It's a battle between two cue-balled members of metal royalty! Iconic Slayer guitarist Kerry King would look pretty awesome on the dollar bill, wouldn't he? Not sure how he'd feel about the whole 'In God We Trust' thing though. Reviewing the policies of Kerry King throughout his career, we're pretty certain that as President of Metal, he would support the separation of church and state. If you're unsure of said policy, please refer to the Slayer albums 'Christ Illusion' and 'God Hates Us All.'
President of Metal Election
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian surely has a mass of wisdom to bestow onto us. As a founding member of Anthrax, Ian has been laying down the law in metal for more than 30 years. And with the band's latest album, 'Worship Music,' being universally praised by critics and fans alike, Ian has proven that he has staying power in the metal universe. And his beard is really cool, too!
We feel a bit bad pitting Rob Halford against Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, as they share much mutual admiration. In our recent interview with Halford, he gave Blythe some post-prison advice. “I can’t wait to hear him channel this into the music," says Halford. "Man, that next Lamb of God record is going to be like a nuclear bomb, because he’s going to be venting."
Metal's established king of all things horror, Rob Zombie, would surely make some long overdue changes to the world as the President of Heavy Metal. As the one-time frontman of White Zombie and as a successful solo artist, Zombie has put his own unique spin on heavy metal. But, best of all, if he's elected, every day would be Halloween and more importantly, we would have Sheri Moon Zombie as our First Lady. Oh, what a wonderful world it would be.
Here's an interesting match for the President of Metal. On the left in the image above but on the right in the political spectrum, we've got Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, who is one of music's most vocal conservatives. But in the realm of metal, he's the frontman responsible for 13 Megadeth albums. He also played in a little band called Metallica during the band's early stages.
For the President of Heavy Metal elections, we welcome candidates from other galaxies. GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus is already Scumdogia's most metal monster, but Urungus has set his sights on planet Earth, promising swift death, pestilence and monstrous thrash regardless of whether or not he's elected.
Metal's reigning 'Prince of Darkness' now wants to be your reigning President of Heavy Metal. Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne is perhaps the first true metal vocalist, having represented demonic subculture and a 'Don't try this at home' lifestyle for many years. Now vacated of his various demons, Ozzy promises that if he's elected, no man will ever urinate on the Alamo again.
Metallica frontman James Hetfield is arguably the President of the 'Big 4' of thrash, but does he deserve to be the President of Heavy Metal? Hetfield has some pretty incredible statistics on his side, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide in the 30-plus years he's stood center-stage with Metallica.