down to eight musicians.
This fourth and final matchup in the President of Heavy Metal election quarterfinals features metal music's maddest scientist, Maynard James Keenan. It's difficult to categorize the music of Tool, other than it sounds like Tool, but the band's experimental and progressive brand of metal has cemented the group as one of modern metal music's finest acts. Plus, it would be pretty amazing for metal's White House to be built on an Arizona vineyard.
In this next matchup, we've got arguably the two greatest chrome-domed metal musicians in history. Enter Rob Halford, the 'Metal God' and singer for Judas Priest. Halford possesses one of metal's most celebrated and versatile voices, and at the age of 61, Halford's voice remains incredible. Surely, he's a favorite among these heavy metal candidates.
Dave Mustaine achieved a win over System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian in a battle of the diametrically opposed in Round 1 of the President of Heavy Metal election. The Megadeth frontman has a legendary career to push him into the finals, along with some pretty strong political beliefs on the far right. Can one of metal's most iconic and outspoken musicians grab a win in the quarterfinals?
First up in the quarterfinal round of the President of Heavy Metal election is Metallica frontman James Hetfield vs. Motorhead metal god Lemmy Kilmister. Hetfield captured victory over Ministry's Al Jourgensen in Round 1, knocking the industrial legend off the map. With perhaps the most rabid following of any metal band, James Hetfield has the support to win it all, but will his followers show up at the polls?
Apparently, there's a big election happening soon. That's about as much research as we've done so far, but no matter, we've got something a bit more interesting to provide you -- the 2012 President of Heavy Metal election!
Corey Taylor is perhaps the most iconic metal vocalist of the new school. Having donned many masks when at the front lines with Slipknot and revealing his human form while performing with Stone Sour, Taylor's voice has rung with incredible force and precision throughout the 2000s. In this first round, however, he's got another modern mastermind to contend with.